Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/10/2017

Dell EMC’s Rohit Ghai to Join RSA as President

Rohit Ghai, president of Dell EMC’s enterprise content division, has been appointed president of Dell Technologies’ (NYSE: DVMT) RSA subsidiary. He will succeed Amit Yoran, who was named chairman and CEO of Tenable Network Security in December…
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Billie Hartless Named Chief HR Officer at Polycom; Mary McDowell Comments

Billie Hartless, formerly human resources vice president at location-based cloud technology company HERE, has been appointed chief human resources officer at Polycom. The collaboration platform provider said Monday Hartless will succeed Laura Owen, who will move on to a new opportunity outside the company…
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NetCentrics to Offer Agencies Cybersecurity Services Under GSA’s New Special Item Numbers

The General Services Administration has included NetCentrics‘ cybersecurity services under four new special item numbers of GSA’s Schedule 70 contract vehicle in an effort to help federal agencies address security challenges in cyberspace…
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House Lawmakers Renew Push for Email Privacy Bill

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has reintroduced a bill that would require law enforcement officials to secure a warrant to access emails. The Email Privacy Act aims to update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act and would allow law enforcement to access emails older than 180 days through third-party providers without a warrant, Rep…
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Navy Eyes Modification for BAE Electromagnetic Railgun Pulsed Power Tech Contract

The U.S. Navy plans to award a contract modification to BAE Systems to continue development work on a pulsed power system for the service branch’s electromagnetic railgun, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Monday…
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Leonardo Awarded $330M UK Military Helicopter Support Contract

Leonardo has secured a potential five-year, $330 million contract from the U.K.’s ministry of defense to provide training and support services for 62 AW159 Wildcat helicopters of the British army and navy…
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US Combat Support Agency Orders Norsat-Built Portable Satellite Terminals

A U.S. combat support agency has awarded Norsat International a $3.3 million order for the company’s GLOBETrekker 2.0 portable satellite terminals. GLOBETrekker is designed with a one-touch interface and LinkControl control interface software that works to facilitate automatic satellite acquisition and X-band and Ku-band connectivity worldwide, Norsat said Monday…
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GMV, PLD Space Enter Investment Agreement to Develop Space Launchers

International technology conglomerate GMV has entered into an investment agreement with PLD Space to further develop the latter’s small launch vehicles. PLD Space said Monday it will collaborate with GMV to develop the flight software, guidance, navigation, telemetry and control systems of the ARION 1 and ARION 2 rockets…
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Microsoft, Qualcomm Invest in Israel-Based Cybersecurity Incubator Team8

Israel-based cybersecurity startup creator Team8 has secured investments from Microsoft‘s and Qualcomm‘s venture businesses, Reuters reported Monday. Tova Cohen writes that Team8 has raised more than $92 million so far and entered a strategic partnership with Citigroup to develop the former’s products…
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DoD’s Strategic Capabilities Office Demos Perdix Micro-Drones

The Defense Department’s strategic capabilities office demonstrated a swarm of 103 autonomous micro-drones in October at China Lake in California. SCO teamed up with the Naval Air Systems Command to deploy the Perdix micro-drones from three Boeing-built F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets, DoD said in a news release published Monday…
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VIDEO: USS Pioneer Goes Underway

USS Pioneer goes underway to complete several Mine Sweeping Certifications.
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