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Viasat Partners With AeroVironment Under Army Contract to Advance UAS Platforms

Ken Peterman President

Viasat has partnered with AeroVironment to enable flying small UAS platforms to deploy a robust, on-demand, highly-secure communications network under a contract awarded under the U.S. Army Reconfigurable Communications for Small Unmanned Systems (RCSUS) initiative, Viasat reported on Thursday. Viasat will work with AeroVironment to develop and demonstrate advanced, encrypted communications for AeroVironment's portable, hand-launched Puma AE tactical UAS. 

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Excelicon Achieves CMMI Level 3 for Development Appraisal; Tushar Garg Quoted

Tushar Garg CEO Excelicon

Excelicon has achieved a maturity level rating for development under the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration program, the company announced Wednesday. “Achieving the CMMI Level 3 for Development rating represents a significant investment in Excelicon’s future and demonstrates the company’s commitment to the success of our client’s missions,” said CEO Tushar Garg.

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Accenture Launches Brand Campaign With $90M Media Spend; Julie Sweet Quoted

Julie Sweet CEO Accenture

Accenture has launched a new brand campaign, “Let there be change,” and a purpose that will help clients change business strategy to create more value, the company announced Wednesday. Accenture’s campaign will increase the company’s annual media spend to $90 million. “In this moment, to emerge stronger there is only one choice: embrace change and ensure that it benefits all,” said Accenture CEO Julie Sweet.

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Secures P-ATO from FedRAMP JAB; Scott Twaddle Quoted

Oracle

The FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) has granted Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Government Cloud Services a provisional authority to operate, the company announced Tuesday. "Achieving a FedRAMP JAB P-ATO is a key step as we help our public sector customers take advantage of OCI's security, innovation, and cost savings for their missions." said Scott Twaddle, vice president of Oracle's regulated markets for OCI.

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Boeing Wins $477M DLA Contract to Help Manage Weapon Systems Supply Chain; John Guasto Quoted

John Guasto Director Boeing

Boeing has been awarded a $477 million performance-based contract from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to provide supplies, full supply chain management and logistics services, the company announced Tuesday. “Boeing’s supply chain management and distribution capabilities will help ensure parts are accessible whenever and wherever they are needed based on their use," said John Guasto, director of global integrated services support.

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Lockheed to Buy i3’s Hypersonic Tech Business; Eric Scherff Quoted

Eric Scherff VP Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a portion of Integration Innovation Inc. (i3), a software and systems engineering company, to advance hypersonic-specific technology platforms for the warfighter. "This business combination not only reinforces our commitment to their missions, but also expands our portfolio in a strategic way,” said Eric Scherff, vice president of Hypersonic Strike Programs at Lockheed Martin.

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BlackBerry, Microsoft Integrate Offerings for Remote Workforce; David Wiseman, Mike Ammerlaan Quoted

Microsoft Teams Blackberry AtHoc Integration

BlackBerry has integrated the AtHoc critical event management technology with Microsoft's communication and collaboration platform to support the virtual workforce. "This new capability to manage the incident response process through Teams will streamline communications and give greater visibility over the recovery progress of an unfolding event,” said David Wiseman, vice president of secure communications at BlackBerry.

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Dun & Bradstreet to Acquire Bisnode for $818M; Anthony Jabbour Quoted

Anthony Jabbour CEO Dun and Bradstreet

Dun & Bradstreet Holdings BV, a subsidiary of Dun & Bradstreet, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the outstanding shares of Bisnode Business Information Group AB for $818 million, Dun & Bradstreet reported on Wednesday. "[The acquisition] will provide our existing and future clients with vital business intelligence to support their own growth ambitions,” said Anthony Jabbour, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet.

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1901 Group Partners with Zscaler to Advance Cybersecurity; Peter Amirkhan, Paul Wilkinson Quoted

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1901 Group has joined the Zscaler ecosystem as a Public Sector channel partner, 1901 Group reported on Thursday. 1901 Group will leverage the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange cloud platform to help federal agencies adapt to telework with secure access to mission critical applications and data. “Working in FISMA and/or FedRAMP environments takes specialized skill-sets and experience," said Peter Amirkhan, SVP of Public Sector at Zscaler.

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GSA Selects DSA to Provide GEB Solutions; Fran Pierce Quoted

Fran Pierce Chairman

Data Systems Analysts (DSA) was selected by the General Services Administration's (GSA) Proving Ground (GPG) program to provide Grid-interactive Efficient Building (GEB) solutions for testing in GSA facilities, the company reported on Wednesday. "We are pleased to apply innovative solutions to successfully address GSA's mission," said Fran Pierce, DSA's chairman and CEO. 

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AECOM Merges Design, Consulting Businesses into Global Organization; Names Lara Poloni as Lead

Troy Rudd CEO AECOM

AECOM has integrated its Design and Consulting Services (DCS) businesses into one global organization as part of the company’s phased strategy. The new unit will be led by Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president. “Our greatest opportunity is to fully capitalize on the expertise that is inherent across our organization by thinking and acting as one global company,” said Troy Rudd, AECOM’s CEO.

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