Comtech Telecommunications Corporation, a New York-based government contractor will buy TeleCommunication Systems Inc (TCS). TCS offers 911, location-based and wireless infrastructure services to wireless network operators, government agencies and large companies. TCS is based in Annapolis and has 1100 employees a quite a bit of debt.
Sources: Biz Journal, press release
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FEMA getting closer to Endorsing US National Grid
The grid pops up regularly and in time may become the Federal Emergency Management Agency's preferred location grid. I have no details on the process or status (said another way: no one is paying me to track that stuff down), but the draft document is available from HHS.gov here (pdf). H/T to @GITAssociation
MapQuest Sponsoring B2B Content
If I recall correctly, about 15 years ago MapQuest paid for what is now called "native advertising" on Directions. The company is doing it again, this time on Business Insider. If I didn't tell you, would you have noticed that MapQuest sponsored the article?