Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/11/2016

BAE to Repair, Maintain Navy’s USS New Orleans Transport Dock Ship

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a potential $51.5 million contract to perform repair and maintenance work on the USS New Orleans amphibious transport dock ship. BAE said Thursday it will repair the USS New Orleans’ structural, tank, ventilation and auxiliary systems as well as preserve crew habitability systems and spaces of the vessel at the company’s dry dock facility in San Diego, California…
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Lisa Schlosser to Retire as Federal Deputy CIO

Lisa Schlosser is set to retire from the Office of Management and Budget as federal deputy chief information officer by the end of November, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Schlosser will leave the government after she completed her stint at the Office of Personnel Management as acting CIO and led the establishment of the OMB’s cyber unit…
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Aurora Flight Sciences, Sikorsky Develop Robotic Copilot Systems Under DARPA Program

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary and Aurora Flight Sciences have developed robotic systems that are designed to operate aircraft autonomously as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System initiative, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Report: Former US Rep. Mike Rogers to Lead Donald Trump’s Presidential Transition Team for Natl Security

Mike Rogers, a national security commentator at CNN and former chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, will lead national security planning for Donald Trump’s presidential transition, The Detroit News reported Thursday…
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General Atomics’ Extended-Range Avenger RPA Completes 1st Flight; Linden Blue Comments

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business completed the maiden flight of an Avenger Extended Range remotely piloted aircraft Oct. 27 at the company’s Gray Butte flight operations facility in Palmdale, California…
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NASA Sets Dec. 12 Launch for Hurricane-Observing Microsatellite Constellation

NASA has scheduled Dec. 12 as the date it plans to launch a constellation of small satellites that will work to predict storm surges and track hurricane intensity. The space agency said Friday the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and will be composed of eight microsatellites designed to measure and track surface wind speeds over the oceans…
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NIST Releases Cybersecurity Guide for Small Businesses

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a cybersecurity guide meant to help small businesses secure information systems. NIST said Wednesday it created the Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals guide in an effort to provide basic cybersecurity steps and walk small business owners through a risk assessment process…
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Lockheed, Penn State Forge New Research Partnership Deal; Dan Heller Comments

Lockheed Martin and Pennsylvania State University have entered into a new agreement to collaborate on various studies, enhance recruitment and help finance some of the university’s programs. The partnership seeks to develop a framework to drive future research projects focused on computer science, cybersecurity, supply chain and aerospace engineering, Penn State said Thursday…
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Former IBM Group Manager Brendan Hannigan Named Polaris Venture Partner

Brendan Hannigan, former general manager of the security division at IBM, has joined Polaris Partners as a venture partner to support the investment company’s efforts to finance and establish security, cloud and software-as-a-service businesses…
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Raytheon Lands Air Force IR Sensor Chip Assemblies Support Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $7.4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support the advancement of low noise infrared sensor chip assemblies for the National Strategic Space. Raytheon will update and maintain the scientific knowledge, growth and processing characterization functions of the assemblies as part of the Focused Opportunity Reaching Toward Reliable Electro-Optic Strategic Sensors program, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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Mary Davie: GSA, OMB, DoD Offer Software Category Mgmt Support for Agencies

The General Services Administration, Office of Management and Budget and Defense Department have begun to co-host information sharing and collaboration sessions to provide software category management assistance to agency software license managers…
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