Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/31/2016

SpaceX Narrows Focus of Investigation Into Root Cause of Falcon 9 Pad Explosion

SpaceX noted that it has discovered a way to replicate the conditions of the helium tank when a Falcon 9 rocket exploded Sept. 1 as part of ongoing work to determine the root cause of the incident, Space News reported Friday…
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Former ASRC Federal Chief, CACI EVP Paul Dillahay Named NCI CEO

Paul Dillahay, a 15-year GovCon management veteran and a former executive vice president at CACI International (NYSE: CACI), has joined Reston, Virginia-based government technology services contractor NCI (Nasdaq: NCIT) as president and CEO in a move that takes effect immediately…
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Harris, Teammates to Build Florida’s Communications Infrastructure Under Potential $700M Contract

Harris has secured a potential 14-year, $700 million contract to provide a communications network that will work to connect public safety and law enforcement agencies, public schools and other government organizations across the state of Florida…
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Accenture Subsidiary to Help Manage HRSA’s Electronic Handbooks System

A subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has received a potential five-year, $81.3 million contract from the Health Resources and Services Administration to operate and maintain HRSA’s electronic handbooks system…
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Boeing-Liquid Robotics Team Demos Persistent USVs in Live Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission

Boeing and Liquid Robotics have used a network of persistent unmanned surface vehicles to detect, report and track a live submarine during the U.K. navy’s Unmanned Warrior 2016 demonstration. Liquid Robotics said Monday four Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Crafts  equipped with Boeing-made acoustic sensors were deployed off the coast of Northern Scotland to locate an unmanned underwater vehicle and a manned diesel submarine as part of a live anti-submarine warfare mission…
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DoD: Total Appropriations for Military Intell Program Hit $18B in FY 2016

The Defense Department has said that total appropriations for the Military Intelligence Program for fiscal year 2016 reached $17.7 billion. DoD said Friday the total budget for MIP includes the base budget and funds for overseas contingency operations…
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IC Vet Amy McAuliffe to Chair National Intelligence Council

Amy McAuliffe, a 20-year Intelligence Community veteran and a CIA officer, has been appointed by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper as chair of the National Intelligence Council. McAuliffe will succeed the departing Gregory Treverton and provide intelligence to the U…
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Army Awards 4 Spots on $200M Training Support Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded four companies positions on a five-year, $200 million to support institutional training functions at Fort Lee, Virginia. The companies will provide instruction, training support and training development services through Oct…
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Ashton Carter: DoD to Create Chief Innovation Officer Role

The Defense Department plans to appoint a chief innovation officer to serve as a senior adviser to the secretary and lead programs such as the Defense Innovation Board’s suggested activities, DoD News reported Friday…
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NOAA-NASA Team’s Ball Aerospace-Built Environmental Satellite Marks 5 Years in Orbit; Rob Strain Comments

A satellite that Ball Aerospace built for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration marked five years in orbit on Oct. 28. Ball Aerospace partnered with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to design and develop the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite that works to provide three-dimensional humidity and temperature data to the Defense Department and National Weather Service, the company said Friday…
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Lt. Gen. Jon Davis: Marines Eye F-35 Weapons & Sensors on UAS

Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, U.S. Marine Corps deputy commandant for aviation, has said the service branch’s future Group 5 unmanned aircraft system may carry the same weapons and sensors as the F-35 fighter jet, DoD Buzz reported Thursday…
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Cyber Training Course Goes Online for Officers & First Responders

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with the FBI to provide a free online cyber training program for all local, state, tribal, territorial and federal law enforcers and first responders…
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