Posts from GovConWire for 11/14/2016

DigitalGlobe Launches Lockheed-Built WorldView-4 Satellite; Rick Ambrose Comments

DigitalGlobe received initial signals from Lockheed Martin-built WorldView-4 satellite 45 minutes after it launched Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. WorldView-4 with a Harris Corp.-made imaging payload took off aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket to join DigitalGlobe’s satellite constellation, Lockheed said Friday…
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Pat Goggin Promoted to President of Boeing Defense, Space & Security Devt Segment

Pat Goggin, vice president of airplane programs engineering at Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) commercial airplanes unit, has been promoted to president of the company’s defense, space and security development organization…
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Boeing Vet Shephard Hill Joins KeyW Board

Shephard Hill, former president of Boeing‘s international business organization, has joined the board of directors at cyber and geospatial services company KeyW Holding. KeyW said Wednesday that Hill will fill the board seat vacated by John Hannon and will serve on both the audit and compensation committees…
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Diffeo’s John Frank: Machine Intell-Based Text Analytics Application Key to In-Progress Document Analysis

John Frank, CEO of knowledge discovery firm Diffeo, has said government agencies should deploy a text analytics application equipped with machine intelligence functions to help search and analyze large data sets and in-progress documents…
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Air Force Eyes Textron, Embraer, Leonardo-Finmeccanica Planes to Supplement A-10 Fleet

The U.S. Air Force wants to test four aircraft platforms from Textron, Embraer and Leonardo-Finmeccanica in an effort to augment the service branch’s fleet of A-10 Warthogs, The Witchita Eagle reported Wednesday…
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BAE-Irving Shipbuilding JV to Pursue Canadian Naval Support Program

BAE Systems and Irving Shipbuilding have formed a new joint venture that will compete on Canada’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships and Joint Support Ship In-Service Support contract. Canadian Naval Support Ltd…
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Detroit News: Former US Rep. Mike Rogers to Lead Donald Trump’s Presidential Transition Team for Natl Security

Mike Rogers, former chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee and a CNN commentator, will lead national security planning for Donald Trump’s presidential transition, The Detroit News reported Thursday…
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Air Force, Ohio Plan Joint Investment in UAS Research Equipment

The U.S. Air Force and the state of Ohio plan to deploy research equipment worth $5 million at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport in a bid to secure Federal Aviation Administration approval for unmanned aircraft use beyond a pilot’s line of sight, Springfield News-Sun reported Thursday…
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Space News: Incoming Administration Considers Rep. Jim Bridenstine for NASA, Air Force Leadership Posts

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) is one of the potential candidates for the NASA administrator position and secretary of the U.S. Air Force under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, Space News reported Friday…
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SBA, DoD Unveil Online Forum for Military Spouse Entrepreneurs via LinkedIn

The Defense Department and Small Business Administration have introduced an online forum for military spouse entrepreneurs to connect with business mentors through LinkedIn as part of DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program…
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Jim Baker: FBI Uses Data on Mobile Devices, Computers to Aid Investigations

Jim Baker, the FBI’s general counsel, has revealed the law enforcement agency is able to access data stored in some mobile devices and computers during the course of an investigation, Motherboard reported Friday…
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November 14 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Climb as Gainers Outnumber Laggers

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index registered a 1.181-percent or 1.013-point increase Friday to 86.754 compared to the previous Friday’s close of 78.088. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 6-to-1 ratio, with Science Applications International Corp…
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