Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/25/2014

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Now Available on GSA Schedules; Phil Sorgen Comments

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 can now be purchased by government customers through General Services Administration Schedules. The company said thelaptop-tablet, which is built to offer desktop-like power computing, “has met all GSA criteria” and been available under the procurement vehicle since Nov…
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Report: US Eyes Afghanistan Troop Increase in 2015

The U.S. government plans to retain an additional several hundred troops on top of what has been initially planned in Afghanistan in 2015 to address a potential force number scarcity in the country, Reuters reported Tuesday
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Peter Martin to Lead Exelis’ Electronic Attack, Release Systems Business; Rich Sorelle Comments

Peter Martin will serve as vice president and general manager of Exelis‘ (NYSE: XLS) electronic attack and aircraft release systems business and will oversee operations at company facilities in Amityville and Bohemia in New York…
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Air Force to Demo Protected Tactical Waveform on New Modems, Terminals

The U.S. Air Force plans to test a new tactical waveform on modems and terminals in 2018 in a move to further the service’s protected communications system initiative, Space News reported Monday
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Orbital Sciences to Build, Launch Satellite for NASA’s 2017 Ionospheric Research Mission

NASA has awarded Orbital Sciences a contract to help the agency send an ionosphere-monitoring satellite to orbit in mid-2017 by using the company’s Pegasus rocket. Orbital saidMonday it also started production work on the Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite at a facility in Dulles, Virginia under a contract won in 2013…
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Les Rose: L-3 NSS Segment Lands ‘1st Major’ NGA Contract

A division of L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) will provide communications infrastructure engineering, operations and sustainment support to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency under a potential five-year, $218 million contract…
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Janet Haugen Named Unisys Interim CEO, Paul Weaver to Serve as Acting Chairman

Unisys (NYSE: UIS) has appointed Chief Financial Officer Janet Haugen as interim CEO and named lead independent director Paul Weaver as interim chairman of the company’s board of directors. Haugen and Weaver will assume the roles on Dec…
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