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Honeywell Acquires RAE Systems, A Leading Global Gas Detection Company April 23, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS – Honeywell announced today a definitive agreement to acquire RAE Systems, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of fixed and portable gas and radiation detections systems, and software for $340 million. The purchase price translates to approximately thirteen times RAE Systems’ estimated 2013 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), or approximately six times on a synergy adjusted run-rate basis integrating with Honeywell’s gas portfolio. The agreement, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory review, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013 and does not change Honeywell’s 2013 full-year guidance. RAE Systems, with 2012 sales of approximately $107 million, offers a full line of personal, hand-held, transportable and fixed gas, radiation and photo-ionization sensing and detection devices for the government, oil and gas, industrial and emergency response sectors for use in a wide range of personal, plant safety and regulatory compliance applications. Their products are used in more than 120 countries by many of the world's leading corporations and government agencies, as well as numerous city and state entities in the U.S. “RAE Systems is a pioneer in the gas detection industry with unrivalled technologies,” said Mark Levy, president and CEO of Honeywell Life Safety. “Their strong presence in hazardous material, first responder, and government complements our existing business very well, and their expertise in photo-ionization detection, wireless, and radiation detection represent terrific opportunities to expand our reach. RAE Systems’ geographic, manufacturing and distribution footprint, especially in high-growth countries like China, will help to make our already-strong gas detection portfolio an even greater global franchise in a very good industry. RAE Systems is a very compelling strategic fit for Honeywell.” RAE Systems, founded in 1991 and based in San Jose, California, has approximately 750 employees and will be integrated into Honeywell Analytics, part of Honeywell Life Safety (HLS) within Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions (ACS).

CGI Group Inc

Louisiana and Kentucky Health Cooperatives Choose CGI for Business Process Services June 4, 2013

CGI Group Inc. announced that Kentucky Health Cooperative and Louisiana Health Cooperative, two of the 24 Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans established through the Affordable Care Act, have selected CGI to provide healthcare payer services for the next five years. CO-OPs are nonprofit health insurance issuers established to offer competitive health plans. CGI will provide KYHC and LAHC with integrated, platform-based business process services ─ such as member and provider services, enrollment, billing, claims processing, printing and fulfillment ─ from its Center of Excellence in Bedford, Texas. CGI partner, Healthation, will provide the underlying technology for the CO-OP services. “Partnering with CGI and their experience with the Affordable Care Act will allow us to focus on implementing our business model according to our mission of a member-customer focused health plan,” said Janie Miller, CEO of the Kentucky Health Cooperative. “The selection of CGI provides Kentucky Health Cooperative with the business services to operate efficiently while delivering quality health coverage and exceptional customer service.” “CGI’s experience with state health insurance exchanges and the U.S. Federally-Facilitated Marketplace combined with their innovative offerings were key factors in choosing them to help us participate in the health insurance exchange marketplace,” said Terry Shilling, Acting CEO, Louisiana Health Cooperative. “The CGI solution was tailored to our business requirements and provides flexibility as we grow and respond to market changes.” “Healthcare payers must implement new strategies to compete in the new consumer-based health insurance market,” said Dave Henderson, Senior Vice-President for CGI’s U.S. Central South business unit. “CGI has the business knowledge, experience developing state and federal exchanges, and service offerings to help payers navigate the changing U.S. healthcare environment.”


Cubic Acquires Assets of Advanced Interactive Systems Increases Company Exposure to Live Fire Simulation and International Markets July 2, 2013

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Cubic Defense Applications, a Defense Systems business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), announced today it has acquired certain assets and foreign subsidiaries of Advanced Interactive Systems (AIS) through a bankruptcy auction. AIS is a leading supplier of live fire specialized range facilities, virtual simulation products, and engineering design and project management services for counter-terrorism, law enforcement, and traditional military forces worldwide. AIS’s virtual simulation products, PRISim, addresses basic marksmanship, judgmental evaluation and “shoot don’t shoot” technologies that incorporate a wide range of customizable virtual simulation scenarios for use in classrooms or indoor live fire ranges. Additionally, AIS technology includes QuickRange, a customizable and modular solution for live fire and virtual training ranges. Internationally, the company’s design, construction and support capabilities are aimed at highly realistic and reusable live-fire law enforcement and counter-terrorism training. “This acquisition diversifies our product offering and capitalizes on our existing international marketing channels,” said Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense Systems, Inc. “AIS’s world class products will help Cubic expand its training footprint to target larger facility projects overseas and expand our product offerings for U.S. and Federal law enforcement.” The company has operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore and United Arab Emirates. The company’s largest customer base is concentrated in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.


GSA Makes the Grade on Small Business Efforts Agency receives top marks on measured small business goals July 2, 2013

Washington – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) continues to exceed small business goals according to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) recently released small business scorecard for Fiscal Year 2012. This marks the second year in a row that GSA has received an A+ on the SBA scorecard. The grading system is part of SBA’s government wide small business scorecard, which measures how well each agency performs in reaching their small business and socioeconomic prime contracting and subcontracting goals. Additionally, the scorecard provides accurate and transparent contracting data and reports agency-specific progress. “Expanding opportunities for small businesses is central to delivering the best value for government and the American people,” said Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini. “The A+ grade is a testament to GSA’s commitment to expand opportunities for the small business community, including businesses owned by veteran, women, minority, and disadvantaged entrepreneurs.” GSA awarded $1.3 billion to small business in Fiscal Year 2012, representing nearly 40 percent of eligible contract dollars, exceeding the agency's 30 percent goal and all prime contracting subcategory goals. Over the last couple months, GSA has doubled down on its efforts to expand opportunities for small businesses by hosting critical small business training and matchmaking sessions around the country, strategic sourcing efforts that support small businesses while saving the government $200 million on purchases of common office supplies through strategic sourcing, and awarding more than $21 million to small business across the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. To date, GSA’s Rocky Mountain region has awarded $56 million to small businesses and since October 2012, more than $61 million in new contracts have been awarded to small businesses within the Pacific Rim Region. Innovative small business outreach efforts helped the agency exceed its goals. The Office of Small Business Utilization broadened outreach to small businesses, launching a new workshop series to help business owners learn more about federal opportunities.


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ITT Exelis Teams With SAIC To Counter Future Radar Threats July 10, 2013

CLIFTON, N.J. – ITT Exelis has been selected by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide engineering support for the Adaptive Radar Countermeasures program. The fiveyear contract could be worth $15.6 million if all options are exercised. Administered by DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the ARC program will enable U.S. airborne electronic warfare systems to detect and counter digitally programmable radar systems whose waveforms and behaviors are new, unknown or ambiguous. “With radio frequency threats evolving, we need a capability that will anticipate and meet these threats as they emerge,” said Joe Rambala, vice president and general manager of the Exelis integrated electronic warfare systems business. “SAIC and Exelis are teaming to ensure our warfighters can perform their missions safely and securely.” The ARC program consists of two major elements: the SAIC-led development of new processing techniques and algorithms in a software environment and the Exelis-managed implementation of these techniques with a prototype module within a target system. This process may lead to a new, adaptive EW protection system for airborne platforms within the next five years. “We look forward to producing a comprehensive ARC solution that will potentially mitigate future advanced radio frequency threats to airborne platforms,” said John Fratamico, SAIC senior vice president and group general manager. “This technology represents the future of electronic warfare systems.” About ITT Exelis Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and technical services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers.


Jameson Health System Launches Patient Navigation Program with Highmark Foundation and Accenture July 11, 2013

NEW CASTLE, Pa – Jameson Hospital has established a patient navigator pilot program with the support of the Highmark Foundation and Accenture (NYSE:ACN). Jameson Hospital is one of three hospitals in the Pittsburgh region that are introducing patient navigators to help reduce the disparities that prevent underinsured patients from accessing high-quality care. As announced earlier this year, the Pittsburgh-area program will be supported by three health systems, six certified patient navigators and 24 hospital employees who are trained to help support the program. At Jameson Hospital, the Patient Navigation Institute will certify two patient navigators and train eight hospital employees who are dedicated to several hundred select patients. Patient navigation, which utilizes low-cost, trained community members to connect patients to primary care, is reported to reduce appointment “no-show” rates, decrease inpatient admissions and reduce unnecessary emergency room visits. “The patient navigation pilot program is exciting for both the hospital and the patients that will benefit,” said Christina Wilds, senior program officer of the Highmark Foundation. “The purpose of the one-year pilot is twofold: to increase access to high-quality care among low-income and uninsured populations as well as improve workforce development.” “It is our goal and expectation for this pilot to expand,” shared Kristin Greenburg, RN, BSN, senior case manager at Jameson Health System. “We hope to evolve the program and grant a further reach of customized patient navigation services that will impact the healthcare delivery continuum in our region.” The role of the navigators is to guide patients through each step of their medical care plan, which may include: in-hospital consultation and care planning, scheduling physician appointments, coordinating transportation arrangements, assisting in obtaining child care to attend medical appointments and guiding patients through insurance coverage needs.

