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Guest Post: Mel Greer, Senior Fellow & Chief Strategist, on Driving Innovation Via Federal Gamification

Dr. Melvin Greer serves as senior fellow and chief strategist for service-oriented architecture and cloud computing at Lockheed Martin, where he brings more than 25 years of experience leading systems and software engineering efforts to the contractor’s advanced technology office. Greer is a principal investigator in advanced research studies, and …

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Lockheed to Deploy Radar Technology for Dubai Airport; Michael Margulis Comment

Lockheed Martin has teamed up with airport systems integrator Bayanat Airports Engineering & Supplies to deploy radar technology designed to collect turbulence data from departing and approaching airplanes at the Dubai International Airport. The Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects purchased the company’s WindTracer light detection and ranging system as part of …

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DARPA Looking to Develop Human Illusion Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency requested $4 million for a project to develop human deceptive technologies, Wired reports. DARPA will investigate new technologies that can create illusions on the battlefield. Wired reports DARPA hopes to better understand how the human brain processes sensory inputs and develop auditory and visual …

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PSC Announces Leadership for 2012

The Professional Service Council PSC announced the members of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee at its annual membership meeting on December 15. PSC is the national trade association of the federal government’s professional and technical services industry, according to the organization’s website. The PSC Board of Directors is …

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SAIC Announces Q3 Results

SAIC’s revenues are up by 4 percent to $2.87 billion, the company announced this week. In addition, operating income has risen 11 percent to $258 million. Some of the high-profile contracts won during the period include a NASA IT deal, IT services for the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service, EPA …

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SAIC Works toward STEM Education for Women

SAIC has donated $25,000 to the Women’s Memorial Foundation, part of the Women In Military Service For American Memorial honoring the 2.5 million women who have served in the armed forces. An addition $10,000 donated by SAIC will support the foundation’s advisory board on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) …

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Top 9 Strategies to Ensure Company Growth in 2011

It’s never too early to plan ahead. Especially now, as government contractors face an environment that just got a little tougher. Yes, just when your company was beginning to navigate new demands associated with organizational conflict of interest and inherently governmental — plus additional self-reporting rules tied to stimulus projects — …

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SAIC Opens Cyber Center in Maryland

SAIC today announced the grand opening of its Cyber Innovation Center in  Columbia, Md., with a ceremony kicked off by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Gov. Martin O’Malley and SAIC CEO Walt Havenstein and Senior Vice President Larry Cox. “The new CIC at SAIC is a true investment in the future of …

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SAIC CEO Walt Havenstein to Launch Titans Breakfast Series

Walt Havenstein, CEO of SAIC, will kick off the Northern Virginia Technology Council‘s signature Titans Breakfast series for the 2010-2011 year. Havenstein will discuss SAIC’s recent headquarters move to Virginia, as well as its role in federal government contracting. He will also address SAIC’s commitment to promoting science, technology, engineering …

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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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Wednesday Wins

This week, Northrop Grumman won a deal to support the county sheriff in Idaho; Lockheed Martin nabbed a contract from the Naval Air Systems Command. SAIC was awarded a Basic Ordering Agreement to provide research and development support to the Naval Surface Warfare Center crane division; Boeing subsidiary Tapestry Solutions …

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New Structural Changes at SAIC

Science Applications International Corporation yesterday announced structural changes that will direct focus and resources to high-growth areas and provide enterprise-level emphasis on cybersecurity. Charles Koontz, president of the Information Technology and Network Solutions Group, will serve as executive vice president for strategic projects and report directly to Chief Executive Officer …

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