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March 18, 2015

Electronics Valley is glad to present to you the "4th MILITARY ELECTRONICS SEMINAR" which will be held in Ankara, Turkey on the 16 - 17th of November, 2015. This two-day event will take place at the Cultural and Convention Center of Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.


Turissini Named to Top Technology Positions at SolPass

March 12, 2015

SolPass LLC, a developer of technology for mitigating cybercrime, has named Daniel E. Turissini to dual roles of Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer.
Turissini oversees the development, engineering, integration and security functions for SolPass, the developer of an assured identity verification solution to help businesses and governments address cyber theft, fraud and hacking.


Technology Science Corporation hosts the 5th Annual 007 Bond themed Black Tie Gala

March 9, 2015

Technology Science Corporation invites you to spend an evening celebrating and honoring Heroes of Benghazi, Woundeed Warriors, and WWII Saturday, May 2nd, 2015. Net proceeds from the gala will raise critical funds for Shadow Warriors.


Thales and Ultra Electronics establish a partnership on a New Generation Line-of-Sight High-Capacity Radio

February 22, 2015

Thales and Ultra Electronics TCS have established a partnership to provide the next generation of high-capacity communications systems for use in theatre of operations. Based on the expertise of the two leading companies in High-Capacity Line-of-Sight (HCLOS) communications, this initiative resulted in the new TN 4100 product family.


Engineering Services Network (ESN) Celebrates 20 Years Serving DOD and Other Federal Agencies

February 19, 2015

From walking the halls of the Pentagon to pitch his new defense contracting company, to standing among last year’s 100 fastest-growing Hispanic-owned companies in the nation, Raymond F. Lopez, Jr. has something to celebrate today: 20 years in business.

This month, his company, Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), celebrates its 20-year anniversary as a leading engineering and IT solutions firm. Mr. Lopez has taken ESN from a two-person shop (consisting of him and his wife, Carol) to a 250-employee industry leader with $38 million in revenue in 2014.


CACI and Appcelerator Announce Partnership to Rapidly Develop Secure Mobile Applications for Federal

January 13, 2015

CACI International Inc and Appcelerator®, provider of a leading mobile engagement platform, announced today a cooperative partnership to offer a unique solution set to the federal market, particularly the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.


Thales to upgrade fire control system on Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier

January 6, 2015

On behalf of the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA), the Joint Armaments Cooperation Organisation (OCCAr)1 has awarded Thales a contract to upgrade the fire control system for the anti-air missiles
deployed by the French Navy's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.


Navy Awards Engineering Services Network $13 Million Contract to Continue Vital Combat Systems Work with Naval Surface Warfare Center

January 5, 2015

Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), a leading engineering and IT solutions company in Arlington, VA, announced today that it has won a $13.5 million contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).


ESN CEO Ray Lopez Tells Vetrepreneur Magazine: Navy Know-How and Employing Veterans Helped ESN Flourish

December 22, 2014

Raymond F. Lopez, Jr., Founder and CEO of Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), is featured in a Q&A in the December issue of Vetrepreneur magazine. The national publication is dedicated to covering the veteran-owned business movement.

Airbus Group Sells Its Entire Stake in Finland's Patria

December 9, 2014

Airbus Group (stock exchange symbol: AIR) today announced that the company has signed a share buyback agreement with Helsinki-based Patria to sell its entire 26.8 percent to the Finnish defence, security and aviation services provider.


Scorpion Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle contract awarded to Nexter, RTD and Thales

December 5, 2014

On the occasion of its visit in the 27th Mountain Infantry Brigade Artillery of Varces (Isère), Jean-Yves LE DRIAN, Minister of Defence, handed the EBMR (Armoured Multi-roles vehicles) market to the CEOs of the GME (temporary consortium) formed by the French companies Nexter Systems, Renault Trucks Defense and Thales. Prepared by the Armament Procurement Agency (DGA), this market plans the development, the manufacturing and the support of the EBMR of the SCORPION program.

TE Connectivitiy Opens Wearables Lab to Address Rapid Growth in Market

December 2, 2014

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, today announced the official opening of its TE Wearables Lab in Menlo Park, California. Exclusively focused on wearable technologies across consumer, medical, industrial and defense businesses, the lab serves as a collaboration center for TE's team of engineers, scientists and its customers throughout the design process.




