Elbit Systems is turning its cyber security subsidiary, Cyberbit, into a pure-play commercial company, Elbit announced on 19 September. Cyberbit’s existing defence work will be moved into Elbit’s C4I unit, with Cyberbit continuing to offer cyber security primarily for the financial sector and critical infrastructure. “In order to maintain this growth and to be customer-oriented to its unique markets [financial sector, infrastructure security, etc.
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the largest US industry group for the aerospace and defence sector, has selected Eric Fanning as its new chief executive, the organisation announced on 18 September. Fanning most recently served as the secretary of the US Army during the former Barack Obama administration. Fanning had served in several Pentagon positions before leading the army, including chief of staff to the secretary of defence and acting secretary of the US Air Force.
Northrop Grumman has reached a deal to buy rocket motor and missile maker Orbital ATK for USD9.2 billion, the company announced on 18 September. The deal, expected to close early in 2018, includes USD7.8 billion in cash along with the assumption of USD1.4 billion in debt. The move looks to be largely complimentary to Northrop’s existing portfolio, with Orbital’s launch vehicles, missiles, and ammunition all adding to the range of defence products offered by the company.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".