Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 04/25/2017

PSS Subsidiary Secures $75M FBI Contract for Acquisition Services; Scott Goss Comments

A subsidiary of Preferred Systems Solutions has received a potential five-year, $75 million contract from FBI to provide full life-cycle acquisition support across the bureau’s divisions and 56 U…
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Constellis Finalizes Centerra Group Purchase

Reston, Virginia-based risk management and operational support services contractor Constellis has closed its acquisition of Palms Beach Gardens, Florida-based Centerra Group and its subsidiaries from an affiliate of Alvarez & Marsal Capital for an undisclosed sum…
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Air Force Taps Lockheed Martin to Construct New Fuselage Trainer Under Previously Awarded IDIQ

Lockheed Martin‘s rotary and mission systems business unit has secured a $19.1 million delivery order from the U.S. Air Force to manufacture an enhanced fuselage trainer as part of a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract…
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Report: France Awards $4B Frigate Devt Contract to DCNS, Thales

France’s defense procurement agency has named DCNS and Thales as prime contractors on a potential $4.1 billion contract to build five intermediate frigates for the French navy, Defense News reported Monday…
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DARPA Taps Rockwell Collins to Help Secure Military Platforms with Math-Based Methods

Rockwell Collins has received a contract to apply mathematics-based development methods in efforts to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency defend various military platforms against cyber threats and address system vulnerabilities…
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Raytheon Opens Missile Tech Warehouse on Navajo Nation

Raytheon has completed a $5 million warehouse at the company’s facility on the Navajo Nation near Farmington, New Mexico. The three-hectare warehouse is part of Raytheon’s 9.5-hectare Dine facility that was established on the Navajo Nation more than 25 years ago, the company said Monday…
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President Trump to Nominate ViraCyte’s Brett Giroir as HHS Assistant Secretary for Health

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Brett Giroir, president and CEO of biopharmaceutical company ViraCyte, as assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services. The White House said Friday that Giroir previously held the roles of executive vice president and CEO at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and as director of the defense science office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency…
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Former Acting OPM Chief Beth Cobert Appointed CEO of Markle Foundation’s Skillful Initiative

Beth Cobert, former acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, has been named CEO of the Markle Foundation’s Skillful program. Cobert will work with Andi Rugg, Skillful’s Colorado executive director, and Denis McDonough, former chief of staff at the White House who moved to Markle in February, to oversee Skillful’s efforts to provide employment opportunities for job seekers and help employers implement skills-based recruitment practices, Markle said Monday…
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Boeing, Saab Test-Fly 2nd Joint T-X Model Aircraft

A team comprised of Boeing and Saab has flown a second production-ready aircraft that both companies built for the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X trainer competition. Boeing said Monday its T-X aircraft model completed a one-hour flight test that demonstrated  the key features and performance of the platform…
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IARPA Kicks Off Quantum Computing Tech R&D Project

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched an effort to research and develop “quantum enhanced” computers. The Quantum Enhanced Optimization program aims to develop technology that can speed up the training of machine learning algorithms; support circuit fault diagnostics on larger circuits; and accelerate optimal scheduling of multiple machines on multiple tasks, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Monday…
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VIDEO: US Army Cargo and Paratrooper Night Jump

B-roll of Paratroopers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division and C-17s Operations from the 517th Airlift Squadron. The flight consisted of Air Refueling, Cargo Drop and a nighttime personnel jump over the Malamute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK on April 19th 2017…
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