Jane Edwards

Terry Towle: Fluor-Balfour JV Lands $581M Design-Build Contract for Texas Expressway Project

A joint venture of Fluor and Balfour Beatty Infrastructure has won a four-year, $581 million contract from the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority to provide engineering and construction services for the Bergstrom Expressway Project in Austin, Texas. Colorado River Constructors will perform reconstruction work on U.S. Highway 183, bridges, interchanges …

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Boeing Awards Avionics Service Subcontract to Rockwell Collins for Chinook Helicopters; Lee Obst Comments

Rockwell Collins has secured a subcontract from Boeing to provide aviation electronics equipment and engineering services for the Canadian air force’s CH-147F Chinook helicopters. The firm-fixed-price contract calls for Rockwell Collins to service the Common Avionics Architecture System displays onboard the Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft until March 2018, Rockwell Collins …

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Harris CapRock Wins Offshore Field Telecoms Systems Integration Contract

Harris CapRock Communications has secured a contract to integrate 22 telecommunications systems in order to provide video conferencing services and wireless connectivity for Hess Corp.’s offshore oil and gas field project in the Gulf of Mexico. Under the contract, the Harris subsidiary will perform equipment procurement, design detailing, engineering, factory testing and project …

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Dynetics Online Portal Seeks to Help Businesses Assess Cybersecurity Risks; Jonathan Whitcomb Comments

Dynetics has unveiled an online portal that aims to help companies assess cyber threats and evaluate their performance in satisfying cybersecurity goals. The web-based SelfAssure platform, launched under the Cyber RiskScope product line, is designed to generate risk profiles, graphs and recommendations on how to better protect enterprises from cyber …

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Dave Acevedo: AtHoc Lands 2-Year Army Contract Extension for Emergency Mass Alert Systems

AtHoc has been awarded a two-year contract extension to continue to provide unified mass notification systems for U.S. Army installations worldwide as part of the Leidos-led Emergency Management Modernization Program. Under the contract, the military branch will continue to use AtHoc’s IWSAlerts platforms to send crisis information and emergency alerts to …

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MarkLogic, General Networks to Combine Database, Content Management Tools; Jeff Faraday Comments

MarkLogic and General Networks have forged an alliance in an effort to help corporate clients manage their data and enhance decision-making processes. Under the partnership, MarkLogic will integrate its Enterprise NoSQL database system with General Networks’ content management platforms, General Networks said Tuesday. “Coordination with companies like General Networks are essential …

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Georgia Dept of Labor Adopts Information Builders Analytics Tool; Gerald Cohen Comments

The Georgia Department of Labor has started adopting an Information Builders business intelligence tool to help monitor the progress of Employ Georgia, a statewide program that intends to help unemployed individuals find jobs. The state department’s workforce solutions unit also uses the WebFOCUS platform to transmit labor statistics and trends to state …

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General Dynamics Updates Mission Computer Software in US Navy Harrier Aircraft; Carlo Zaffanella Comments

General Dynamics Mission Systems has completed the third software update to mission computers in AV-8B Harrier II ground-attack aircraft for the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command. The software upgrade is based on the Future Airborne Capability Environment Technical Standard, which aims to improve software interoperability and portability and lessen lifecycle costs across the …

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NASA Declares SMAP Satellite With Northrop’s Mesh Reflector Operational; John Alvarez Comments

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has formally launched the three-year mission of its Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite equipped with a mesh reflector developed by a Northrop Grumman subsidiary. Northrop said Tuesday the Astro Aerospace-built mesh reflector is designed to help SMAP measure soil moisture, gather data on thawed and frozen water, and …

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CounterTack Picks Cloudera Platform to Help Address Cyber Threats; Eddie Garcia Comments

Cloudera has been chosen by CounterTack to equip the latter’s Sentinel endpoint big data technology with its data hub infrastructure that works to protect servers, workstations, laptops and other endpoints across corporate networks from malicious malware and potential cyber attacks. The Apache Hadoop-based Cloudera Enterprise platform seeks to support more than 100,000 endpoint deployments …

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SAP NS2 Training Program Seeks to Match Veteran Servicemen, IT Jobs; Mark Testoni Comments

A third batch of veterans has graduated from a SAP National Security Services training program designed to help retired servicemen land information technology jobs with federal agencies and companies, the Washington Times reported Sunday. Jacqueline Klimas writes the 11-week SAP NS2 Serves course offers veterans advice on how to improve their resumes …

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