Raytheon LLC Wins US Army Forces Command Contract

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon LLC Wins US Army Forces Command Contract View post tag: contract View post tag: billion March 29, 2011 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Army View post tag: USD View post tag: Command View post tag: News by topic View post tag: wins View post tag: Naval Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, has won a U.S. Army Forces Command contract to provide an expedited process in satisfying the needs of operational customers throughout the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense. This indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, multiple-award task order contract has a ceiling value of $2.5 billion. Under the Operations, Planning, Training and Resource Support Services (OPTARSS) II contract, task orders will be issued for services that address operational planning; training; modeling and simulation; flight operations; mobilization plans and execution; deployment operations; force protection and transformation. OPTARSS II is a five-year contract.“RTSC’s strong capabilities in training, logistics and engineering services are key enablers in our OPTARSS II team’s ability to meet the customer’s mission requirements,” said John Harris, RTSC’s president.“We have assembled a diverse team of small-, medium- and large-business partners, all of which are focused on offering services and solutions to our warfighters, anytime and everywhere,” Harris added.Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 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 a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.[mappress]Source: Raytheon, March 29, 2011; View post tag: 2.5 Raytheon LLC Wins US Army Forces Command Contract View post tag: LLC View post tag: US View post tag: Raytheon View post tag: forces Share this articlelast_img read more

Lakers’ GM Mitch Kupchak expects Kobe Bryant to return next season

first_imgKupchak also defended how Lakers coach Byron Scott managed Bryant’s playing time. Scott initially played Bryant between 30-40 minutes per game through the Lakers’ first 27 games. He then cited his minute mismanagement for Bryant’s depleted energy and shooting accuracy. So Scott rested Bryant during most practices and shootarounds as well as eight of his last 16 games leading up to his injury.“Byron is saying the right thing and doing the right thing, but I don’t think that had anything to do with anything,” Kupchak said. “Maybe there’s a little bit of soreness that Kobe experienced, but not because he played 10 games at maybe five or seven minutes more per game than he normally did. I don’t think that was an issue.”Despite Bryant coming off injuries to his left Achilles and left knee, Kupchak had expressed confidence the Lakers’ star would successfully navigate the grind of an 82-game NBA season. “If he’s healthy, he would want to play every game,” Kupchak said. “Byron, with our support, sit him down at certain times to try to get the best we could out of him. But I don’t think that had anything to do with the shoulder injury.”Bryant will keep his arm in a sling for about six weeks. Kupchak estimated Bryant will rehab between three and four months before he begins running and other leg workouts. Kupchak believes Bryant will need time beyond that, perhaps the full nine months, before the tendon in his right shoulder fully heals.Scott has said he ideally would like to play Bryant in the low-to-mid 20-minute range next season. But Kupchak sounded uncertain how conservative the Lakers will be with Bryant’s workload.“It depends,” Kupchak said. “There’s been a long recovery and it’s expected he’ll be back completely recovered. But sometimes you come back a month early or sometimes it means you come back a month later. So we’ll have to see how it plays out.”Band of brothersAs soon as Bryant aggravated his right shoulder, Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol talked with Bryant to send him “some good energy.”Makes sense. Bryant and Gasol won two championships together with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010 before Gasol left in this past offseason to join the Bulls.Bryant and Gasol planned to speak at midcourt before the Lakers played Chicago on Thursday at Staples Center. But Bryant felt pain and grogginess stemming from his recent shoulder surgery and pain medication, according to a league source familiar with the situation. Instead, Bryant and Gasol spoke privately before the game. A helping handAfter the Lakers ruled Steve Nash out for the 2014-15 season because of persistent pain in his back, Kupchak said he has had “multiple meetings ” with Nash, including breakfast about once a month.After granting Nash a leave of absence, Kupchak said that Nash will mentor the team’s younger players, notably rookie point guard Jordan Clarkson. In this, his 19th NBA season, Bryant averaged 22.3 points, albeit on a career-low 37.3 percent shooting in 35 games before tearing his right rotator cuff in his right shoulder.“We have no regrets at all,” Kupchak said on Bryant’s extension. “He is worth every penny of it.”Bryant has benefited the Lakers, obviously. He has won five NBA championships and climbed this season to third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Bryant’s star power and global appeal meshes well with the Lakers’ brand and lucrative cable deal with Time Warner Cable Access SportsNet.But to fully maximize Bryant’s 20th NBA year next season, Kupchak said the burden falls on him. “We have to improve the talent level,” Kupchak said. “When you’re winning games, it’s a lot easier to get ready to play and play through aches and pains.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Amid all the uncertainty surrounding Kobe Bryant’s recent right shoulder surgery, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday sounded adamant about at least two things.First, Bryant will return for the 2015-16 season to finish out the last year of his two-year contract, which is worth $25 million.“I don’t think he’s retiring,” said Kupchak, who spoke with Bryant on Thursday morning. “He said he’s looking forward to training camp.”Kupchak added that he feels “100 percent” convinced the Lakers made the right decision in signing Bryant to a two-year, $48.5 million extension in November of 2013. Bryant had suffered a torn left Achilles tendon eight months earlier and then suffered a season-ending left knee injury a month later after playing only six games.last_img read more

