Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/05/2014

Ashton Carter Officially Unveiled as Defense Secretary Nominee

Defense Secretary nominee Ashton Carter pledged Friday be “candid” in the strategic and military advice to President Barack Obama if he is confirmed by the Senate as the country’s next defense secretary…
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GAO OKs GSA’s Third-Gen Office Supplies Purchasing Channel; Tom Sharpe Comments

The General Services Administration has started to consolidate vendors’ items for the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies vehicle after the Government Accountability Office’s cancelled of a stay of performance…
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Ann Mei Chang Joins USAID as Global Development Lab Executive Director

Ann Mei Chang, a more than 20-year technology veteran, has been named as the first executive director of the United States Agency for International Development‘s U.S. Global Development Lab. She aims to help the lab drive innovation and partnerships to reduce poverty across the world in her new position, according to a USAID blog post published Monday
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NASA Launches Orion on 1st Test Flight

An unmanned version of NASA‘s Orion spacecraft launched after7 a.m. Eastern time Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to carry out a test flight to determine its potential for human exploration of the solar system…
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Northrop Board OKs Additional $3B Stock Buyback Plan

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will repurchase an additional $3 billion of its common stock following approval from the board of directors. The company said Thursday that further share repurchase transactions are subject to authorization from management as well as market conditions…
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L-3 Board Authorizes $1.5B Stock Repurchase; Michael Strianese Comments

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has received the go-ahead from its board of directors to buy back another $1.5 billion in shares through June 30, 2017. “We are pleased to increase our share repurchase program by $1…
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