Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/12/2016

Erik Smith Appointed CEO for Saab’s US Defense, Security Business

Erik Smith, vice president and general manager for sensor systems at Saab Defense and Security USA — a Saab Group subsidiary — has been appointed president and CEO of the business. “Erik has extensive experience in the U…
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ManTech Awarded Potential $200M Defense, IC Modernization Support Contract; Bill Varner Comments

ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) will provide systems modernization support to defense and intelligence agencies under a potential five-year, $200 million contract from the Defense Department. The company said Tuesday the contract covers systems engineering, integration, sustainment and deployment support services for global Intelligence Community missions…
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Eric Fanning Resigns as Acting Army Secretary

Eric Fanning is set to resign as acting Army secretary while the Senate Armed Services Committee has yet to hold a confirmation hearing for his nomination to the post, Defense News reported Monday. Aaron Mehta and Joe Gould write that Fanning was nominated to succeed John McHugh, who departed his post in November…
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General Dynamics Obtains FedRAMP Approval for Cloud IT Platform; Marcus Collier Comments

A General Dynamics business unit has received a certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to offer a cloud computing platform to U.S. federal, state and local government agencies…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA to Collaborate on CubeSat Propulsion System Development

Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA have formed a partnership to further development work on a propulsion system designed for CubeSats and other types of nanosatellites. Aerojet Rocketdyne will work to integrate a green propellant called AF-M315E with the MPS-130 CubeSat propulsion platform under NASA’s Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies program, the company said Monday…
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DARPA-GlobalFoundries Team Aims to Address Military EM Spectrum Interference With Semiconductor Chip

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has partnered with semiconductor chip producer GlobalFoundries to develop a silicon-on-insulator chip that works to quickly process radio-frequency signals and prevent interference in congested electromagnetic spectrum…
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Raytheon Demos Anti-Ship Missile Defense for Navy; Rick Nelson Comments

Raytheon has demonstrated an anti-ship missile defense system built for the U.S. Navy during a live-fire test at China Lake in California. The SeaRAM defense system intercepted an inbound threat using a Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 during the exercise, Raytheon said Monday…
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Lockheed-Built Aegis Combat System Baseline Gets Certification From Navy, MDA; Jim Sheridan Comments

A Lockheed Martin-built baseline for the Aegis Combat System has received certification from the U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency for integration with the Navy’s destroyers. Jim Sheridan, director of Aegis programs at Lockheed Martin, said Monday the Baseline 9…
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