Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/15/2016

Mac Thornberry: Cyber, Nuclear Deterrence, Special Ops Among HASC Priorities in 2016

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said the panel will focus on cybersecurity, nuclear modernization, special operations and the Third Offset Strategy in 2016, Defense News reported Wednesday
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DRS Delivers 1st Hybrid Electric Drive System to Korean Navy; Roger Sexauer Comments

DRS Technologies has transported the first Hybrid Electric Drive system to the South Korean navy for installation in the military branch’s future frigate. The navy will incorporate the HED system into the FFX Batch II frigate to reduce noise in the propulsion plant operation, DRS said Tuesday
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Carahsoft Adds Sonim Technologies’ Mobile Platforms to 2 Govt Contracts

Carahsoft Technology has agreed to offer Sonim Technologies’ mobile devices and related accessories to U.S. public sector customers through Carahsoft’s two government contracts. Sonim’s mobile devices such as the XP7 smartphone will be available to government agencies through Carahsoft’s National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance and Cooperative Purchasing Network contracts, Sonim said Thursday
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Hybrid Power Generation Tech for US Military

Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted field tests on a power generation system designed to help U.S. deployed troops to produce electricity out of surplus materials. The company saidThursday its Rocket Shop defense advanced programs unit developed the Hybrid Renewable Multifuel Power Generator for the U…
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FBI Kicks Off Search for New CIO to Head Tech Program Budgets, IT Operations

The FBI is looking for a new chief information officer with a top secret-level sensitive compartmented information clearance. A notice posted on the FBI’s employment website says the incumbent will oversee enterprise data centers, networks, computer program development and system operations, information sharing and cybersecurity functions…
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LCG to Maintain HHS Health Resources & Services Help Desk; Matthew Briddell Comments

LCG has received a $17.5 million contract to maintain the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration help desk operations. The company will collaborate with HRSA’s office of information technology to deliver information and services to people, organizations and state governments on behalf of HRSA, LCG said Thursday
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IBM to Help Update Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank’s Electronic Clearinghouse

A regional Federal Reserve bank has chosen IBM to help refresh a technology platform that the financial institution uses to clear and settle interbank retail payments. IBM will deliver and implement its Financial Transaction Manager for Automated Clearinghouse software for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to manage its billing and accounting transactions within the central banking system, the company said Thursday
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French Research Agency Picks Seagate Platform for High-Performance Computing Data Storage

Seagate Technology has been selected to provide data storage and management technology for a French technology research agency to manage its high-performance computing activities. The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission chose the ClusterStor L300 platform designed to store up to six petabytes of data and transfer files at a speed of more than 200 gigabytes per second, Seagate saidThursday
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