Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/08/2016

SAIC 3Q Earnings Top Street’s Consensus, Sets Post-Spin Book-To-Bill Record

GovCon Index-listed Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) reported third quarter earnings above the consensus Wall Street analyst forecast Thursday as the government contractor also set a record book-to-bill ratio since its September 2013 spinoff from former parent Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS)…
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ULA’s Delta IV Rocket Sends 8th Boeing-Built WGS Military Comms Satellite Into Orbit

The Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM 8 satellite launched aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Delta IV rocket Wednesday to support global military communications. WGS-8 is equipped with a digital payload technology designed to offer almost twice as much bandwidth capacity as previous WGS satellites, Boeing said Wednesday…
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Dan Morris Joins UltiSat as Govt Services Senior Director; Amy Gwinn Comments

Dan Morris, a former senior account executive at Adobe Systems (Nasdaq: ADBE), has been named senior director of government services at Gaithersburg, Maryland-based satellite communications firm.UltiSat…
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Chile, Sikorsky Finalize S-70i Black Hawk Helicopter Deal; Adam Schierholz Comments

Chile has finalized a contract to procure six S-70i Black Hawk helicopters from Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary to aid in troop transport, search-and-rescue and disaster relief missions. Sikorsky said Wednesday it aims to complete delivery of the Black Hawks to Chile’s air force in 2018 as part of the service branch’s medium-lift helicopter recapitalization program…
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Lockheed Martin Nabs $67M AF Contract for F-15 Sensor Spares; Paul Lemmo Comments

Lockheed Martin has secured a $67.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for the delivery of F-15 sensor suite spare parts for Saudi Arabia’s air force. Lockheed said Wednesday it will supply spares for the Infrared Search and Track, Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night – Extended Range and Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod systems as part of the agreement…
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Coast Guard, DHS Vet John Acton Joins TWD & Associates Board

John Acton, a retired U.S. Coast Guard admiral and former acting chief learning officer at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined the board of directors of McLean, Virginia-based technology services contractor TWD & Associates…
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Army Orders $69M in BAE Rocket Propellant Grains

BAE Systems has secured a $69 million contract from the U.S. Army to manufacture additional propellant grains for rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft rockets. The company said Wednesday it will produce MK90 propellants at the BAE-operated Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia through October 2018…
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AeroVironment, California State University Launch UAV Field Research Initiative

AeroVironment and California State University in Fresno have commenced a year-long research effort to determine how the use of unmanned aerial vehicle imagery and analytics can help detect levels of water stress in almond trees…
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General Dynamics Receives $59M Navy Funds for DDG 51 Destroyer Lead Yard Work

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics‘ Bath Iron Works subsidiary a one-year, $59.4 million contract modification to provide lead yard services for the DDG 51 guided missile destroyer shipbuilding program…
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Report: NASA, Orbital ATK to Use Florida Launch Site for 7th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

NASA plans to launch an Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft from Cape Canaveral in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket in spring 2017 to perform the next cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station, Daily Press reported Tuesday…
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Endgame Lands Contract to Provide Air Force Cyber Threat Detection Tool

Endgame has received an $18.8 million contract to provide an endpoint security platform designed to help the U.S. Air Force detect, track and prevent cyber threats to the service branch’s networks. The company initially fielded its endpoint detection and response tool to the military branch’s cyber protection teams under a sole-source contract awarded in December 2015, Endgame said Wednesday…
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