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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Posted at 9:41 AM
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and the nation's top military commanders -- including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey -- will meet here next week to support the nation's youngest heroes: children of military service members. Duncan, the Pentagon leadership, and other leaders from education and industry are featured participants at the 16th Military Child Education Coalition Training Seminar, a training event and expo designed to address the growing, long-term needs of kids whose parents are members ... read more
  • Posted at 8:37 AM
    The high-throughput Barbecan Portal revolutionizes security for public buildings. When the Barbecan Portal detects a threat, it reverses direction and the potential assailant is backed-out of the portal. While 2nd Amendment issues are being debated, the frequency of active shooter events has continued to escalate. To prevent mass shootings like Newtown, Columbine, and Virginia Tech, a new automated solution that prevents shooters from entering buildings is needed. And, it must support high pedestrian throughput. In 2013 Barbecan announced their ... read more
  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has implemented a NextGen-911 emergency service solution for Morgan County, Ohio. The NextGen-911 solution enables Morgan County to easily accept emergency information from a variety of sources and provides first responders with faster, more accurate details to aid in response. Morgan County's NextGen-911 system is one of the first to be compliant with the National Emergency Number Association's (NENA) i3 architecture standards, which facilitate local and nationwide interoperability. ... read more
  • Posted at 7:01 AM
    AFA members from across the country traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congressional members to discuss the challenges facing the Air Force. The AFA members, including AFA Chapter and State Presidents, were briefed by senior Pentagon officials, then attended nearly 40 scheduled meetings on Capitol Hill. They discussed challenges such as the problems at the VA, the importance of readiness and modernization, and the negative impacts of sequestration that Congress must avoid by reaching a bipartisan solution. The members were ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    The Coast Guard's plan to hire contract workers for functions currently performed by federal employees violates a federal outsourcing ban and must be stopped, the head of the American Federation of Government Employees wrote in a letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO The work in question is at the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center in Falling Waters, West Virginia. The recreational portion of the center is funded solely by use fees collected from recreational vessel ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a $12 million task order for a full range of engineering services to continue modernizing the Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 (SSDS MK2). The contract has a potential value of $61 million over five years, if all options are exercised. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO SSDS MK2 is a combat system designed for anti-air defense of U.S. and coalition partner aircraft carriers and amphibious ships. The system coordinates the ship's existing sensors, self-defense weapons and countermeasures ... read more
  • Utah Company Releases First Commercial Shotgun Suppressor --- WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, July 22, 2014
    Posted at 6:17 AM
    Confirming its place as a trailblazer in the firearms industry, suppressor manufacturer SilencerCo has unveiled the first commercially-viable shotgun silencer ever produced. The company made the announcement today at an exclusive event near its Utah headquarters. Every year, millions of sportsmen and women venture into the field to hunt. While advances in technology have spurred a record-breaking proliferation of rifle and handgun suppressors, shotgun owners have been without a real solution for sound protection. Some choose hearing protection in the form ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a $15 million order to deliver its latest wideband handheld tactical radio to a country in the Middle East. Harris is supplying this nation with the RF-7850M handheld, a multi-band, multi-mission radio that provides ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) will report second quarter 2014 financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. A conference call is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Participants may access the conference call using the following numbers: U.S. and Canada (877) 235-3250 International ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has appointed Tameika N. Hollis, vice president, Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics (EM&L) for the Advanced Concepts and Technologies Division (AC&TD) in its Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=26607 In her new position, Hollis will be responsible for EM&L-related product design, development, test, production, process improvement, infrastructure, policy and procedure development that will ensure effective support for AC&TD's long-range strategic focus. She will also work with ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    In its second annual survey, Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) finds that in-flight Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly influential on a passenger's buying and wireless usage behavior, including flight selections and, in some cases, paying more for a specific flight. