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Raytheon receives $109 million contract for Patriot Air and Missile Defense System

US and international Patriot partners strengthen defense against evolving threats

TEWKSBURY, Massachusetts /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $109 million Engineering Services contract for its Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The contract, issued by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is for ongoing technical support and services to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sale customers to ensure readiness of their Patriot systems.

"Customers around the world will benefit from the maintenance and upgrades that result from this contract – especially the technical baseline improvements designed to counter evolving threats," said Ralph Acaba, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business. "The U.S. Army recognizes the importance of investing in Patriot sustainment, especially given the instability in the world today."

Under this contract, the system analysis, software development, testing and logistics support, and other country-specific system requirements work will be performed by Raytheon in Andover, Mass.; Tewksbury, Mass.; Huntsville, Ala.; and White Sands, N.M.

About Patriot

Patriot is the world’s most modern and capable air and missile defense system, providing protection against a full range of advanced threats, including aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. Continually upgraded and enhanced to reflect the latest technology, Patriot is the system of choice for 12 nations around the globe.

Raytheon is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and system integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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CONGRATS / G4S Secure Solutions Named as a Top Veteran-Friendly Company

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JUPITER, Florida /PRNewswire/ — G4S, America’s leading security company, has been named by U.S. Veterans Magazine as a 2014 Top Veteran-Friendly Company. It is the fourth time this year that G4S has been recognized for its focus on veterans’ employment.

Earlier, G4S was named a G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer and a Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military. The U.S. Department of Defense has also presented G4S with its Patriot award.

Twenty-five percent of G4S employees are veterans, working in all sections of the company from entry level roles to senior management.

"Today’s announcement goes beyond reporting employment numbers," said Drew Levine, President of G4S, North America. "It speaks to our focus on providing the best-trained security officers and creating a culture of employees who are highly dedicated to our clients’ safety and security."

In 2013, G4S achieved its goal of hiring more than 6,000 returning veterans and their family members, as part of its ongoing commitment to the White House’s ‘Joining Forces’ Program.

"G4S is proud our employment programs are built upon the superior skills and training of our veterans," said Geoff Gerks, G4S Senior Vice President Corporate Human Resources. "But hiring veterans is only part of the picture. Strong employee retention and promotion programs mean our customers benefit from consistent G4S service."

G4S also supports veterans who need flexible employment opportunities because they are part of the National Guard or Military Reserves. Earlier this year, G4S was recognized by the Department of Defense and its Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Program.

About G4S Secure Solutions (USA)

G4S Secure Solutions is the nation’s leading security company providing a wide range of security services and technology solutions. The G4S expertise in analyzing security needs and developing specialized programs enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership for security and related services, and focus on quality improvement and risk reduction.

About G4S

G4S is the leading global integrated security company specializing in the provision of security products, services and solutions. The group is active in more than 120 countries, and is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange with more than 618,000 employees and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. For more information on G4S, visit


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Arrgh!! Top 20 MOST ANNOYING Buzzwords and Phrases in the Workplace

"Dynamic," "Deep Dive" and "Leverage" Among Most Overused Buzzwords

MENLO PARK, California /PRNewswire/ — While today’s workplace is awash with buzzwords and cliches, certain terms and phrases are more common ~ and grating ~ than others, according to an Accountemps survey of human resources (HR) managers. "Dynamic," "deep dive" and "leverage" were among the most overused and annoying business buzzwords cited by those polled.

The survey was developed by Accountemps, the world’s first and largest specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on interviews with more than 600 HR managers at U.S. and Canadian companies with 20 or more employees.

"Clarity is still king when communicating in the workplace," said Bill Driscoll, New England district president of Accountemps. "Jargon tends to confuse, not clarify. It’s generally best to avoid the tired cliches and trendy buzzwords in favor of clear, straightforward language."

