Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/10/2016

L-3 to Buy Implant Sciences’ Explosive Trace Detection Assets for $117M

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has agreed to purchase the explosive trace detection business assets of Implant Sciences for $117.5 million cash in a push to expand the former’s portfolio of security and detection platforms…
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NSA Vet Hal Smith Joins Accenture as Intell Practice Managing Director

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed Hal Smith, former associate deputy director at the National Security Agency, to managing director of the intelligence practice within the global consulting firm’s federal government subsidiary…
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State Dept Approves $65M Cessna AC-208 Aircraft, Equipment Sale to Iraq

The State Department has cleared a potential $65.3 million foreign military sale of Cessna AC-208 aircraft, associated equipment and support services to Iraq. Orbital ATK will be the prime contractor for the sale that covers two AC-208 aircraft with LAU-131 Hellfire launchers, AN/ALE-47 electronic countermeasure dispenser, AN/AAR-60 missile launch warning system and AN/AAQ-35 electro-optical infrared imaging system, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday…
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NASA Performs Qualification Tests on SLS Rocket, Orion Spacecraft With Industry Team

NASA has conducted a series of tests with Orbital ATK, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Aerojet Rocketdyne to evaluate the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System rocket that the agency plans to launch in 2018 as part of an unmanned space exploration mission…
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MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates to Develop Canada’s Space-Based Synthetic Aperture Radar

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has been awarded an $11.4 million contract option by Canada’s department of national defense to develop space-based synthetic aperture radar technology for a maritime surveillance project…
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Federal News Radio: GSA 18F’s Aaron Snow to Leave Executive Director Role

Aaron Snow, executive director of the General Services Administration‘s 18F organization, will step down on Oct. 13 and hold an advisory role to support the incoming Technology Transformation Service commissioner, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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DigitalGlobe Targets WorldView-4 Satellite Launch for Late October-Early November Window

DigitalGlobe, United Launch Alliance and the U.S. Air Force are evaluating a potential launch window of between late October and early November launch window for the WorldView-4 satellite. DigitalGlobe said Monday it has delayed the launch of WorldView-4 as work to restore and assess infrastructure at Vandenberg Air Force Base continues following a series of wildfires in September…
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DHS & ODNI: Russia Directed Email Breach Against US Entities

The Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence have said Russia’s government has directed activities that led to the disclosure of e-mails from U.S. individuals and institutions including political parties…
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Navy Discusses Large Displacement UUV Program at Industry Day

The U.S. Navy‘s unmanned maritime systems program office and Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Division held an industry information day to discuss the service branch’s plan to procure a new class of large-displacement unmanned undersea vehicles…
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David Saltiel Joins SEC as Analytics & Research Office Associate Director

David Saltiel, former chief economist of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission as associate director of the office of analytics and research within SEC’s trading and markets division…
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Navy Creates Mobile Combat Simulation Tech for Civilian Use

The U.S. Navy has developed a mobile combat simulation platform that will allow civilian users to experience a Navy SEAL water extraction mission in a virtual environment. The service branch said Friday it will showcase the technology this month during the Sacramento Navy Week and San Francisco Fleet Week events in California as well as at University of Texas campuses in Brownsville and Edinburg…
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