Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/19/2016

ManTech Purchases Health IT Services Firm Edaptive Systems

ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) has purchased Owings Mills, Md.-based health information technology services contractor Edaptive Systems for an undisclosed sum to add new agile software development and business intelligence offerings in the federal healthcare market…
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Reports: Navy Eyes Combat Fleet Size of 355 Ships

The U.S. Navy has unveiled a new shipbuilding plan that seeks to increase the service branch’s battle force fleet to 355 ships within the next three decades, USNI News reported Friday. Sam LaGrone and Megan Eckstein write the 2016 Force Structure Assessment represents a 47 increase in combat vessels from the targeted fleet size of 308 ships set by the military branch in its 2014 FSA…
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Former IBM Federal Lead Anne Altman, Google’s Gayathi Rajan Appointed to Maximus Board of Directors

Anne Altman, former general manager of U.S. federal and government industries at IBM (NYSE: IBM), and Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL) Product Management Vice President Gayathri Rajan have been appointed to the board of directors at government services contractor Maximus (NYSE: MMS)…
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Bechtel Lands $3.1B DOE Contract Modification for Nuclear Waste Treatment Facility Construction

Bechtel has received a potential $3.1 billion contract modification from the Energy Department to complete the initial phase of a nuclear waste treatment facility at Hanford site in Washington. Bechtel will get incentives for completion of commissioning work on the low activity waste facility by January 2022 and achievement of other technical milestones under the contract modification, the company said Friday…
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Northrop Flies Hawkeye Aircraft Equipped With Aerial Refueling System

Northrop Grumman has conducted the first flight of an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye  jet fitted with a new aerial refueling system that company designed to extend the aircraft’s mission time capacity…
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Huntington Ingalls Gets Navy Contract Funds for Amphibious Transport Dock Engineering Work

A Huntington Ingalls Industries division has secured a $51 million contract modification to provide life cycle engineering services for the U.S. Navy‘s San Antonio-class amphibious transport docks…
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Lockheed Puts EchoStar XIX Comms Satellite in Orbit; Steve Skladanek Comments

Lockheed Martin‘s commercial launch services business has sent a communications satellite into orbit for client Hughes Network Systems using a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V 431 rocket…
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Vector Space Systems, NASA Test First-Stage Rocket Engine Tech

Vector Space Systems has tested a first stage engine that features an injector the company produced with NASA‘s science, technology and mission directorate using three-dimensional printing technology…
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SAIC to Sustain MH-60 Helicopter Weapon Systems for US Navy, Intl Clients

Science Applications International Corp. has secured a five-year, $11.8 million contract to support and sustain weapon systems of the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of MH-60 Seahawk helicopters. The Defense Department said Friday the Naval Surface Warfare Center will obligate $100,000 in fiscal 2017 working capital funds at the time of award for support and sustainment work on MH-60R Romeo and MH-60S Sierra helicopter variants…
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Raytheon to Update Air Force’s F-16 Mission Computer System

The U.S. Air Force has chosen Raytheon to develop and manufacture a modular mission computer system for the military branch’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets. Raytheon said Friday it will update current F-16 computers to include multicore processing, cybersecurity, high-speed computing and data networking functions…
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