KBR, Inc. | June 17, 2022
KBR announced the arrival of its commercial cloud and mission service platform on the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Marketplace as FedRAMP Ready.
KBR built the platform from the ground-up to support U.S. federal government departments and agencies. Known as KBR Vaault℠, the technology provides a variety of domain-specific solutions including public safety digital evidence management. This secure, cloud-based platform provides the U.S. government and commercial customers an integrated system that allows for rapid deployment and custom configuration.
Fast and secure mobile communications are key to any mission and bolstering those technologies is always one of our customer goals. KBR Vaault enables reliable remote monitoring and incident management support to customers during any contingency that may arise. When it matters most, KBR Vaault is simply a product you can count on."
Byron Bright, President of KBR Government Solutions
FedRAMP is a joint U.S. government effort that establishes a public-private partnership to promote innovation and the advancement of more secure information technologies. KBR Vaault was approved in April 2022 as FedRAMP Ready at the High Baseline by the FedRAMP Program Management Office. This key designation enables KBR Vaault customers the assurance of thoroughly reviewed, cost-effective, and risk-based cloud services. The integrated technology solution is one of only 370 government cloud products on the FedRAMP Marketplace.
KBR Vaault for Public Safety Video Evidence specifically facilitates the secure collection, review, archival, and distribution of evidence collected by mobile users. Additionally, KBR Vaault allows for the consolidation, organization, retrieval, and search of video and audio data using cloud computing technologies.
As a part of this full life-cycle solution, KBR installs and provides all cameras, microphones and computer operations using a private secure network, a secure cloud application and data center services. This FedRAMP Ready offering enables remote monitoring, situational awareness, and incident management including the viewing and operation of live and recorded surveillance devices, anywhere and anytime, while within network connectivity.
The KBR Vaault team has key experience working with U.S. Army law enforcement across the U.S. and is known for working with its customers to lay the groundwork for dynamic, mission-critical systems and subsystems, no matter the need.
We deliver science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people performing diverse, complex and mission critical roles in 34 countries.
KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.
Parker | July 20, 2022
Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) today welcomes the announcement from the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy that, following public consultation, he accepts the competition and national security undertakings provided by Parker in relation to the Meggitt acquisition and the transaction is therefore cleared to proceed by the UK Government. As previously announced on August 2, 2021, the boards of Meggitt and Parker reached agreement on the terms and conditions of a recommended all cash acquisition by Parker of the entire issued, and to be issued, ordinary share capital of Meggitt PLC (the “Acquisition”).
Parker also confirms that it has signed legally binding economic commitments with the UK Government. These commitments include maintaining the following, for five years after the closing of the Acquisition (“Undertaking Period”):
Meggitt’s headquarters and its aerospace and advanced materials center of excellence in Ansty Park, in Coventry, UK;
Meggitt’s key areas of existing operational capability in the UK;
R&D (including product engineering) and manufacturing labor headcount in the UK;
Meggitt’s sustainability targets of reducing net carbon emissions by 50 per cent, by 2025; and achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050; and
Contractual obligations regarding supply of goods and services to HM Government.
Finally, as innovation is a key driving factor of success for both Meggitt and Parker, Parker has agreed to increase Meggitt’s R&D expenditure in the UK by at least 40 per cent, by the end of the Undertaking Period, and its UK apprenticeship opportunities by 20 per cent.
“We are pleased to have reached this important clearance milestone from the UK Secretary of State, We have also agreed to substantial legally binding commitments, which underscore our deep commitment to the UK. As we move closer to the completion of the acquisition and the combination of these two strong businesses, we look forward to welcoming the Meggitt team to Parker.”
-Tom Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Parker.
The Acquisition remains subject to satisfaction or, where applicable, waiver of the conditions set out in the scheme circular published on August 16, 2021, including regulatory clearance and the sanction of the scheme of arrangement by the High Court of Justice in England and Wales pursuant to the UK Companies Act 2006. Parker continues to expect the Acquisition to close in Q3 2022.
Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Parker has increased its annual dividend per share paid to shareholders for 66 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.
Adorama Business Solutions | June 29, 2022
Adorama Business Solutions, the premier technology resource for public, private, and federal institutions, announced its new federal government purchasing portal. The dedicated e-commerce site provides access to thousands of technology and electronics products, with built-in compliance tools to simplify and streamline the purchase experience. Federal government employees can now register for a free account and browse Adorama's range of more than 250,000 products spanning across photography, video, audio, lighting and studio gear, drones, public safety and forensics equipment, virtual and augmented reality, computers, office equipment and more.
The purchasing portal offers a range of features that remove complexities often involved in purchasing for the federal government, including clearly labeled country of origin information on products, and contract pricing automatically applied. From the purchasing portal dashboard, customers can easily manage orders, re-order frequently purchased items, and contact their assigned Account Manager for any technical or order-related questions.
After serving federal government clients via a dedicated sales team for decades, Adorama Business Solutions is excited to launch its new online purchasing portal to offer added flexibility for federal government employees. For many years our customers have been asking for an e-commerce experience that makes life simpler when purchasing from our extensive range of technology products. We have worked that feedback into the creation of this new site, which has all the great products customers are used to seeing from us, plus a host of features that simplify the purchase experience."
Ben Murray, Director of Federal Government Sales
Adorama Business Solutions carries leading brands including Apple, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Freefly, Panasonic, HP, Blackmagic, RED, Brinc Drones, HTC, Profoto, Shure, Roland, Pelican, JBL, Varjo Xerox and more. Federal government customers can shop via purchase order (PO) or by p-card, meaning maximum flexibility.
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We listen. We collaborate. We amaze. Adorama Business Solutions helps public, private, and federal institutions communicate more vividly, efficiently and effectively with pioneering technology solutions. You'll work with a dedicated account manager from Day 1, helping you choose the right product solutions from a quarter of a million products for your needs and budget. To get you the gear you need to master your mission, we offer flexible procurement and financing options, plus features that help budget management like an extensive range of used equipment. Through our comprehensive suite of Technical Services, we help you get the most out of your purchases with us.