Posts from ExecutiveBiz 12/15/2016

RSA President Amit Yoran to Join Tenable as Chairman & CEO

Amit Yoran, president of Dell Technologies‘ (NYSE: DVMT) RSA subsidiary, will join Columbia, Md.-based Tenable Network Security as chairman and CEO effective Jan. 3. Tenable said Thursday Renaud Deraison and Jack Huffard led the security technology company during its search for a new CEO and will continue their respective roles as chief technology officer and president and chief operating officer…
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GSA Seeks Industry Feedback on Plans to Reopen Office Products & Supplies Contract Vehicle

The General Services Administration has posted a request for information to gather industry feedback on the agency’s plans to reopen an acquisition vehicle for office products and supplies. GSA said Wednesday RFI responses will inform the agency’s plans to accept new offers for Multiple Award Schedule 75 – Office Products and Supplies in fiscal year 2017…
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Air Force Selects Zenoss to Provide Distributed Common Ground System IT Software

Zenoss has been awarded multi-site software contract for information technology software and services to support the U.S. Air Force Distributed Common Ground System. Zenoss said Wednesday it will offer its Hybrid IT Monitoring Platform that offers visibility in cloud, physical and virtual environments to federal agencies and public sector organizations…
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General Atomics’ Certifiable Predator B for UK Air Force Could Carry MBDA Brimstone Missiles

The U.K. defense ministry could integrate an MBDA-built missile into General Atomics‘ Certifiable Predator B unmanned aircraft system as part of the Protector remotely piloted air system program of the British air force…
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BAE to Support Navy Submarine Weapon Systems; DeEtte Gray Comments

BAE Systems Inc. will help the U.S. Navy engineer and integrate weapons systems on board the military branch’s submarines as part of a potential five-year, $368 million contract awarded in October…
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AT&T to Help NASA Update Deep Space Network’s Comms Capacity Through VPN; Mike Leff Comments

AT&T has been selected by NASA to provide a high-speed virtual private network intended to connect the radio antennas of a scientific telecommunications system that supports the agency’s interplanetary spacecraft missions…
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NIKA to Analyze Army Medical Command’s Energy Use, Water Conservation Data; Kabir Chaudhary Comments

NIKA has received a $1.1 million contract to store, analyze and evaluate data related to the U.S. Army Medical Command’s energy consumption and conservation efforts. The company will provide data modeling and analysis reports for Medcom’s energy and water consumption data across more than 30 Army medical facilities, NIKA said Tuesday…
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State Dept OKs AN/SPS-77 Air Search Radar Sale to Philippines

The State Department has approved a potential $25 million foreign military sale of AN/SPS-77 Sea Giraffe three-dimensional air search radars and related equipment to the Philippines. Saab and VSE will serve as the principal contractors for the sale that covers two AN/SPS-77 radars and installation, operator training, system operational testing and documentation support services, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday…
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Companies Pitch Off-the-Shelf Tech Platforms to DoD SCO Chief Will Roper

The National Defense Industrial Association hosted a meeting on Nov. 14 to allow representatives from companies to present their commercial off-the-shelf technology platforms to Will Roper, director of the Defense Department’s strategic capabilities office, the National Defense magazine reported Monday…
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Commerce Dept: NOAA Renames Weather Satellite GOES-16 After Entry Into Geostationary Orbit

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officially named its first geostationary weather satellite GOES-16 nearly 10 days after it launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket on Nov…
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NASA Seeks to Double ISS Data Transfer Rates Via Updates to Space Network Ground Terminals

NASA aims to achieve a twofold increase in the International Space Station’s data flow rates through hardware updates to the Space Network’s ground terminals. The Space Network works to provide communications services to the ISS and uses a constellation of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites to gather data from the space station and transmit the data back to the ground terminal at White Sands test facility in New Mexico, NASA said Tuesday…
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