Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/04/2017

Report: DoD Lifts Hiring Freeze for All Civilian Positions

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has issued a memorandum that lifts all restrictions on civilian hiring across the Defense Department and instructed all DoD officials to carefully examine recruitment activities, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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Luke McCormack Retires as DHS CIO, Looks to Join Private Sector

Luke McCormack retired from government Tuesday after he has served as chief information officer of the Department of Homeland Security over the past four years, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Morgan Lynch writes McCormack said during his retirement ceremony that he plans to pursue opportunities in the private sector…
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Former DHS Intell & Analysis Official Francis Taylor Named Principal at Cambridge Global Advisors

Francis Taylor, formerly undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined Cambridge Global Advisors as a principal and senior adviser. The strategic advisory services firm said Thursday Taylor will work with clients in government, nonprofits, non-government organizations and corporate establishments concerning national security and global affairs…
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NASA Seeks Info on Payload Delivery Support Sources for Lunar Surface Missions

NASA has begun its search for potential contractors that can help the agency deliver experiments, instruments and other payloads to the moon. The agency said in a FedBizOpps notice published Monday it will use the responses to plan for potential launch and payload opportunities in an effort to meet lunar exploration and technology demonstration objectives as stated in NASA’s Strategic Space Technology Investment Plan and Strategic Knowledge Gaps, among other documents…
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FedBid Awarded Commerce Dept Auction Service Extension

FedBid has secured a potential five-year contract to provide reverse auction services and acquisition strategy support across the Commerce Department. The company said Wednesday the contract was issued through the U…
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F5 Networks to Move Seattle HQ to New Downtown Tower

F5 Networks will relocate from a corporate building at Elliott Avenue West to a 516,000-square-foot office space in downtown Seattle in early 2019. The company said Wednesday the new leased space at 801 Fifth Avenue will be called F5 Tower and was selected after the firm evaluated the location against several criteria such as its proximity to public transportation, freeways and employee amenities…
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Cubic’s Defense Business to Continue UK Combat Simulator Support

Cubic‘s global defense segment has received a three-year, $35 million contract to continue support and repair work on combat simulation systems installed at two British army training facilities…
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IBM-Raytheon BBN Team Shows Quantum Algorithm Advantage Over Traditional Computers

A team of scientists from IBM‘s research arm and Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary has demonstrated an example of quantum computers’ advantage over standard computers. The scientific team published the results of its “Demonstration of quantum advantage in machine learning” study in the Nature Quantum Information journal, IBM said Wednesday…
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Huntington Ingalls Division Unveils Navy’s 2nd America-Class Amphibious Assault Ship

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has rolled out a second America-class amphibious assault ship from a floating dry dock following completion of preparation work on the ship’s hull…
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Boeing Stops Navy Sea-Launched Missile Contract Pursuit

Boeing has decided not to compete for a U.S. Navy program to provide an over-the-horizon cruise missile designed to be launched from frigates and littoral combat ships due to continuing changes in system requirements, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Bialos on Buy American, Defense-Industrial Strategy, Third Offset & Innovation

Jeff Bialos, a partner with the law firm Eversheds Sutherland who served as the Pentagon’s industrial affairs chief during the Clinton administration, discusses President Trump’s Buy American rhetoric, defense-industrial strategy, DoD’s Third Offset initiative and innovation with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian…
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