SAIC Wins $185 Million U.S. Army Decision Support Division Integrated Air, Missile and Network Defense, and Space Support Contract – Press Release

RESTON, Va.–(Business Wire)–

The U.S. Army awarded Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) a $185 million single-award, cost-plus fixed-fee task order to support the Decision Support Division for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC), in the areas of space, space control, high altitude, air and missile defense, and associated cyberspace operations.

Under the task order, SAIC will continue to provide system utility analysis and combat development in support of the warfighter with analysis, execution experiments, exercises and war games, and modeling and simulation development and integration support.

“SAIC looks forward to supporting the Decision Support Division of the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command in Huntsville, Alabama,” said Jim Scanlon, SAIC executive vice president and general manager of the Defense Systems Group. “We are proud of our work in Huntsville, and through investments like our new Innovation Factory hub, look forward to providing the very best technological

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British Airways boss Alex Cruz defends decision to axe 12,000 jobs



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The boss of British Airways has defended his decision to cut up to 12,000 jobs and said the pandemic has left the national carrier ‘fighting for survival’.

Chief executive Alex Cruz stressed that ‘people need to get flying again’ if the company is to emerge through the winter and weather the ‘worst crisis in its 100 years of history’.

But he told MPs that many would-be customers are still cautious about travelling for fear their holiday destination will suddenly be brought on to the government’s quarantine list. 

Passenger numbers have nosedived and last week the airline only flew 187,000 passengers, compared with almost a million the same week last year. 

The slump in flights, of which roughly a quarter are operating, is causing BA to burn through £20million a day and has led to a jobs bloodbath.

Mr Cruz said: ‘Fewer passengers means

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PRECIOUS-Gold jumps as dollar retreats post U.S. jobs data, ECB decision

* ECB keeps policy unchanged

* Dollar slips from 4-week high

* Spot gold may rise more to $1,965/oz – technicals

* Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser (Adds comments, updates prices)

Sept 10 (Reuters) – Gold rose to its highest level on over week on Thursday, as the dollar retreated on weaker-than-expected U.S. jobless claims data and as the European Central Bank (ECB) kept its policy unchanged.

Spot gold rose 0.8% to $1,961.66 per ounce by 1347 GMT, after hitting its highest since Sept. 2 at $1,963.33.

U.S. gold futures were up 0.66 % at $1,967.70.

The dollar index slipped from four-week highs, making gold less expensive for holders of other currencies, post data showing U.S. jobless claims remaining elevated and the ECB decision.

“The weaker dollar in the very short term and other uncertainties in the long term is keeping the

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