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2014-07-22 16:21:08

PALO ALTO, CA, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was one of 14 companies qualified by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to compete for work with U.S. Government agencies to host government payloads on commercial satellites. The SMC awarded SSL two indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts for both geostationary (GEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO)/Medium Earth...

2014-06-10 08:20:40

-- Revenues: $977 million ($962 million excluding revenues performed by former parent) MCLEAN, Va., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC), a technical, engineering and enterprise information technology company, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended May 2, 2014. SAIC commenced operations on September 27, 2013 (during the third quarter of fiscal 2014) following completion of a spin-off transaction from...

2014-06-04 08:29:43

- Revenues: $1.32 billion RESTON, Va., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, which ended May 2, 2014. John Jumper, Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented: "Our initiatives to improve profitability are gaining traction and starting to yield results. This quarter, Leidos's operating income margin and earnings per...

2014-06-03 04:21:02

More than three in five say U.S. government is right to speak out about possible human rights abuses in Russia, China, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to the United States being the "world's policeman" there are certain things that can trigger the U.S. getting involved in another country. In the not-too-distant past, the stories about what might be occurring inside another country were just that - stories. But now, with...

2014-05-23 08:20:47

Author Peter Sills offers a Memorial Day reminder of how the U.S. government has repeatedly failed to take care of and support the nation's veterans NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has an image problem. The VA has been vilified because its backlog of cases has grown to mindboggling levels. And while it's no newsflash that bureaucratic gears grind slowly, Peter Sills says there's a lesser-known reason for the backlog: decades' worth of...

Microsoft Challenged FBI And Won
2014-05-23 08:22:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Software giant Microsoft could be singing the tune that it fought the law and IT won. On Thursday Microsoft disclosed that last year it had claimed victory over the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) after the Feds had secretly requested data about a business customer. Microsoft apparently refused and the government backed down, but only after the FBI was able to gather the data it sought without Microsoft's help. Newly...

2014-05-20 08:35:40

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major effort to accelerate progress in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition, NGO alliance InterAction and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have forged a first-of-its-kind agreement designed to leverage the unique assets of NGOs for greater impact. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121101/DC04603LOGO Unveiled Monday on Capitol Hill, the three-year agreement provides a framework for the U.S....

2014-05-14 12:21:14

The vIPer VoIP phone modernizes and secures voice and data communications from the Top Secret-level and below for U.S. military and government agencies. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems has delivered the 4000(th) Sectera® vIPer(TM) Universal Secure Phone to the U.S. Department of State. Part of the General Dynamics cyber-defense product family, the vIPer secure phones are replacing outdated Secure Terminal Equipment (STE) phones currently...

2014-05-05 23:08:52

Cybersecurity solution lead for Grant Thornton Global Public Sector Practice brings over 20 years' experience in managing U.S. Government cybersecurity programs. Clearwater, Fla. (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with nearly 100,000 members worldwide, today announced that Dan Waddell, CISSP, CAP, PMP, former cybersecurity solution lead for Grant...

2014-05-05 20:24:31

LONDON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Commercial Payment Cards: The U.S. and Global Markets and Trends, 8th Editionhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/banking_finance/debit_credit_cards/commercial_payment_cards_u_s_global_markets_trends.htmlWhile U.S. consumer credit card spending may still be pressured, commercial card purchase volume is moving full steam ahead. According to Commercial Payment Cards: The U.S. and Global Markets and Trends,...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'