Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/11/2016

BARDA to Support Altimmune Anthrax Vaccine Clinical Trials Under $120M Contract

Altimmune has received a potential five-year, $120.2 million contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to conduct clinical trials of an experimental vaccine against anthrax…
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Unisys to Help OCC Adopt Cloud Email Services; Casey Coleman Comments

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has awarded Unisys (NYSE: UIS) a potential five-year, $11.2 million contract to move approximately 4,000 OCC employees to a cloud-based email platform. Unisys said Thursday it will provide analysis, design, transition planning and development services intended to facilitate OCC’s enterprise-wide cloud migration effort…
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Liberty University Offers On-Campus Drone Pilot Training

Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics now offers an on-campus training program for pilots of fixed-wing and multi-rotor small unmanned aircraft systems. The Federal Aviation Administration‘s regulations on the commercial use of drones work to allow the training program’s students to fly small UAS weighing less than 55 pounds on campus, the university said Tuesday…
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DOE, Indian S&T Ministry to Help Fund Smart Grid, Energy Storage Research Under US-India Partnership

A partnership between the U.S. and India that seeks to advance grid modernization will collaborate with the private sectors in the respective countries to provide a $30 million funding opportunity for a five-year smart grid and energy storage research project…
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DigitalGlobe to Extend Support for PSMA Australia’s Continent-Wide Mapping Project

An Australian government-owned company has awarded DigitalGlobe a follow-on contract to provide a geospatial content management platform for a mapping initiative that seeks to host information on more than 15 million buildings across Australia…
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Prism Joins Mitre-Led Govt-Industry Aviation Safety Information-Sharing Program

Prism has joined a Mitre-administered government-industry information-sharing program funded by the Federal Aviation Administration and will provide its Aviation Risk Management Online Resource to serve as a participating platform for aviation safety report submissions…
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MTSI Awarded National Guard Bureau Modernization, Engineering Support Task Order; Kevin Robinson Comments

Modern Technology Solutions Inc. has received a potential five-year, $28 million modernization and engineering support task order from the National Guard Bureau for work to aid the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center…
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BlackBerry Crisis Comms Software Receives Army Authority to Operate, Certificate of Networthiness

The U.S. Army has awarded BlackBerry‘s AtHoc networked crisis communications software a certificate of networthiness and authority to operate through April 2019 to support uninterrupted use of the software by the service branch…
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SOS International Subsidiary to Help Monitor Traditional, Social Media in Afghanistan; Jeremy Davis Comments

The State Department has contracted a subsidiary of SOS International to help monitor and analyze traditional and social media in Kabul, Afghanistan in support of the U.S.’ diplomatic mission there…
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Lockheed’s Advanced Technology Center Develops Microcryocooler for IR Sensing Applications

Lockheed Martin‘s advanced technology center has built an ultra-compact cryocooler system to offer a quick-startup feature for infrared sensors used to support military operations. Lockheed said Wednesday its Fast Cool Down Microcryocooler is designed to quickly activate IR-sensing platforms utilized on space observation and weapons targeting missions…
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Evolva, Navy Partner to Develop Resveratrol Polymer Composite Materials

Evolva has partnered with the U.S. Navy to develop and test a new type of structural composite material based on a polymer resin matrix derived from the company’s resveratrol product. The company said Wednesday it will collaborate with the Naval Air Systems Command’s  research facility in China Lake, California, to advance development of the composite…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne-Sierra Nevada Team to Perform Deep Space Habitat Architectural Study

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Sierra Nevada Corp. have partnered to conduct an architectural study for a deep space habitat system. Sierra Nevada is one of the six contractors selected by NASA to perform research and development work on prototypes of habitation systems under the agency’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnership-2 program…
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