Telecommunications


Microsoft's bid to buy Skype approved

The Federal Trade Commission approved Microsoft's bid to buy Skype for an estimated $8.5 billion.

SAP's strategy shaped by 3 megatrends

Company's leadership sees technology feeding a revolution in how the world, including government, operates.

Raytheon assesses, repairs Navy jam-proof communications system

Raytheon Co. will provide the Navy with communications logistics support for its Extremely High Frequency Satellite Program under a $51.6 million contract.

Honeywell pays almost $500M for mobile networking, satellite commo firm

Honeywell International Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to pay approximately $491 million to acquire EMS Technologies Inc., a provider of connectivity solutions for mobile networking, rugged mobile computers and satellite communications.

General Dynamics acquires wireless networking equipment maker

General Dynamics Corp. is acquiring Fortress Technologies Inc., a provider of secure wireless networking equipment for the U.S. military and other government customers. The value of the cash deal was not announced.

Marines go shopping for $880M worth of new computers

The Marine Corps is planning to spend $880 million to buy more than 400,000 desktop and laptop computers as well as a smaller number of commercial and rugged tablet computers through a five-year Marine Corps Common Hardware Suite procurement contract.

HP CEO pledges $2B for cloud deployments

Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO reveals plans to ramp up its cloud, mobility and enterprise software offerings.

SAIC to provide variety of IT services to VA’s tech office

Science Applications International Corp. will provide a range of IT services to the Veterans Affairs Department under a three-year prime contract from the General Services Administration worth $10 million.

NCI wins Netcom planning and engineering work award

NCI Inc. will provide mission planning and engineering to the Army's network command under a three-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract worth approximately $58 million.

AT&T makes $1B cloud bet

AT&T says the cloud will be an important part of its future and it is putting up the money to prove it.

Raytheon gets Air Force order for secure communications units

Raytheon Co. will supply the Air Force with almost 2,000 additional encrypted communications systems that will cost the military branch $20.7 million.

DOD begins hunt for new radios

With the cost of the Joint Tactical Radio System rising, the military is looking for less expensive alternatives.

Air Force floats contract for smarter satellites

The military is seeking a more grown-up version of its current satellites, one that can take care of itself, according to a new solicitation request.

Camber acquisition strengthens cybersecurity offerings

Camber Corp. has acquired EADS North America Defense Security and Systems Solutions Inc., a provider of cybersecurity, IT and secure satellite communications services to the Defense Department. Financial terms were not reported.

GSA preps replacement for Networx

The General Services Administration is laying the groundwork for the follow-on acquisition to replace the Networx program, while still in the thick of the Networx transition.

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