Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 06/28/2016

Lookout Names Former DISA Chief Ronnie Hawkins to Federal Advisory Board

Ronnie Hawkins, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has joined the federal advisory board of San Francisco-based mobile security provider Lookout…
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Emergent BioSolutions Lands BARDA Task Order for Zika Vaccine Development

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority has awarded Emergent BioSolutions (NYSE: EBS) a potential $21.9 million task order to develop and produce a vaccine against Zika virus for use in the first phase of a clinical trial…
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FDA Seeks Info on COTS Quality Management Software Sources

The Food and Drug Administration has sought information on potential industry sources that can provide a commercial off-the-shelf software platform designed to help FDA compile audits and assessments as well as detect and monitor preventive and corrective actions…
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DARPA Taps Industry for Battlefield Network Protocols, Algorithms

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has kicked off a project to explore new algorithms and protocols for physically dispersed computing infrastructure, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Monday…
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DigitalGlobe-Esri Partnership Seeks to Expand Satellite Imagery Access

DigitalGlobe and Esri have reached an agreement to expand a world imagery map for  Esri customers as part of an effort to help connect users through geographic information systems. The companies aim to provide users of Esri’s ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Data Appliance products access to high-resolution satellite imagery via a multi-year subscription service, DigitalGlobe said Monday…
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General Dynamics-Led Team Eyes Training Facility in Pursuit of Canada SAR Aircraft Contract

A team comprising General Dynamics, DRS Technologies and Leonardo-Finmeccanica will build a training facility in Comox, British Columbia if the team wins a $3 billion contract to build search-and-rescue aircraft for Canada…
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Mike Raymond Named Chief Strategy Officer of Octo Consulting

Mike Raymond, a 37-year government information technology market veteran and former senior vice president at Dynanet Corp., has joined Octo Consulting Group as chief strategy officer of the Tysons Corner, Virginia-based digital services provider…
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White House Sci-Tech Policy Office Seeks Information on AI Technologies

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has asked for information on artificial intelligence technologies that could support OSTP’s efforts to recommend research directions and determine challenges and opportunities…
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Nextgov: OPM Hack Affected Victims’ Family Members

The Office of Personnel Management has said the effects of the 2015 data breach extends to the family members and contacts of 21.5 million individuals whose records were compromised, Nextgov reported Monday…
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Former Oracle VP Graeme Thompson Joins Informatica as SVP, CIO

Graeme Thompson, formerly vice president of global information technology end-user services at Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), has been named senior vice president and chief information officer of Redwood City, California-based software development company Informatica…
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Austal USA Delivers ‘Montgomery’ Littoral Combat Ship to Navy

Austal USA formally turned over the USS Montgomery littoral combat ship to the U.S. Navy at a ceremony held Thursday at the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. The Navy said Friday Montgomery, which is scheduled to be commissioned in September,  will be the military branch’s seventh LCS and fourth ship of its Independence class…
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