Alameda DA’s office opens investigation into controversial Oakland coliseum naming deal

first_imgOAKLAND — The former executive director of the Coliseum Authority is under investigation for seeking a $50,000 fee from RingCentral for negotiating a stadium naming rights deal to rename the current home of the A’s and Raiders.Teresa Drenick, spokeswoman for Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, on Tuesday confirmed the DA’s office has opened a probe into Scott McKibben’s role in the $3 million contract.“We are investigating, and I therefore cannot comment further,” Drenick said.As …last_img read more

Brown appointed to Farm Bill Conference Committee

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) was appointed to serve as a conferee on the committee that will reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of the 2018 Farm Bill. The Senate version of the Farm Bill included several Ohio provisions that Brown helped to secure. Brown is the first Ohioan to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in more than 40 years, and his standing on the committee will help ensure that Ohio farmers have a seat at the table. It is the second Farm Bill conference committee upon which Brown has served.As a conferee, Brown will continue fighting for Ohio provisions, including language to better support Ohio farmers, protect Lake Erie, spur economic development in rural Ohio, and feed hungry families. Brown secured these priorities in the Senate bill after hearing from Ohio farmers, small businesses, and sportsmen during a series of roundtable discussions he hosted throughout the state. The Senate passed the Farm Bill with wide bipartisan support.“One out of every eight jobs in Ohio is connected to agriculture, and Ohioans deserve a Farm Bill that reflects their priorities,” said Brown. “I will keep fighting for Ohio’s farmers, families, small businesses, and taxpayers, as well as Lake Erie, as we negotiate the final legislation.”last_img read more

Words of Wisdom from the First Wave

first_imgIn the heady days of the mid-nineties, Mark Jeffrey was cooking with gas. He made the pages of Entertainment and Variety with a dotcom startup and lived through the excesses and financial irresponsibilities typical of that period.Yet, unlike so many with whom he shared the global stage in those days, he lived to tell the tale and fight the entrepreneurial fight again. Now the CTO of Los Angeles-based startup Mahalo, Jeffrey recounts his triumphs and failures in the last era and the current one and offers advice on funding, development, and business strategy to those who wait in the wings. Watch on for the full story of a true Internet old-timer. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups jolie odell Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