MacAulay-Brown, Inc

MacB Makes Washington 100 List for Second Year in a Row MacB Increases its Position on Washington Technology Magazine’s Top July 15, 2013

DAYTON, Ohio – MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a leading National Security company providing innovative engineering and technical solutions to Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Federal agencies, announced today that, for the second year in a row, it has been included on the Washington Technology Magazine Top 100 List of Government Contractors in the Federal Market. MacB was ranked 91, moving up six spots from last year. “It is an honor to once again be included on the prestigious Washington Technology Top 100 List of Government Contractors,” said Sid Fuchs, President and CEO of MacB. “As a company, we emphasize customer success, innovation, execution and employee development. Despite the challenging market conditions, focusing on these core principles ensures that we deliver a superior service to our customers, while meeting our strategic business objectives.” According to Washington Technology, the Top 100 list is based on an analysis of data from the Federal Procurement Data System–Next Generation. The data analyzed covers prime contracts for the 2012 government fiscal year, which ended September 30. About MacAulay-Brown, Inc. For more than 30 years, MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) has been solving some of the Nation’s most complex National Security challenges. Defense, Intelligence Community, Homeland Security and Federal agencies rely on our innovative and proven engineering and technical solutions to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. With Corporate Headquarters in Dayton, Ohio and National Capital Headquarters in Vienna, Va., our 2,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to developing mission focused and results oriented solutions that make a difference where and when it matters most. For more information, please visit, call us at 937-426-3421, link to us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter or become a fan on our Facebook page


Honeywell Announces $200 Million in Investments Backed By Tax Incentive Framework Agreement Investments for new products, ongoing operations supported comprehensive incentive package spearheaded by Louisiana Economic Development July 15, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La.–– Honeywell today announced that its Performance Materials and Technologies business group will invest more than $200 million at its four production facilities in Louisiana, supported by a comprehensive incentive package spearheaded by Louisiana Economic Development that includes both state and local tax incentives. The investments, announced at a press conference in Louisiana with Governor Bobby Jindal, are part of a long-term investment and tax incentive framework agreement between the company and state. Honeywell is examining the feasibility of an additional $1 billion in investments in its Louisiana operations over the next 10 years for a series of projects ranging from the production of nextgeneration products to the maintenance and improvement of current production processes. Under the long-term incentive framework, additional tax incentives would only be triggered as Honeywell moves forward with these further investments. “The investments we are announcing today will support our global operations and allow us to produce many new, in-demand products to support refining processes that produce fuels and petrochemicals, as well as advanced materials that are environmentally friendly and energy efficient,” said Andreas C. Kramvis, president and CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies. “The support of the state of Louisiana, as well as local governments, was key in our decision to locate production of key new products at our Louisiana facilities, helping to ensure their future viability.”


Fluor Secures FEED Contract for Sasol’s New Chemicals Complex in Louisiana July 15, 2013

IRVING, Texas – Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that the company has secured a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for Sasol’s world-scale ethane cracker and associated derivative chemicals facility at its Lake Charles Chemical Complex in Louisiana. Sasol announced the new project at a public event in December 2012, where Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal noted that the project would be the largest single manufacturing investment in the history of Louisiana. Fluor will book approximately $120 million for the FEED contract into backlog in the second quarter. FEED work is under way and is expected to be completed in late 2013. “Sasol has been a strategic client of Fluor’s in South Africa since 1960. For more than 50 years, we have played a leading role in establishing and expanding their coal-to-liquids and chemicals facilities,” said Peter Oosterveer, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals Group. “We are both excited and committed to play a leading role in Sasol’s robust international expansion plans into the United States. We expect to leverage our extensive global supply chain capability and maximize the use of modular fabrication and self-perform construction to provide Sasol with schedule and cost certainty for their landmark capital investment in the U.S. Gulf Coast region.” The new ethane cracker and associated facilities will allow Sasol to expand its differentiated derivatives business in the United States. Project start-up and completion is forecast in 2017 with the expected production of 1.5 million tons-per-year of ethylene with downstream derivative plants. Project work will be led from Fluor’s Houston office with assistance from its offices in Southern California and Manila, the Philippines.


KBR Selected to Construct Europe’s First Land-Based Missile Defense System Facilities in Romania July 18, 2013

Houston, Texas — KBR (NYSE: KBR) today announced that it has been awarded a $134 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District to construct the facilities necessary to support Europe’s first land-based ballistic missile defense system at Romania’s Deveselu Air Base. The Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System, located on a 269-acre site, will make a substantial contribution to provide protection for NATO European territories, including Romania. This will be the world’s first operational Aegis Ashore installation, which is a landbased variant of the Navy’s shipboard Aegis Air and Ballistic Missile Defense System. Under this contract, KBR will re-locate a four-story radar deckhouse structure from the East Coast of the United States to Romania. In Romania, KBR will build all of the various facilities and infrastructure required to support the Aegis Ashore weapon system including roads, support buildings, communications, security and utilities. “This award demonstrates KBR’s strong technical and project management capabilities, as well as our proven history of performing large, technically challenging projects around the world,” said Andy Summers, Group President, KBR Infrastructure, Government and Power. “KBR is honored to have been selected to provide support of vital services to the U.S. Department of Defense and we look forward to the successful and safe completion of this project.” KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, power, industrial, civil infrastructure, minerals, government services and commercial markets. For more information, visit


AECOM Awarded $21 Million, Three-Year Schools Program Contract for Tatweer Buildings Company in Saudi Arabia July 22, 2013

LOS ANGELES – AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 140 countries around the world, announced today that it has been awarded a US$21-million, three-year contract to provide consultancy services to Tatweer Buildings Company, a subsidiary of state-owned Tatweer Holding Company. AECOM will support Tatweer Buildings Company as it develops its internal project and program management capabilities to deliver 2,100 educational facilities throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The program involves projects in all 13 provinces and includes primary and secondary educational facilities. The win is a result of combined efforts of AECOM teams based in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and North America. “We are delighted to play a key role in this important program and to support the Tatweer Buildings Company,” said AECOM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio. “Our global team of visionary education experts is well equipped to deliver a program that works to advance education for the nation’s children.”

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $35 Million Energy Savings Contract with U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua July 23, 2013

ROCKVILLE, Md. – The Department of State has selected Lockheed Martin to deliver energy savings capabilities that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on foreign energy by more than 50 percent for the U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua. Under this contract, the embassy will invest $15 million to save more than $36 million in utility expenses through the installation of 1 megawatt of solar photovoltaic generation, lighting upgrades and controls, chiller plant upgrades, building automation system optimization and transformer upgrades. On-site energy generation will increase security and reduce risk of energy cost volatility for the next 25 years. “Lockheed Martin provides comprehensive energy services to utilities, commercial and government customers,” said Roger Flanagan, director of Energy Solutions for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions. “Our mission-focused management approach, international experience and security expertise will give the Nicaraguan Embassy the necessary capabilities to meet its energy and sustainability goals.” The contract is a task order under the Department of Energy’s Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity vehicle that allows federal agencies to accomplish energy savings projects without up-front capital costs. Instead, upgrades are financed through third-party loans that are paid back from the savings realized by the energy efficiency projects. In 2008, the Department of Energy selected Lockheed Martin as one of 16 Super ESPC companies prequalified to compete for task orders that encompass multiple projects or facilities. The corporation implements energy efficiency, smart grid and cyber security programs across the government and industry.

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STG Names Tom Anderson COO Industry Veteran to Lead STG July 23, 2013

Reston, VA – STG, Inc. (STG) has hired Tom Anderson to serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Anderson has more than 30 years of industry experience with a proven track record of creating, implementing, and leading business operations for the public sector, successfully growing businesses, and maintains active involvement in the Federal IT community. “Many companies are tightening the screws, but STG and Simon Lee are investing and bringing on new talent and you don’t see a lot of that today,” Mr. Anderson said. “STG is positioning itself to be the go-to services contractor for the Government, and I’m excited to be part of that." As COO, Mr. Anderson will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations, improving efficiencies, and driving new business across the company. He will leverage STG’s existing contract vehicles while selectively pursuing new opportunities to lead the company’s growth. Before joining STG, Mr. Anderson was most recently the President of Wyle’s – Science, Technology, and Engineering Group and spent 6 years as the President of a $1.3B organization for CSC. He has also been a senior executive in the operations and business development functions for Raytheon and FDC/Northrop Grumman IT. “Tom shares our passion for the employee-centric, family culture we enjoy at STG,” said Simon Lee, STG Chairman and CEO. “We are looking forward to Tom’s leadership and extend him a warm welcome to the STG family.” Mr. Anderson holds a Master of Science, Technology Management, from George Mason University. About STG Since 1986, STG has provided the U.S. government with customer-focused, performance-based solutions — using technology as an engine to drive our customers’ missions. Solutions are leveraged from our core competencies in enterprise network operations, cyber security, financial services, systems engineering and integration, software engineering, and linguistics and intelligence solutions.


