Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/19/2014

FBI: North Korea Behind Sony Hack

The FBI has determined the North Korean government was responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the agency said in a statement Friday. In that statement, the FBI said it traced the hack to North Korea through a discovery of what the bureau called “significant overlap” between the infrastructure used for this attack and other cyber activity the U…
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Navy Taps 6 Firms for $194M Military Health Center Support IDIQ

Six small businesses have won positions on a 30-month U.S. Navy contract potentially worth $193.6 million to provide medical human resources and services to military treatment centers in the U.S.’ Northeastern region…
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Avril Haines Named White House Deputy Nat’l Security Adviser

CIA Deputy Director Avril Haines will succeed Antony Blinken as deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama after Blinken’s Senate confirmation as deputy secretary of state, Bloomberg reported Thursday
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QinetiQ NA to Help Refurbish Army, Navy TALON Robots

QinetiQ North America has received a $17.5 million contract from the U.S. Army and a separate $30 million contract from the U.S. Navy to refurbish and modernize the services’ TALON IV military robots…
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House VA, Small Biz Committee Chairs Ask OFPP to Issue Reverse Auction Guidelines

The chairmen of the House Veterans Affairs and Small Business committees are calling on the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to issue guidance on the use of reverse auctions, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday
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Atos to Acquire Xerox’s IT Outsourcing Business for $1.05B

Atos has agreed to acquire Xerox‘s (NYSE: XRX) information technology outsourcing business to Atos for $1.05 billion with $50 million in additional consideration. The companies expect to close the transaction in the first half of 2015  and Aton will provide IT services to Xerox as part of the deal, Xerox said Thursday
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