Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/05/2015

Tim Meehan to Head CenturyLink’s Government Business

Tim Meehan, formerly a vice president of sales at CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), has been appointed to lead the telecommunications company’s government business as senior vice president and general manager…
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John Hassoun Appointed Vistronix CEO, Deepak Hathiramani to Retain Board Chair Title

John Hassoun, corporate president at Vistronix since January 2013, has been appointed to succeed founder Deepak Hathiramani as CEO of the Reston, Va.-based technology services contractor and will continue to hold the corporate president title…
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AECOM-CDM Smith JV to Support FEMA’s Flood Hazard Mapping Efforts; Michael Burke Comments

A joint venture of AECOM (NYSE: ACM) and CDM Smith has been awarded a potential five-year, $600 million contract to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency map, assess and plan flood risks. Compass PTS will provide architectural and engineering services for FEMA’s Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning initiative with the goal of minimizing risk to life and property damage from flooding, AECOM said Monday
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Stefanie Tompkins: DARPA Program Seeks ‘Muscle Memory’ for UAVs in Humanitarian, Combat Missions

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has started a program to develop unmanned aerial vehicles that DARPA wants to aid in the U.S. military’s humanitarian and combat operations. DARPA wants “lightweight” drones that can navigate complex spaces and structures at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour without human intervention, the agency said Dec…
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Reuters: Sony Hack Prompts Financial Sanctions on North Korean Entities

An executive order from President Barack Obama has imposed financial sanctions on three entities and 10 individuals from North Korea as an intended punishment the cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, Reuters reported Sunday
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Third Navy MUOS Satellite Set for Jan. 20 Launch

A satellite that Lockheed Martin built for U.S. Navy mobile communications is scheduled to launch on Jan. 20 from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USNI News reported Wednesday. Sam LaGrone writes the branch’s third Mobile User Objective System satellite will fly aboard an Atlas V rocket and be placed in geostationary orbit…
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