Grupo Zurich Mexico Speeds Operations and Improves Customer Insurance Claims Payment through the Cloud New private cloud infrastructure built on IBM PureSystems and SmartCloud improves performance and reduces operating costs. July, 23, 2013

MÉXICO CITY – Grupo Zurich, the Mexican subsidiary of one of the world’s largest insurance groups, will implement a new private cloud based on IBM (NYSE: IBM) PureSystems and SmartCloud. The new cloud will provide the company with greater flexibility to deploy new applications while increasing the availability of its website and helping to improve the overall customer experience. The PureSystems infrastructure will provide the backbone for a new project known as Zurich Infrastructure as a Service (Ziaas). This project will help Zurich to simplify the operation of enterprise applications and share a common data platform while providing a consistent look-andfeel for end users. Thus, the data center will have the agility to meet the needs of employees using different types of devices (smartphones, tablets, PCs, printers, camcorders, etc.). Before deploying PureSystems, these application upgrades could take Grupo Zurich days or even weeks. Now, upgrades can be deployed in minutes “Having virtual copies of the servers on a single physical location enables us to turn off excess equipment, which reduces carbon dioxide emissions and saves energy," said Joshua Bernal, Infrastructure manager, Zurich Mexico. “The new Private cloud allows us to more efficiently manage our larger databases and storage systems. As a result, both the customer service functions and the business processes teams benefit from highly availability IT resources." Since deploying PureFlex, the client has been able to achieve overall cost reductions in data centers of up to 54 percent. These savings include lower operating costs and application licenses, as well as reduced hardware requirements. With Ziaas, the company has greater flexibility in its data center and can better use its IT resources.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman to Provide New Command and Control System for Metropolitan Police Service July 23, 2013

LONDON – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to provide its CommandPoint™ application as the core solution for the MPS' new command and control requirements. The framework agreed between the MPS and Northrop Grumman will enable the MPS to use the CommandPoint™ application at the core of its new command and control system, which is planned to go live in October 2015. Currently, the MPS handles between 12,000 and 15,000 emergency and nonemergency calls per day. There are more than 2,000 operators employed to answer calls and dispatch officers to incidents. "This is an important award for us that acknowledges our leading capability in public safety command and control application systems," said Jim Myers, vice president and general manager, Cyber Solutions division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "We are very pleased to be working with the Metropolitan Police Service, and we look forward to building a strong partnership with them and delivering this world class capability." The CommandPoint™ system is the latest evolution of a command and control application for public safety dispatch of the emergency services, including real-time resource management, geographic information systems and secure mobile information capabilities. Northrop Grumman has been providing command and control for public safety for more than 40 years and through four generations of systems, serving hundreds of customers including several of the largest U.S. cities (Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Boston), and international customers (Montreal, National Police Service of Ireland and the London Ambulance Service). The London Ambulance Service successfully implemented CommandPoint™ last year as its new computer-aided dispatch system and brought it into operation before the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics.

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Acxsys Corporation Selects CGI to Continue Managing the Technology for Canada’s Interac Ž Network July 24, 2013

Toronto, Ontario - Acxsys Corporation and Interac Association have selected CGI Group Inc., a global provider of information technology and business process services, to continue to manage the technology supporting the Interac network, the national payment network that allows Canadians to access their money through Interac Cash at 60,000 Automated Banking Machines, Interac Debit at 766,000 point-of-sale terminals across Canada and Interac FlashTM. Under this 6-year renewal and contract expansion, CGI will continue to be responsible for the technology management and operations of the Interac Inter-Member Network, a national payments network for the processing of Interac Debit, Interac Flash and Interac Cash transactions, and provide infrastructure services in support of Interac e- TransferTM and Interac Online. With all services delivered to Acxsys and Interac Association by CGI's IT professionals based in Toronto and Montreal, CGI will also manage the infrastructure related to Acxsys' corporate functions. "Whether it's to transfer money to a loved one or make a point-of-sale purchase, Canadians rely on the Interac network to be highly available," said Michael Rose, VP, Banking, CGI. "This contract extension underscores the long-term trust Acxsys has in CGI's ability to manage the technology that supports over 4 billion transactions made by Canadians each year." "CGI has been our technology partner for well over a decade, and in that time we have seen the payment landscape become increasingly competitive, coupled with a year-over-year increase in the demand for our Interac branded services," said Amanda Holden, Vice President, Operations, Security and Technology, Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation. "That means more Canadians trust and expect us to provide 24/7, reliable, safe and secure access to their money and our ongoing investments in state of the art infrastructure will help us continue to deliver outstanding service and support future product development."


Savvis Launches Cloud Data Center Services Scalable, on-demand cloud service available in North America, Europe and Asia July 25, 2013

ST. LOUIS – Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, today announced the global availability of Savvis Cloud Data Center, a virtual data center service built on VMware vCloud Director® 5.1 and Cisco's Unified Data Center technologies to offer businesses a simplified platform for complex hybrid cloud solutions. Savvis Cloud Data Center expands on the company's pioneering virtual private data center solutions. It enables users to flexibly build software-defined data center services that manage compute capabilities, storage, network connectivity and security operations. "Businesses are looking to migrate applications hosted on-premise into the cloud using a variety of hybrid solutions," said Andrew Higginbotham, chief technology officer at Savvis. "Designed for customers who rely on VMware technologies, Savvis Cloud Data Center streamlines extensions into the cloud with easy-to-use familiar interfaces and tools for scaling performance to their needs." Cloud Data Center standardizes to VMware vCloud Director 5.1, simplifying workload migration and integration. It runs on Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS), which taps the full potential of virtualization and cloud platforms through total infrastructure abstraction and API-driven automation. "Savvis is a partner that understands how to use VMware technologies to help companies build, deploy and manage critical business solutions," said Dave O'Callaghan, senior vice president of Global Channels and Alliances, VMware. "Cloud Data Center, built on vCloud Director® 5.1, can provide businesses with a simple and flexible platform for hybrid cloud delivery that enables control and choice on where to run applications and effective asset protection through true data center extensibility."

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Panasonic Avionics & China Telecom Satellite Communications Partner to Connect the Skies over China July 25, 2013

Lake Forest, California – Panasonic Avionics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Telecom Satellite Communications Limited (China Telecom Satellite) to jointly develop, implement and support in-flight connectivity solutions for Chinese Market. The signing of the MOU will also make possible the first ever provision of in-flight connectivity to Panasonic’s 36 non-Chinese customer airlines when flying into and over China. Panasonic Avionics' eXConnect system uses its global Ku-band aeronautical satellite network to deliver inflight broadband connectivity, enabling passengers to access the internet, send email or log onto their favorite social media sites. Paul Margis, CEO of Panasonic Avionics, says: "While there is still work to be done in order to complete the cooperation agreement, we have made great progress with China Telecom Satellite towards providing this very important service to our airline customers and their passengers. We believe China Telecom Satellite will be a very strong and effective partner for China’s in-flight communication market.” China Telecom Satellite stated, “We are very pleased to partner with Panasonic Avionics as they have an established track record and are proving to be a strong provider of high-quality in-flight communications services to both international and Chinese airlines.” Both parties are working to complete their formal contract over the coming weeks and plan to begin offering commercial in-flight connectivity services in the fourth quarter of 2013.


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Lockheed Martin Welcomes Teammates For oneSKY AUSTRALIA Air Traffic Management Solution July 29, 2013

CANBERRA, Australia – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will team with four leading air traffic management (ATM) technology providers to offer its Skyline Enterprise ™ solution for the Airservices Australia and Australian Department of Defence oneSKY AUSTRALIA procurement. Together, the team’s capabilities offer an enhanced air transportation network for all Australians. The teammates joining Lockheed Martin Australia Pty Ltd on its oneSKY AUSTRALIA solution include Australian-based partners Adacel Technologies Limited; Daronmont Technologies; and Frequentis Australasia Pty Ltd. In addition, Airbus ProSky with subsidiary, Metron Aviation, will join the team. Skyline Enterprise, one of the world’s most advanced ATM solutions, will feature capabilities that include Adacel Technologies’ flight path conflict detection tool and Frequentis Australasia’s voice communications and integrated tower products. Daronmont Technologies, a small-medium enterprise will provide extensive experience in engineering and deployment of complex systems to the Department of Defence. Metron Aviation is the current provider of Australia’s advanced air traffic flow management (ATFM) system, and their knowledge and skills will ensure the solution optimises airspace and airport resources. Combined, the team’s solution will provide Australians with more on-time departures and arrivals, improving their air travel experience. Additional benefits of the Skyline Enterprise solution include more efficient gate-to-gate ATFM; harmonised civil-military operations that ensure defence readiness; and more secure skies through advanced airspace management and flight path monitoring capabilities. “Lockheed Martin’s solution for the oneSKY AUSTRALIA requirement offers a new era of enhanced travel, air safety and more efficient commerce for all Australians,” said Raydon Gates, chief executive of Lockheed Martin Australia Pty Ltd.