A Cheap Sales Force Is An Expensive Problem

first_imgFrom time to time I hear from entrepreneurs who want to grow their revenue without investing in a sales force. Some want to put no money at risk, but they want the results that only come from real investments. They want to be cheap for different reasons, but it’s often a resistance to paying before they get results or because they’ve been burned by salespeople that didn’t produce.Regardless of the reason for not investing, a cheap sales force is really more expensive sales force. You may believe that commission-only salespeople, independent agents, or very low paid salespeople will help you grow your business and reach your goals, but they won’t.Commission OnlyCommission-only is a compensation structure that works in some industries, and mostly only where the sales cycle is short enough to allow the salesperson to be immediately compensated upon making the sale. It isn’t easily applied to long-sales cycle, complex sales where the salesperson might take months to build a pipeline and start winning big deals. Running down the commission-only road costs you time–time that you can’t ever recover.Sometimes independent agents work. But if they represent you along with a lot of other products and services, you have very little control over how much of their effort is really made representing and selling on your behalf. More lost time and more lost opportunities.Very Low Base, High BonusYou may be tempted to try a very low base, very high commission strategy. But getting compensation plans right is more complicated than simply basing the base pay on how little you can get away with paying. If the compensation structure prevents you from acquiring the talent you need to compete and win, it’s an expensive sales force. You’ll spend time, effort, and money without producing the results you need.Don’t believe that this means you should pay any price for the talent you need. Getting the talent you need requires a thoughtful, well planned, and well executed compensation structure. Your budget is a consideration, but there isn’t any way to build a professional sales force without making the necessary investment. The cheaper you are when it  comes to investing in a professional sales force, the worse your results will be–if you even produce any results at all.QuestionsWhat is the primary reason some people don’t want to invest in a professional sales force?What are the real costs of an ineffective sales force?How do you afford a sales force when you have real financial constraints?How do you design a compensation structure that produces the real results you need? How much is that driven by real constraints and how much is imagined constraints or personal resistance to paying? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Giannis’ 20 Points, 8 Rebounds Handed Charlotte’s Playoff Hopes (Video)

