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Raytheon Obtains Regulatory Approvals to Close UTC Acquisition; Tom Kennedy, Greg Haynes Quoted

Raytheon and United Technologies Corporation have announced that the companies have received the necessary regulatory approvals for their all-stock merger of equals and expect to close the merger prior to the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, April 3, 2020, Raytheon reported on Monday

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DoD Eyes Commercial, Nat’l Security Transition for Space Tech Under ‘Hallmark’ Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) is coordinating with national security organizations and commercial entities as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency prepares to conclude its research and development program for space situational awareness technologies this year.

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NAVAIR Awards Hughes $3.5M Follow-On Contract to Enhance Airborne Communications; Rick Lober Quoted

Hughes Network Systems has received $3.5 million follow-on contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems (NAVAIR) to provide SATCOM systems integration for the U.S. Coast Guard on its HC-27J aircraft, the company announced on Monday

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Battelle Receives FDA EUA to Support Healthcare Industry During COVID-19 Outbreak; Lou Von Thaer, Mike DeWine

Battelle has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to support front-line healthcare workers as they face critical shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), the company announced on Sunday.

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Air Force C-37B Airlifter Delivery Ahead of Schedule

The U.S. Air Force's 89th Airlift Wing accepted delivery of a new twin-engine turbofan aircraft Wednesday at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland from the AF Life Cycle Management Center one week ahead of time. AFLCMC said Friday its presidential and executive airlift division delivered the C-37B plane, which is built to transport high-ranking U.S. government and defense officials, one week ahead of time.

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House Armed Services Committee Starts Legislative Process for Fiscal 2021 Defense Bill

Leaders of the House Armed Services Committee have begun the process of crafting a defense policy bill for the fiscal year 2021. Committee Adam Smith, D-Wash., introduced the “by request” version of the panel's 2021 National Defense Authorization Act with ranking member Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, to formally start the legislative procedure for the proposed bill, HASC said Friday.

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Renee Wynn on NASA’s IT Reorganization, Customer Experience Efforts

Renee Wynn, the retiring chief information officer at NASA, said the implementation of a new strategy aimed at improving how the agency oversees its information technology systems, resources and personnel will be one of the priorities of the next CIO, Federal News Network reported Friday. Wynn is set to retire by the end of April after three decades of federal service.

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