Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 03/22/2017

Air Force Asks Industry to Participate in Live-Fly Experiment on Light-Attack Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has asked industry to participate in an experiment that seeks to assess light-attack aircraft platforms in support of the service branch’s future force structure. The live-fly experiment is set to occur at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico in the summer of 2017 as part of the Light Attack Capabilities Experimentation Campaign, the Air Force said Monday…
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Alion Science-Reamda JV to Offer EOD, Surveillance Robot Platforms; Doug King Comments

Alion Science and Technology and Ireland-based unmanned ground robotic systems developer Reamda have launched a joint venture to offer robotic platforms intended for explosive ordnance disposal and surveillance operations…
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President Trump Signs Bill to Fund NASA’s Deep Space Exploration Programs

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that authorizes funding for NASA’s deep-space exploration and discovery missions in the 2017 budget cycle. The NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 requires the space agency to develop and implement a deep space human exploration plan and invest in science, technology and aeronautics programs, the White House said Monday…
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NASA Adds SwRI-Led Consortium to Solar System Exploration Initiative

A team led by the Southwest Research Institute has received a $5 million contract to develop tools and methods for NASA to explore the solar system through the space agency’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute…
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Army Issues RFI on Cyber Electronic Warfare Tech Platfoms

The U.S. Army has published a request for information on potential sources of cyber electronic warfare technology. The service branch said Friday in a FedBizOpps notice it wants input from the private sector on cyber techniques against traditional and non-traditional electromagnetic communications and computer networks…
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MTSI to Assist Navy, MDA in Kinetic Energy Weapon Evaluation

Modern Technology Solutions Inc. has secured a five-year, $8 million task order to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division and the Missile Defense Agency in efforts to assess kinetic energy weapons designed to counter ballistic missile threats…
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Northrop to Overhaul Air Force KC-10 Extender Engines

Northrop Grumman‘s technical services business has won a $16.9 million delivery  order from the U.S. Air Force to overhaul engines of the service branch’s KC-10 Extender  tanker and cargo aircraft…
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Former US CIO Tony Scott to Serve as Board Member at Baldrige Foundation

Tony Scott, former federal chief information officer and administrator of the Office of Management and Budget‘s e-government and information technology unit. is set to join Washington-based Baldrige Foundation in April as a member of the board of directors…
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COMSAT Lands Contract to Deliver Inmarsat Global Xpress Satcom Service to DoD Users in Africa

COMSAT has received a contract to provide Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite communication services to Defense Department personnel in Africa. COMSAT runs a Multiprotocol Label Switching network that uses Global Xpress to support Non-classified Internet Protocol Router/Secret Internet Protocol Router services, Inmarsat said Monday…
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Paul Wooster: SpaceX, NASA Identify 4 Potential Mars Landing Sites for Red Dragon

SpaceX has started to collaborate with NASA to determine potential landing sites for the firm’s Red Dragon space vehicle and future manned missions on Mars, Space News reported Monday. Jeff Foust writes Paul Wooster, spacecraft guidance, navigation and control systems manager at SpaceX, said at a symposium held Saturday in Texas that SpaceX and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory pinpointed four regions in Mars’ northern hemisphere that met several criteria for landing…
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VIDEO: F-35A Lightning II Arrival

Footage of Maj Gen Glen VanHerck, USAF Warfare Center Commander, arriving at Nellis AFB in an F-35A Lightning II. It will be added to Nellis’ fighter roster, bringing the number of F-35s to 14.
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