Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/05/2016

Accenture Purchases Defense Point Security in Federal Cyber Expansion Push

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has agreed to buy Alexandria, Virginia-based cybersecurity company Defense Point Security for an undisclosed amount in a strategy to expand the global consulting firm’s cyber defense platforms and services for federal agencies…
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DHS Taps RAND Corp. for $495M FFRDC Mgmt Contract; Robert Griffin Comments

RAND Corp. has received a potential $494.7 million contract to manage and run a federally funded research and development center for the Department of Homeland Security. DHS said Tuesday the Santa Monica, California-based nonprofit research organization will help the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center perform independent analyses and studies in support of DHS’ mission in seven study areas under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract…
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Army Receives Initial Northrop-Made Common IR Countermeasure Systems; Carl Smith Comments

Northrop Grumman has shipped an initial batch of Common Infrared Countermeasure missile defense systems to the U.S. Army as part of an engineering and manufacturing development contract awarded in August 2015…
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PAE, Vectrus Subsidiary Form JV to Pursue Army Logistics Support Contract

PAE and Vectrus‘ Vectrus Systems Corporation subsidiary have formed a joint venture to bid for the U.S. Army‘s Logistics Civil Augmentation Program V contract vehicle. PAE said Tuesday Scott Welker, former deputy commander of the U…
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NOAA Sets Nov. 4 Launch Date for 1st Next-Generation Geostationary Weather Satellite

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has scheduled the launch of its first out of four next-generation geostationary weather satellites into space for Nov. 4 from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard an Atlas V rocket…
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Northrop Lands Air Force KC-10 Engine Overhaul, Logistics Contracts

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) technical services business has received two separate contracts worth $54.1 million and $42.3 million from the U.S. Air Force to provide engine overhaul services and logistics support for the KC-10 program…
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DARPA, Air Force Tap PAR Technology Subsidiary for Media Forensics R&D Contract

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have awarded a $7.2 million contract to a PAR Technology subsidiary to develop digital media forensics technology…
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Germany Eyes Lockheed Martin Military Transport Plane Purchase

Germany has announced plans to procure between four and six Lockheed Martin-built transport planes following delays in the delivery of the Airbus Group-built A400M military cargo aircraft, Marketwatch reported Tuesday…
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HHS Invests Funds to Back Cyber Info Sharing Efforts

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $350,000 in cooperative agreements to help private and public healthcare sector partners address cybersecurity threats and develop an information sharing ecosystem…
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Boeing Hands First P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to Australia

Boeing has turned over the first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force during a ceremony held at the company’s delivery center in Tukwila, Washington. Shelley Lavender, Boeing military aircraft president, handed the ceremonial keys for P-8A to Australian Chief of Air Force Leo Davies during the event, the company said Friday…
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L-3 Releases Electro-Optical IR Imaging Tech for Small Aircraft

L-3 Communications has introduced an electro-optical/infrared airborne imaging system designed to integrate with small tactical unmanned aerial vehicles, light manned ISR aircraft and tactical aerostats…
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