Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/08/2017

DARPA Eyes June Release of Draft RFP for $850M Technical, Analytical Support IDIQ

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency aims to release a draft request for proposals on a potential five-year, $850 million contract for analytical and technical support services by early June…
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Report: Tennessee Sen. Mark Green Withdraws from Consideration for Army Secretary Post

Tennessee Sen. Mark Green has withdrawn his name from consideration as the next secretary of the U.S. Army due to distractions associated with his nomination, Military Times reported Friday. “I am honored that President Trump nominated me for this position… But to meet these challenges, there should be no distractions,” Green said in a statement released Friday…
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Raytheon to Incorporate Unisys Software Into Patriot Missile Defense Systems

Raytheon has purchased an enterprise computing platform from Unisys to develop new software for use in the former’s Patriot air and missile defense system. Unisys said Monday its ClearPath Forward technology will be integrated into the Global Patriot Solutions program as Raytheon aims to increase the performance of its weapons system offerings…
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Tom Wheeler, Former Chairman of FCC, Joins RapidSOS Advisory Board

Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is joining the RapidSOS Advisory Board.  Wheeler joins two other former FCC chairmen on the Advisory Board, which includes executives with extensive expertise across telecommunications, technology, and public safety sectors…
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Analysts Rank Top 3 Most Disruptive Technologies

Asked to gauge the impact disruptive technologies will have, industry experts attending KPMG’s 2017 Global Analyst Day in Boston ranked cognitive technology, robotic process automation and the Internet of Things as the top technologies that will have the greatest impact over the next three years, reported PR NewsWire…
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Ensco Demos Virtual Phased Array, Software-Based Radio Projects at INSA Event

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance has selected Ensco to present two independent research and development projects in front of a government intelligence community audience at the INSA Innovators Showcase forum…
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Air Force F-35A Fighter Jet to Head to Paris Air Show

The Air Force’s F-35A fighter jet will fly at the Paris Air Show in June, although earlier statements from the F-35 Joint Program Office said that the Lockheed Martin fighter jet would not be at the event, The Hill reports…
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Kratos-Robonic Team Delivers Pneumatic Launchers to US Army

A team composed of Safran Electronics & Defense‘s Robonic subsidiary and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions have delivered two pneumatic launchers to the targets management office of the U…
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NASA Begins to Review 12 Proposals for Future Unmanned Solar System Exploration

NASA has received and begun to review 12 proposals for a future unmanned solar system mission that could be launched in the mid-2020s. The space agency said Friday the proposals submitted under the New Frontiers program will undergo scientific and technical review in the next seven months…
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John Zangardi: DoD Aims to Complete Windows 10 Migration by Year’s End

John Zangardi, acting chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said one of his priorities at DoD is to advance the transition to Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system as the department works to implement a defense enterprise office platform, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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VIDEO: BAE Systems’ Miller on New Amphibious Combat Vehicle for US Marine Corps Competition

Jim Miller, business development director for combat vehicles at BAE Systems, discusses the genesis of the company’s new amphibious combat vehicle (ACV) created for the US Marine Corps’ competition, its performance in sea trials in the Mediterranean, and its goals for the program during the Navy League’s 2017 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, held April 3-5, 2017, in National Harbor, Maryland…
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