Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 02/23/2017

Carey Smith, Parsons Federal Group President, Selected to 2017 Wash100 for Infrastructure & Cyber Services Leadership

Executive Mosaic is glad to announce Carey Smith, president of the federal group at Parsons, as an inductee into the 2017 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the government contracting arena’s most influential voices…
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Onvia Forecasts GovCon’s Top 10 Growth Areas for 2017

A new study by Onvia lists the top 10 fastest-growing areas in government contracting for 2017 that include technology, telecommunications, healthcare and construction. The report titled “10 Hotspots in Government Contracting” released Thursday says growth areas include school bus services, services for persons with disabilities, and disaster response services…
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Federal News Radio: Aaron Snow to Leave GSA by Feb. 28

Aaron Snow, senior adviser of the General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service and founding member of GSA’s 18F organization, will leave the agency at the end of the month, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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Microsoft Adds 12 Services to FedRAMP-Compliant Azure Govt Cloud Suite

Microsoft has received Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program approval to include an additional 12 customer-facing services in the Azure Government Cloud‘s provisional authorization-to-operate…
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AWS, Virginia Partner on Virtual Cybersecurity Education Initiative

The Commonwealth of Virginia has partnered with Amazon Web Services in a move to expand the reach of the state’s cybersecurity-related educational programs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office said Wednesday AWS, Virginia Tech and the Commonwealth will collaborate to implement a cloud infrastructure and offer content, simulations, hands-on exercises and competitions via the Virginia Cyber Range…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests AR1, RS-25 Engines at NASA Stennis Space Center

Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted a series of tests on its AR1 liquid oxygen/kerosene-based propulsion system and RS-25 liquid propellant engine at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. AR1 recorded the highest chamber pressure of any U…
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SunLink to Supply Fixed Tilt Ground Mount Platform for DoD Solar Energy Projects

SunLink Corp. has received a contract from Swinerton Renewable Energy to deliver fixed tilt ground mount systems to three solar energy projects located at Defense Department sites in Florida. Mill Valley, California-based SunLink said Wednesday it will provide the company’s GeoPro fixed tilt platform for three ongoing construction projects in Valparaiso, Navarre and Pensacola…
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Leonardo to Equip Italian Navy’s NH90 Helicopters With ‘Friend or Foe’ Identification Tech

Leonardo has secured an $11.6 million contract from a NATO agency to supply friend-or-foe identification systems for the Italian navy’s NH90 frigate helicopters. The company said Tuesday it will equip the NH90 fleet with the Mode 5 SIT434/5 IFF platform to help Italy’s naval personnel distinguish between potential threats and friendly forces…
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Meggitt Unit Completes Final Inspections on Marine Corps’ Small-Arms Training System

Meggitt‘s training systems business has conducted a joint final inspection and physical configuration audit of an indoor small arms trainer developed for the U.S. Marine Corps. The Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer was built as part of a $39 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract awarded to Meggitt in 2014 and designed to train Marines in marksmanship, collective and judgemental video scenarios, the company said Wednesday…
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IHS Markit: Military Procurement Efforts to Drive Defense Spending in Middle East

A new report by IHS Markit says defense budgets in the Middle East will start to increase in 2017 driven by the region’s plans to ramp up acquisition of new military platforms and capabilities in support of regional operations…
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VIDEO: SAS Grid + DSSD D5

See first hand how the DSSD D5 Rack-Scale Flash system radically accelerates real-time analytics. In this short video we give you an over-shoulder-view of the D5 running a mixed analytics workload. We also discuss the business needs and how alternative solutions compare…
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