Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/30/2014

 

US, Afghanistan Agree on Post-2014 Military Support

U.S. and Afghan officials have reached an agreement that establishes U.S. presence in Afghanistan beyond this year and calls on nearly 10,000 U.S. soldiers to remain in Afghanistan for military support, USA Today reported Tuesday
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Steve Comber: Leidos Lands Tech Support Task Order for OneVA Enterprise Architecture

Leidos will provide technical assistance for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ agency-wide modernization drive under a potential three-year, $25 million contract. “We’re proud to support the VA with its OneVA Enterprise Architecture program, designed to serve as a strategic planning and management tool that helps VA’s leadership chart the course for the department’s transformation into a 21st century organization,” Steve Comber, Leidos’ health group president, said Tuesday
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NASA Launches APL’s Planetary Science Balloon; Andy Cheng Comments

NASA has launched the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory-built Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science into space in order to study solar system objects. The spacecraft took off from the Fort Sumner, New Mexico-based NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Research Facility on Thursday and will work to detect organic elements on objects in the solar system, NASA said Thursday
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MDA Gives Contractors December Deadline for Kill Vehicle Proposals; James Syring Comments

The Missile Defense Agency is considering plans to design a kill vehicle that would be based on the concepts of a legacy long-range interceptor program, Space News reported Monday. Mike Gruss writes that MDA has proposed revisions to the kill vehicle concepts Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Raytheon submitted in March and has given the companies a December deadline to formulate to concept revisions…
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Chris Chadwick: Boeing to Shift Defense Support Operations to Missouri, Other US Sites

Boeing plans to transfer most of its defense support functions to St. Louis, Oklahoma City and other sites from Washington. The company estimates the relocation will take three years to complete and affect approximately 2,000 defense workers at the company’s offices in the Puget Sound area, Boeing saidMonday
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Razorsight, Kodiak Networks Form Push-to-Talk Analytics Partnership; Paul Tardif Comments

Push-to-talk technology firm Kodiak Networks has selected Razorsight‘s cloud analytics platform to help PTT service providers gain insight into customer behavior and improve user experience. Razorsight said Monday it will provide its Executive Insights and Real-Time Predictive Analytics technology to Kodiak Networks with the goal of helping that company’s mobile operator clients redurn churn rate and increase profitability…
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