Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/22/2016

State Dept OKs $1.75B Sale of P-8A Patrol Aircraft, Support to Norway

The State Department has approved Norway’s request to buy Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) P-8A patrol aircraft and associated support under a $1.75 billion foreign military sales agreement  with the U.S…
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Coalfire Buys Veris Group in Cyber Market Expansion Push; Larry Jones Comments

Cyber risk management services provider Coalfire has purchased Veris Group for an undisclosed amount in a push to grow cybersecurity offerings for the government and commercial sectors. The transaction will result in the creation of a combined firm that will work to provide security engineering support, consulting and assessment services to cloud service providers and the payment card industry, Coalfire said Wednesday…
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Navy Taps Boeing to Produce Lot 90 Harpoon Missiles Under $207M FMS Contract

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential four-year, $207.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the full-rate production of 51 lot 90 Harpoon weapon systems for Egypt, South Korea and Brazil through a foreign military sales agreement…
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Sarcos Robotics Appoints Former SOCOM, Southcom Commanders Eric Olson, Paul Gorman to Advisory Board

Sarcos Robotics has appointed Eric Olson, a former head of U.S. Special Operations Command, and Paul Gorman, a former chief of U.S. Southern Command, as members of the company’s advisory board…
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Parsons’ Carey Smith Named Board Secretary at Professional Services Council

Carey Smith, president of Parsons‘ federal business unit, will serve as secretary of the Professional Services Council’s board of directors and continue as member of the council’s executive committee for another term…
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ULA Sets Jan. 19 Launch Date for Air Force’s 3rd SBIRS GEO Satellite

United Launch Alliance aims to launch a missile warning satellite for the U.S. Air Force in Cape Canaveral, Florida with the company’s Atlas V rocket on Jan. 19, 2017. ULA said the Lockheed Martin-built Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight 3 satellite will work to provide global infrared surveillance support to missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness efforts…
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Brig. Gen. William Cooley to Head Air Force Research Lab

Brig. Gen. William Cooley, program executive for programs and integration at the Missile Defense Agency, has been appointed as commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AF Base in Ohio, the Defense Department announced Wednesday…
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Charles River Analytics to Design, Build Cyber Defense System for Army

The U.S. Army has awarded Charles River Analytics a two-year, $1 million follow-on contract to help the military branch develop a system for vulnerability analysis and create proactive defense strategies against cyber threats…
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Reports: Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Eyes Addition of Industry Advocates to Trump’s NASA Transition Team

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has initiated efforts to advance the addition of commercial space industry advocates to President-elect Donald Trump’s NASA transition team, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday…
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eGlobalTech to Help Education Dept Implement Automated Info Collection Request System

The Education Department has awarded eGlobalTech a task order to provide technical consulting services for ED’s Information Collection Request, Review and Approval System implementation effort…
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Technica Lands Task Order for Air Force Operation & Security Sustainment Services

Technica has secured an $8 million task order through the U.S. Air Force‘s Network-Centric Solutions-2 contract vehicle to help the service branch manage and sustain current operations. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Technica will also support the transition of the Air Force Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System Enterprise into a secure regionalized network under the task order…
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