Posts from GovConWire for 12/17/2014

Jerome Hauer Joins Chertoff Group as Security Services Principal; Michael Chertoff Comments

Jerome Hauer, formerly commissioner of New York’s homeland security and emergency services division, has joined Chertoff Group as principal within the firm’s security services practice. He will be part of Chertoff’s team that works to assist customers in establishing risk reduction and management strategies and executing business continuity plans, Chertoff said Tuesday
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Cubic Buys DTECH LABS for $114.5M; Bradley Feldmann Comments

Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) has acquired modular networking and baseband communications equipment provider DTECH LABS Inc. for $114.5 million. Bradley Feldmann, president and CEO of Cubic, said Tuesday the DTECH acquisition is part of the company’s “near-term strategy to build a niche $100 [million] to $200 million C4ISR business generating mid-teen EBITDA margins…
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Sarah Saldana Confirmed as DHS Asst. Secretary for Immigration & Customs

The Senate has voted to confirm Sarah Saldana as the assistant secretary in charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security, The Hill reported Tuesday. Ramsey Cox reports that Saldana, who will enforce President Barack Obama’s decision to grant undocumented U…
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Northrop Receives USAF Order of Global Hawk UAVs for South Korea

The U.S. Air Force will supply South Korea with four Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, two spare engines and ground control environment components under a foreign military sale worth $657…
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Janice Glover-Jones to Become Full-Time DIA CIO

Janice Glover-Jones, acting chief information officer of the Defense Intelligence Agency since October, will assume the CIO role on a permanent basis starting on Dec. 28. The 28-year DIA veteran is also the agency’s deputy CIO and will continue to oversee its daily information technology operations and budget, DIA said Tuesday
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Report: Fiscal 2015 Omnibus Funding Bill Signed by President Obama

President Barack Obama has signed into law an omnibus bill that provides $1.1. trillion in funds to operate most of the federal government in fiscal 2015, Reuters reported Tuesday. The bipartisan spending deal cleared Congress last week and headed off a government shutdown, according to the story by Peter Cooney…
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December 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Records Nominal Loss, Investors Eye Possible Fed Move

The GovCon Index extended its current stretch of declines into a third consecutive day with a nominal loss of 0.154 points to close at 67.411 on Tuesday. Investors will keep an eye on the Federal Reserve’s impending decision later this week on whether to change their policy statement and be more open to an interest rate increase next year, according to Reuters…
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MAXIMUS Call Hubs Earn BenchmarkPortal Recognition; Bruce Caswell Comments

Six of MAXIMUS‘ customer contact centers in the U.S. have been recognized by BenchmarkPortal as “Certified Centers of Excellence.” MAXIMUS said Tuesday its call centers received the distinction based on criteria such as employee training, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction…
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