Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/20/2016

Defense Dept: China Gives Back Underwater Drone

The U.S. Navy has retrieved an unmanned underwater vehicle that Chinese forces seized Thursday in international waters near Subic Bay. The Defense Department said Monday China’s navy returned the Ocean Glider UUV to USS Mustin near the area where the vehicle was seized while performing routine operations…
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IT Alliance for Public Sector Asks Trump to Build Up Govt Cybersecurity Through IT Modernization, Acquisition Reforms

A division of the Information Technology Industry Council has provided President-elect Donald Trump with several recommendations to help build up the cybersecurity posture of federal agencies. The IT Alliance for Public Sector asked Trump in a letter published Thursday to direct agencies to develop an inventory of information technology systems, software and hardware and determine those that are susceptible to cyber vulnerabilities within 90 days, ITIC said Friday…
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General Dynamics Gets $126M Navy Contract Extension for DDG 51 Destroyer Modernization Support

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) Bath Iron Works subsidiary has received a potential one-year, $126 million contract extension from the U.S. Navy to continue to provide post-delivery modernization support for Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer ships…
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Data Link Solutions to Update F-16 Tactical Comms System for Foreign Military Clients

Data Link Solutions, a joint venture of BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins, has received a potential $19.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy‘s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to update tactical communication systems for the F-16 fleet of U…
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CenturyLink to Install, Maintain Senate’s Unified Communications Platform; Erich Sanchack Comments

The U.S. Senate’s sergeant-at-arms office has awarded CenturyLink a potential seven-year, $26.6 million contract to install, maintain, operate and manage a unified communications-as-a-service platform at more than 450 Senate state offices nationwide…
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Doug Harlow Named an ACT I Executive Program Manager; Michael Niggel Comments

Doug Harlow, formerly a business development executive at Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, has been named executive program manager for the acquisition management services company’s contract with the Department of Homeland Security‘s national protection and programs directorate…
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Vencore to Demo Wireless Network Security Tech Under DARPA Contract

Vencore‘s applied research organization has secured a $3.4 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help secure military wireless and data against attacks and technical compromises…
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ARDX to Help CMS’ Efforts to Process Medicare Data; Angela Reddix Comments

Norfolk, Virginia-based healthcare management company ARDX has received consolidated support services contract from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to help the agency’s push to process Medicare data in an accurate and timely manner…
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Naval Research Lab Flies UAV With Custom-Built Hydrogen Fuel Cell

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s chemistry and tactical warfare division has commenced the first flight of an unmanned air vehicle that uses an in-house built custom hydrogen-powered fuel cell…
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IBA Chosen for DHA Health IT Division Systems Support

The Defense Health Agency has awarded Irving Burton Associates a $10 million contract to provide military health systems support for the DHA’s health information technology solutions delivery division…
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NASA’s 8-Satellite Cyclone Surveillance System Reaches Orbit

NASA has said the space agency’s new group of eight small Earth science mission satellites reached orbit safely and is on track to monitor tropical storms and hurricanes. The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System will work to measure ocean surface winds within and near a hurricane’s inner core such as regions beneath the eyewall and intense inner rainbands, NASA said Friday…
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