Posts from ExecutiveBiz 09/09/2016

William Amelio Named Full-Time Avnet CEO

William Amelio, acting CEO of Avnet (NYSE: AVT) over the past two months, has been appointed to the position on a full-time basis by the board of directors at the Phoenix, Arizona-based technology distributor…
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Lockheed-Built OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Lifts Off for Asteroid Sampling Mission

NASA launched a Lockheed Martin-built spacecraft Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance rocket on a mission to explore and collect a sample from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu…
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NASA Taps Vector Space Systems to Build Launch Vehicle Upper Stage Prototype

Vector Space Systems has secured a Phase II contract under NASA‘s Small Business Technology Transfer project to continue developing an upper stage prototype for the Vector-R launch vehicle. The award complements the company’s existing contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to examine the potential use of Vector-R’s first stage as a second stage for DARPA’s XS-1 experimental spaceplane, Vector Space Systems said Thursday…
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Frank Kendall: DoD Likely to Establish 3rd Outpost for Defense Innovation Hub

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said the Defense Department aims to open a third outpost for the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization in the next few months, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Air Force Lists Candidate Bases for General Atomics-Built MQ-9 Reaper Operations

The U.S. Air Force will select two locations from a pool of candidate air bases to house General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft and related operations. The service branch said Thursday the first location will host an MQ-9 operations group with mission control elements while the second location will have a full MQ-9 wing with a launch and recovery element, a mission control element, a maintenance group and operations support personnel…
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Retired Navy Officer Mike Stevens Joins Victory Media as COO

Victory Media has appointed Mike Stevens, retired master chief petty officer of the U.S. Navy, as its new chief operating officer responsible for the company’s operations to support civilian transitions for the military community…
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CGI Federal-Wynyard Team to Help Interior Dept Implement Risk Mgmt Software

A team comprised of CGI Federal and Wynyard Group has been awarded a contract by the Interior Department to install an enterprise risk management platform at DOI’s  Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement…
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Lt. Gen. James Holmes Nominated to Head Air Combat Command

President Barack Obama has nominated Lt. Gen. James Holmes, U.S. Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements, as commander of Air Combat Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia…
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Microsoft Launches Pricing Tool for Azure Govt Cloud Services

Microsoft Corp. has introduced a pricing calculator designed to help government  customers to estimate the cost of using the company’s Azure cloud computing platform. Spenser Bullock, Azure Government blog manager, wrote in an article published Tuesday that customer agencies can choose two US Gov regions that Microsoft has added to the pricing tool and calculate their monthly bill…
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Obama Nominates Lt. Gen. John Raymond to Head Air Force Space Command

Lt. Gen. John Raymond, deputy chief of staff for operations at the U.S. Air Force, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the next commander of the Air Force Space Command, Air Force Times reported Wednesday…
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L-3 Subsidiary Lands Naval Air Training Logistics, Maintenance Contract Modification

An L-3 Communications subsidiary has received a potential one-year, $13.1 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide logistics, repair and maintenance support services for the Chief of Naval Air Training…
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