Managers were asked, "What is the most annoying or overused phrase or buzzword in the workplace today?" Their responses included:

++ "Out of pocket"
++ "Deep dive"
++ "Forward-thinking"
++ "Dynamic"
++ "Let me get back to you."
++ "Pick your brain"
++ "Employee engagement"
++ "LOL"

In what may be a sign of both employee burnout and improved job prospects, some of the phrases suggest workers now feel more comfortable venting about their workloads and salaries:

++ "It’s not my job."
++ "It’s above my pay grade."
++ "When am I going to get a raise?"
++ "I am overwhelmed."
++ "Crunch time"

Some buzzwords simply refuse to go away. These well-worn words and sayings also were cited in similar Accountemps surveys conducted in 2004 and 2009:

++ "Win-win"
++ "Value-added"
++ "Think outside the box."
++ "Leverage"
++ "At the end of the day"
++ "Circle back"
++ "Synergy"

About Accountemps

Accountemps, a Robert Half company, is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals. The staffing firm has more than 340 offices worldwide. More resources, including online job search services and the Accountemps blog, can be found at

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General Dynamics Forms ‘Mission Systems'; Consolidates Business Groups; HQ at Fairfax, Virginia

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FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) announced today that, following a comprehensive review of the structure of its Information Systems and Technology business group, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems will be combined to create a new business unit, General Dynamics Mission Systems.

David K. Heebner, executive vice president of the Information Systems and Technology group for General Dynamics, said, "This restructuring will make us more efficient, cost-effective and responsive to our customers. Combining these organizations will leverage their complementary capabilities and further enhance performance."

Chris Marzilli, current president of General Dynamics C4 Systems, will lead the combined organization. The company’s headquarters will be in Fairfax, Va. The restructuring will be effective January 2015.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems provides mission-related systems development, integration and operations support. The company employs approximately 5,700 people.

General Dynamics C4 Systems is a leading integrator of secure communications, information systems and technology. The company employs approximately 7,400 people.

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Mission First Consulting – Cybersecurity, IT, Intelligence and Linguistics

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Mission First Consulting Jobs

Mission First Consulting is an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), HUBZone-based Defense Contractor whose professionals provide solutions which support the full lifecycle of preparing for, protecting against, detecting, reacting to and actively responding to the full range of threats facing US interests here and abroad.

Mission First Consulting Business Areas:

Cyber Security and IT Support

Mission 1st’s skilled team of cleared cybersecurity and IT professionals effectively respond to cyber incidents; provide technical assistance for critical infrastructure and disseminate timely and actionable notifications regarding current and potential security threats and vulnerabilities.

Intelligence Support

Mission 1st provides our customers with highly qualified special operations & intelligence professionals who perform a wide range of expert security and intelligence support services in both CONUS and OCONUS environments.

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Mission 1st Linguists realize that our National Security depends on the ability to extract critical information from documents & media composed in foreign languages. We assist our customers in filtering, translating and analyzing this information in a timely manner.

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Welcome to the “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL)

The U.S. State Department is now using ISIS imagery to educate the public about the threat from Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria.

You may or may not see a video appear automatically below. Depending upon how you access Youtube, you may be asked if you are 17 or older before viewing this video. Rather than try to talk you through why ISIS and ISIL are evil, this video uses ISIS imagery to just show you.

Jobs are available for CounterTerrorism and Special Operations professionals. The demand for your skills seems to be increasing each and every day.

Seminar – 26 Sep 2014 – Defense and Intelligence Careers – Falls Church, VA

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Careers in Defense and Intelligence

Presented by Bill Golden at The Westin, Tysons Corner (Falls Church), Virginia on Friday, September 26th, from 9:30-3:30pm.

This career seminar covers everything from entry-level careers to restarting your career in defense and intelligence. Bill will discuss the worldwide defense marketplace ecosystem, indentify industry players and resources, and provide you with what you need to know about security clearances, strategies for finding open doors, strategies for making yourself marketable, and learning your market value. Bill will also review the trends within the defense and intelligence job market as it is tied to the health and welfare of the federal budget process.

An option is provided below to include a resume review plus one hour of personal career counseling at some time after the event. This will be done by appointment and will be conducted via a teleconference, or a Skype or Google+ session.

