Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/13/2017

Northrop-Built Aerial Mine Detection System Reaches Navy Initial Operational Capability

An aerial mine detection platform that Northrop Grumman built for the U.S. Navy has reached initial operational capability. The AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System works to detect and localize underwater mines through generation of 3-D images via the platform’s pulsed laser light, Mark Skinner, vice president of directed energy at Northrop, said Thursday…
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Trump Appoints Former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as Cybersecurity Adviser

Rudolph Giuliani, chairman and CEO of security consulting firm Giuliani Partners, has been selected to advise President-elect Donald Trump on cybersecurity challenges facing the private sector. Giuliani will initiate efforts to gain private sector leaders’ input on cybersecurity matters that can inform the government’s plans, the transition team said Thursday…
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GSA Seeks Acquisition Mgmt Specialist

The General Services Administration has kicked off its search for an acquisition management specialist to work in the office of information technology category at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service…
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ICF Lands Water Risk Assessment Contract with EPA; Jennifer Welham Comments

ICF has received a $12.4 million contract to develop criteria that will guide the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water in efforts to protect the public from the adverse impact of pollutants in the country’s drinking and recreational waters…
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Report: Terry Halvorsen to Retire as DoD CIO in February

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department since March 2015, will retire from government by Feb. 28, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes Halvorsen said that he expects DoD to continue the department’s  information technology policies and priorities in the next administration…
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Tableau, Commerce Dept to Collaborate on Economic Data Visualization Effort

The Commerce Department has partnered with business analytics software company Tableau for a data transparency project that seeks to help the general public access, examine and visualize economic data…
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ONC Unveils Winners for Phase 2 Healthcare App Design Challenges

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has unveiled the winners for the second phase of a pair of contests that sought healthcare data management applications for consumers and providers…
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Lockheed to Install Electronic Warfare Pods on Navy MH-60 Helicopters

Lockheed Martin has secured a contract to equip the U.S Navy‘s fleet of MH-60 helicopters with electronic warfare pods designed to help the military service detect and respond to anti-ship missile threats…
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Army Taps DynCorp for Aircraft Component Repair, Mobile Radio Support Services

The U.S. Army has awarded DynCorp International a potential five-year, $5.12 million task order to repair aircraft components deployed worldwide and a separate $955,000 contract to maintain land mobile radio systems in support of Kosovo’s military forces…
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Textron Starts USV On-Water Tests Under Navy Program

Textron Systems has kicked off on-water tests for the company-built Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, as part of the U.S. Navy‘s Unmanned Influence Sweep System program…
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VIDEO: Space Experts – The People Behind SBIRS

Ever wonder what it takes to get satellites in space? Our team shares some insights about this critical, multi-mission program and what it takes to get SBIRS on orbit.
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