Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/19/2016

Deborah Lee James: Air Force Seeks to Expedite FMS Process Via Training Program for Security Cooperation Officers

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said the service branch plans to implement several measures that seek to speed up the foreign military sales process, the USAF said Thursday. James told event attendees at the State Department’s Foreign Press Center in New York Wednesday that the military branch will work to develop a training program for security cooperation professionals involved in FMS prior to overseas deployment…
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Lockheed Subcontracts UltiSat for Army Airborne ISR Program Support

UltiSat has received a subcontract from Lockheed Martin to provide aerial data collection, ground-based processing, exploitation and dissemination support services to the U.S. Army. The two companies will collaborate to support the Army’s Sensor Systems-Aerial Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program under a potential $733 million task order the military branch awarded in June, UltiSat said Thursday…
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Endeavor Robotics’ Ground Robots to Use Persistent Systems’ Radio Comms Tech

Endeavor Robotics has partnered with Persistent Systems to install the latter’s radio communications system on the former’s product line of ground robots. Endeavor Robotics said July 12 the MPU5 radio will work to help increase the range of unmanned ground operations and support single-controller operations for multiple robot assets over the Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network technology…
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Oshkosh Defense to Enter Full-Rate Production for Marine Corps P-19R Aircraft Firefighting Trucks

An Oshkosh Corp. subsidiary is set to proceed with the full-rate production of P-19R aircraft rescue firefighting vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps after the company and the military branch received Milestone C approval from the Defense Department…
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Canadian Gov’t Taps Fortinet to Provide IT Infrastructure Security Tech

Canada’s information technology services organization has selected Fortinet to provide a scalable IT infrastructure security service across the country’s government. Fortinet said Thursday Shared Services Canada will utilize the Fortinet Security Fabric that consists of FortiGate enterprise firewalls and the FortiManager security management software…
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Penny Pritzker Reappoints Jeff Johnson, Sue Swenson, Teri Takai as FirstNet Board Members

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has reappointed Jeff Johnson, former fire chief and CEO of the Western Fire Chiefs Association; Teri Takai, senior adviser at the Center for Digital Government and Novatel Wireless CEO Sue Swenson to serve on the First Responder Network Authority board…
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Esri ArcGIS Mapping Platform to Power Demining Org’s Info Mgmt System

Esri‘s ArcGIS mapping platform will power the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining’s risk reduction and information management system for explosive remnants of war. The company said Thursday it will integrate its technology into GICHD’s Information Management System for Mine Action or IMSMA Core and support the organization’s migration of existing functions to the ArcGIS platform…
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State Dept OKs $60M Crew-Served, Individual Machine Gun, Rifle Sale to Afghanistan

The State Department has approved Afghanistan’s request to purchase crew-served and individual weapons and related support from the U.S. government under a potential $60 million foreign military sales agreement…
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NASA, BSN Medical Partner to Develop Astronaut Compression Garment for Long-Duration Missions

NASA has partnered with BSN medical to develop a compression garment that will work to help reduce an astronaut’s risk of experiencing rapid heart rate, low blood pressure and lightheadedness after a long-duration spaceflight…
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Marine Corps Commandant Robert Neller Tours Huntington Ingalls’ Mississippi Shipyard

Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, has visited a shipyard run by Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Ingalls executives briefed Neller on the four classes of military ships the division is currently building for the U…
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Lockheed-Northrop JV to Produce Radar Electronics for Army Apache Fleet

A Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman joint venture has received a potential $38.4 million firm-fixed-price contract to supply radar electronic units for lot 7 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters of the U…
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