Bechtel-Led Consortium Selected For Multi-Billion Dollar Rail Project in Saudi Arabia Team will design and build Riyadh Metro Lines 1 and 2 July 29, 2013

LONDON – A consortium led by Bechtel has received a letter of award from the High Commission for the Development of ArRiyadh to design and build two rail lines of the Riyadh Metro network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The team will be responsible for the approximately $10 billion development of Lines 1 and 2, which will be part of the six-line metro system that will form the backbone of Riyadh’s public transportation network. The contract is expected to be finalized next month. “Bechtel has had the privilege of working in Saudi Arabia for nearly 70 years and we thank the High Commission for the opportunity to continue this legacy. We look forward to working with the High Commission to build Lines 1 and 2 of this landmark metro system, both safely and sustainably,” said Peter Dawson, president of Bechtel’s civil infrastructure business. “We intend to partner with the local community and businesses, as well as hire and develop Saudi nationals, to successfully deliver this project.” The consortium, which includes Bechtel, Almabani General Contractors, Consolidated Contractors Company, and Siemens (BACS), will be responsible for the design, construction, train cars, signalling, electrification and integration of the new lines to the system. Line 1 will run north to south across Riyadh from Olaya to Batha Corridor and Line 2 will run east to west along King Abdullah Road. The new lines will feature stations powered by renewable energy and fully automatic trains. The highly-aesthetic design reflects Riyadh’s modernity and the city’s architectural heritage. The BACS consortium members have more than 380 years’ combined global experience delivering infrastructure projects, including more than 230 years’ combined experience in Saudi Arabia. Bechtel’s signature projects in Saudi Arabia include Jubail Industrial City, King Khaled and King Fahd International Airports; and Ras Al Khair aluminium smelter. The company has successfully delivered 35 metro rapid transit systems across the world.


CH2M HILL Secures $75 million Natural Resources Services Task-Order Contract for the U.S. Navy July 29, 2013

VIRGINIA BEACH – The U.S. Navy announced that CH2M HILL and three other firms were awarded a Navy Atlantic Natural Resources Services contract, which provides the Navy with world-wide biological, natural, and cultural resources management and compliance and related environmental planning services. The maximum dollar value, including the 12month base period and four option years for all three contracts combined, is $75,000,000. The Government has the option to extend the term of the contract for up to four additional one-year periods. According to the Navy’s announcement, examples of task requirements include: x x x x x x x x

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Fluor Selected for Cerro Verde Mine Expansion in Peru July 30, 2013

IRVING, Texas – Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it was awarded a contract by FreeportMcMoRan Copper & Gold to provide construction management (CM) services for the expansion of the Cerro Verde mine in Peru. Fluor previously provided engineering and procurement services on the project beginning in early 2012. For the new contract, Fluor booked approximately $2.9 billion into backlog during the second quarter of 2013. Cerro Verde is an open-pit copper and molybdenum mining complex located near the city of Arequipa in southern Peru. The large-scale expansion, announced in 2012, will triple existing throughput of the concentrator facilities to approximately 360,000 metric tons per day. “Fluor is pleased that Freeport-McMoRan has awarded the construction management services to Fluor on this important project,” said Rick Koumouris, Fluor’s business line lead for Mining & Metals. “We look forward to enhancing our excellent relationships with Freeport-McMoRan by successfully building the design developed by our Vancouver office.” Under the contract, Fluor will provide CM services for the new 240,000 metric tons per day concentrator, associated infrastructure including a new 220 kilovolt transmission line, a new waste water treatment plant for the city of Arequipa, upgraded fresh water pumping system, new tailing storage facility and ancillary buildings and facilities. Engineering and procurement services for the project have been provided from Fluor’s Vancouver, Canada, office and the company’s offices in Lima, Peru, and Santiago, Chile, will lead the construction management operations for the project.


Dell Expands Direct Financing Capabilities in Europe Expands Dell direct financing opportunities for customers in Europe August 1, 2013

Dell’s mid-market and corporate customers in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg can now access direct financing for leases and loans to support their IT Solutions and long-term growth through Dell Financial Services (DFS). The expansion of DFS into Europe is a major milestone for Dell and further enhances the range of end-toend scalable solutions and services that the company offers customers. Following the successful award of a full bank license by the Central Bank of Ireland at the end of June, and the acquisition of a portion of CIT Vendor Finance’s Dell-related assets, sales and servicing functions in Europe, Dell is now able to provide direct financing programmes to customers in parts of Europe. DFS provides a real alternative to bank financing in Europe where access to capital remains a key obstacle for many businesses. Customers now have access to Dell financial support for all their IT solutions. They will be able to benefit from the scale of Dell’s U.S. and Canadian operations, where customers already enjoy direct financing opportunities, including the global consistency of Dell’s financing terms and conditions. Through DFS, Dell will also be able to provide much needed capital to small- and medium-sized businesses looking to invest in new technology to give them a competitive edge and grow their companies. “With the introduction of direct Dell Financial Services into Europe we can now offer customers the finance needed to support their IT solutions so that they can focus more on investing in their business rather than worrying about the infrastructure to run it,” said Cormac Costelloe, General Manager, Dell Financial Services EMEA. “We believe that it is not enough to just provide technology solutions that enable businesses to grow, we also have to provide access to the finance needed, particularly in the current economic climate. Dell Financial Services is just one more way in which Dell is supporting and contributing to the success of our customers.”


Bank of the Philippine Islands Partners with IBM to Transform Banking IT Operations & Strengthen Services August 1, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced today the signing of a strategic partnership agreement to outsource BPI’s existing IT infrastructure services to IBM. Under the agreement, IBM will take over BPI’s IT network and data center activities. This will allow BPI’s Information Systems team to better concentrate on the bank’s strategic initiatives. IBM is an experienced IT service provider with an excellent reputation for large scale systems integration and systems management within the banking industry. IBM currently services several major banks in the ASEAN region. This engagement will help BPI focus on more strategic business areas while IBM manages its day-to-day IT operations. “The country’s growth trajectory provides BPI with the opportunity to grow,” says President and CEO of BPI Cezar “Bong” P. Consing. “The partnership with IBM will help provide the IT infrastructure that is supportive of the bank’s growth objectives.” “IBM is committed to the strategic partnership as BPI continues to focus on key transformational projects,” said President and Country General Manager, IBM Philippines Mariels Almeda Winhoffer. “IBM will provide smarter, scalable IT services and capabilities that will enhance and accelerate BPI's transformation for growth.”


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AECOM Awarded Project Management Contract for Redevelopment of Kwong Wah Hospital in Hong Kong August 1, 2013

Los Angeles, Calif. – AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 140 countries around the world, announced today that AECOM has been awarded a project management contract for the redevelopment of the Kwong Wah Hospital, one of the major acute hospitals in the Hong Kong Hospital Authority’s Kowloon West Cluster. The redevelopment plan aims to expand the capacity of the hospital to meet the increasing demand for health care services in the Kowloon West Cluster. The contract follows AECOM being awarded similar work on the expansion project for the nearby United Christian Hospital during 2012. “We are proud to win our second major health care project from the Hong Kong Hospital Authority within the last year,” said John M. Dionisio, AECOM chairman and chief executive officer. “This assignment clearly demonstrates AECOM’s strength within the health care sector, reflecting our innovative work in this area.” AECOM will also represent the Hospital Authority as the manager of other design consultants throughout the Kwong Wah Hospital redevelopment’s project period, as well as the resident site staff throughout construction. The redevelopment is scheduled for completion during 2022.


