Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/05/2017

SAIC Lands $620M NASA Omnibus Multidiscipline Engineering Support IDIQ

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has received a potential five-year, $620 million contract for engineering support services to NASA’s applied engineering and technology directorate at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland…
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Bruce Covert to Head AECOM-Led Nuclear Waste Partnership; John Vollmer Comments

Bruce Covert, formerly a group vice president at AECOM, has been named president and project manager of Nuclear Waste Partnership. NWP is a company led by AECOM in partnership with B&W Technical Services Group and AREVA Federal Services and is responsible for the Energy Department’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico…
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Reports: Navy Moves Frigate Development Contract Award to Fiscal 2020

Two U.S. Navy officials told members of a House Armed Services Committee subpanel Wednesday that the service branch will move to fiscal 2020 the awarding of a contract to design and build a new frigate, Reuters reported Wednesday…
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Adnan Ahmed: CNSI Government Services Unit Hits CMMI Maturity Level 3

CNSI‘s government services organization unit has obtained a Capability Maturity Model Integration level 3 rating from the CMMI Institute. CUNIX Infotech ran an independent CMMI appraisal to determine whether CNSI’s government services business performs processes at a “defined” level, CNSI said April 28…
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Former Sullivan & Cromwell Partner Jay Clayton Assumes SEC Chairman Post

Jay Clayton, former partner at Sullivan and Cromwell, took his official oath as the 32nd chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission at a swearing-in ceremony held Thursday in Washington. SEC said Thursday Clayton has advised multiple public and private companies on corporate governance, merger-and-acquisition, securities, regulatory and enforcement proceeding matters during his more than 20-year career at Sullivan and Cromwell…
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Leidos CEO Roger Krone: Slow Pace of Govt Appointments Delays Procurement Process

Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos, has said the slow pace of leadership appointments at the Defense Department and other federal agencies has pushed back acquisition decisions and deadlines, Inside Defense reported Thursday…
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FIDO Alliance Urges NIST to Put Authentication Sub-Category in Cyber Framework Update

The FIDO Alliance has called on the National Institute of Standards and Technology to add a sub-category on authentication when the agency updates its Cybersecurity Framework. Brett McDowell, executive director of FIDO Alliance, wrote in an article published Monday the group wants NIST to clarify language and explicitly require multi-factor authentication in the next framework update…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests AR1 Rocket Engine Preburner

Aerojet Rocketdyne has run hot-fire tests to validate the design of the AR1 rocket engine’s preburner. The company said Thursday the preburner will help drive the turbomachinery of AR1 engine and was built through modern techniques such as three-dimensional printing…
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BAE Plans to Add 120 Jobs Through Aiken County, S.C. Facility Expansion

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary plans to invest $8.4 million to expand operations at a company facility in Aiken County, South Carolina, and expects to create more than 120 jobs through the expansion effort…
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Navdeep Bains: Canada to Develop Radar Equipment for NASA’s 2022 Mars Orbiter Mission

Canada plans to develop a radar system designed to observe the surface and subsurface of Mars as part of a NASA orbiter mission to the planet that is expected to launch in 2022, SpaceNews reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: Liquid Robotics’s Gysin & Zambellas on US Navy’s Digital Ocean, Innovation

Gary Gysin, CEO of Liquid Robotics — a Boeing company — and firm’s strategic advisor, retired UK Royal Navy Adm. Sir George Zambellas, the former First Sea Lord, discuss the US Navy’s Digital Ocean initiative, innovation and the small company’s relationship with its giant new owner with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian…
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