Posts from GovCon Daily for 10/01/2015

Gene Colabatistto: CAE Completes Buy of Bombardier Military Flight Training Business

CAE (NYSE: CAE) has concluded its approximately $15 million purchase of the military aviation training business of Bombardier. The deal makes CAE the NATO Flying Training in Canada program’s new prime contractor and supports the company’s efforts to grow its live military pilot training services portfolio, CAE said Wednesday…
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Gulu Gambhir: Leidos, Virginia Tech to Research Big Data Usage for Healthcare Field

Leidos has entered into a partnership with Virginia Tech for research on the use of big data from electronic health records to improve patient care and drive down healthcare costs. The company said Thursday the team will utilize technical data from healthcare providers to develop methods that address the sector’s challenges in terms of cost and the quality of care…
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Raytheon Wraps Up Weather Data System Deployment; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Raytheon has completed the deployment of a weather data tool at over 140 offices of the U.S. National Weather Service across the country and several territories. The Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System II has visualization and data analysis tools that work to help forecasters predict the weather, Raytheon said Thursday…
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Deborah Lee James: Pentagon Must Boost Investments in Air Force’s ‘High-End Fight’ Training

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has called on the Defense Department to invest more in training programs in order to prepare flight crews for a “high-end fight” against enemies with robust aerial defenses, the Air Force Times reported Tuesday…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD Eyes Industry Partnerships for Transition to ‘Satcom as a Service’

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has observed the U.S. Defense Department seeking out opportunities to partner with satellite companies to increase DoD’s military communications capacity…
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