OASIS Program Announces Extended Opportunities for Properly Registered Small Business Contractors The OASIS Program is projected to award several billion dollars worth of contracts to both large and small businesses through its selective process August 4, 2013

Orlando, FL - The GSA is expecting big things with their new contract vehicle, the OASIS Program (One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services). The OASIS Program is projected to award several billion dollars worth of contracts to both large and small businesses through its selective process. The program is expected to generate up to $12 billion in indefinite-delivery and indefinite-quantity government contracts over the course of 10 years. Just recently, the GSA has announced more details about the program itself. The OASIS Program will now be made up of two different parts: a small business set-aside known as OASIS SB as well as a full and open, unrestricted procurement. OASIS officials like Jim Ghiloni, Director of the OASIS Program, are telling small businesses not to give up, even if they have been rejected for the program. The OASIS Program is not designed to lock out rejected vendors or keep selected vendors on the program. Ghiloni went on to state, “This program is not going to lock down in 10 years. There will be fluidity in the contractor pool over time. And if you’re not qualified when the RFP comes out, it doesn’t mean you’re locked out for 10 years.” However, before a business can start bidding on the available OASIS contracts that are set for release this month, they must first be registered in System for Award Management (SAM). Most businesses find the SAM registration very difficult and tedious. It can take days or even weeks to fill out the registration if a business is not familiar with the registration process. That is why businesses all over the country have been hiring third party registration firms to conduct the SAM registration for their business.US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is the world’s largest third party registration firm that registers businesses in System for Award Management and prepares businesses for the qualifying process of the OASIS Program. USFCR’s staff of government contracting professionals will register a business in SAM, evaluate a business’s federal market, and connect that business to federal buyers around the nation. Their innovative marketing strategies have been proven to work by tens of thousands of contractors who use their service.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman, VITA Awarded Best Fit Integrator Performance and Long-Term Service IT Infrastructure Award Recognizes Northrop Grumman's Longstanding Partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia August 5, 2013

JACKSON, Wyo. – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) were awarded a Best Fit Integrator Performance and Long-Term Service Award by the Center for Digital Government Aug. 4. The company and VITA were honored for their long-standing information technology partnership. The award was presented at the Center for Digital Government's seventh annual Best Fit Integrator Awards dinner. The dinner is a part of the State and Local Government Industry Summit, which recognizes the private sector technology industry's contribution to the modernization of public service. "The commonwealth has a long history of leadership and achievement. Northrop Grumman is grateful for this recognition by the Center for Digital Government. We are proud that, through our partnership with VITA and our agency customers, we've continued that tradition with IT services that exceed industry norms," said Jim Kane, vice president and VITA program manager, Northrop Grumman. The Best Fit Integrator Performance and Long-Term Service Award recognizes sustained, exceptional effects of an integrator's work over time and a number of projects. "The commonwealth of Virginia's transformation to an enterprise IT infrastructure was made possible by partnership of VITA and Northrop Grumman," said Sam Nixon, chief information officer of the commonwealth of Virginia and agency head for VITA. "Although we have substantially completed transformation, our approach of constant improvement and increased maturity of business process has provided additional benefits to the citizens of Virginia around reliability, standardization and increased security.“

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Verizon and Motorola Solutions Collaborate to Deliver New Mobile Broadband Device to First Responders August 7, 2013

NEW YORK and SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – First responders and emergency personnel across the United States will be able to better respond to emergencies and routine activities by tapping into the power of mobile broadband, with the introduction of a new vehicle-based modem that enables applications such as ultra-fast database access, photos and streaming video. Verizon and Motorola Solutions are collaborating to deliver the VML 700 LTE Vehicle Modem R1.1. The modem is designed to operate on the Verizon 4G LTE wireless network and LTEbased public safety broadband networks such as FirstNet, the dedicated and interoperable national public safety broadband network authorized by Congress as part of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. Many first responders currently rely upon either legacy analog and digital technology platforms or 3G wireless for mobile broadband connectivity. Verizon’s 4G LTE network, which is available in 500 markets across the U.S. and covers more than 298 million people, delivers speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, meaning that large data and video files can be accessed and shared for quick action. For instance, field-based emergency medical technicians using the new Motorola Solutions modem on Verizon’s 4G LTE network can securely access the system housing a patient’s electronic medical records, and – while the ambulance is en route to the emergency room – relay vital statistics and even video to hospital personnel so that they can be prepared to administer the appropriate treatment when the patient arrives. “Public safety agencies across the U.S. are actively looking to upgrade aging equipment and deploy advanced mobile broadband technologies to meet increasingly complex challenges,” said Dominic DeMark, area vice president, public safety markets, Verizon Enterprise Solutions.


GE Appoints Three New Company Officers August 7, 2013

FAIRFIELD, Conn - GE today announced the appointment of three new company officers. GE currently has 196 officers globally who lead large revenue generating businesses or are in critical functional roles, helping to drive growth. Below are the details of the new officers: Olivier Fontan, 44, has been appointed vice president, Global Supply Chain - GE China. In this newly created role, Olivier will continue to lead supply chain manufacturing operations for Power & Water in Asia. In addition, he will be responsible for developing and executing crossbusiness multi-modal manufacturing strategy while collaborating with each GE business’ sourcing teams to identify further volume growth in China. Olivier has been with GE for 13 years, having served in various manufacturing and operation roles in Power & Water including his most recent post as GM, Manufacturing – Asia, GE Power & Water. He received his Diplôme d'Ingénieur in manufacturing technology from Ecole Nationale d’Ingenieurs in France. Marisa Harney, 56, has been appointed vice president and chief risk officer of GE Capital Americas, GE Capital’s North American lending and leasing business. In this role, Marisa will lead the independent risk team responsible for managing all enterprise risk across the platform including portfolios, systems and processes. Most recently, Marisa was Head of Corporate Credit Risk of Americas for Bank of America. Prior to her nine years at Bank of America, she held risk roles of increasing seniority at Credit Suisse First Boston, Chemical Bank and Bankers Trust Company. She received her undergraduate degree in finance from Fordham University and her MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Ernest Marshall, 44, has been appointed vice president, Human Resources, GE Aviation. In this role, Ernest will provide strategic HR direction for more than 40,000 employees located at 82 sites around the globe. He will also apply his experience with large acquisitions to the integration of Avio Aero into the GE culture.


Boeing, Travel Service Finalize Order for Three 737 MAXs August 7, 2013

SEATTLE – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Travel Service have finalized an order for three 737 MAX 8s, valued at $301.5 million at list prices. The Czech Republicbased carrier originally announced a commitment to purchase the 737 MAX in June during the 2013 Paris Air Show. Today's announcement brings the total number of orders to date for the 737 MAX to 1,498 airplanes. "In recent years, Travel Service has gone from strength to strength by building a fleet based on highly reliable and versatile Next-Generation 737s," said Roman Vik, general director, Travel Service. "The addition of the 737 MAX to Travel Service will enable our business to continue on this upward trajectory, bringing improved efficiencies to our fleet." The 737 MAX will be 13 percent more fuel-efficient than today's most efficient single-aisle airplanes and 8 percent more fuel-efficient per seat than tomorrow's competition. The configuration includes new LEAP-1B engines from CFM International that are optimized for the 737 MAX, a redesigned tail cone and the Boeing designed Advanced Technology Winglet to reduce fuel use. Other changes incorporated include upgrades to the flight deck displays, an electronic bleed air system and fly-by-wire spoiler flight controls. "The 737 MAX will be an excellent fit for Travel Service, enabling the carrier to continue to expand its ever-increasing route network," said Todd Nelp, vice president of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The unmatched economics of the 737 MAX, coupled with the Boeing Sky Interior, will ensure that Travel Service continues to stand out from the competition." Travel Service offers charter flights to more than 230 airports on four continents, as well as lowcost scheduled services to major European destinations through its Smart Wings brand. Travel Service currently operates 28 Next-Generation 737s, which include both direct deliveries from Boeing, as well as leased airplanes.

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Verizon and Motorola Solutions Collaborate to Deliver New Mobile Broadband Device to First Responders August 7, 2013

NEW YORK and SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – First responders and emergency personnel across the United States will be able to better respond to emergencies and routine activities by tapping into the power of mobile broadband with the introduction of a new vehicle-based modem that enables applications such as ultra-fast database access, photos, and streaming video. Verizon and Motorola Solutions are collaborating to deliver the VML 700 LTE Vehicle Modem R1.1. The modem is designed to operate on the Verizon 4G LTE wireless network and LTE-based public safety broadband networks, such as FirstNet, the dedicated and interoperable national public safety broadband network authorized by Congress as part of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. Many first responders currently rely upon either legacy analog and digital technology platforms or 3G wireless for mobile broadband connectivity. Verizon’s 4G LTE network, which is available in 500 markets across the U.S. and covers more than 298 million people, delivers speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, meaning that large data and video files can be accessed and shared for quick action. For instance, field-based emergency medical technicians using the new Motorola Solutions modem on Verizon’s 4G LTE network can securely access the system housing a patient’s electronic medical record, and – while the ambulance is en route to the emergency room – relay vital statistics and even video to hospital personnel so that they can be prepared to administer the appropriate treatment when the patient arrives. “Public safety agencies across the U.S. are actively looking to upgrade aging equipment and deploy advanced mobile broadband technologies to meet increasingly complex challenges,” said Dominic DeMark, area vice president, public safety markets, Verizon Enterprise Solutions.


