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Joseph Craver Succeeds Dennis Lauchner as CSS CEO

Joseph Craver, who joined CSS two years ago, has been appointed CEO of the Fairfax, Virginia-based government services provider. He succeeds Dennis Lauchner, who will remain with CSS as vice chairman of its board, and will be the second CEO in the company’s 30‐year history, according to the press release. Craver held …

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Christopher Cummins Named Abaco Systems COO

Christopher Cummins, former chief operating officer of the Colson Group, has been appointed to the same position at embedded computing systems manufacturer Abaco Systems. Abaco said Monday that Cummins will oversee the company’s manufacturing, engineering, quality, procurement and logistics functions in his new position. He has managed a global supply chain during his …

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Engility Holds 11th Annual Employee Trade Show; Gay Porter Comments

Engility brought together more than 500 professionals to share, discuss, experience and test multiple technology platforms at the company’s employee trade show held Thursday. The company said Thursday its systems engineers along with aerospace, counterterrorism and defense specialists were present during the annual summit that featured Engility’s artificial intelligence technology Synthetic Analyst …

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Former Comtech SVP Jay Icard Named XTAR President, CEO

Jay Icard, former senior vice president of strategic sales at Comtech Telecommunications‘ command and control technologies business, has joined XTAR as president and CEO of the Ashburn, Virginia-based commercial satellite operator. The 13-year industry veteran succeeds outgoing President Philip Harlow, who has led XTAR over the past eight years and will help ensure …

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NOAA-Raytheon UAV Hurricane Tracking Initiative Gets Laureate Award; Thomas Bussing Comments

Aviation Week has recognized Raytheon and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with the publication’s Laureate Award for the deployment of company-built Coyote unmanned aerial vehicles to track and model Hurricane Maria last year. NOAA launched six Coyote UAVs from a Lockheed Martin-built WP-3D Orion aircraft in efforts to help agency researchers view the storm and examine its …

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HII Recognizes 148 Shipbuilding Apprentice School Graduates; Jennifer Boykin Comments


Huntington Ingalls Industries honored 148 graduates of the company’s Apprentice School in Newport News, Virginia, during commencement exercises held Saturday. The company said Monday that Jennifer Boykin, president of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, delivered a speech at the graduation ceremony. “We are working smart every day to innovate, to rethink and reinvent the …

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