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Unisys’ Big Week: FBI Award and CDC Certification

The deals have begun rolling in for Unisys (NYSE: UIS) this week. The IT firm announced it has won a position on the FBI’s lucrative IT overhaul contract. The company joins 45 other firms who have also won the right to bid for work under the $30 billion ID/IQ contract, …

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BAE Systems Taps Jordan Becker to Lead GEOINT Practice

BAE Systems selected recent hire Jordan Becker to head the firm’s  geospatial-intelligence and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (GEOINT-ISR) business, reporting to John Gannon, BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector cheif. According to the firm, “GEOINT-ISR develops and supports software systems for geospatial analysis, mission planning, precision targeting and command and …

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Fluor Brings in Army Logistics Expert Richard Hack

Fluor Corporation has hired retired Army Lt. Richard A. Hack to the firm’s government practice as a senior executive. Hack will oversee logistics and contingency work for U.S. armed forces serving abroad. A three-decade veteran of the armed service, Hack recently served as the deputy commanding general and chief of …

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Fluor Brings in Logistics Expert Richard Hack

Fluor Corporation has hired retired Army Lt. Richard A. Hack to the firm’s government practice as a senior executive. Hack will oversee logistics and contingency work for U.S. armed forces serving abroad. A three-decade veteran of the armed service, Hack recently served as the deputy commanding general and chief of …

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Tuesday Tip Jar

This week, Steve Gaffney shared how he transitioned into his role as CEO of Dyncorp by reading more than 1,000 employee survey responses: “The feedback,” he recently said, “is consistent with what I’ve seen at other companies where I’ve had a leadership role … the employees would like more opportunities …

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‘Catalyst for Change’ Highlights HP, Cisco Rivalry

HP has offered a 20 percent discount on select network gear for customers who are switching from Cisco, the company announced this week. The promotion, known as “A Catalyst for Change,” features equipment that is interoperable with equivalent Cisco gear. Marc Sarazin, executive VP of sales and marketing at AdvizeX, …

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Siemens Considers Backing Cape Cod Wind Farm

Siemens, the supplier of turbines for Cape Wind, is in talks to finance the controversial offshore wind farm, which could be the first of its kind in the United States. The project reached a breakthrough in November when the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approved it as a vendor for …

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Boeing Spreads Joy as Supplier of Medical Equipment in Ethiopia

In a project delivering much-needed medical equipment to Ethiopia’s largest hospital, Boeing has partnered with Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach. The move echoes the drive from many companies to benefit the needy using technology. Over the holidays, more than 12,000 pounds of medical supplies, anesthesia machines, monitors and books …

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Dell Award Puts Focus on Employee Wellness

Dell announced today it received CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation because of its promotion of healthy living for its employees, leading to reduced cancer risk. To qualify, Dell gave its employees access to early-detection screenings, clinical trials, encouraged physical activity and healthy nutrition, and more. The Harvard Business Review found …

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BAE Systems Announces New Service Center in Charlotte, N.C.

BAE Systems, Inc. is building a new human resources and financial service center in Charlotte, N.C., that should be operational by the second half of 2011. President and CEO of BAE Systems Linda Hudson said Charlotte was chosen after an extensive nationwide search for a location with suitable facilities, skilled …

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PSC Elects Members to Board of Directors

The Professional Services Council elected new members and re-elected current members to its board of directors and executive committee at its semi-annual board of directors and annual membership meeting. The PSC board of directors is responsible for policy oversight and overseeing the course of the association. PSC is the national …

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Friday Features

This week, Glen Berger, VP of finance of DRS Tech, shared ideas about how to deal with uncertainty in the defense market. Leigh Barnhill, VP of finance of General Dynamics, talked about how his company combines former military employees with innovative solutions.

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Northrop Grumman Honored with WRAP Award

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has recognized several Northrop Grumman Corporation sites as Waste Reduction Awards Program winners. WRAP annually recognizes California businesses that have made exceptional efforts to limit the volume of recyclable waste products that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Several of Northrop …

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