Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/17/2016

Fitch Forecasts 4-Year Increase in DoD Budget, Defense Spending After Trump Win

Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings expects the Defense Department‘s budget and overall defense spending to increase in the next four years on Donald Trump’s election as president with the cybersecurity environment and U…
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State Dept OKs $1B General Atomics Predator B Drone Sale to UK

The State Department has approved U.K.’s request to buy $1 billion in General Atomics-built Predator B remotely piloted aircraft and related support from the U.S. government under a foreign military sales agreement between both countries…
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Sen. John McCain: House, Senate Could Soon Finalize 2017 NDAA

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) has said lawmakers in both chambers of Congress could wrap up the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act “very soon,” Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Lockheed to Equip Army Radar System with Counter-UAS Tech

Lockheed Martin has won a two-year, $27.8 million contract to add a counter-unmanned aerial system feature to the U.S. Army‘s AN/TPQ-53 radar system. The Army Contracting Command received four bids for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract and obligated $4 million in fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Carahsoft to Offer Palo Alto Networks IT Security Platform in Federal Market

Carahsoft will act as a federal government market distributor of Palo Alto Networks‘ information technology security platform that works to prevent threats and implement protective measures throughout an attack lifecycle…
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Harris Falcon III Radio System Gets NSA Certification; Chris Young Comments

The National Security Agency has certified Harris‘ Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack radio system to operate with the Defense Department‘s Mobile User Objective System waveform. The Type-1 NSA certification validates the security measures Harris has put in place to facilitate military data and voice communications through the multiband networking radio technology, the company said Wednesday…
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Boeing Taps BAE to Support F-15 Electronic Warfare Tech Upgrade Program

Boeing has awarded BAE Systems a multi-year, $140 million contract to develop an electronic warfare system for the U.S. Air Force’s F-15 modernization program. BAE said Monday it will equip the Boeing-built fighter aircraft with a digital EW system designed to help operators detect and defend against current and emerging threats as part of the Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System program…
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CGI Awarded GAO Financial Mgmt System Cloud Migration Contract

CGI has received a potential five-year, $7.2 million contract to help the Government Accountability Office transition GAO’s financial management, budgeting and procurement systems to a cloud infrastructure…
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Jon Tester to Serve as Senate Veterans Affairs Ranking Member

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) will serve as a ranking member on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee next year and succeed Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane writes Tester, a ranking member on the Senate Appropriations’ veterans affairs subcommittee, will be positioned as a top Democrat candidate that can impact president-elect Donald Trump’s plans for VA reforms…
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Gregory Touhill Lists Cybersecurity Priorities as 1st Federal CISO

Gregory Touhill, federal chief information security officer at the Office of Management and Budget, has outlined five cybersecurity areas that he plans to prioritize as the first federal CISO. Touhill wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that his office plans to build up recruitment practices, employee retention and skills development as well as leverage training and targeted education through the Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy…
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State Dept Clears South Korea’s $141M Aircraft Countermeasure System Request

The State Department has approved a potential $141 million sale of Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures systems and non-defense equipment to South Korea under a foreign military sales agreement with Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as the contractor…
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