Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/29/2017

THE TOP 17 EXECUTIVEBIZ ARTICLES FOR 2017

For an end of year wrap-up, we are publishing the top 17 ExecutiveBiz stories for 2017. These articles were reviewed and analyzed to be the 17 stories with the highest readership for this year.
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#1 – Oracle to Dramatically Cut Sales Team, Grow Cloud

Oracle is reducing its sales to make more money from its fastest growing sector: cloud. While the exact size of the cuts are uncertain, one report says Oracle is preparing to cut up to two-thirds of its current sales force as soon as this summer, and layoffs are expected to start after the end of this month, the UK Register reported…
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#2 – Sierra Nevada-Turkish Aerospace Industries Team to Offer Trainer Aircraft for Air Force T-X Program

Sierra Nevada Corp. and Turkish Aerospace Industries have developed a trainer aircraft in order to compete for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X program that seeks to replace the T-38 jet, Quwa reported Monday…
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#3 – Lockheed Martin Breaks Silence on Hypersonic SR-72, Blackbird’s Successor Aircraft

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works broke its silence on plans to build the SR-72, a hypersonic spy plane successor of the SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft. The SR-72 will have a combined cycle propulsion system that combines a supersonic jet engine with a rocket engine, Lockheed Martin’s advanced aircraft division told Aviation Week…
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#4 – Tim Conway on the NTT DATA-Dell Services Integration Process & Systems Integrators’ Roles for Agencies

NTT DATA closed its estimated $3 billion acquisition of the former Dell Services business in November 2016 to expand information technology services and consulting work for public sector agencies with the backing of a global IT company…
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#5 – In The News: Maj.-Gen. Patricia A. Frost, Director of Cyber, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army G-3/5/7

In the current state of military affairs on and off the cyber battlefield, the heat is on for developing electronic warfare strategies; the demand for specialized cyber teams is high, and the pace of electronic warfare development is slow to build…
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#6 – Change Healthcare, McKesson Unveil New Health IT Company, Form Executive Leadership Team

Change Healthcare Holdings and McKesson have launched healthcare information technology company Change Healthcare, which combines CHC’s business and majority of McKesson’s technology solutions unit…
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#7 – Lockheed Unveils Sikorsky-Boeing Team’s Concept for Future Vertical Lift Rotorcraft

Lockheed Martin has released a new video that shows the concept for the future vertical lift helicopter based on the X2 demonstrator, New Atlas reported Thursday. David Szondy writes Lockheed’s Sikorsky subsidiary partnered with Boeing to develop the helicopter concept that comes in attack and assault variants…
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#8 – In The News: Ret. Brig.- Gen. Frank Kelley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems

By land, air or sea, unmanned systems are a technological marvel in today’s efforts in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as mine warfare, electronic warfare and command and control operations…
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#9 – AECOM to Hire 1K+ Professionals for Federal Customer Support; John Vollmer Comments

AECOM plans to recruit more than 1,000 people to help the company’s management services business group support federal government customers worldwide. The company said Wednesday it seeks professionals to offer customer support in the areas of facility and base operations and management; intelligence, systems engineering, security services and solutions and military mission readiness…
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#10 – Saab-Adani Team to Manufacture Gripen Fighter Aircraft in India

Saab plans to collaborate with Indian infrastructure conglomerate Adani Group to design, develop and manufacture the Saab-built Gripen fighter aircraft in India. The two companies aim to build other defense systems in India and facilitate local joint ventures to support the Make in India initiative that seeks to make the South Asian country a global design and manufacturing center, Saab said Friday…
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#11 – Executive Spotlight: Interview with Lou Von Thaer, President & CEO of Battelle

Every day, scientists work to further man’s understanding of the world around us, attempting to devise solutions and further comprehension in planning for the future. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, companies like Battelle conduct research and development, design and manufacture modernized products, and deliver services critical to government and commercial customers…
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#12 – Northrop, Raytheon BBN Secure DARPA Contracts to Develop ‘Swarm’ Unmanned Systems

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded contracts to separate teams led by Northrop Grumman and Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary to develop unmanned aerial and ground vehicle technologies…
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#13 – CGI Eyes Business Expansion Via Acquisitions; George Schindler Comments

CGI intends to make more acquisitions as part of its business expansion efforts and the Canada-based information technology consulting firm indicated it has at least 780 companies in its “active” pipeline, CRN reported Wednesday…
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#14 – Executive Spotlight: Interview with Stu Shea, CEO of Peraton

“Peraton: We are one team, one mission, with one focus on the future.” EM: Congratulations are in order. Could you tell our readers about what the new company Peraton does and how the name change from Harris IT will affect your business strategy? Stu Shea: We’re very thoughtful about things like our mission, our vision, our values and reflect that in our name and what our go-forward position is as a company…
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#15 – Bechtel Opens Cyber Lab to Help Secure Critical Infrastructure Software and Equipment

Bechtel has established a cybersecurity laboratory in a move to help secure equipment and software at critical facilities such as chemical plants, government buildings and power stations. The new lab seeks to adopt Bechtel’s strategies in helping government clients develop and implement platforms designed to comply with the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Risk Management Framework, the company said Thursday…
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#16 – Leidos Lands Spot on Potential $679M NRC IT Support BPA; Angie Heise Comments

Leidos has secured a position on a potential five-year, $679 million blanket purchase agreement that covers information technology support services to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Leidos said Wednesday it is one of six companies that will compete for work to help NRC modernize modernize and rebalance the commission’s IT and information management under the contract…
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#17 – Executive Spotlight: Interview with Richard White, President of SSL Government Systems

When working with U.S. government agencies on defining next-generation space technologies, industry leaders across the board are all hands on-deck. SSL Government Systems, for instance, is helping the U…
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