Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/18/2016

State Dept Clears Potential $21B F-15 Sale to Qatar

The State Department has approved Qatar’s request to buy 72 Boeing (NYSE: BA) F-15 aircraft, weapons, related support, equipment and training services under a potential $21.1 billion foreign military sales agreement…
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State Dept OKs $10B Sale of Boeing Super Hornet, Northrop, Raytheon & GE Components to Kuwait

The State Department has given Kuwait the go-ahead to procure Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft and related components and support from the U.S. government under a potential $10…
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Reports: House to Vote on Continuing Resolution in Light of Donald Trump’s Presidential Win

House lawmakers have delayed negotiations on a proposed $1 trillion omnibus budget for fiscal year 2017 and plan to vote on a stopgap measure that would run through March 31, Bloomberg reported Friday…
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Deloitte Report: Aerospace & Defense Firms Need to Adapt Business Strategies to Evolving Market Conditions

A new report by Deloitte says aerospace and defense firms that modified their business models and strategies based on changing market conditions outperformed by sevenfold those that did not make any adjustments to their strategies…
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GSA Selects MIT as Transportation Dept Volpe Center Redevelopment Partner

The General Services Administration has selected the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to assist in the redevelopment project for the Transportation Department’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts…
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Drone Aviation, Infor Launch UAS-Based Asset Mgmt Tech Offering; Wayne Bobby Comments

Infor has partnered with Drone Aviation to develop an unmanned aerial system-based enterprise platform designed to help public and private sector customers manage assets. The Drone Enterprise Asset Management Solution integrates Drone Aviation’s tethered drone technologies with Infor’s enterprise asset management system for organizations to inspect buildings, power stations, railways and other assets, Drone Aviation said Tuesday…
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Aerospace Industries Association Appoints New Board of Governors Members for 2017

The defense sector trade group Aerospace Industries Association has elected new members its executive board of governors for 2017 that includes at least 20 government contracting industry leaders. AIA said Thursday Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was chosen to serve as the association’s chairman of the board and Raytheon chief executive Thomas Kennedy was elected vice chairman…
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Army to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Cyber HQ

The U.S. Army plans to hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 29 for a new cyber headquarters at Fort Gordon, Georgia that will consolidate the service branch’s cyber, capability development, education and training operations…
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Sandia Natl Labs Vet Julia Phillips Joins National Science Board

Julia Phillips, former acting vice president and chief technology officer of the Education Department‘s Sandia National Laboratories, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Science Board…
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Ace Technology Partners Secures Air Force Renewal Under NETCENTS-2 IT Products Vehicle

Ace Technology Partners has secured its first one-year renewal on a U.S. Air Force contract vehicle that covers standardized networking equipment, supplies and related services. The Air Force’s decision to renew Ace Technology’s position on the NETCENTS-2 contract was partially based on the company’s record of performance of work with government and military customers over the past three decades, the company said Thursday…
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USPS Deploys Honeywell-Built Handheld Computers to Track Parcels

The U.S. Postal Service has begun to use more than 5,000 Honeywell-built handheld computers in efforts to expand the agency’s parcel tracking network. Honeywell said Wednesday its CN51 rugged handheld computers will support USPS’ Surface Visibility program and help postal workers internally track packages from pickup to delivery…
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DoD Taps Parabon NanoLabs for Forensic DNA Analysis Software Devt Contract

Parabon NanoLabs will develop a DNA analysis platform under a two-year contract with the Defense Department in an effort to help DoD analyze forensic data through open architecture. The company said Wednesday it will build the Keystone platform software plugins that combine analytical tools and methods to examine bioinformatic evidence from forensic science instruments, Parabon said Wednesday…
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