Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 04/08/2015

John Conger: DoD Willing to Consider BRAC Process Modification

John Conger — acting assistant defense secretary for energy, installations and environment — has said the Defense Department is willing to look into revising its Base Realignment and Closure process to obtain the authorization it seeks from Congress, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday
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NASA Taps Dynetics, HRL Labs, Orbital ATK for Space Material Project; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA has chosen Dynetics, HRL Laboratories and Orbital ATK to develop and build ultra-lightweight materials in support of efforts to reduce the mass of future spacecraft for deep-space missions by 40 percent…
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Tony Encinias Joins Vion as Public Sector Strategy VP; Daniel Diltz Comments

Tony Encinias, former chief information officer of the state of Pennsylvania and a more than 20-year information technology veteran, has joined Vion Corp. as vice president of public sector strategy. He will oversee the company’s efforts to build technology platforms intended to support IT modernization programs of government and other enterprise clients in his new position, Vion said Tuesday
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Exelis to Offer Geospatial Image Analysis Software Via CloudEO Infrastructure

Exelis‘ visual information solutions business and CloudEO have partnered to provide customers access to the ENVI software via cloud to perform geospatial image analysis. The companies said Tuesday the partnership will combine geospatial data and software with cloud’s computing capabilities to help businesses manage software costs, scalability and product development…
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NASA Awards Aerojet Rocketdyne Funds to Complete Ion Thruster System; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been selected to complete development work for NASA’s gridded ion thruster system under a nearly $18 million contract with Glenn Research Center. The company will carry out the task on the Evolutionary Xenon Thruster-Commercial system and power processing units designed to pump solar power into each of the thruster’s components, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday
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