Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/21/2016

Raytheon to Support Navy Phalanx, SeaRAM Weapon Systems Under Potential $399M Contract

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a potential $398.6 million contract by the U.S. Navy to provide design agent engineering and technical services for the military branch’s close-in weapon and anti-ship missile defense systems…
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GAO: Bid Protest Cases Rose 6% in Fiscal Year 2016

A Government Accountability Office report shows that the total number of protests filed with the agency to challenge federal contract awards reached 2,789 in fiscal year 2016, a figure that represents a 6 percent increase over the 2,639 recorded in the previous fiscal year…
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InfoZen Expands Headquarters in Maryland After $208M DHS Contract Win

Bethesda, Maryland-based information technology services provider InfoZen will add an additional 25,000 square feet to its corporate headquarters in Montgomery County and hire up to 100 employees by the end of 2017 as part of the company’s expansion efforts…
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Florida’s Brevard County Commission OKs Revised $1.75M Incentive Package for Lockheed

Brevard County commissioners in Florida on Tuesday approved the changes to a potential $1.75 million incentive package for Lockheed Martin in exchange for the creation of up to 300 jobs, Florida Today reported Tuesday…
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Lockheed to Start Environmental, Mechanical Tests on NOAA GOES-S Weather Satellite

Lockheed Martin will begin environmental and mechanical tests on a satellite that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will use to support U.S. weather observation operations. Lockheed said Tuesday the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites – S weather satellite is the second of four GOES-R series geostationary weather satellites and will undergo tests that simulate launch and extreme space environments…
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DARPA Seeks Proposals for Radio Transmitter Devt Program; Troy Olsson Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has asked industry to submit research proposals for a $23 million program that seeks to develop low-size, weight, and power transmitters that will work to facilitate underground and underwater radio communications…
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TSA Orders L-3 Airport Security Scanners; Michael Strianese Comments

L-3 Communications has received a $21 million order from the Transportation Security Administration to supply security scanners for TSA’s passenger screening efforts. The company said Tuesday the order will increase the number of ProVision systems installed at U…
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Xerox’s PARC Subsidiary Gets DOE Funds for Sensor Sticker Development

Xerox subidiary PARC has received funds from the Energy Department‘s Building Technologies Office to develop wireless sensor stickers in an effort to help cut energy consumption in buildings, factories and cities…
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Cloudera, Docker Form Data Security Tech Partnership for Govt Clients

Cloudera and Docker have partnered to develop and offer an integrated platform for government customers to share data through cryptographically secure containers. Palo Alto, California-based Cloudera said Monday the joint offering will work to protect code and data in containerized workloads while in transit, at rest and at runtime…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Provides Lithium-Ion Batteries to ISS; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has provided a payload of six lithium-ion batteries to the International Space Station in an effort to keep the power supply needed to help astronauts continue their research aboard the station…
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CAE Updates Austrian Army’s Command and Staff Training Platform

CAE has installed an updated version of the company’s command and staff training system at a military educational facility located in Weitra, Austria. The company said Tuesday it implemented the GESI constructive simulation system at Austria’s national defense academy and delivered a third-party communications system to Austria’s Theresian military academy for integration with GESI…
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