first_imgBUCKS 118, HORNETS 108CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) — Tony Snell scored a season-high 26 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points and eight rebounds and Milwaukee handed Charlotte’s playoff hopes a potentially devastating blow.Malcolm Brogdon had 14 points and 10 assists for his second double-double of the season, and the Bucks won for the 12th time in 15 games.Snell finished 10 of 14 from the field and had four 3-pointers.Charlotte (33-41) entered in 11th place in the Eastern Conference but only two games behind the Miami Heat and in dire need of a win with only nine games remaining.Check out the best plays from The Greek Freak as the Bucks defeat the Hornets 118-108 in Charlotte.Check out the best plays from The Greek Freak as the Bucks defeat the Hornets 118-108 in Charlotte!! #OwnTheFuture pic.twitter.com/oJBTkseaKh— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 29, 2017WARRIORS 113, ROCKETS 106HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 32 points, Klay Thompson had 25 and the Golden State Warriors built a big lead early and held on for a 113-106 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.The Warriors scored 37 points in the first quarter and never trailed on the way to their eighth straight victory and 60th this season.Golden State led by eight after a pair of free throws by Curry with just over three minutes left. Patrick Beverley countered with a tip-in layup for Houston, then was fouled when he was knocked to the ground on a screen by Draymond Green seconds later.James Harden missed a layup on the next possession before Green added a shot on the other end to put the Warriors up 107-99.Another layup miss by Harden followed, and Curry made a 3-pointer with 1:46 left to send fans streaming to the exits.HEAT 97, PISTONS 96AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (AP) — Hassan Whiteside tipped in a shot with his left hand as time expired to lift Miami over Detroit.Whiteside, playing with a thick bandage on his right hand to protect 13 stitches he got a week ago, tipped in Goran Dragic’s miss after a wild final play over the game’s final 11.3 seconds. James Johnson took the initial shot for Miami, Dragic muscled the rebound off the rim and Whiteside elevated over Andre Drummond for the winning tip.The win was huge for Miami (36-38), which moved one game ahead of No. 9 Chicago and 2 1/2 games ahead of No. 10 Detroit for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.Dragic scored 28 points and Whiteside finished with 17 points and nine rebounds for the Heat.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 25 points and Tobias Harris and Ish Smith each scored 19 for the Pistons (34-41). Detroit lost its fifth straight and eighth in nine games.WIZARDS 118, LAKERS 108LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Wall scored 34 points and Washington rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Los Angeles, clinching the Southeast Division title for its first division crown in 38 years.Wall shot 14 of 25 and Bradley Beal was held to 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting, but the Wizards ended the longest division-title drought in NBA history with their fourth straight victory.“I didn’t know that,” coach Scott Brooks said before the game. “Now we’re fighting for playoff positioning.”When the franchise last claimed a division title in 1978-79, it was known as the Bullets of the Atlantic Division and played in suburban Landover, Maryland. The team had won its lone NBA championship the previous season and went on to lose the 1979 Finals to the Seattle SuperSonics.D’Angelo Russell led Los Angeles with 28 points and Jordan Clarkson added 22 points.TRAIL BLAZERS 122, NUGGETS 113PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic had a career-high 33 points with 16 rebounds against his former team, CJ McCollum had 39 points and Portland beat Denver to take hold of the eighth seed in the Western Conference.Portland leads Denver by a game for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Blazers also clinched the season-series tiebreaker with the Nuggets, giving them an upper hand with eight games to play.Jameer Nelson led Denver with 23 points.The Blazers got Nurkic involved early against his former team. On Portland’s first possession, Nurkic scored on a post-up play against Nikola Jokic, who took Nurkic’s starting spot in Denver.HAWKS 95, SUNS 91ATLANTA (AP) — Dennis Schroder hit consecutive 3-pointers to spark a 17-1 run for a victory that snapped Atlanta’s a seven-game losing streak and boosting its playoff hopes.The Suns lost their ninth in a row in a matchup of teams with the two longest active losing streaks in the NBA.Playing again without All-Star forward Paul Millsap and two other key players, the Hawks raced to an 18-point lead in the first quarter. But Atlanta sleepwalked through the next two periods and went nearly 4 1/2 minutes in the fourth without scoring.The Suns, without Devin Booker, took advantage of the Hawks’ shooting woes, finally taking their first lead on Alan Williams’ lay-in with 10:37 remaining and stretching the margin to 78-71.But Schroder swished back-to-back shots beyond the arc, and the Hawks pulled away from there. He finished with 27 points.TIMBERWOLVES 115, PACERS 114INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Rubio made three free throws with 3.4 seconds left to give Minnesota a victory over Indiana.Minnesota snapped a season-high six-game losing streak by taking its only lead of the quarter. Rubio had 21 points and 10 assists, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 37 points and 12 rebounds.Rubio was fouled by Jeff Teague, though it appeared Rubio ran into his own teammate on the play. Indiana fans booed the officials as they left the court.Indiana’s Monta Ellis got off a last-second 3-point shot, but he was off the mark.Paul George scored 37 points to lead the Pacers, whose playoff chances took another hit. Teague had 20 points and 10 assists.76ERS 106, NETS 101NEW YORK (AP) — Dario Saric scored 23 points, Robert Covington had 21 points and 13 rebounds and undermanned Philadelphia beat Brooklyn.Rookie guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot had 17 points and nine boards for the 76ers, who dressed only nine players.Philadelphia was without center Jahlil Okafor, who missed his third straight game due to right knee soreness, and veteran guard Gerald Henderson, who did not play because of soreness in his left hip.Brook Lopez led the Nets with 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Jeremy Lin and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson each chipped in 11 points.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Kobe Bryant Says He Feels Good About His Recovery

Kobe Bryant has returned to the Lakers after traveling to Germany last week for routine medical treatment on his knee.Bryant received a standing ovation as he walked on to the floor in sweats during Tuesday night’s Los Angeles Lakers preseason game against the Denver Nuggets. The all-star, who is also recovering from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered last NBA season, spoke about the progress of his injuries in a television interview.“It’s going well,” Bryant said. “I feel good. Obviously, I feel like I’m ahead of schedule. It’s about trying to get that range of motion back where I feel like I can run comfortably. The last stage is really the explosiveness and the muscle endurance, and that will come.”There is no firm return date for Bryant’s return, but he has been making light jogging runs and set shooting in the Laker’s training camp practice.“Just keep grinding. Keep working hard and getting better,” Bryant said. “I gotta get in shape, too. I’ve been sitting on my butt now for a while. I gotta get up and get moving.” read more