Posts from GovConDaily for 10/22/2014

CFO Joe Donohue on Agilex’s Growth Trajectory, Strategies and His 5-Year GovCon Outlook

Joe Donohue oversees the management and oversight of financial operations at Agilex Technologies as chief financial officer. Donohue’s financial leadership career includes stints at both Marriott and Legent, followed by a role at Integec…
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Joe Tucci: EMC to Buy Controlling Interest in VCE

VCE, a joint venture of EMC and Cisco, will become an EMC company by the end of the quarter and Cisco will continue to be a partner and investor in the business alongside VMware. EMC said Wednesday that it will acquire a controlling interest in VCE as part of a reorganization agreed upon between all arties to build on the business’ hybrid cloud portfolio…
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Penny Pritzker: Trade Mission Emphasizes US Commitment to Asia as Economic Partner

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker kicked off a five-day business development mission to Asia in Tokyo this week, her first trade mission since she took the post in June 2013. In her address to the American Chamber of Commerce of Japan on Tuesday, Pritzker noted the two countries’ common goal to strengthen business and economic ties…
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Lockheed to Help CBP Test Aerostat for Border Surveillance; Paula Hartley Comments

Lockheed Martin has provided U.S. Customs and Border Protection with a tethered aerostat-based radar platform meant to help the agency detect potential threats along the southern border. CBP is testing the Persistent Threat Detection System for the agency’s border surveillance activities in collaboration with Lockheed and the U…
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Mary McCord, Anita Singh, Luke Dembosky Appointed to Leadership Roles at DOJ’s Security Org

The U.S. Justice Department has appointed three new executives within the agency’s national security division and renamed an internal program for coordinating counterterrorism initiatives. Mary McCord was named as NSD’s principal deputy assistant attorney general, Anital Singh was appointed counselor and full-time chief of staff, and Luke Dembosky will assume a newly created role of deputy assistant attorney general, DOJ announced Tuesday
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Leidos Sensor Tech Wins Recognition; John Fratamico Comments

Leidos sensor technology work on the Blue Devil program for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has been recognized with the Joe Sciabica Innovation and Collaboration Award. The company was presented the prize at the recent Ohio Innovation Summit in Dayton, Leidos said Wednesday
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Textron’s Ellen Lord: Incremental Innovation Key to Meeting Defense Budget Challenges

Ellen Lord, CEO of Textron Systems, believes the U.S. defense industry’s future growth lies in efforts to make incremental investments that could offer contractors a step change in technology modernization, Defense News reported Tuesday
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