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Anteon expands ERP consulting

Anteon Corp. has announced an expansion of its enterprise solutions consulting unit ahead of an expected growth of enterprise resource planning (ERP) packages in the federal market.

The expansion follows plans announced by the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service to demonstrate and offer more ERP solutions, said Dave Weiser, vice president of technology services for Anteon.

Anteon's enterprise solutions consulting unit has existed for more than two years, Weiser said. It offers consulting and system integration services, including ERP implementation and related information technology software solutions.

The unit specializes in Oracle Corp. applications, including advanced planning for Oracle Release 11 upgrades, full life-cycle implementations of Oracle applications, software selection analyses, operational readiness assessments and business process analysis.

GTE deal complete

General Dynamics Corp. last week announced it had completed its acquisition of GTE Government Systems Corp. for $1.05 billion in cash.

General Dynamics also named the current leaders of the three Government Systems businesses as unit presidents: Jerry DeMuro, president, General Dynamics Communication Systems, Taunton, Mass.; Mike Chandler, president, General Dynamics Worldwide Telecommunication Systems, Needham Heights, Mass.; and John Stewart, president, General Dynamics Electronic Systems, Mountain View, Calif.

Together, these units have a backlog of $900 million, about 6,000 employees and expect to have 1999 revenues of about $1.2 billion, according to General Dynamics. All three are part of General Dynamics' information systems and technology business group, reporting to executive vice president Gordon England.

Raytheon passes FAA test

Raytheon Co. announced that it successfully completed the third in a series of signal-in-space test milestones on the Federal Aviation Administration's Wide-Area Augmentation System.

During the test, WAAS continued to operate with accuracy that was better than the 7.6-meter requirement, despite weather-related power outages, Raytheon said. WAAS, which will refine Global Positioning System satellite signals so they are reliable enough for navigation across the country and for precision approaches to airports, will be commissioned in September 2000.

ITT wins NOAA pact

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration late last month awarded a $98 million contract to ITT Industries' ITT Aerospace/Communications Division to develop a weather satellite instrument that will improve weather forecasting and climate prediction.

The new instrument is part of the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System program, which will merge the military and civilian environmental satellite programs into one.

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