Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/15/2017

Leidos Gets TSA Contract for Hazardous Material Mgmt, Disposal Services

Leidos has secured a potential five-year, $45 million contract from the Transportation Security Administration to help manage and dispose of hazardous materials at more than 440 airport screening checkpoints…
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Former Rep. Mike Rogers Gets FBIAA Endorsement for FBI Leadership Post

The FBI Agents Association has urged President Donald Trump to consider Mike Rogers, a CNN commentator and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, as a potential candidate to lead the FBI…
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Huntington Ingalls Delivers Modernized USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier to Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries has turned over the USS Abraham Lincoln nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to the U.S. Navy following sea trials and a recapitalization effort. HII said Friday the sea trials validated the carrier’s systems that underwent refueling and complex overhaul, or RCOH, at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division…
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DHS, DOJ Triple Spending on Internet of Things

The Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice have tripled their spending on equipment and services related to the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past six years, spending $600 million on the smart security industry, a new study by contracting intelligence firm Govini finds…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Hydrocarbon Booster Engine Component for AFRL Tech Demonstrator Program

Aerojet Rocketdyne has tested a fuel boost kick pump engine component as part of an Air Force Research Laboratory program that aims to demonstrate an oxygen-rich staged combustion technology for rockets…
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Thales e-Security’s Wayne Lewandowski: Study Finds Federal Data Breaches Up 34% in 2016

Wayne Lewandowski, vice president of federal business at Thales e-Security, has said the level of spending increase in cybersecurity is lower than any other industry due to rising incidents of data breaches and lack of federal budget, Defense Systems reported Friday…
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Peter O’Rourke to Head VA Office for Accountability & Whistleblower Protection

Peter O’Rourke, senior adviser to the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been appointed as a senior adviser and the executive director of the newly established office of accountability and whistleblower protection within the VA…
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Northrop to Help Build Defense Electronics & Sustainment Center in Australia

Northrop Grumman will make a $37.2 million investment to build a defense electronics maintenance and sustainment center for Australia’s armed forces. The company said Monday the Electronic Sustainment Center of Excellence will be located at Badgerys Creek precinct in Western Sydney, where Northrop will serve as the anchor tenant for an aerospace and defense industries precinct…
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USSOCOM Picks Thales Subsidiary for Multiband Radio Sustainment Contract

Thales‘ defense and security business has received a $9.9 million to sustain multiband radios for the U.S. Special Operations Command. The Defense Department said Friday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will run through September 2021 and covers sustainment of the Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio family of radios…
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Report: India Eyes $2B Pinaka Multibarrel Rocket Launcher Procurement

India’s defense ministry looks to purchase $2 billion worth of Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers for six regiments within 18 months, Defense News reported Thursday. The proposed acquisition came five months after the ministry ordered India-made rocket launchers worth approximately $350 million for two regiments…
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VIDEO: The Navy’s Indoor Ocean

It’s 240 feet wide, 360 feet long, and holds over twelve million gallon of water. This is the MASK, the maneuvering and seakeeping basin at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Carderock. It’s one of the largest indoor oceans in the world, making the MASK the most advanced test facility of its kind…
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