Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/12/2016

KBR Agrees to Purchase Honeywell Govt Services Arm for $300M in Continued Federal Push

Houston-based engineering and construction company KBR (NYSE: KBR) has agreed to purchase the U.S. government services business of Honeywell (NYSE: HON) for $300 million in a push to continue expansion efforts in the federal market…
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Leidos Awarded $99M Army Automated Installation Entry Contract

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has secured a potential four-year, $99 million prime contract from the U.S. Army to build and deliver automated installation entry systems to the service  branch’s product manager for force protection systems…
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DARPA Seeks Tech Ideas to Protect US Forces Against Small Airborne Threats

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has asked industry to suggest ideas on how to protect U.S. warfighters from airborne threats with technology. DARPA said Thursday it published a request for information on deployable systems that can help fixed and mobile ground and naval forces to identify, track and neutralize small unmanned air systems…
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Compusearch Unveils General Availability of Reverse Auctions Tool on Prism Acquisition Platform

Compusearch will offer its reverse auction technology to the Defense Department and civilian agency clients through the company’s Prism acquisition platform as part of the Reverse Auctions system’s full general availability…
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Orbital ATK’s Antares Rocket Set for September Return to Flight

Orbital ATK and NASA have scheduled the return of company-built Antares launch vehicle to flight in the second half of September after completion of the spacecraft’s stage test in May. According to a NASA blog entry posted Wednesday, Orbital ATK considered many factors when it targeted the September window such as the ongoing inspection and testing of the rocket at Wallops Island and the space agency’s scheduling of crew activities on the International Space Station…
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Defense News: US Companies to Get 50% of Missile Defense Funds for Israel

Approximately 50 percent of work that will result from U.S. missile defense funds for Israel will go to U.S. companies, Defense News reported Thursday. Barbara Opall-Rome writes Boeing and Raytheon as well as their U…
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NASA Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne to Support CubeSat ‘Green’ Propulsion System Maturity

NASA has awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne a contract to support the technology maturity of a CubeSat “green” propulsion system that works to boost maneuverability, safety and performance compared with systems using traditional hydrazine propellants…
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USAID Chooses 21 Innovation Proposals to Help Fight Zika Virus

The U.S. Agency for International Development has released the initial list of funding recipients under a $30 million competition that seeks to develop methods and tools for counter-Zika virus efforts…
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SAP NS2 Develops Machine Learning Tool for Counterterrorism Missions; Mark Testoni Comments

SAP National Security Services has developed a tool that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to help counter terrorist activities online, Fast Company reported Thursday. Steven Melendez writes SAP NS2 currently works with government agencies to monitor terrorism-related activities in social media and with cybersecurity firm ThreatConnect to identify threats in computer networks in real time…
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DISA Clears Airbus’ Encryption Device for DoD Voice Networks

An Airbus Group voice encryption technology has been added to the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s list of approved products for deployment on Defense Department-run networks. Airbus said Thursday its ECTOCRYP Black device with R1…
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Mission Ready Director Paul Litchfield Appointed COO in Push for Protection Equipment Market

Paul Litchfield, a director at Mission Ready Services, has been appointed chief operating officer of the Vancouver, British Columbia-based product development and consulting firm. Rod Reum, president and CEO of Mission Ready, said in a statement released Wednesday Litchfield’s leadership and operational experience will help the company manufacture and commercialize its protection equipment products such as the Electro Muscular Disruption platform, Tactical Shield Cover and Ballistic Combat Shirt…
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