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Harris Falcon III Radio Acquires DoD Certification; George Helm Comments

Harris Falcon III Radio Acquires DoD Certification; George Helm Comments

Harris Corp. has obtained a certification from a Defense Department body for a radio system designed to help facilitate communications between U.S. and allied military forces. The distinction from the… Read more »

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Grant Thornton Adds Six Firms for Intl Expansion Aims

Grant Thornton Adds Six Firms for Intl Expansion Aims

Grant Thornton has expanded in five international markets after adding six professional services firms in those regions to its worldwide network. This round of expansion covers Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the… Read more »

Lockheed to Install US Embassy’s Solar Power System

Lockheed to Install US Embassy’s Solar Power System

Lockheed Martin has won a contract from the State Department to install a solar energy generation system at the U.S. embassy in Nicaragua as the embassy aims to cut greenhouse… Read more »

Accenture Wins Spot on GSA’s Govt-Wide Consulting BPA; Elaine Beeman Comments

Accenture Wins Spot on GSA’s Govt-Wide Consulting BPA; Elaine Beeman Comments

Accenture Federal Services has been selected for position on a potential $60 million General Services Administration blanket purchase agreement covering consulting services to federal agencies. The five-year BPA is part of… Read more »

Deltek Survey Finds Contrast in Federal IT Spending Outlooks of Clients, Service Providers

Deltek Survey Finds Contrast in Federal IT Spending Outlooks of Clients, Service Providers

Deltek has published a study that shows contrasts how federal executives and service providers view future investments in the information technology sector, the Washington Post reported Monday. Angie Petty, a… Read more »

Exelis Aerostructures, Manufacturing Center Wins Nadcap Accreditation; Mike Blair Comments

Exelis Aerostructures, Manufacturing Center Wins Nadcap Accreditation; Mike Blair Comments

ITT Exelis has been accredited through a cooperative industry rating system for the company’s aerostructures composite design and manufacturing center. Nadcap appraised Exelis’ chemical processing, non-destructive inspection and composite fabrication systems,… Read more »

Symantec Buys Spain-Based Authentication Company PasswordBank

Symantec Buys Spain-Based Authentication Company PasswordBank

Symantec has acquired single sign-on technology company PassswordBank to expand Symantec’s authentication services portfolio, ZDNet reported Thursday. Rachel King writes that Symantec spokesperson Ellen Hayes has confirmed the acquisition of… Read more »

Boeing Awaits Approval for Air Force Tanker

Boeing Awaits Approval for Air Force Tanker

Boeing is awaiting the U.S. Air Force’s confirmation for the company to start building tankers that will work to refuel in-flight combat aircraft, Reuters reported Thursday. Matt Haldane writes the… Read more »

Ball Aerospace to Host Pritzker Listening Tour Stop

Ball Aerospace to Host Pritzker Listening Tour Stop

Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. will host the first leg of Commerce Sec. Penny Pritzker’s nationwide listening tour this week. The event in Boulder, Colo., will involve roundtable discussions between… Read more »

McAfee Buys Network Security Firm Stonesoft; Ilkka Hiidenheimo, Michael DeCesare Comment

McAfee Buys Network Security Firm Stonesoft; Ilkka Hiidenheimo, Michael DeCesare Comment

McAfee  has closed its $389 million cash acquisition of network security provider Stonesoft Corp. Stonesoft will join McAfee’s network security division with Pat Calhoun serving as lead, McAfee said Tuesday. All… Read more »

General Dynamics AIS, University Partner in Data Science Center Program; John Jolly Comments

General Dynamics AIS, University Partner in Data Science Center Program; John Jolly Comments

A General Dynamics business unit has been selected the first industrial member of a university research center that aims to foster collaboration and information sharing between the public and private… Read more »

Raytheon, Chemring to Demo Centurion Launcher; Rick Nelson, Mark Papworth Comment

Raytheon, Chemring to Demo Centurion Launcher; Rick Nelson, Mark Papworth Comment

Raytheon and Chemring Group plan to test-fire missiles from a launcher as both companies seek to build products that work to defend against surface threats. Raytheon’s missile systems business unit… Read more »

AT&T Agrees to Buy Cricket's Parent Company

AT&T Agrees to Buy Cricket's Parent Company

AT&T has agreed to acquire Leap Wireless International, parent company of prepaid wireless provider cricket, for $15 per share in cash as AT&T looks to expand into the prepaid mobile… Read more »

NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne Test 3-D Printed Rocket Engines; Tyler Hickman Comments

NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne Test 3-D Printed Rocket Engines; Tyler Hickman Comments

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed tests on a three-dimensional printed rocket engine injector that the agency hopes can cut manufacturing costs by 70 percent. The NASA-Aerojet team of engineers… Read more »

Philips Enters JV for Smart Road Lighting Project; Patrick Kung, Liu Liehong Comment

Philips Enters JV for Smart Road Lighting Project; Patrick Kung, Liu Liehong Comment

Royal Philips and China Electronics Corp. company SED have partnered on a road lighting project in China using software, web-based smart controls and LED technology. The two sides have finalized… Read more »

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