Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/15/2016

Rear Adm. Christopher Grady Nominated to Multiple Navy Leadership Roles

President Barack Obama has nominated Rear Adm. Christopher Grady, commander of Naval Surface Force Atlantic, as commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, Task Force 6, Striking and Support Forces NATO and the European Joint Force Maritime Component Command…
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Charles River Analytics to Develop Astronaut Workload Assessment Tech Under Follow-on NASA Contract

NASA has awarded Charles River Analytics a two-year, $750,000 follow-on contract to develop a system for the space agency to measure and evaluate astronaut workload. The company said Monday it will collaborate with Massachusetts General Hospital and Brown University to build the Cognitive Assessment and Prediction to Promote Individualized Capability Augmentation and Reduce Decrement system for NASA…
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Air Force Seeks Industry Feedback on UH-1N Replacement Program

The Department of the Air Force has posted a request for information in search of industry feedback and comment on the service branch’s plan to replace its current UH-1N Huey fleet with an off-the-shelf helicopter…
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OMB Seeks New Deputy Federal Chief Information Security Officer

The Office of Management and Budget seeks a new deputy federal chief information security officer that will serve as adviser and deputy to the federal chief information security officer. A USAJobs notice posted Monday says the DCISO will reside within OMB’s office of electronic government and information technology to manage the direction of federal cybersecurity policy and strategy…
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Broker Exchange Network Gets DOE Funds to Unveil Online Brokerage Platform for Solar Components

The Energy Department has awarded Rochester, Minnesota-based consortium Broker Exchange Network $700,000 in funds to help launch an online marketplace startup intended for companies in the solar industry…
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Lockheed Martin Designates Derco as F-16 ‘Hologram’ Repair Center; Laura Frank Comments

Lockheed Martin has designated Derco Repair Services as an authorized F-16 repair center under the Lockheed Hologram certified parts program in a move to expand the defense contractor’s global supply chain services for F-16 operators…
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DoD Launches New Defense Innovation Office in Texas

The Defense Department has unveiled a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, that will work to connect the department with local innovators in an effort to acquire new technologies for warfighters and address national security challenges…
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Carahsoft, OSIsoft Partner to Offer Sensor Data Analysis & Integration Software in Public Sector

OSIsoft has partnered with Carahsoft to offer public sector organizations the former’s sensor-based data capturing and integration software through the latter’s contracts under the General Services Administration‘s Schedule 70 and NASA‘s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V…
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White House: US Pledges $38B in Foreign Military Financing, Missile Defense Assistance to Israel

The U.S. government has pledged $38 billion in foreign military financing and missile defense assistance to the government of Israel under a memorandum of understanding that seeks to support Israel’s efforts to update its military…
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Avnet Includes Commvault Data Mgmt Platforms on GSA Schedule Contract

Avnet has added information management and protection software products of Commvault to the former’s General Services Administration schedule contract. Avnet said Wednesday agencies can purchase Commvault’s data backup and recovery, cloud and infrastructure management platforms and services via the governmentwide procurement vehicle for information technology offerings…
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UTC President & CEO Gregory Hayes Elected as Board of Directors Chairman

United Technologies Corp. has named Gregory Hayes, company president and CEO, to succeed Edward Kangas as the chairman of the board of directors, effective immediately. UTC said Wednesday Hayes, who has worked with UTC for nearly 30 years, will hold the chairman, president and CEO positions concurrently…
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David Shive: GSA’s 18F Hub Plans to Recover Costs in 2019

Dave Shive, acting commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s technology transformation service, has said GSA’s 18F digital services organization plans to become cost recoverable by 2019, Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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