Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/22/2015

Exelis Shareholders OK Harris’ Acquisition Offer, DOJ Clears Transaction

Harris Corp.’s (NYSE: HRS) pending acquisition of Exelis (NYSE: XLS) for almost $4.75 billion in cash and stock has moved forward after Exelis’ shareholders voted to approve the transaction and the Justice Department cleared the deal under antitrust law…
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Denise Turner Roth to be Nominated Full-Time GSA Administrator

Denise Turner Roth, acting administrator of the General Services Administration, is set to receive a presidential nomination to serve in the administrator role on a full-time basis. She has led GSA since Dan Tangherlini stepped down in February and has served as its deputy administrator for the past year, the White House saidThursday
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NASA Seeks New Tech for Future Space Missions; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA has launched two solicitations worth nearly $50 million combined for new space technologies intended to advance science and human exploration missions. The space agency said Friday it plans to form a public-private partnership to develop and market commercial space systems under the tipping point technologies solicitation…
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Ray Mabus: Navy’s ‘Hatch’ Platform Opens Collaboration on Innovation

The U.S. Navy has unveiled a virtual collaboration platform where personnel can submit or refine ideas for innovation within the service and improvements to processes and services. According to a release published Wednesday, the Hatch platform works to leverage crowdsourcing as part of efforts to develop a Naval Innovation Network…
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Greg Zacharias to Succeed Mica Endsley as US Air Force Chief Scientist

Greg Zacharias, president and senior scientist at Charles River Analytics, has been elected to serve as the U.S. Air Force’s chief scientist, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes Zacharias will succeed Mica Endsley, who will return to SA Technologies as president…
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Joseph Tofalo Nominated for Command of Navy’s Submarine Forces

Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, the U.S. Navy‘s director of undersea warfare, has received nomination from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter for the rank of vice admiral and successor to the commander roles of Vice Adm…
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