Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/27/2016

Obama Clears $619B Defense Spending Legislation for Fiscal 2017

President Barack Obama has signed the 2017 defense policy bill that authorizes $618.7 billion in funds and includes $67 billion for overseas contingency operations, The Hill reported Friday. Rebecca Kheel writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act provides for $3…
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GAO Urges CMS Acting Administrator to Unify Federal Program Requirements

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unify the federal program requirements across programs that provide personal care services…
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Mercury Systems Gets $10.8M Navy Order for Digital RF Memory Jammers; Brian Perry Comments

Mercury Systems Inc. will supply advanced digital radio frequency memory jammers to the U.S. Navy under a $10.8 million follow-on order to the company’s five-year sole source basic ordering agreement…
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BAE Lands $68M Contract to Supply Vehicle Mounted Mortar Systems for Swedish Army

BAE Systems has secured a $68 million contract from Sweden’s defense materiel administration to install vehicle-mounted mortar systems on the Swedish army’s CV90 infantry fighting vehicles…
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RegistrarDaily: New Report Names Top Firms in Airborne Systems Surveillance Radar Industry

A new report has named the top manufacturers in the airborne systems surveillance radar industry based on their present and potential sales and revenue, RegistrarDaily reported Monday. The Airborne Systems Surveillance Radar market research provided information on the business, revenue segmentation and products of the companies, as well as their market growth forcast, Nehru Baral writes…
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Lockheed Martin, Saab Chase Indian Fighter Jet Supply Biz Opps

Both Lockheed Martin and Saab have offered to build the next generation of fighter jets for India’s military forces as the nation seeks to retire its legacy combat fleet, International Business Times reported Monday…
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Five University Teams to Submit In-Space Spacecraft Assembly Concepts Under NASA Challenge

Five university teams will submit concepts for in-space spacecraft assembly as part of a challenge sponsored by the Game-Changing Development Program of NASA‘s space technology mission directorate…
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CSRA Subsidiary Lands Spot Under $159M Medical Product Development IDIQ With NIAID

CSRA‘s (NYSE: CSRA) DynPort Vaccine subsidiary has been awarded a spot on a potential 10-year, $159 million contract to handle various medical product development initiatives for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases…
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State Dept OKs Boeing-Built Munitions Tail Kit Sale to Kuwait

The State Department has given Kuwait the go-ahead to purchase 750 Joint Direct Attack Munitions tail kits and related components from the U.S. government under a potential $37 million foreign military sales agreement…
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Melissa Hathaway: Trump Should Prioritize Energy, Telecom, Financial Cybersecurity in Budget Plan

Melissa Hathaway, president of consulting firm Hathaway Global Strategies, has called on President-elect Donald Trump to prioritize cybersecurity initiatives in his budget plan. Hathaway wrote in an opinion piece published Sunday on The Post and Courier that Trump must focus on efforts to secure energy, telecommunications and financial systems against what she noted are increasing cyber risks as the systems become connected to the internet…
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GSA Taps Hensel Phelps Construction to Build New Port Facility in New Mexico

Hensel Phelps Construction has received a contract from the General Services Administration to establish a new port facility in Columbus, New Mexico for the Department of Homeland Security. The new land port of entry in New Mexico will work to support DHS’ Customs and Border Protection’s efforts to ensure the security of U…
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Inmarsat Gets GSN Homeland Security Award for Global Xpress Network; Peter Hadinger Comments

Inmarsat’s Global Xpress commercial Ka-band network has won the Best Satellite-Based Broadband Communications platform during Government Security News’ 2016 Homeland Security Awards. Peter Hadinger, president of the U…
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