Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 04/29/2016

Jet, Chopper, Ship Procurement Featured in HASC-Approved 2017 Defense Authorization Bill

The House Armed Services Committee voted 60-2 Thursday to pass a $583 billion defense policy bill, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes HASC’s version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would shift $18 billion from the overseas contingency operations funding to the Defense Department’s base budget…
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Vencore Awarded SEC Financial Market Data Analytics Services Contract; Mac Curtis Comments

A subsidiary of Vencore has received a two-year, $5.6 million task order from the Securities of Exchange Commission for data analytics, monitoring and consulting services to support the agency’s work to track financial markets…
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Raytheon Awarded $90M Air Force Contract for Multi-Spectral Sensor Platform

Raytheon has received a $90 million contract to produce a new multi-spectral targeting system variant for the U.S. Air Force. The AN/DAS-4 MTS sensor works to provide soldiers with intelligence data derived from aerial tactical sensors to help them detect and engage airborne targets, the company said Friday…
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Navy Orders $88M in Harris Airborne EW Jammers; Ed Zoiss Comments

Harris Corp. will produce and deliver electronic warfare jamming systems for installation on the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of F/A-18 fighter jets under an $88 million modification to a contract the military service awarded in July last year…
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M2Mi Obtains DHS Open-Source Cryptographic Tool Development Funds

Machine-to-Machine Intelligence Corp. has been awarded $75,000 in funds by the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate to create a deployable cryptographic protocol for an Internet of Things security initiative…
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DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen’s ‘Windows 10’ Remarks Draw Criticism From Software Trade Group

The Software and Information Industry Association has reacted to comments Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen made about the Microsoft-developed operating system Windows 10 on April 8 per a Fedscoop report…
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NASA Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne for $67M Solar Electric Propulsion System Devt Contract; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has received a potential $67 million contract to develop an electric propulsion system for integration with NASA’s Solar Electric Propulsion space vehicles. The company said Thursday the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract was awarded under the Advanced Electric Propulsion System program and covers development and qualification work on five 12…
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Carahsoft Receives Public Sector Cooperative Contract for Google Products

Reston, Virginia-based reseller Carahsoft Technology has been awarded a potential seven-year contract of an undisclosed value by a nation-wide state and local government consortium to provide Google for Work products and services for more than 90,000 public sector customers in the U…
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NASA, NCAR Scientists Design Risk Map to Forecast Zika Virus Spread

A team of scientists from NASA, the National Center for Atmospheric Research and other institutions have developed a risk map that works to forecast the potential spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the U…
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Matt Gorham Takes Charge of FBI’s Washington-Based Counterterrorism Division

Matt Gorham, formerly deputy assistant director for FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group, will serve as the special agent in charge of the law enforcement agency’s counterterrorism division at the Washington field office…
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ODNI Eyes Social Media as Information Source

Office of the Director of National Intelligence leaders are continuing their efforts to issue a security executive agent directive that will set policies and guidelines on social media usage, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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