Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 04/21/2017

State Dept OKs $195M Follow-On C-17 Sustainment Support Deal for Canada

The State Department has approved a potential follow-on $195 million foreign military sale of sustainment support services to Canada’s fleet of C-17 military cargo aircraft. Canada requested aircraft maintenance, logistics, in-country field services, alternate mission, training and support equipment, software, spares, personnel training and engineering support for five C-17 planes, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday…
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Rowan Trollope: Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Platform Obtains FedRAMP Certification

Cisco has received Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for a hosted technology platform designed to help government users collaborate with co-workers, constituents, colleagues and partner organizations…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Hydrazine Engine for Boeing’s CST-100 Spacecraft

Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted hot-fire qualification tests on a hydrazine monopropellant engine the company designed to help address reusability requirements for the propulsion system of a Boeing-built crew module…
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QTS’ Dave McOmber: Federal Gov’t Cloud Adoption Focused on Hybrid Infrastructure

Governments agencies have turned to hybrid cloud platforms in order to both take advantage of cloud capabilities and support legacy systems, QTS Realty Trust Executive Vice President Dave McOmber said in a Federal News Radio panel discussion posted Thursday…
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Qafis, Assured Enterprises Forge Digital Security Partnership

Qafis Biometric Technology and Assured Enterprises have teamed up to provide digital security platforms and services to organizations in both public and private sectors. Qafis CEO Edwin Nicolaas said in a statement released Thursday the company will integrate its Biometric Security Socket Layer and identity authentication platforms with Assured Enterprises’ code scanning and cybersecurity assessment tools…
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Bloomberg: Air Force Halts Air Operations Network Modernization Program

The U.S. Air Force has asked Northrop Grumman to cease development work on the air operations center modernization program “until further notice,” Bloomberg reported Friday. Anthony Capaccio writes the stop-work request took effect Wednesday after the Senate Armed Services Committee refused to pass a plan to reprogram $66 million in funds from other accounts to pay for a part of the AOC 10…
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QTS Gains AWS Advanced Consulting Partner Designation

QTS Realty Trust has received Advanced Consulting Partner designation from Amazon Web Services after the data center services provider met requirements necessary to help clients manage AWS cloud platforms…
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FedBid Lands Reverse Auction Contract With USDA

FedBid has secured a contract to help the Agriculture Department utilize a reverse auction system to procure goods and services. The company said Thursday the contract was awarded through the U.S. Forest Service and can be used by procurement staff across all USDA agencies…
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VIDEO: USS Theodore Roosevelt Conducts Flight Operations

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 19, 2017) Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) conducts flight operations. Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting a tailored ship’s training availability off the coast of California…
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