Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/12/2017

CSRA Holds Hacking Competition for Employees in Facet of ‘Customer Zero’ Strategy

CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) kicked off its first internal “Hack-A-Thon” competition Wednesday morning at its Falls Church, Va. headquarters for employees as part of the company’s push to gain status as “Customer Zero” for the federal government regarding technology adoption and integration…
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Former CBP Commissioner David Aguilar Joins Drone Aviation Board; Jay Nussbaum Comments

David Aguilar, a former commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection agency, has joined the board of directors at tethered drone and lightweight aerostat manufacturer Drone Aviation Holding. Aguilar, who most recently led a team of more than 60,000 as head of CBP, brings 35 years of experience in federal law enforcement and international security consulting, Drone Aviation said Thursday…
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IBM, FDA Partner to Explore Secure Health Data Exchange Through Blockchain Tech

IBM‘s Watson Health unit and the Food and Drug Administration have entered into a two-year research agreement to study the use of blockchain technology to facilitate a secure exchange of health data…
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Decisive Analytics Lands WHS Major Program Support Task Order

Decisive Analytics has secured a potential $67.3 million task order from the Washington Headquarters Services agency to provide program support for the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Systems Engineering…
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Reports: Senate OKs Resolution to Draft Legislation Repealing Affordable Care Act

The Senate has approved a budget resolution that instructs committees to draft legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Kelsey Snell and Mike DeBonis write the resolution passed in a 51-48 vote and will go to the House of Representatives which could hold a vote on Friday…
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Former Raytheon CEO William Swanson Named to RapidSOS Advisory Board

Former Raytheon Chairman and CEO William Swanson has joined the advisory board of New York-based emergency communications technology provider RapidSOS. RapidSOS said Tuesday that Swanson will bring more than 40 years of experience in cybersecurity, defense and communications to the advisory board…
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BAE-Built 3D Radar Completes Sea Trials Aboard UK Type 23 Frigates

A BAE Systems-built radar system has completed three years of sea-based trials on the U.K. navy’s Type 23 frigates and has been integrated onto a Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, landing platform dock assault ship and landing platform helicopter assault ship…
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Raytheon, Navy Put Tomahawk Block IV Cruise Missile Through 2 Flight Tests

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have wrapped up two flight tests of the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile at the Naval Air Systems Command’s sea test range off the coast of Southern California in order to demonstrate how service personnel can plan missions against time-sensitive enemy targets…
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GAMA-1 Holds Spot on Potential $2.5B NOAA IT Contract Vehicle

GAMA-1 Technologies has been awarded a prime position on a potential a $2.5 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that covers information technology support services for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s strategic IT planning and management effort…
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DoD Secretary Nominee James Mattis to Attend Senate Confirmation Hearing, Cancels Appearance Before House Panel

James Mattis, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, will appear Thursday before a Senate panel hearing for his confirmation as secretary of the Defense Department but called off his attendance to a House Armed Services Committee hearing scheduled on the same day, Military Times reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: Taking Flight | Six Functions of Marine Aviation

Compilation video displaying the six functions of Marine Aviation that are conducted during Weapons and Tactics Instructor courses held at Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz…
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