Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/05/2016

Report: Navy Eyes Super Hornet Purchase to Address Carrier-Based Strike Fighter Shortfall

The U.S. Navy looks to unload its Boeing-built F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets and buy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft to address a shortage of fighters jets aboard the service branch’s carriers, Reuters reported Saturday…
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NASA Awards Early-Stage Space Tech Research Grants to 13 Universities; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA has awarded grants worth up to $500,000 each to 13 universities to research and develop early-stage technology platforms for up to three years under the agency’s Space Technology Research Grants Program…
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Air Force Posts UH-1N Replacement Program Draft RFP

The U.S. Air Force has asked industry to submit comments on a draft request for proposals for a program that seeks to replace the service branch’s UH-1N Huey aircraft fleet with an off-the-shelf helicopter…
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Mark Flannery to Resign as SEC Chief Economist, DERA Director

Mark Flannery, Securities and Exchange Commission chief economist and Division of Economic and Risk Analysis director, will step down from his current roles by the end of 2016 to serve as a finance professor at the University of Florida…
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House’s Fiscal 2017 Intelligence Bill Includes Space Weather Program Mgmt Change Provision

A fiscal 2017 intelligence spending bill the House approved Thursday contains a provision that would transfer some of the U.S. Air Force‘s weather satellite missions to the National Reconnaissance Office, Space News reported Friday…
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Paula Yoon: CDC Explores Data Collection Tech to Modernize Disease Surveillance Systems

Paula Yoon, director of the health informatics and surveillance division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has said CDC currently explores technologies as part of an initiative to modernize aging public health surveillance systems…
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Report: DoD-Wide Electronic Warfare Strategy Ready for Ashton Carter’s Signature

William Conley, deputy director for electronic warfare at the Defense Department‘s acquisition office, has said the first DoD-wide electronic warfare strategy is finished and now headed to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter for his signature, Breaking Defense reported Friday…
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AOC Inducts Northrop’s Michael Panopoulos, James Van Kirk Into Electronic Warfare Tech Hall of Fame

The Association of Old Crows has inducted Northrop Grumman engineers Michael Panopoulos and James Van Kirk into the Electronic Warfare Technology Hall of Fame. Panopoulos and Van Kirk were recognized for their contributions in the field of electronic warfare during a Nov…
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Former MDA Official John Warden Named Qualis Senior Technical Director

John Warden, former director of assured design and processes at the Missile Defense Agency, has joined Huntsville, Alabama-based government services contractor Qualis as senior technical director. He will provide technical leadership on all engineering disciplines in support of Qualis’ customers in his new position, the company said Nov…
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PepperBall, Jordan’s Special Ops Training Center Partner for Non-Lethal Course Development

PepperBall, a division of United Tactical Systems, has entered into a partnership agreement with the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center in Amman, Jordan, to create non-lethal training course for global police, military and security forces…
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Thales to Provide Navy Helmet Mounted Sight & Display System Test Equipment

Thales‘ defense and security business unit has secured a $14.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide helmet mounted sight and display system depot-level specialized test equipment in support of the U…
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