Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/07/2016

CSRA to Advise CBP on Border Security Equipment, Deployment Methods

CSRA has received a three-year, $45 million contract from the Customs and Border Protection to provide advice on equipment options and deployment methods that could help CBP personnel detect and prevent illegal travel and trade activities…
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Lockheed to Start On-Orbit Test of 5th MUOS Satellite; Mark Woempner Comments

Lockheed Martin is ready to begin pre-operational testing of the Mobile User Objective System constellation’s fifth satellite after the spacecraft reached geosynchronous orbit and deployed its solar arrays and antennas last week…
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FireEye Offers Cybersecurity Platform Through Microsoft Threat Protection Service

FireEye has begun to offer its threat intelligence platform through a Microsoft service intended to help enterprise customers detect, investigate and respond to attacks against their networks. Customers subscribed to Microsoft’s Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service can access FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence‘s Indicators of Compromise and WDATP can alert customers when these indicators are found on their computers or networks, FireEye said Thursday…
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Elbit Systems Subsidiary to Deploy Simulation Platform at Maryland Cybersecurity Training Center

Cyberbit, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, has secured a contract to deliver a training and simulation platform to a Baltimore, Maryland-based cybersecurity training center for information technology and supervisory control and data acquisition security professionals…
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SPAWAR Plans Curtiss-Wright Embedded Computing System Purchase

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific intends to purchase 12 Curtiss-Wright-built modules along with related embedded computing equipment to aid the center’s C4ISR research efforts, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday…
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ULA Rocket to Send NASA-NOAA Weather Satellite Into Orbit

United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, is scheduled to launch a weather monitoring satellite Nov. 19 for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA…
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Wes Kremer: Raytheon Could Update Germany’s Patriot Missile Defense System Within a Year

A Raytheon official has said the company could perform updates to Germany’s Patriot missile defense system within a year and for less than the estimated budget for the development of the Medium Extended Air Defense System, Reuters reported Friday…
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Rockwell Collins Marks 40K ARC-210 Radio Deliveries to US Military; Candace Chesser Comments

Rockwell Collins has delivered its 40,000th software-based ARC-210 radio to the U.S. military and celebrated this milestone during a ceremony at the company’s Cedar Rapids, Iowa headquarters…
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House Lawmakers Urge FTC to Address Consumer Concerns Over Internet of Things Security

Reps. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) have called on the Federal Trade Commission to oversee manufacturers’ efforts to secure connected devices and protect consumers from cyber attacks…
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Blue Coat’s Nick Noviello to Serve as CFO, Executive VP at Symantec; Greg Clark Comments

Nick Noviello, formerly chief financial officer at Blue Coat, has been appointed executive vice president and CFO at Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC). Noviello will succeed the departing CFO Thomas Seifert on Dec…
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Elon Musk Cites Cause of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explosion

Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, has said the company thinks it has “gotten to the bottom of the problem” that resulted in the explosion of the company’s Falcon 9 rocket in September. “It involves a combination of liquid helium, advanced carbon fiber composites, and solid oxygen… Oxygen so cold that it actually enters solid phase,” Musk told CNBC in an interview aired Friday…
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