Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/28/2016

Norway Eyes $1.2B Boeing Poseidon Maritime Plane Buy

Norway’s defense ministry looks to purchase five Boeing-developed (NYSE: BA) maritime patrol aircraft worth approximately $1.15 billion for the country’s armed forces. The ministry said Friday it plans to acquire the P-8A Poseidon for efforts to monitor the country’s oceans and offer allied civil and military authorities with a basis for decisions with the use of new modern sensors and weapons…
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Deloitte Secures $63M NGA HR Mgmt Contract

Deloitte has received a $63 million contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to provide management services to NGA’s human development directorate. NGA said Wednesday the professional services firm will support the directorate in efforts to implement a new approach to oversee human resources operations that include recruitment and retirement programs…
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NTIA Unveils New Tool to Meet Industry and Govt Spectrum Demands

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has developed a new tool it designed to help meet demand for spectrum from industry and government agencies and potential future sharing scenarios…
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Maj. Gen. John Charlton to Lead Army Test and Evaluation Command

Maj. Gen. John Charlton, formerly vice director for joint force development at the Joint Staff, has been appointed commanding general of the U.S. Army‘s Test and Evaluation Command. Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley announced Charlton’s appointment in a Defense Department release published Friday…
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Trump Appoints KT McFarland Deputy National Security Adviser

K.T. McFarland, former Fox News national security analyst, has been named deputy national security adviser under President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, the transition team said Friday. McFarland held national security roles under the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan…
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Report: Israel to Buy 17 More Lockheed-Built F-35s

Israel plans to buy an additional 17 Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft for an undisclosed sum under a third order that brings the country’s procurement commitment with the U.S. government to 50 fighter jets, Defense News reported Sunday…
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Anthony Foxx: Transportation Dept Kicks Off Search for Automated Vehicle Tech Proving Grounds

The Transportation Department has launched the agency’s Automation Proving Ground Pilot Program to designate proving grounds for testing, demonstration and deployment of automated vehicle systems. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that DOT will accept proposals through Dec…
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Niksun’s Cybersecurity Platforms Join DoD’s Approved Product List

The Defense Department has placed Niksun‘s cybersecurity platforms on the Unified Capabilities Approved Products List that authorizes the products for use in government operational networks. Niksun said Monday NikOS Everest 5…
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Varioscale Wins Air Force Contract for Circuit Analysis Tool Development

Varioscale has won a $23.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop a prototype analysis tool that will work to image minimum size circuit features on a silicon integrated circuit chip. The Defense Department said Wednesday Varioscale will perform work under the Rapid Analysis of Various Emerging Nanoelectrons program at a company facility in San Marcos, California through Jan…
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Intel’s Steve Grobman: Next Administration Should Form Cyber Partnership With Private Industry

Steve Grobman, chief technology officer at Intel’s security group, has said President-elect Donald Trump’s administration should forge a partnership with the private sector when it comes to cybersecurity since private companies operate approximately “three-quarters” of the digital infrastructure…
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Austal-Built USS Gabrielle Giffords LCS Concludes Navy Acceptance Trials

The tenth littoral combat ship that Austal built for the U.S. Navy has completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Austal said Thursday the service branch concluded on Nov. 18 the acceptance trials on the USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) vessel that include tests on the ship’s systems and related equipment…
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