Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/12/2016

EmeSec Unveils Advisory Board of Cybersecurity Leaders to Support Expansion Efforts

Chantilly, Virginia-based EmeSec has formed an advisory board that consists of information technology, business development and government professionals in the cybersecurity industry. The cloud computing, security and engineering services company said Wednesday its new advisory board will work to provide perspective on market and business development opportunities, macro-economic trends as well as EmeSec’s customer service and go-to-market strategies…
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Obama Nominates Gen. John Hyten as Next Stratcom Commander

President Barack Obama has nominated Gen. John Hyten, current commander of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, as the next commander of the U.S. Strategic Command. If appointed, Hyten will support Stratcom with its global missions in strategic deterrence, space operations, joint electronic warfare, global strike and missile defense, the Defense Department said Friday…
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CSRA Extends Support for Joint Integrated Air & Missile Defense Org Under $53M Recompete Contract

CSRA has won a five-year, $53 million contract to provide systems engineering and technical assistance services to the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization. The company said Monday it will continue to perform analysis, assessments, technology demonstrations, wargames and exercises meant to help the agency shape concepts, requirements and operational architectures under the recompete contract…
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Justice Dept Invests $63M to Support State & Local Crime Lab Capacity

The Justice Department‘s National Institute of Justice has announced a $63 million investment in efforts to boost laboratory capacity and shrink the backlog of DNA samples that await analysis at 132 states and local jurisdictions…
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Former Centcom Commander John Abizaid Named Senior Defense Adviser to Ukraine

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has appointed John Abizaid, a retired U.S. Army general and former commander of the U.S. Central Command, as senior defense adviser to Ukraine. The Defense Department said Thursday Abizaid will give authoritative advice to Ukraine’s defense minister Stepan Poltorak and other senior Ukrainian officials…
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CrowdOptic, SOFWERX Partner to Develop Target-Locating Mobile App for USSOCOM

CrowdOptic has entered into an alliance with SOFWERX to deploy a mobile application that will work to help U.S. Special Operations Command field operatives relay data on specified targets to central command…
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Federal News Radio: DoD to Release Cybersecurity Guidance for Acquisition Program Managers

The Defense Department plans to release new guidance within the next two months to help program managers integrate cybersecurity approaches into DoD’s acquisition cycle, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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Air Force Exercises L-3 Contract Option for T-1A Trainer Logistics Support

A subsidiary of L-3 Communications has received a one-year, $49.2 million contract modification to provide logistics support services for the U.S. Air Force‘s T-1A Jayhawk trainer aircraft. The modification exercises an option on a previously awarded contract to L3’s Vertex Aerospace business for contractor-operated maintained base supply, on-equipment maintenance and data services, the Defense Department said Friday…
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Kelly Morris: DLA Seeks Commercial Platforms to Manage, Secure Defense Supply Chain

Kelly Morris, chief of research and development at the Defense Logistics Agency, has said DLA seeks technological ideas from the private sector to keep counterfeit electronics out of the military supply chain and implement additive manufacturing processes…
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Northrop Gets Delivery Order for Navy UH-1Y, AH-1Z Mission Computers

Northrop Grumman has received an $18.3 million delivery order to supply technical refresh mission computers and trays for integration into Lot 13 AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters for the U…
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Elbit Systems Lands $90M Contract to Provide APAC Country Electro-Optic Sensor Tech

Elbit Systems (Nasdaq: ESLT) has received a potential four-year, $90 million contract to supply an Asia-Pacific country with SPECTRO XR electro-optic systems. Bezhalel Machlis, president and CEO of Elbit Systems, said in a statement released Sunday the contract seeks to demonstrate the company’s efforts to develop new systems designed to meet customers’ requirements…
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