Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/23/2017

Leidos Defense Group Head Michael Leiter Leaves Company

Leidos‘ (NYSE: LDOS) defense group president Michael Leiter left the company on Friday approximately one year after the merger with the former Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) information systems and global solutions segment was first announced…
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Nelson Ford to Retire as LMI President & CEO

Nelson Ford, president and CEO of LMI over the past eight years, has informed the Virginia-based nonprofit government consulting firm’s board of directors that he plans to retire from his dual role in the spring of 2017…
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Navy Taps BAE Unit for Potential $68M USS Roosevelt Modernization Contract

BAE Systems‘ Southeast Shipyard Mayport business in Jacksonville, Florida, has won a potential $68.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide facilities and human resources for the modernization, repair and maintenance of the USS Roosevelt guided missile destroyer…
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IARPA Seeks Methods to Collect Low-Resource Speech, Text Content

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has asked industry to propose methods to find speech and text content in low-resource languages relevant to domain-contextualized English queries…
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John Kelly Assumes Role as DHS Secretary

John Kelly, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general and former head of the U.S. Southern Command, took his oath of office as the country’s fifth homeland security secretary after he received Senate confirmation Friday…
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Root9B to Support Chiron on Cyber Operational Training for DoD Under $50M Contract

Root9B has partnered with Chiron Technology Services to deliver cyber operational training to the Defense Department under the team’s potential five-year, $50 million contract. Root9B will provide cyber operations, incident response, threat emulation and network defense training that will work to prepare cybersecurity teams to defend against evolving cyber threats, the Colorado Springs, Colorado-based firm said Thursday…
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BAE Develops Atmospheric Lens Platform for Battlefield Surveillance

Researchers at BAE Systems have developed a laser-based atmospheric lens platform designed to help military commanders perform long-range surveillance operations on adversaries. The Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens system works to create lens-like structures through the use of high-power pulsed lasers and manipulation of the Earth’s atmosphere through ionization or reversal reheating process, BAE said Jan…
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Former Raytheon Cyber Exec Brian Stites Named MSi Business Devt VP

Brian Stites, formerly chief architect and senior manager of defense and commercial cyber resiliency strategy at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), has joined Charlottesville, Virginia-based cyber defense software firm Mission Secure Inc…
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L3 Business Unit to Supply Army Hydromechanical Transmission Systems, Ancillary Hardware

A business unit of L3 Technologies has been awarded a $33.1 million contract modification to supply 96 hydro-mechanically propelled transmission systems to the U.S. Army. L3’s combat propulsion systems business will also provide 800-horsepower transmissions, associated ancillary hardware and operational reliability support under the modification, the Defense Department said Thursday Work will occur in Muskegon, Michigan, through Oct…
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AFRL Awards SBIR Phase II Funds to Galois for Cyber Deception Tech Devt

Galois has secured a $750,000 grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory to support the development of a cyber deception technology that will look to mislead potential attackers that monitor network activities…
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VIDEO: Camp Pendleton Tests its F-35B Lighting II Capabilities

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Camp Pendleton tests its flight line capabilities for the F-35B Lightning II fix wing jet at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Jan. 18.
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