Crystal Group Receives 2014 Iowa ESGR Governor's Award for Support of the Guard and Reserve Employees
September 23, 2014
Crystal Group Inc., a trusted manufacturer of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) custom-developed computers, displays, switches, and storage devices, today announced that the company received the 2014 Iowa Employers in Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Governor's Award for outstanding support of their employees who are also members of the National Guard and Reserve.


OPM Names (ISC)2® Security Congress a Qualified U.S. Government Training Activity

September 17, 2014

(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with over 100,000 members worldwide, today announced that its fourth annual Security Congress event has been approved by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for federal government employees' attendance and qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C., chapter 41. The event is being held September 29-October 2, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga.


CENTERPOINT Inc. to Provide Mobile Support to DISA

September 16, 2014

CENTERPOINT Inc., a Reston, Virginia-based provider of cybersecurity lifecycle management, enterprise mobile solutions, and IT governance consulting services, announced today that the company begins work at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) this month.


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Engineering Services Network (ESN) to Provide Technical Services to Veterans Health Administration for HPID Implementation

September 11, 2014

Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN) today announced a new contract win, titled “Department of Veterans Affairs National Provider Identifier (NPI) and Health Plan Identifier (HPID) Technical Services”, to provide technical services to the Veterans Health Administration Chief Business Office (CBO). The award was for one year and valued at approximately $475,000 with an option period of one year.



MAT Training Catalog Available

September 9, 2014

McLane Advanced Technologies (MAT) is pleased to announce its new training catalog is available online. MAT has developed quality educational programs to help strengthen skills and enhance professional development. The company offers courses tailored to fit your training needs and budget requirements. Whether you’re just entering the job market or an experienced worker looking to refresh your abilities or gain certification for career advancement, MAT’s courses provide relevant skills to enhance career potential.



DLT Solutions Awarded $40 Million Blanket Purchase Agreement by Defense Information Systems Agency for Red Hat Software and Services

September 3, 2014

DLT Solutions, a leading value-added reseller in government information technology (IT) software and services, today announced it has been awarded a new five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) worth up to $40 million for Red Hat software and services. This award is part of the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative (DoD-ESI), and provides leading open source  software and services from Red Hat to the entire DoD and Intelligence Communities (IC).


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ESN Named Among Nation’s Fastest-Growing Hispanic Companies

August 25, 2014

Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), a leading engineering and IT solutions company in Arlington, VA, announced today that it is among’s 100 fastest-growing  companies in 2014.


Chassis Plans Awards Leadership in Engineering Scholarship

Julia Soderstjerna, studying Mechanical Engineering at the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, is the winner 

August 18, 2014

Chassis Plans, Systems Engineered to Perform®, today announced the award of the Leadership in Engineering Scholarship to Julia Soderstjerna.  

Marc DeMatteo, President of Chassis Plans, presented the $1500 Scholarship award and said "Julia epitomizes what we want to reward in our winners - a can-do attitude, self reliance, and a drive to succeed. I congratulate Julia on winning this Scholarship."


Crystal Group Teams with SOLUTE for the U.S. Navy's Virtualized Automated Digital Network System
August 18, 2014

Crystal Group Inc., a trusted manufacturer of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) custom-developed computers, displays, switches, and storage devices, has teamed with SOLUTE to provide high-density, small form-factor computing hardware along with virtualization technology to support the U.S. Navy's Automated Digital Network System (ADNS) - the ship and shore communications network system.


Crystal Group Receives Boeing Recognition for Support of U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

August 12, 2014

Crystal Group Inc., a trusted manufacturer of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) custom-developed computers, displays, switches, and storage devices, was recognized recently by Boeing for Crystal Group's role in providing Video And Data Storage System (VADSS) units aboard the U.S. Navy's P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.


Application period begins October 1 

for the U.S.A. Cyber Warrior Scholarship

August 13, 2014

The U.S.A. Cyber Warrior Scholarship assists transitioning veterans interested in attaining certification, easing their transition into the civilian workforce and building a career in information or cybersecurity. Presented in a partnership between (ISC)2 Foundation and Booz Allen Hamilton, the U.S.A. Cyber Warrior Scholarship provides underwriting for training, textbooks, phone application-enabled study materials, certification testing and placement assistance of qualified returning veterans who served in the United States military. 


Thales support for control systems to help extend the life of EDF Energy’s UK nuclear power stations

July 29, 2014

Thales has been awarded a 10-year contract to support computerised control system services at all but two of EDF Energy’s nuclear power stations in the United Kingdom. The Long Term Support contract, worth over £30m, was awarded by EDF Energy as part of their continuing commitment to securing the UK’s future energy generation requirements.


