Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/17/2017

Kratos Promotes Steve Fendley to Corporate SVP, Unmanned Systems Division President

Steve Fendley, formerly senior vice president, general manager and chief technology officer of the composite engineering business within Kratos‘ (Nasdaq: KTOS) unmanned systems division, will assume the role of corporate SVP and president of KUSD…
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Robert Work to Assist Defense Secretary Nominee James Mattis

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work will retain his current role after President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration to work with defense secretary nominee James Mattis on management issues in the military,  DoD Buzz reported Monday…
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Lockheed Taps BAE for Air Force F-22 Head-Up Display Modernization

BAE Systems has secured a contract from Lockheed Martin to replace the head-up displays of the U.S. Air Force‘s F-22 Raptor aircraft with a digital version. BAE said Monday it will use its Digital Light Engine technology to install a form, fit and function HUD platform into the F-22 fleet’s HUD space…
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Bruce Lemkin Named ACT I International & FMS Business Adviser; Michael Niggel Comments

Bruce Lemkin, president of consulting firm Lemkin International, has joined government acquisition support services contractor Advanced Concepts and Technologies as international and foreign military sales adviser…
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Reports: Trump Considers Investment Vet Philip Bilden for Navy Secretary

Philip Bilden, a former managing director at investment firm HarbourVest Partners, has emerged as a top candidate for secretary of the U.S. Navy in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, the Washington Post reported Friday…
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Robert Lightfoot to Serve as Acting NASA Administrator

NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot will replace Charles Bolden as the space agency’s acting administrator after the latter’s tenure ends on Jan. 20, SpacePolicyOnline.com reported Thursday…
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Boeing-Bell JV Lands $139M Contract Modification for Japan MV-22 Aircraft Engineering Services

A joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Bell Helicopter  subsidiary has secured a $138.6 million delivery order modification for non-recurring engineering services to support the integration of Japan’s configuration into the MV-22B Block C aircraft and MV-22 containerized flight training device…
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USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Departs Post

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has written a farewell letter expressing his gratitude for approximately 90,000 Agriculture Department employees on his last day at USDA. Vilsack said Friday USDA employees work to protect U…
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Lockheed Awarded $327M UK Aerial Surveillance System Devt Contract

Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) U.K. arm has received a potential $327 million contract to develop an airborne surveillance system for integration with the U.K. defense ministry’s fleet of Merlin HM Mk2 helicopters…
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D-Wave Unveils Open-Source Software for Quantum Computing

Canada-based D-Wave Systems has released an open-source software tool designed to help developers program quantum computers, Wired reported Wednesday. Klint Finley writes users can modify and share the Qbsolv open-source software for free as well as create applications for D-Wave’s hardware…
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DoD Taps American Robotics to Set Up Pennsylvania Hub for Robotics Manufacturing Institute

The Defense Department has selected American Robotics to establish an innovation hub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a new robotics manufacturing institute as part of the Manufacturing USA network. The Advanced Robotics Manufacturing institute will contribute $173 million and will receive $80 million in federal funds to provide incentives to companies that invest in U…
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