Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/09/2016

November 9 Intraday Special Report: GovCon Index Up 4% & Surging Toward Largest One-Day Climb, Defense Primes Pace Gains

As of 11:15 a.m. Eastern time, Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index is trading up 4 percent and on pace to record its largest one-day gain since its October 2014 inception as investors have snapped up shares in large defense primes after the upset victory by Donald Trump in the U…
Read More

Donald Trump Elected President

Republican candidate Donald Trump has won the 2016 U.S. presidential election over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in one of the country’s largest-ever political upsets, Reuters reported Wednesday
Read More

NASA Eyes Earth Science Data from Small Satellite Constellations

NASA plans to purchase Earth science data from small satellite constellations in 2017 to determine how the acquired data can help the space agency meet its needs, Space News reported Wednesday. Jeff Foust writes Michael Freilich, director of NASA’s Earth science division, said the agency intends to set aside several tens of millions of dollars to procure and analyze the research utility of data products from private sector developed and launched smallsat constellations if Congress funds the mission…
Read More

FedRAMP Board OKs 5 Microsoft Offerings to Join Azure Govt Cloud’s Provisional Authorization

Microsoft has added five offerings to Azure Government Cloud‘s provisional authorization-to-operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board approved the company’s move to add Service Bus, Notification Hubs, Site Recovery, StorSimple and Backup to Azure Government’s P-ATO at the “High Impact Level,” Microsoft said Tuesday
Read More

Baltimore City Orders Comtech Equipment, IT Staffing Support

Comtech Telecommunications‘ government solutions segment has received a $4.4 million order to provide new communications technology to the city of Baltimore, Maryland. The company said Tuesday its government solutions business segment will also provide information technology staffing and assistance for agencies such as the mayor’s office of IT and city police department under the contract…
Read More

Space Systems Loral Ships Hughes Broadband Satellite to Cape Canaveral AF Station

A broadband satellite Space Systems Loral designed and built for Hughes Network Systems has arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida ahead of a scheduled launch in December. Hughes said Monday its EchoStar XIX satellite will launch next month aboard United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket…
Read More

SES-Luxembourg JV Secures Contract for NATO Ground Surveillance System Support

A public-private joint venture of SES and Luxembourg has secured a contract to provide commercial satellite communications services for NATO‘s ground surveillance system. GovSat will deliver commercial Ku-band satellite capacity and capacity management services to support the command and control and sensor data communications needs of NATO’s Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles across the AGS operational area, SES said Tuesday
Read More

Lockheed Subsidiary Subcontracts Mayflower Communications for Navy Submarine Antenna Upgrade Work

Mayflower Communications has received a subcontract from a Lockheed Martin subsidiary to supply antenna systems in support of GPS anti-jam capability upgrade work on the U.S. Navy’s submarines. Mayflower said Nov…
Read More

DoD Orders Cray Supercomputer, Storage Systems; Fred Kohout Comments

Cray has been awarded a $26 million contract to supply supercomputer and storage systems to the Defense Department as part of DoD’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program. The company said Monday it will install one XC40 supercomputer and three Sonexion storage platforms at the Vicksburg, Mississippi-based DoD Supercomputing Resource Center in mid-2017…
Read More

Harris Antenna Reflector Pair Deployed on Fifth Navy MUOS Satellite

A pair of Harris-made unfurlable mesh antenna reflectors deployed Oct. 30 on board the fifth U.S. Navy Mobile User Objective System satellite built by Lockheed Martin. Harris said Tuesday the antennas are the ninth and tenth reflectors the company developed for the military branch’s MUOS constellation to support new satellite functions and legacy operations…
Read More

Rolls-Royce Names Andreas Schell Power Business CEO

Rolls-Royce has named Andreas Schell, former digital strategy vice president at United Technologies Corp.‘s aerospace systems segment, to succeed Ulrich Dohle as CEO of the Rolls-Royce Power Systems unit…
Read More

Navy Kicks Off Search for Automation, Data Analytics Developers for 2016 SECNAC Innovation Awards

The Department of the Navy has begun its search for naval officers, Marines and other service personnel who have developed novel platforms and capabilities in support of the military branch’s missions as part of the 2016 Secretary of the Navy Innovation Awards…
Read More