Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/10/2014

Tony Smeraglinolo: Engility to Continue ADS-B Technical Support at DOT’s Volpe Center

Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) has received a three-year, $66 million contract to continue helping the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center develop and evaluate a satellite-based air traffic control system…
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Harris to Build Satellite Weather Observation Receiver for NOAA; Romy Olaisen Comments

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will build a satellite weather observation receiver for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under a three-year, $20 million contract. The WxConnect products will be deployed across eight national weather service locations to process satellite weather observations from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series rebroadcast and Japanese HimawariCast services, Harris said Wednesday
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FY 2015 Omnibus Bill Sets $1.5B for Boeing-Built Attack Jets

U.S. lawmakers have included language in the $1.1 trillion “omnibus” spending bill that sets aside $1.46 billion to purchase 15 additional Boeing-built electronic attack planes, Reuters reportedTuesday
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SunPower Lands 1st Task Order Under Army Energy IDIQ’s Solar Portion; Amanda Simpson Comments

The U.S. Army plans to award SunPower a task order to execute a large-scale renewable energy project at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama with the intent to produce up to 18,000 megawatt-hours of power per year…
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Lockheed Begins Post-Flight Orion Systems Analysis; Mike Hawes Comments

Lockheed Martin engineers have started to analyze data recorders and heat shield samples from the Orion capsule following its unmanned test flight and at-sea recovery on Monday. NASA and the U.S. Navy collaborated to retrieve Orion’s crew module from its landing site in the Pacific Ocean and bring the platform to a naval station in San Diego, Lockheed said Tuesday
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Microsoft Releases Azure Govt Cloud Platform; Satya Nadella Comments

Microsoft has released a new version of its Azure cloud computing platform that is intended for public sector organizations in the U.S. The Azure Government offering is meant to help agencies manage cloud-based applications as well as storage, networking and data systems through Microsoft’s data center network, Microsoft said Tuesday
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