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7243951-honeywell-survey-what-passengers-demand-from-in-flight-wi-fi/ Following up on the 2013 Wireless Connectivity survey, and as the popularity of staying wirelessly connected grows, the 2014 Honeywell survey affirms that fliers expect constant and speedy Wi-Fi when traveling. The ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, and Thales Defense & Security, Inc., a global leader in aerospace, transportation, defense and security technologies, today announced they have successfully tested a rapidly deployable Long-Term Evolution (LTE) mobile networking solution via satellite. The solution leverages the powerful combination of Hughes SPACEWAY(®) 3 and JUPITER((TM)) high-throughput technologies, connecting with the Thales B-14 system-on-wheels. This robust and private network solution can be deployed virtually anywhere, making it ... read more
  • Posted at 5:49 AM
    PuraMed BioScience®, Inc., (OTCBB: PMBS), a researcher, developer, and marketer of over-the-counter (OTC) medicinal and healthcare products, announced today that the company is a corporate sponsor of Operation Troop Aid. "We are pleased to sponsor Operation Troop Aid," said Russell Mitchell, CEO and Chairman of PuraMed BioScience. "Research shows that many service men and women in combat zones experience migraines much more frequently than the general population. Providing those people with LipiGesic® M, our highly effective migraine medication, can help them ... read more
  • Posted at 5:06 AM
    X2 Biosystems, a Seattle-based technology company offering the world’s first comprehensive software and sensor suite for the detection and management of traumatic brain injury, announced today that it has become an Official Partner of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) ... read more
  • Posted at 4:46 AM
    From an infant car seat that auto-levels and tensions to a cell phone-charging baby stroller, 4moms(®) is revolutionizing the $8.9 billion baby gear market with some help from ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140721/128934 4moms is an innovative juvenile products company that has redefined the industry through the use of advanced robotics. As demand continues to increase, the company must drive its innovative products to market faster - while ensuring safety for infants and affordability for their parents. So the company uses ANSYS ... read more
  • Posted at 4:30 AM
    Vigilant Solutions announces today that the use of its License Plate Recognition (LPR) data and LEARN® online investigative solution has resulted in the successful resolution of a gang investigation. The details of the case are being obscured at the request of the agency. The agency belongs to one of the largest multi-jurisdictional LPR initiatives in North America. The initiative comprises multiple agencies serving a population of over 3 million. One of the investigators on the case states, "Our ... read more
  • Lockheed Martin Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results --- BETHESDA, Md., July 22, 2014
    Posted at 4:25 AM
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) today reported second quarter 2014 net sales of $11.3 billion, compared to $11.4 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Net earnings in the second quarter of 2014 were $889 million, or $2.76 per diluted share, compared to $859 million, or $2.64 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2013. Cash from operations in the second quarter of 2014 was $977 million, compared to cash from operations of $623 million in the ... read more
  • UTC Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results --- HARTFORD, Conn., July 22, 2014
    Posted at 3:59 AM
    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) reported second quarter earnings per share of $1.84 and net income attributable to common shareowners of $1.7 billion, both up 8 percent over the year ago quarter. Restructuring costs were offset by other net favorable one-time items, which include the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program (CMHP) charge in the current quarter. Earnings per share in the year ago quarter included $0.05 of favorable one-time items net of restructuring costs. Excluding these items in ... read more

Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    PALO ALTO, CA, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to integrate the flight hardware for a new capability designed to carry small science and technology missions to space on its geostationary (GEO) satellite platform. SSL plans to support completing the design and integration of the first Payload Orbital Delivery system (PODs) accommodation on the SSL 1300 platform - ... read more
  • Posted at 1:45 PM
    Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) today announced that Kimberly Admire will join SAIC as its new chief human resources officer, effective Aug. 11. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140718/128659 Admire will succeed Brian Keenan, who joined SAIC's former parent in 2000 and has been the company's chief human resources officer since 2007. As a member of SAIC's executive team, Admire will lead the development and implementation of key employee-related initiatives, including organizational culture and development, compensation and benefits, talent management, workforce planning, recruiting, and employee ... read more