Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/14/2016

Former Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre Elected as Mitre Board of Trustees Chairman 

John Hamre, a former deputy secretary of defense and current president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, has been elected to succeed the retiring Charles Robb as chairman of Mitre‘s board of trustees…
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Data Systems Analysts Re-Awarded Navy GIS Sustainment Task Order; Fran Pierce Comments

Data Systems Analysts will continue to maintain information management systems at various U.S. Navy facilities in Florida and Cuba under a new task order from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast…
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SES Lands Managed Satcom Services Contract With Broadcasting Board of Governors

A U.S. subsidiary of geostationary satellite operator SES has received a potential five-year, $15 million contract to provide managed satellite communications services for the Broadcasting Board of Governors…
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Army, HackerOne to Launch Bug Bounty Challenge

The U.S. Army has partnered with HackerOne to create a bug bounty challenge that will engage eligible hackers in efforts to uncover security vulnerabilities in the military branch’s systems. HackerOne said Saturday Hack the Army is the first of a series of challenges that the Defense Department plans to launch following the Hack the Pentagon bug bounty pilot…
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Polycom Helps Spanish Defense Ministry Implement Unified Comms Platform

Spain’s defense ministry has adopted Polycom‘s unified communications platform to help maintain contact between the country’s defense headquarters and personnel across the world. The company said Nov…
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Rear Adm. Douglas Small Named Navy Integrated Warfare Systems PEO

Rear Adm. Douglas Small has assumed the role of program executive officer for integrated warfare systems at the U.S. Navy and he will be in charge of the acquisition, delivery, development and life-cycle sustainment of integrated combat systems for the military branch’s submarines and surface combatants…
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EPA Adopts Certara’s Population-Based Simulator to Aid Chemical Toxicity Tests

Certara has provided its population-based simulator to support the Environmental Protection Agency‘s toxicity testing program. The company said Thursday EPA uses Simcyp Simulator to identify commercial chemicals that could pose risks to human health and should be tested further…
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Louis Berger Opens New Int’l HQ in London; Thomas Topolski Comments

Louis Berger has moved its international headquarters from Paris to Richmond, London, as part of the professional services company’s expansion efforts. The establishment of the international HQ aligns with Louis Berger’s reorganization and modernization initiative on top of the company’s three-year business strategy to grow its presence in the U…
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Lockheed Taps Elbit Systems for Israel F-35 Training Center Support Services

Lockheed Martin has chosen Elbit Systems to provide support for the F-35 training center of Israel’s air force following a competitive selection process, Israel Defense reported Friday. The two companies aim to establish a contract in the coming months for the sustainment of the F-35 training facility at Nevatim Air Base, according to the report…
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Thales to Supply Aircraft Landing Tools to Air Force

Thales has secured an order to develop and deliver three instrument landing platforms to the U.S. Air Force. The Thales-built Deployable – Instrument Landing System is a mobile system that works to help military pilots land aircraft at fixed bases and tactical airfields during low-visibility weather conditions, the company said Wednesday…
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Navy, Huntington Ingalls Finish Sea Trials of ‘Finn’ Guided Missile Destroyer

Huntington Ingalls Industries and the U.S. Navy have completed a final round of USS John Finn trials that sought to test the performance of the guided missile destroyer’s systems. The company said Friday the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey assessed the new Arleigh Burke-class ship’s overall operation during the two-day trial held in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said Friday…
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Reports: ‘Fiscal Hawks’ in Congress Could Pose A Challenge to Donald Trump’s Defense Spending Plan

Analysts say they expect Congress to remove caps on defense spending once President-elect Donald Trump advances his proposal to equip the military with more warfighters, new ships and fighter jets, Defense News reported Thursday…
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