Data Systems Analysts, Inc. is awarded Air Force contract

July 29, 2014

Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) is pleased to announce that on July 8, 2014, the United States Air Force (USAF) Air Education and Training Command (AETC) awarded the Software Systems Support Contract under the ENCORE II contract. This 15-month contract consists of a base period and one option year.  

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ESN Featured on the Federal Contracting Page of Washington’s Capital Business, and CEO Ray Lopez talks about ESN’s Excellent Employees Benefits Package at SmartCEO Magazine in July/August Issue

Arlington, VA, July 29, 2014

Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), a leader in engineering and technology solutions, was the focus of a recent article on the federal contracting page of Capital Business, a Washington, DC publication owned by The Washington Post.


DLT Solutions Awarded U.S. Communities Contract to Provide Oracle Solutions to State, Local and Education Customers

Herndon, VA, July 29, 2014

DLT Solutions, a leading value-added reseller in government information technology (IT) software and services, today announced that it was awarded a contract through the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance to provide simplified procurement and competitive pricing for Oracle technology solutions. U.S. Communities has more than 55,000 participating agencies and presents a procurement resource for local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education and non-profit organizations.


General Dynamics Launches Morgan County NextGen-911

Fairfax, VA, July 22, 2014

NENA i3 compliant NextGen-911 system uses cloud technology to provide high-quality
information faster and enables seamless call transitions among first responders.


Chassis Plans Recognized by SDBJ’s 2014 Fastest 100 Growing Private Companies

San Diego, CA, July 22, 2014

Chassis Plans, a provider of rugged computer systems and rugged displays and keyboard video monitors for military, industrial, and commercial applications, announces that the company is recognized as one of 2013’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal for a sixth time. Chassis Plans also achieved this honor in 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2013.


Thales and Finmeccanica – Selex ES team up to address UK-French Unmanned Combat Air Systems sensor requirements

Farnborough, UK, July 14, 2014

Thales and Finmeccanica – Selex ES welcome the signature of the FCAS Arrangement between the United Kingdom and France. Within the UK-French framework, the two companies will cooperate for the development of the multifunction sensor suite and the communication sub-system of the future Anglo-French Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS).


Thales I-Master radar gets new Maritime mode Best-in-class sensor can now deliver ISR capability for wide areas of land and sea simultaneously

Farnborough, UK, July 14, 2014

Thales announced today at Farnborough International Airshow 2014 that its I-Master radar is now available with a Maritime Moving Target Indication (MMTI) mode. The new maritime capability, enabled through a software package, can be used simultaneously with the

existing Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) modes.


Thales Scorpion Helmet Mounted Sight and Display System Selected by Airbus Helicopters for new weapons systems programme

Farnborough, UK, July 14, 2014

Thales’s Scorpion® Helmet Mounted Sight and Display (HMSD) System was selected by Airbus Helicopters for production and integration into its future Helicopter Weapons Systems, following a full and open competition. Scorpion will therefore be an off-the-shelf product for all new Airbus helicopters platforms or upgrade retrofits.


Chassis Plans Named to Dell Founders Club 50 of High-Growth Companies

San Diego, CA, July 10, 2014

hassis Plans, Systems Engineered to Perform®, has been named to the Dell Founders Club 50, an exclusive list of companies that Dell has identified as high-growth poised to become major disruptors in their specific industries.  This membership validates Chassis Plans’ year-after-year listing in the INC 500/5000 and San Diego Business Journal Fast 100 lists.


TE Connectivity Experts to Present at Advanced Aircraft Cabling Conference

Harrisburg, PA, July 2, 2014

Nina Przbylska, Development Engineer, and Mark Taylor, Product Manager, both of TE Connectivity's (TE) Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine business unit, will present at International Conference Aircraft Cabling in Hamburg, Germany, July 8-10, 2014.


TE Connectivity Completes Acquisition of the SEACON Group – Expands Range of Connectivity Solutions for the Oil and Gas Sector

Harrisburg, PA, July 2, 2014

TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the SEACON group, a leading provider of underwater connector technology and systems. The SEACON group serves the military marine and sub-sea sectors for remotely operated vehicles (ROV) / autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), oil and gas, environmental and oceanographic applications. The group will become part of TE’s Industrial Solutions segment under the leadership of Terrence Curtin, president, Industrial Solutions, and will be integrated into the Aerospace, Defense and Marine business unit. TE previously announced the definitive agreement to acquire the SEACON group on April 2, 2014.


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