CSC Acquires Big Data Firm Infochimps Acquisition will accelerate CSC’s core data services platform, commitment to open source development August 8, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – CSC has acquired Infochimps, a provider of big data platform-asa-service for enterprise businesses and an open source innovator based in Austin, Texas and with an office in Redwood City, California. Infochimps’ team of highly skilled big data and analytics professionals and engineers will accelerate the development of CSC’s data services platform, enabling CSC to quickly scale its big data business and offering customers asa-service access to advanced data analytics. “This acquisition aligns directly with CSC’s focus on next-generation technology solutions and services,” said Sashi Reddi, CSC’s vice president and general manager for Big Data and Analytics. “Infochimps’ expertise in building industrial-strength data platforms on open source technologies will advance CSC’s big data capabilities significantly.” "CSC’s customers are looking for both deep analytics and real-time correlation through a preintegrated cloud platform," said Dan Hushon, CSC's chief technology officer. “The joint CSCInfochimps capabilities give our customers the ability to provision their analytic platform, point their data streams and deliver new industry insights." Infochimps will be able to leverage CSC’s global network of 87,000 employees, including technologists, industry consultants, application developers, software engineers, cybersecurity experts and infrastructure professionals. In addition, Infochimps will have access to CSC’s industrialized global sales, marketing, delivery and solution development teams. "Infochimps and CSC share leadership values of intellectual honesty and commitment to excellence,” said Jim Kaskade, Infochimps’ chief executive officer. “Additionally, the synergy between our companies presents a strong value proposition for the largest Global 2000 public companies.”


AECOM Awarded $18.7-Million for US AID Water-Security Program in the Philippines August 8, 2013

LOS ANGELES – AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 140 countries around the world, announced today that it has been awarded a US$18.7-million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contract to implement the Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability program, known as “Be Secure,” in the Philippines. AECOM will partner with the government of the Philippines to promote good governance and build capacity in water security with the aim to achieve improved access to water services and more-resilient communities. AECOM will work to support local stakeholders, improve sustainable water supply, advance wastewatertreatment service delivery and increase resilience to climate-related water stress and hydrological extremes. “We are excited to provide an innovative technical approach to help respond to urgent watersecurity challenges in the Philippines,” said AECOM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio. “We developed and tested this approach over the last 15 years implementing USAID-funded water services, climate change and environment projects in country.” During the next four years, AECOM will implement the Be Secure project in partnership with WaterLinks, a Philippine non-profit that develops peer-to-peer partnerships between water services providers.

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Rockwell Collins to Purchase ARINC Inc. for $1.39 Billion Accelerates Rockwell Collins’ growth in flight services by bringing together bestin-class international and regional trip support solutions August 11, 2013

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) today announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, and a leader in communications and information processing solutions for the commercial aviation industry, for $1.39 billion. The transaction will bring together two leading players in the growing field of aviation information management, combining ARINC’s trusted networks and services with the industry leading avionics and cabin technologies developed by Rockwell Collins. "Strategically, this acquisition is a natural fit for Rockwell Collins,” said Kelly Ortberg, Rockwell Collins Chief Executive Officer and President. “It accelerates our strategy to develop comprehensive information management solutions by building on our existing informationenabled products and systems and ARINC's ground–based networks and services to further expand our opportunities beyond the aircraft." ARINC broadly touches the entire aviation eco-system, including pilots, operators, maintenance, passengers, controllers, regulators, security, and airport operations. In addition, ARINC provides communications and information processing for the rail, industrial security and public safety segments. Their 2013 revenues are expected to be in excess of $600 million. When completed, the acquisition will shift the balance of Rockwell Collins’ business to approximately 54 percent commercial and 46 percent government. “ARINC’s strong customer base, high customer retention rates and subscription business model will help the company achieve accelerated growth and benefit from greater earnings consistency throughout the commercial aviation business cycle,” added Ortberg.

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Turkey’s GAMA Enerji Invests in GE Wind Turbines GE to Provide 13, 2.75-103 Wind Turbines to GAMA Enerji August 12, 2013

AKHISAR, MANISA, TURKEY— GAMA Enerji A.Ş., a GAMA Holding-GE Energy Financial Services joint venture, has achieved financial close and completed the first drawdown for a 35-megawatt (MW) wind power plant in Akhisar, Manisa, 40 kilometers from Izmir, Turkey. GAMA Enerji signed a loan agreement with TSKB in Istanbul on July 5, for financing the Gök II wind park, which is expected to reach commercial operation in 2014. The 13 GE 2.75-103 wind turbines that will power the Gök II wind farm have advanced efficiency and reliability for a broad range of wind conditions and grid connection capabilities. They also have high availability rates to support the wind farm’s energy targets. The Gök II Wind Power Plant will be the third GE- and GAMA-owned wind farm in Turkey and will help the country reach its goal of generating 20,000 MW of wind energy by 2023. With the completion of Gök II, the operational wind power capacity of GAMA Enerji’s three wind farms will increase to 67.5 MW, the equivalent to the required energy needs of approximately 115,000 Turkish homes. “GE’s 2.75-103 wind turbines are the right machines for medium to high wind conditions in Akhisar, Manisa. The 13 units’ power curve will allow Gök II to capture the most wind and provide much-needed additional electricity for Turkey,” said Arif Ozozan, board member and CEO, GAMA Enerji A.Ş. “This is the third GAMA Enerji wind farm in Turkey, and we have the utmost confidence in GE’s wide-ranging portfolio of multi-megawatt wind turbines.” According to a report by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey, the country’s annual electricity demand increase is 5.68 percent. In comparison, the annual electricity demand increase in the European Union is only 1.6 percent.


Accenture Expands Product Lifecycle Management Expertise with Acquisition of PRION Group Combined capability will help clients in manufacturing industries quickly and more efficiently deliver products to customers. August 12, 2013

STUTTGART – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced its intent to acquire PRION Group – a leading consulting and systems integrator that specializes in Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software. The acquisition will strengthen Accenture’s PLM skills and enhance its ability to help clients deliver products to customers faster and more efficiently. PRION Group provides PLM strategy and process consultancy, system implementation, data migration, application management and PLM as a managed service. With the acquisition of PRION Group, Accenture will expand its end-to-end PLM offering by combining PRION Group’s full range of PLM services with Accenture’s existing PLM capabilities. Combining PRION Group with Accenture’s management consulting, technology and outsourcing capabilities will create a market-leading global PLM offering for a range of industries, including industrial equipment, automotive, consumer goods, and aerospace and defense. Koen Deryckere, senior managing director with Accenture said: “With manufacturing companies spending as much as 25 percent of their revenues on innovation and product development, PLM can help them avoid investments in products that are either late to market or don’t fully address customer requirements. The combination of PRION Group’s PLM specialist skills and Accenture’s industrialized delivery methodologies and global scale will help clients tackle the fragmented system and process landscape in the product development space, which many companies face today.” PRION Group’s skilled workforce specializes in implementing Siemens PLM Software to help clients achieve the maximum business benefits the software can provide by improving product data management, reducing development times and more efficiently delivering products to customers faster.

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Leidos Headquarters to Be In Reston, VA Planned National Security, Health and Engineering Solutions Company Leidos Signs Lease for Office Space in Reston Town Center August 12, 2013

MCLEAN, Va. – Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today that its national security, health and engineering solutions business, which will be named Leidos, will be headquartered in Reston, Va. The company signed a lease with Boston Properties for office space located at 11951 and 11955 Freedom Dr., named One and Two Freedom Square respectively, within the Reston Town Center complex. About 150 employees will immediately occupy the space, with another 450 moving in overtime as renovations are completed. "The selection of the headquarters location for Leidos was made after careful consideration of many options," said SAIC COO Stu Shea, future President and COO of Leidos. "We did careful analysis of where employees live and also mapped out key customer locations to inform our decision." The team also considered quality of life, traffic patterns and potential commute times for employees, among other factors. "Reston makes sense for Leidos – it's easily accessible and the amenities are world class. The new facility will be more conveniently located for our employees and still gives us easy access to key customers in the area," Shea said. The company is moving from a campus environment, where all employees are housed and congregate, to a true headquarters environment where primarily the leadership team and some corporate functions reside. "With such a large percentage of our employees working side-by-side with our customers each day – this approach makes sense for Leidos," Shea said.

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MacAulay-Brown, Inc. Strengthens National Security Team Sharon Russ Named Vice President, National Capital Region Division; Dan Gutierrez Promoted to Vice President to Lead MacB’s Information Dominance Division August 12, 2013

DAYTON, Ohio – MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a leading National Security company providing innovative engineering and technical solutions to Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Federal agencies, announced today that it has significantly strengthened its National Security team. Today’s announcement reflects MacB’s continued investment and focus in the National Security community, as well as the National Capital Region. Sharon Russ joins MacB as Vice President, National Capital Region (NCR) Division. In her new role, Russ will utilize her nearly 20 years of National Security focused business experience to support Intelligence Community (IC) customers in the NCR. Based out of MacB’s National Capital Headquarters in Vienna, Va., she will also be responsible for increasing strategic new business opportunities and cultivating critical relationships with key industry partners. Dan Gutierrez has been promoted to Vice President and will lead MacB’s Information Dominance Division (IDD) in San Antonio. He will be responsible for promoting and leading MacB’s Cyber, Information Operations (IO) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) offerings. Previously, Gutierrez served as acting manager of IDD, where he successfully led several new business efforts and significantly increased MacB’s Cybersecurity offering. He is based in San Antonio, but will support customers throughout the United States. Russ and Gutierrez will report directly to Mark Chadason, Senior Vice President and General Manager of MacB’s National Security Group (NSG). “The addition of Sharon, and promotion of Dan, increases our ability to provide the innovative engineering services and solutions we are known for throughout the DoD and IC,” said Chadason. “In addition to the proven leadership they bring to MacB, customers will be able to rely on their more than 50 years of collective experience in supporting the Nation’s most critical missions.”

