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SAIC’s Walt Havenstein, Mark Sopp Comment on Profit Growth

SAIC Inc.’s fiscal second-quarter profit climbed nearly 54 percent thanks to a refocus on areas such as cybersecurity, energy and health. “We continue to balance our resource allocation among internal growth efforts, merger and acquisition activity, and share buybacks to promote long-term growth and increased shareholder value,” said Walt Havenstein, …

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Red Hat Names Gen. H. Hugh Shelton Chair

Red Hat, Inc. has elected Gen. H. Hugh Shelton (retired) to serve as chairman of Red Hat’s board of directors, succeeding former Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik. A member of Red Hat’s board of directors since April 2003, Shelton previously held the position of lead director and currently serves on …

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Hayden: America Most-Feared Nation in Cyberspace

In an interview with PBS, former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael V. Hayden cited a survey that concluded the United States is the most-feared country in cyberspace. “[T]here was a survey done not too many months ago,” Hayden told PBS. “They asked the citizens of some cyber-savvy nations …

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CSC Reaches Milestone on FAA Project

CSC (NYSE:CSC) has transitioned Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) servers and support systems from the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Herndon, Va., over to the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, N.J. The move comes as part of a larger FAA plan to overhaul traffic-flow management. …

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Harris Beefs Up Legal Team

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) announced that Scott T. Mikuen will take over as vice president and general counsel in October, succeeding Gene Cavallucci, who is planning to retire. “Scott is an excellent lawyer with great legal instincts and a proven track record dealing in the complex world of compliance, governance …

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Northrop Grumman Employees Honored for Raising Space Awareness

Two Northrop Grumman employees have been recognized for their contributions in raising awareness of space-related issues. NASA awarded Kathy McGraw-Davids and Igor Chuyan the Silver Snoopy award. Since 1968, the award has been been to NASA employees and contractors for outstanding achievements related to flight safety or mission success. Kathy …

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Intelligent Decisions Scores Air Force BPA

Intelligent Decisions picked up a five-year client computer/server (CCS) blanket purchase agreement (BPA) from the U.S. Air Force. According to the firm, “this BPA will allow ID to provide the Air Force, and other organizations within the Department of Defense (DoD), a cost-cutting vehicle offering a wide range of end-user …

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General Dynamics’ Nadia Short Joins Board of Directors at NCSA

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has named Nadia Short, VP of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems’ cyber division, to its board of directors. NCSA works with government, private, nonprofit and academic organizations to promote cybersecurity education and awareness. “Nadia Short has been working to protect critical infrastructure and ensure …

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Max Hall, Stephen Hughes Join Pragmatics

Pragmatics has named Max Hall and Stephen Hughes to leadership positions. Hall has been named chief operating officer, while Hughes will take on the role of chief financial officer. “As we position Pragmatics for continued corporate growth and significant expansion, we are taking steps to ensure that our executive team …

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