Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/01/2016

Carlyle Group to Sell All Remaining Booz Allen Shares

Global investment firm Carlyle Group plans to sell the remaining 11.3-percent stake it holds in government services contractor Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) six years after the latter’s initial public offering…
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Iridium Sets Satellite Constellation NEXT Launch Date for Dec. 16; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has scheduled the launch of its next-generation global satellite constellation Iridium NEXT for Dec. 16 aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California…
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Former Coast Guard CIO Robert Day to Head Blackberry’s Federal Cyber Center & FedRAMP Efforts

Robert Day, a retired U.S. Coast Guard rear admiral and former USCG chief information officer, has been appointed by Blackberry (Nasdaq: BBRY) to manage the mobile device maker’s new federal Cybersecurity Operations Center and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program product initiatives…
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OGSystems, Narrative Science Partner on New Location-Based Intell Offering; Omar Balkissoon Comments

OGSystems and natural language generation technology provider Narrative Science have teamed up to develop a new location-based intelligence platform offering for enterprise customers. The BlueGlass platform integrates remote sensing, big data and cognitive analytics features to help clients gain situational insights in real time through anomaly alerting and activity reports about potential risks, OGSystems said Wednesday…
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VA, Flow Health Partner to Build Medical Knowledge Graph for AI Training

The Department of Veterans Affairs has forged a five-year alliance with Flow Health to develop a medical knowledge graph that will incorporate deep learning to aid medical decision-making and train artificial intelligence systems on how to personalize care plans…
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Tory Bruno: ULA Seeks to Provide Pricing Data on Space Launch Services Via New Website

United Launch Alliance has introduced a new website designed to provide customers with pricing information on space launch services in an effort to facilitate the decision-making process during the spacecraft development phase…
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Aerospace Industry Vet Scott Campbell Joins AAMSI in SVP Role; Dennis Zalupski Comments

Scott Campbell, a former senior vice president at VAS Defense, has joined Associated Aircraft Manufacturing & Sales Inc. to serve in a similar role at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based military aviation technology manufacturing and repair company…
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GSA Names 3 Potential Sites for Future Labor Dept HQ

The General Services Administration has identified three potential locations for the Labor Department‘s future headquarters as a result of site evaluations. GSA said Tuesday the Washington, D.C…
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India to Acquire $737M in BAE-Made Artillery Guns in US FMS Transaction

India has signed $737 million contract to procure 145 BAE Systems Inc.-developed artillery guns through a foreign military sales transaction with the U.S. government, Defense News reported Wednesday. Vivek Raghuvanshi writes the British defense contractor’s U…
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Army Taps TrellisWare to Develop Narrowband Mode for Soldier Radio Waveform

TrellisWare Technologies has secured a contract from the U.S. Army to develop a narrowband mode for the service branch’s Solider Radio Waveform. The company said Tuesday the SRW Narrowband capacity will be developed, field tested and prototyped on the Army ground tactical radios over a three-year period and will operate in VHF, UHF and reduced L-band…
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Rockwell Collins, BTSI Combine Training, Simulation Offerings; Nick Gibbs Comments

Rockwell Collins and Bluedrop Training and Simulation Inc. have partnered to integrate the companies’ technology offerings and intellectual property in an effort to provide simulation and learning systems to military customers…
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