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2014-09-25 16:20:29

BRV-O Successfully Moves into U.S. Government Limited User Testing Phase SOUTH BEND, Ind., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AM General proudly exhibited its proven Blast Resistant Vehicle - Off road (BRV-O(TM)) Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) candidate, at the 2014 Modern Day Marine Expo, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va., earlier this week. Since announcing delivery of 22 BRV-Os ahead of schedule for the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase of the JLTV program...

2014-09-19 08:20:39

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KeyPoint Government Solutions, the largest provider of security-clearance background investigations and screening services to the U.S. Government, has launched a nationwide recruiting initiative, the company today announced. In the last three months, KeyPoint, which operates in all 50 states and U.S. territories and protectorates, has doubled the size of its national workforce of security-clearance investigative professionals. However,...

2014-09-17 00:20:10

DENVER, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Government's CLIO satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Lift-off occurred at 6:10 p.m. MDT aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. Initial contact with the satellite was confirmed at 9:08 p.m. MDT. The CLIO system is based on innovative commercial technology, and includes Lockheed Martin's A2100 satellite bus. The A2100 bus...

2014-08-15 16:20:59

OGDEN, Utah, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tempus Global Data, Inc. today announced that it has successfully entered into an agreement with Logistic Specialties, Inc. (LSI) to sell weather data to the United States Government. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The agreement has been signed by Alan Hall, Chairman and CEO of Tempus Global Data, and Sean Slatter, CEO of LSI, headquartered in Layton, Utah. According to Hall, Tempus has identified U.S. Government...

2014-08-15 12:27:43

NSA Program Leverages Industry Expertise To Assist Government Agencies With Targeted Network Attacks On National Security Systems BALTIMORE, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Maddrix, a leading provider of incident response services and technology focused on targeted network attacks and insider threats, announced that it was recently accredited by the National Security Agency as part of the inaugural class of elite Cyber Incident Response Assistance (CIRA) providers under the...

2014-08-13 08:34:11

ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, Md., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With new acquisitions no longer on the books and fiber optic communications in high demand for securing government networks, primary U.S. government contractor Systems Plus recently began working with leading fiber optic equipment manufacturer FiberPlex Technologies to bolster existing fiber infrastructure for its government and corporate clients. "New optical fiber multiplexing technology is becoming a critical part of our...

2014-08-05 16:22:03

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital Energy & Infrastructure ("ACEI") announced today that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation ("OPIC"), the U.S. Government's development finance institution, has approved up to $50 million in direct financing to support construction and operation of the Azura-Edo power plant project near Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria. The Azura-Edo power project is a 459MW open cycle gas turbine power station that begins...

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...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'