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Lockheed Martin Receives $308 Million Contract Modification for Production of PAC-3 Missiles Kuwait Becomes Sixth PAC-3 International Customer August 12, 2013

DALLAS – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $308 million contract modification from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for hardware and services associated with the combatproven PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment program. In addition to Fiscal Year 2013 missile and command launch system production for the U.S. Army, the contract marks the first Foreign Military Sale of the PAC-3 Missile to Kuwait. Kuwait is the sixth international customer for the PAC-3 Missile. The contract includes production of 244 hit-to-kill PAC-3 Missiles, 72 launcher modification kits and associated tooling, as well as program management. This is the 14th production buy of the PAC-3 Missile Segment by the U.S. government. “Kuwait’s purchase of PAC-3 Missiles will provide its defense forces with a superior air and missile defense capability,” said Richard McDaniel, vice president of PAC-3 Missile programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “This is another example of the growing global interest for the PAC-3 Missile’s capabilities.” In 2009, Taiwan became the fifth international customer for the PAC-3 Missile, joining the Netherlands, Germany, Japan and the United Arab Emirates in fielding the system. Production will take place at Lockheed Martin’s manufacturing facilities in Dallas and Lufkin, Texas; Chelmsford, Mass.; Ocala, Fla.; and Camden, Ark. Deliveries will begin in 2014. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor on the PAC-3 Missile Segment upgrade to the PATRIOT air defense system. The PAC-3 Missile Segment consists of the PAC-3 Missile, a highly agile hit-to-kill interceptor, the PAC-3 Missile canisters (each of which hold four PAC-3 Missiles, with four canisters per launcher), a fire solution computer and an enhanced launcher electronics system and launcher support hardware.


Xerox Acquires Canada-based CPAS Systems Inc. August 13, 2013

NORWALK, Conn. — Xerox today announced its acquisition of CPAS Systems Inc., a Toronto-based company providing pension administration software to the private and public sectors. CPAS software simplifies administration and record keeping for defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid retirement savings plans as well as health, welfare and group life insurance premiums. The company’s open-architecture platform features mobile and Web-enabled technology and manages pensions for more than 2 million people in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Xerox will offer CPAS both as a standalone software solution and as part of its human resources outsourcing services offering, with a special emphasis on the emerging market for government pension administration outsourcing. “Governments are under pressure to reduce costs while enhancing services. Pension administration is an area where innovation can help our customers recognize significant operational improvements while delivering cost savings,” said Nancy Collins, group president, Xerox State Enterprise Solutions. “CPAS has a robust, highly flexible solution that strengthens Xerox’s suite of offerings for modernizing government.” CPAS originally developed its software to support the complex Canadian pension system, which includes diverse pension and tax legislative requirements for 10 provinces and the federal government. Today the company’s worldwide clients include financial services companies; local, state and national governments; individual and multi-employer plan sponsors; and third-party administrators that manage pensions in multiple languages, jurisdictions and currencies. “Pension administration is a complex and evolving sector, and CPAS has a strong platform that supports the comprehensive requirements of commercial, government, and institutional plan managers,” said CPAS Chairman and CEO David Rive.


Savvis Strengthens European Presence with Three Executive Appointments New sales, services and marketing VPs focus on enhancing regional offering August 13, 2013

LONDON – Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, has strengthened its international leadership team in Europe with the executive appointments of Ian Bryant, Eric McDougal and Nick Barley. Each leader is charged with driving growth in Savvis cloud, managed hosting and colocation services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. With 25 years of management experience, Ian Bryant joins Savvis as vice president of advanced services in EMEA. He previously worked for Cognizant Technology Solutions, where he was responsible for the company's IT infrastructure services practice in Europe. Before that, Bryant spent more than 10 years at Capgemini, most recently as vice president, responsible for central United Kingdom government outsourcing. Eric McDougal joins Savvis as vice president of sales, EMEA, having amassed an exceptional record of exceeding quota performance during his five years leading Savvis' sales team in the United States. Prior to joining Savvis, he served in various leadership positions with Daugherty Business Solutions, Wipro Technologies and CSC. Nick Barley joins Savvis as vice president of international marketing, covering EMEA and Asia Pacific. Barley has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, having held various senior leadership roles in international marketing for Microsoft, Oracle, Computer Associates and Hewlett-Packard. Most recently, Barley served as vice president, EMEA marketing, for Juniper Networks. "Ian, Eric and Nick are powerful additions to our team, focused on accelerating demand for Savvis EMEA's global IT infrastructure solutions," said James Parker, senior vice president, global sales and marketing, Savvis. "It's crucial that we maintain focus on what our clients want and need today and in the years ahead. I am confident these leaders will further Savvis' position in meeting the unique IT requirements of businesses in Europe."

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Paldiski Onshore Wind Farm Officially Opened in Estonia Eighteen GE 2.5-100 Wind Turbines to Mark Company’s Debut in the Country August 13, 2013

PALDISKI, ESTONIA — GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the opening of the Paldiski Wind Farm on the Pakri peninsula in northwestern Estonia. With 18 GE 2.5-100 wind turbines, the Paldiski Wind Farm marks the commercial debut of the company’s wind turbine technology in Estonia, one of Europe’s most promising wind sectors. GE representatives were joined at the ceremony by officials from Eesti Energia AS and Nelja Energia AS, the owners of the wind farm, as well as President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves. “I am glad that Paldiski wind farm has been completed. One more efficient power plant has been added to Eesti Energia’s generating portfolio, as wind conditions on Pakri peninsula are excellent,” said Sandor Liive , chairman of the Eesti Energia management board. Eesti Energia currently operates four wind farms: Paldiski, Aulepa, Narva and Virtsu, with a total capacity of 111 MW. Thanks to strong winds coming off the Baltic Sea and the installation of the Paldiski Wind Farm, Estonia experienced a significant development for wind power last year. According to Martin Kruus, who is the chairman of the board of both Nelja Energia and the Estonian Wind Power Association, Estonia erected a record number of wind turbines last year with a total capacity of 86 megawatts (MW) that led to the overall capacity of 269 MW. “The amount of wind energy generated during 2012 grew by 23 percent,” said Kruus. “Wind continues to play a significant role in powering communities, and GE’s wind turbines offer high efficiency and reliability for a broad range of wind conditions,” said Cliff Harris, general manager, GE Renewable Energy Europe. “Our 2.5-100 wind turbine is a product of GE’s evolution in the wind industry and is an excellent addition to the multi-megawatt wind sector. Advancements in serviceability and grid integration from earlier GE turbine models make it a great fit for Estonia’s robust wind conditions.”


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ANNAPOLIS, Md. and ANAHEIM, Calif. – TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today introduced ESP™ Cyber Solutions for Public Safety, a security and protection portfolio developed by TCS' team of cyber intelligence and public safety technology experts to meet the specific needs of public safety organizations and the best practices of the industry's NG-SEC security guidelines. TCS is both a major contractor for cybersecurity training of defense and military personnel, and a leader in wireless, VoIP and next generation 9-11(NG9-1-1) technology. IP-Based Public Safety Infrastructure: As public safety answering points (PSAPs) transition to NG9-1-1, they move from the trusted and hardened telephony to the more open, IP-based infrastructure. New mechanisms for securing this critical infrastructure are needed to ensure network security and uninterrupted availability. Cyber Attacks Target PSAPs: According to the Department of Homeland Security, multiple jurisdictions report the increasing possibility of attacks targeting public sector IT systems. Dozens of attacks have targeted administrative PSAP lines, tying up systems from receiving legitimate calls. Similar attacks have occurred against police, ambulance and hospital communications. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Working Groups: The FCC has established three working groups within the Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) to specifically investigate cybersecurity issues and their impact on the nation's public safety and telecommunications infrastructure.


