Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/11/2018

Tony Moraco, Lynn Dugle Talk SAIC’s Planned Buyout of Engility

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) announced Monday its plans to acquire Engility Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EGL), in a deal valued at $2.5 billion. If completed, the all-stock transaction will create the second largest independent technology integrator serving government clients…
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ICF Awarded $214M USAID Data Collection Support Contract

An ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI) subsidiary has secured a potential five-year, $214.2M contract to help the U.S. Agency for International Development update tools and methods used to collect population, health and nutrition data throughout the country…
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IBM, Hortonworks, Red Hat Unveil Hybrid Cloud Deployment Initiative; Rob Bearden Quoted

IBM, Hortonworks and Red Hat have launched a new initiative designed to help users field and run big data workloads in hybrid cloud environments. The companies will leverage IBM Cloud Private for Data, Hortwonworks DataPlane, HortonWorks Data Flow and Hortonworks Data Platform with the Red Hat OpenShift enterprise Kubernetes-based container offering to allow users to deploy containerized workloads across hybrid clouds under the Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative, Red Hat said Monday
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Leonardo, Aireon Partner to Apply Space-Based Data for Air Traffic Management

A new partnership with Aireon will allow Italian aerospace company Leonardo to integrate space-based automatic dependent broadcast data into an air traffic management automation system. Integration of this Aireon-provided data into Leonardo’s LeadInSky ATM automation system would help air navigation service providers manage airspace and flight routes through the use of a global, real-time dataset, Aireon said Monday
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BAE Starts $50M Expansion Project in Alabama; Paul Markwardt Quoted

BAE Systems has broken ground on a Huntsville, Ala., facility for the development and production of aircraft survivability and precision munition systems, Rocket City Now reported Monday. The company first unveiled details of its $45…
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Former GSA Official Joanne Collins Smee Joins Xerox Executive Team

Joanne Collins Smee, former director of technology transformation services at the General Services Administration, has been appointed as chief commercial officer and executive committee member at Xerox…
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ECS Offers Cloud Services Through Microsoft Partnership Program

Microsoft has designated Fairfax, Va.-based technology and engineering company ECS as a direct partner under a program that offers multiple cloud services to the public and private sectors. ECS said Monday it offers Azure, Office 365, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Dynamics 365 and Visual Studio offerings across global markets, regions and a cloud platform designed for U…
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SOSi Gets US Diplomatic Mission Support Contract; Frank Helmick Quoted

The U.S. Army has awarded SOS International a potential four-year, $5M contract to support security assistance efforts of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. SOSi said Monday it will provide technical, human resources and accounting services to the embassy’s security cooperation office…
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DigitalGlobe Includes Radarsat-2 Satellite Data in Cloud-Based GEOINT Platform

Maxar Technologies‘ DigitalGlobe business has added imagery from an MDA-built Earth observation satellite to a cloud-based technology platform built to help government analysts obtain geospatial intelligence data…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA Conduct Second Evaluation of RS-25 Engine; Eileen Drake Quoted

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have completed a second ground-based assessment of an engine controller for the Space Launch System exploration rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday the RS-25 engine underwent eight minutes of test firing as part of an effort to verify its flight readiness and the performance of its modified components…
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