Bechtel Systems and Infrastructure of Frederick, a division of San Francisco-based Bechtel, created a new Federal Telecoms unit to engineer and build telecomunications facilities for the federal government worldwide. The unit's president is James F.X. Payne, who previously was a senior vice president at Qwest Communications in charge of the federal government market.
Ciena of Linthicum, which sells products for telecommunications systems, reorganized its senior management, promoting Arthur Smith to senior vice president and chief operating officer and Steve Alexander to senior vice president in charge of research and development. The company said the moves are to help "restore profitability."
MobilePro of Bethesda, which provides wireless broadband service, acquired InReach Internet, a service provider based in Stockton and Oakland, Calif. Terms were not disclosed. MobilePro said InReach has 40,000 business and residential customers in California.
Sodexho of Gaithersburg, a food-service supplier, said it was giving health care facilities the option of devoting 20, 50 or 100 percent of vending machines to healthy snacks. Shelves carrying items such as baked potato chips and granola bars will carry a "Wellness & You" label.
Govolution of Arlington, which provides electronic payment technology for government agencies, was acquired by First American Payment Systems of Fort Worth. Terms were not disclosed. Govolution will maintain its Arlington headquarters.
Convera of Vienna said that its Excalibur Web search technology now contains more than 4 billion pages of Web text. Excalibur is being marketed as a private label search offering.