Honeywell to Supply Control Systems for New Process Plants at Russian Refinery Refinery Doubles Capacity to Help Meet Demand for Clean Fuels, Oil Products August 20, 2013

MOSCOW – Honeywell announced today that Antipinsky Refinery CJSC will use Honeywell's Experion(R) Process Knowledge System (PKS) to control plant processes and general refinery facilities as part of the third stage of construction of the Antipinsky Refinery in Tyumen, Russia. The commissioning of the plant will double the refinery's capacity to 7.5 million tons annually, helping meet the growing demand for clean fuels and other oil products in Russia and the European Union (EU). Deploying Experion PKS is part of an initiative to create a single, central operations center at the Antipinsky Refinery. As an additional part of this initiative, Honeywell will supply up to 60 additional workstations to the refinery, which will be installed in the unified refinery control center. "There is significant demand for Antipinsky Refinery products, both in the region and throughout Russia and the EU," said Leonid Sorkin, general manager, Honeywell Russia. "Honeywell's advanced process automation systems will help the business grow efficiently and safely." The new construction is part of the refinery's plan to increase its capacity of crude oil processing and to enable production of products in the next year that meet the EU quality of the Euro-5 emission standards. The project also includes the construction of a water treatment plant, sewage treatment plant, steam generation plant and other general refinery facilities. This phase of construction is expected to be completed by the end of this year. "By selecting Honeywell, we were able to get everything we needed through a single, reliable supplier," said Gennady Lisovichenko, general manager and member of the board at Antipinsky Refinery CJSC. "The implementation of Experion PKS will empower our workforce and greatly enhance the safety and efficiency of the refinery's processes."


GE’s 6F Gas Turbines to Help Power Bangladesh, Adding Nearly 200 Megawatts of Electricity GE to Supply China Chengda Engineering Co., Ltd. with Two 6F Gas Turbines for Installation at Bhola, Bangladesh August 22, 2013

DHAKA, BANGLADESH — GE (NYSE: GE) has signed a contract to supply two 6F gas turbine-generators that will produce nearly 200 megawatts of power to supplement Bangladesh’s power generation capacity. China Chengda Engineering, an international engineering corporation, will install the gas turbines at a gas-based combinedcycle power plant at Bhola, operated by the Bangladesh government. GE’s 6F gas turbine will be the first advanced F-class gas turbine-generator installed in Bangladesh in this megawatt range. Expected to start up by the year 2015, the new power plant will help Bangladesh increase its electricity supply by delivering power with high efficiency, availability, reliability and low emissions. “GE is known for its advanced technologies and strong manufacturing capabilities around the globe,” said Mr. Cao Guang, chairman and CEO, China Chengda Engineering Co., Ltd. “With GE’s strong proven technical expertise, we are confident that the Bhola project will be successful in providing professional solutions to the project owner.” More than 150 6F gas turbines have been selected by customers on all continents, including recent orders in Pakistan, China, India and Russia. The 6F is known for its high efficiency, midsize fit and robustness to deliver reliable electricity in remote areas, heat to municipalities and steam to industries. GE’s fleet of 6F turbines has accumulated more than 4 million operating hours. “GE is dedicated to providing innovative products and technology to produce the reliable power needed to support Bangladesh with its growing energy needs,” said Victor Abate, president and CEO—Power Generation Products for GE Power & Water.

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AUVSI's Unmanned Systems 2013 August 12-15: Washington, D.C.

AUVSI's annual conference and exposition is the premier forum for reviewing, assessing and discussing the current state of the unmanned systems market. The event brings together the key leaders and decision-makers in the industry. Officials from government and user organizations around the world attend and participate in the symposium program. Learn about important issues, advancements, and opportunities in the unmanned systems and robotics industry. Choose from more than 100 technical sessions, panels and workshops featuring the industry's top speakers and leading experts. Enrich and expand your industry knowledge whether you are a seasoned veteran or just getting started. Explore the latest technology on the market from more than 600 innovators. Our expansive exhibit hall showcases the latest in unmanned systems; live air, ground, and maritime demonstrations; small systems in action on the show floor; Beyond the Booth presentations; and much more. With 8,000 attendees from more than 40 countries gathering in Washington D.C., you'll have ample time to mingle and network at daily receptions, coffee breaks, generous exhibit hall hours and our premier networking event, The Mix. It's an unprecedented opportunity to get to know key players in our industry. For more information, visit


AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics August 19-22: Boston

The Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference provides a forum for presentation and discussion of all technical areas related to atmospheric flight, bringing together experts from industry, government, and academia on an international level. Presentations will cover the topics of aircraft dynamics, unsteady and high-angle-of-attack aerodynamics, flying qualities, system identification, aerospace vehicle flight testing, projectile and missile dynamics, UAVs, MAVs, NAVs, expendable and reusable launch vehicles, airships and hybrid airships, and reentry and aeroassist vehicles. These technical sessions consist of formal presentations followed by an informal discussion. They are intended to serve as a platform to bring together experts and other interested people, not only to discuss technical aspects, but also to cultivate professional relationships. Let AIAA Continuing Education courses pave the way to your continuing and future success! As the premier association representing aeronautics and astronautics professionals, AIAA has been a conduit for continuing education for more than sixty years. AIAA offers the best instructors and courses, and is committed to keeping aerospace professionals at their technical best. AIAA will offer three Continuing Education courses, 17–18 August 2013, in conjunction with the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control and Co-located Conferences. Please check the conference website for up-to-date information regarding the courses. For more information, visit


International Common Criteria Conference September 10-12: Orlando, Florida FBC invites you to exhibit at the International Common Criteria Conference (ICCC) taking place in Orlando, Florida. This is the first time since 2000 that the ICCC is taking place in the U.S. The Conference has become the main marketing and meeting opportunity for all those involved in the specification, development, evaluation, and validation or certification of IT security. The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (aka. Common Criteria) was developed by the governments of Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, UK, and U.S. in the mid-90’s to unify the security evaluation standards existing at this time. By unifying security evaluation criteria, the objective was to avoid re-evaluation of products addressing international markets. An arrangement which outlined the mutual recognition to reduce the need for re-evaluations of Common Criteria certificates was signed in May 2000. In order to support the CC Recognition Arrangement, the CC Management Committee organized the annual International Common Criteria Conference (ICCC). This important event brings together over 400 participants including: Certification Bodies, Evaluation Laboratories, Experts, Policy Makers, and Product Developers interested in the specification, development, evaluation, and certification of IT security. For more information, visit


Big Data Symposium September 24-25: Washington, D.C. The Big Data Symposium, held in Washington D.C., will feature ver 20 Top Experts from DNI, CIA, NGA, HQ USAF, SPAWAR, INSCOM, AFOSR, ONR, NRL, USMC, NASA, HSARPA/DHS, ISE/DHS, Lockheed Martin, IBM, SAIC, Microsoft, Teradata, Unisys, Booz Allen Hamilton, Singer Associates, MapR, IMI, and Kitware. They will examine government strategy, policy, plans and initiatives. They will work to identify high-value missions and applications. They will examine flexibility, scalability and security issues and solutions. The symposium will also discuss how to use the latest tools and technologies, such as predictive analytics, semantics, cloud computing, metadata and others. There will also be a focus on BDA implementation, including collection, processing, management and dissemination strategies and techniques. This outstanding symposium brings together the key government and industry experts who are shaping the direction of big data research and development for defense and homeland security. For more information, visit the event’s website at


World Manufacturing Forum October 22-23: Washington, D.C. The World Manufacturing Forum, which will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 2223 October 2013 in Washington, D.C., USA, seeks to answer these important questions. With the theme of “The Way Forward to Global Prosperity Through Intelligent Manufacturing Collaboration,� the Forum intends to focus on cooperation to create a global environment for sustainable economic success through sharing resources, creating and supporting common platforms for standards and interoperability for emerging technologies, solving storage and knowledge-mining challenges for ever-increasing amounts of data, and finding innovative ways to leverage applied R&D investments. Because technology and skills are key innovation differentiators, the Forum will also discuss the role of educational institutions, companies, and unions in training the next-generation of workers in the highly technical field of manufacturing. The Forum will bring together high-level industrialists, policy makers, and key societal stakeholders across the globe for a cross-exchange of ideas on major macroeconomic trends and manufacturing innovation. The Forum is sponsored by the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems program and its member countries and is open to international sponsorship from government, industry, and institutions. Learn more at


NMSDC Conference and Fair October 27-30: San Antonio, Texas

It is our pleasure to invite you to join your peers, colleagues and business partners in San Antonio, Texas, at the 2013 National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference and Business Opportunity Fair, October 27-30, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. We hope that you will be one of the nearly 7,000 corporate executives, minority business owners and government officials who will attend NMSDC's biggest event of the year. The conference will include a digital platform featuring a mobile app and a scan-ready QR code that puts the conference at your fingertips; informative new workshops; an enhanced Leadership Development Series with separate tracks for corporate supplier diversity professionals, NMSDC Regional Council Presidents and minority business owners; the Institute for Supply Management's CPSDTM Exam to gain a credential as a certified professional in supplier diversity. ISM will administer the exam on a date to be determined and countless opportunities to network, network, network. The Business Opportunity Fair is the largest national procurement event of its kind, and is attended by hundreds of key purchasing executives and top Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American businesses. Nearly 800 booths are available for exhibitors in all product and service areas. The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connects them to corporate members For more information, visit:

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