Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 04/19/2016

BAE’s US Arm Adds Retired Navy Chief Jonathan Greenert to Board

Jonathan Greenert, a retired U.S. Navy admiral and formerly its top uniformed officer, has joined the board of directors at BAE Systems Inc. — the British contractor’s U.S. subsidiary — and will serve for a term of up to three years…
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John Johns Joins KEYW as BD VP, National Agency Account Head

John Johns, a former vice president from Six3 Systems and business development executive at other GovCon companies, has joined Hanover, Md.-based cyber and geospatial services company KEYW Corp. (Nasdaq: KEYW) as vice president of BD and account executive for national agencies…
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Air Force Demos UTC Sensor Onboard General Atomics Avenger UAV; Chris Pehrson Comments

The U.S. Air Force has completed a flight demonstration of a United Technologies Corp.-built sensor onboard a General Atomics-made unmanned aerial vehicle, Flightglobal reported Monday. Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development for General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, told Flightglobal reporter James Drew that the service branch performed seven flights between January and February to demonstrate UTC aerospace systems business’ MS-177 sensor aboard General Atomics’ Predator C Avenger UAV…
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Beth Cobert: Agencies Should Continue on Efforts to Fill Skill Gaps for “At Risk” Govt Occupations

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the Chief Human Capital Officers Council are continuing on their collaboration to address potential skill gaps in what agencies deem as “mission critical” occupations in government, Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert said Friday…
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DISA Selects UltiSat to Provide Ku Bandwidth Capacity for Global Hawk UAV Operations

Gaithersburg, Md.-based UltiSat has secured a $9,369,756 task order contract with options from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide Ku bandwidth capacity for a U.S. military organization based at Edwards Air Force Base in California…
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IRS Launches Crowdsourcing Challenge for Future Website Design

The Internal Revenue Service has started off a crowdsourcing challenge to solicit ideas from the public on a new website design the agency believes could help taxpayers navigate the online IRS portal…
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DHS Creates Mobile App Development Playbook for Agencies

The Department of Homeland Security has released a guide for federal agencies to develop, test and implement mobile applications. DHS said its Mobile Application Playbook aims to help agencies streamline the process for managing protected apps across their life cycle while adhering to agency policies…
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Ashton Carter: US to Deploy More Soldiers, Apaches to Iraq for Anti-Islamic State Campaign

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. will deploy 217 additional service personnel in Iraq in support of its campaign against the Islamic State militant organization, the Washington Post reported Monday…
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Army Awards Special Operations Equipment Support Task Order to Battelle’s Natick Team

The U.S. Army has awarded a five-year, $33 million task order to Battelle‘s Natick operations unit for technical analysis and support services to the service branch’s Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Command in Massachusetts…
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Cubic Subcontracts IEE to Build Military Aircraft Control Display

Cubic‘s global defense segment has awarded IEE a contract to provide control display units for integration with Cubic-built Personnel Locator Systems that are currently used in multiple types of military aircraft…
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Vahna Releases Updated Version of ‘Edge’ Cloud-Based Cyber Platform

Vahna has launched the latest version of its Edge cloud-based cybersecurity platform in efforts to expand integration across Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems at the enterprise level. Washington-based Vahna said Monday the updated Edge system also works to feature automated integration with network intrusion detection systems and enterprise-wide monitoring of live processes…
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