If you are interested in a seminar being held in your location please drop an email to Bill Golden at — be sure to include the location in your email.

Cost $125 / 9:30-3:30pm Seminar + Lunch

Cost $225 / 9:30-3:30pm Seminar + Lunch. Also includes Resume Review and one hour of personal career counselling.



Bill Golden is Founder and CEO of, AKA

Background: Bill Golden joined the U.S. Army at age 17, working his way through the NCO ranks to SFC/E7 and then he switched over to the officer corps. Bill retired from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO), went into defense contracting, and started his own recruiting company in 1999:

About Bill’s career and expertise: 26L, 96B, 98C, 98GCXGMRU, 982A, 352C, K3. Graduate of University of Maryland: Double BA in European Studies, Government; University of Oklahoma: Master of Public Administration (MPA).


DRONES / Lockheed Martin Unmanned Aircraft Partnership Reaches Major Milestone

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WARSAW, Poland /PRNewswire/ A team of research students and staff from Warsaw University of Technology have successfully demonstrated the first phase of flight test and integration of unmanned aircraft platforms with an autonomous mission control system. The demonstration marks a significant milestone in a partnership between the university and Lockheed Martin that began earlier this year.

"This is an excellent opportunity for our students to collaborate with a global leader in aerospace engineering to develop complex control software," said Professor Janusz Narkiewicz, the leader and scientific manager of the project from Warsaw University of Technology. "The project also integrates this control software onto multiple unmanned aircraft as part of a full flight test program."

The purpose of this project, which is principally staffed by university research students, is to optimize the performance of unmanned aerial vehicles when flying in fleets manned aircraft, in order to make the best use of available assets for any given mission. The program adds to Lockheed Martin’s strong links with Polish industry and commitment to supporting the development of engineering excellence by partnering with academic and research institutions.

Lockheed Martin is a world leader in security and aerospace and a proud partner of the Polish Air Force, which operates some of the world’s most advanced F-16 fighter aircraft and the versatile and dependable C-130 tactical airlifter. With an office in Warsaw, the company is pursuing a number of opportunities to expand long-term partnerships with Polish industry in both the defense and security sectors.

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Internationally, Lockheed Martin has more than 1,000 international partners in 70 countries, with significant footprints in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion, including 17 percent from international sales.

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CONTRACTS / National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Selects Leidos / Jobs in Florida, Missouri and Virginia

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RESTON, VIRGINIA /PRNewswire/ — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company was awarded a prime contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide mapping production services. The single-award indefinite-delivery requirements contract has a one-year base period of performance, two one-year options and a total contract value of $20 million if the options are exercised. Work will be performed in St. Louis, MO, Chantilly, Va., and Melbourne, Fla.

LeidosThe NGA provides imagery, map-based intelligence and geospatial information in support of national security and supports the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG). Under the contract, Leidos will provide high quality products, information, and services through the use of a quality management system. The team will utilize advanced technology to meet these Government driven innovations to support emerging production to provide production process flow efficiencies and improved customer service, conversion of current data and production types to support a format driven rather than a specification driven production environment, production of product derivatives and online/on-demand capabilities service to the previous process or service, if one existed.

The Leidos team will finish products using NGA data to produce digital and plate-ready, standard and non-standard NGA GEOINT products at NGA traditional scale outputs for NAVPLANs (Navigation Planning Charts) and CADRG/ECRG/Geo-Referenced PDFs (Compressed ARC Digitized Raster Graphics/Enhanced Compressed Raster Graphics). In addition, Leidos will provide process improvements through innovative practices and the use of new tools and procedures.

“We look forward to providing global products as scale specific graphic representations of the dynamic NSG Map of the World (MoW), as well as services designed to further automate and streamline NGA’s effort to deliver global products to its customers,” said Leidos Group President Larry Hill.

About Leidos

Leidos is a FORTUNE 500(®) science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world’s toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering. The Company’s 22,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes, and defend our Nation’s digital and physical infrastructure from ‘new world’ threats. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $5.77 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2014, after giving effect to the spin-off of the company’s technical services and information technology business. For more information, visit

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