In case you needed it, this is your regular reminder that crime and espionage does not pay. Hacking crimes and violating U.S. export law isn’t something you want on your resume, but that’s exactly what three former U.S. intelligence officers recently admitted to doing for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Court documents this past week revealed a conspiracy by three U.S. men who worked for DarkMatter, to “acquire data from computers, electronic devices and servers around the world, including on computers and servers in the United States,” prosecutors said. Although the three U.S. citizens got lucrative payments for their work, their violations of U.S. laws lead to potential criminal charges, as well as, heft fines. It goes without saying that any future work that requires a security clearance is out of the picture too.

Contract Opportunities to Watch

Jacobs Jacobs was awarded a contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide mission-driven and data-centric solutions in support of Geospatial-intelligence Enterprise OpenDataStore (GEODS) services. The single-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract value is estimated at $302 million across a seven-year ordering period.

“Jacobs will provide wide-ranging cyber, digital services and modern software engineering that support geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) for accessing and delivering digital intelligence and collection automation,” said Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions Senior Vice President of Cyber & Intelligence Caesar Nieves. “This contract represents how we are helping our clients meet the demands of the digital evolution and revolution by ensuring data continues to be a strategic asset for GEOINT dominance and modernizing NGA from the current on-premise software baseline data center architecture to a hybrid cloud-based set of data services with OpenDataStore (ODS).”

NGA delivers world-class geospatial intelligence for the Department of Defense, with the primary mission of collecting, analyzing and distributing geospatial intelligence in support of national security.

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FBI Special Agent The FBI has offices around the world—including 56 field offices, more than 350 satellite offices, and more than 60 international legal attachés—with its headquarters located in Washington, D.C. So you really have a lot of geographic locations to pick.

Sursi says. “Mainstream media has brought a lot of attention to the Special Agents positions,” Peter Sursi, section chief of the FBI’s human resources division says, “but what many aren’t aware of is that anyone can apply to be a Special Agent—if they meet the requirements. You don’t need a law enforcement background to qualify.”

Every FBI agent—whether they work at a desk in communications, in a laboratory processing samples, or are out in the field each day—needs top-secret clearance, and while you may not need a law enforcement background, you will need a college degree.

According to its website, FBI agents never have a “typical day.” From gathering intel from a source to catching up on paperwork, there’s never a dull moment.

Growth Opportunities

Raytheon Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held SEAKR Engineering, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced space electronics. Closure of the acquisition is subject to the completion of customary conditions and regulatory approvals. SEAKR Engineering will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies and will report into Raytheon Intelligence & Space upon closing.

“Our investment strategy accelerates our agility in meeting a higher standard of performance ― the space standard ― and expands our core space business with new applications that are shaping our world,” said Roy Azevedo, president of Raytheon Intelligence & Space. “With SEAKR Engineering, we are enhancing our capability to provide qualified systems faster. SEAKR’s culture of forward-thinking innovation will complement our ability to solve our space customers’ hardest problems.”

Based in Centennial, CO with more than 540 employees, SEAKR Engineering was founded in 1981 by the Anderson family. Over the last 40 years, the company has delivered more than 300 flight units with a 100% on-orbit success rate.

“SEAKR Engineering is a forward-leaning business with a determined drive to innovate and do the work necessary to make advancements that enable new possibilities in space,” said Scott Anderson, President and Co-Founder, SEAKR Engineering. “Being able to leverage the strengths and expertise of the Raytheon Technologies team, we will have the ability to build on our industry-leading products as part of a larger talented team equally committed to our customers, employees and values.”

Raytheon Intelligence & Space’s and SEAKR’s portfolios are highly complementary, and with RI&S’ support, SEAKR’s deep bench of talent will be even better positioned to drive growth through our robust, combined pipeline of products.

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Jillian Hamilton has worked in a variety of Program Management roles for multiple Federal Government contractors. She has helped manage projects in training and IT. She received her Bachelors degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from Penn State University and her MBA from the University of Phoenix.