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URS Awarded Contract from Hoosier Energy REC

URS Corporation has been awarded a contract from Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. The company will provide Hoosier with an upgrade to the present fuel gas desulfurization systems at Hoosier Energy’s Merom Generating Station in Indiana, with plans for completion by the summer of 2013. URS Corp. has provided …

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Senate Holds Hearing to Critique Government Hiring Issues

The Senate held a hearing Tuesday to examine the efficiency with which the federal sector hires new college graduates, citing long-held concerns regarding the government’s hiring system. With various complaints regarding the government’s USAJOBS website, including a lengthy application process that fails to recruit even top applicants, hiring advocates took …

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SAIC Announces New Head of Navy Account; Jim Cuff Comments

SAIC has announced the hire of Robert D. Reilly Jr. as the firm’s U.S. Navy strategic account executive. Reilly will report to Jim Cuff, SAIC’s executive vice president for business development, strategy, mergers and acquisitions. Some of Reilly’s responsibilities include leading the Navy Account Management Team. He will identify and …

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Unisys Forms Cloud Offerings Partnership with BMC

Unisys has formed a joint marketing and sales venture with BMC Software, allowing both companies to deliver cloud management services to various enterprises. The partnership pairs BMC’s generation Cloud Lifecycle Management with the cloud advisory, implementation and management services offered by Unisys. Both companies will work together to discuss strategy, …

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Symantec to Create 60 New Jobs in Dublin

Symantec is increasing its job prospects abroad — the U.S.-based Internet security firm has announced plans to create 60 new jobs at its European headquarters in west Dublin, Ireland. The job growth is the result of a large investment by IDA in its “authentication services” business, riding on the heels …

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Neustar to Apply for Top-Level Domain

Neustar is joining the likes of global brands such as Canon and Hitachi, applying for a new generic top-level domain following Monday’s approval of the new gTLD guidebook by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Acquisition of its own brand-specific gTLD will provide the company more visibility, allowing …

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QinetiQ North America Wins Contract from US Army

QinetiQ North America announced it has received a contract award from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center in Huntsville, Ala. The five-year contract is worth $39.8 million and supports the center’s Architecture Characterization Program. QinetiQ will perform architecture definition, concept development, scenario development, constructive simulation …

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ATK to Open New Aircraft Facility

ATK will open its new 615,000 square-foot Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence in August in Clearfield, Utah. The facility will serve as the headquarters for ATK Aerospace Structures commercial aircraft programs and will manufacture commercial airframes, engine components for the Airbus A350, General Electric and Rolls-Royce engine programs. The facility …

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Bob Dawkins of A-T Solutions, American Military University Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Bob Dawkins, director of education and standards at A-T Solutions Inc., has received the  American Public University System Excellence in Teaching Award. A-T Solutions has a partnership with American Military University, one of the schools within APUS, to ensure that participants in the company’s counterterrorism training programs are eligible …

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