Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/24/2017

State Dept OKs $250M Military Education, Training Support Deal With Saudi Arabia

The State Department has given Saudi Arabia the green light to acquire professional military education, English language training assistance and technical training support under a potential $250 million foreign military sales agreement…
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Mark Zalubas Promoted to Merlin CTO; David Phelps Comments

Mark Zalubas, formerly vice president of engineering at Merlin International, has been promoted to chief technology officer at the Vienna, Virginia-based government technology and cybersecurity services contractor…
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Raytheon Updates Automation Systems at New York-Based ATC Facility; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Raytheon has updated terminal software, hardware and automation systems at an air traffic control facility in New York as part of a national airspace modernization  project. The company said Wednesday it installed the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System across the N…
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Howard Lance: MDA Seeks to Diversify Into Earth Imagery Market Via DigitalGlobe Merger

Canada-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates expects its pending merger with Earth imaging services provider DigitalGlobe to help counterbalance the fluctuating revenues and profits of its commercial satellite manufacturing business, Space News reported Tuesday…
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Northrop to Design Hardware, Software for Air Force’s Next-Gen Navigation System

Northrop Grumman has secured a $49 million contract to design hardware and software for the U.S. Air Force‘s next-generation integrated navigation system. The company said Tuesday it will design preliminary architecture under the technology maturation and risk reduction phase of the Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System-Modernization program…
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Public Sector Vet George Nesterczuk to Be Nominated OPM Director

George Nesterczuk, owner of Nesterczuk and Associates and a three-decade government veteran, will be nominated to lead the Office of Personnel Management. Nesterczuk has more than 30 years of organizational management and policy development consulting experience, the White House said Tuesday…
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Cisco Unveils Cyber Threat Defense Tool for Connected Devices

Cisco has introduced a technology platform that works to protect internet of things-based devices from cyber threats through network segmentation. Cisco IoT Threat Defense is an architectural service offering designed to protect health care, power grid, manufacturing and other critical infrastructure from potential cyber attacks, the company said Tuesday…
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SES Completes UV Imaging Payload Integration on Communications Satellite

SES has integrated a NASA instrument payload equipped with an ultraviolet imaging spectrograph onto the company’s SES-14 geostationary communications satellite. The Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk instrument’s spectrograph is designed to measure temperatures and densities in the Earth’s ionosphere and thermosphere to investigate ionospheric disruptions to navigation and communication transmissions, SES said Tuesday…
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AECOM, IBM Develop UN Scorecard for Local Govt Disaster Risk Reduction

IBM and AECOM have collaborated to develop a new United Nations scorecard designed to help local government agencies and cities build up resilience and reduce risks associated with natural disasters and climate change…
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General Dynamics to Produce Missile Fire Control System Equipment for 2 Int’l Clients

General Dynamics has been awarded a $40.8 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to supply two foreign countries with missile fire control system equipment and engineering services. The Defense Department said Tuesday the modification combines purchases from South Korea and Japan under separate foreign military sales deals with the U…
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VIDEO: DoD Lab Day 2017: US Naval Research Lab’s Gillman on Dusty Plasma

Eric Gillman, research physicist at the US Naval Research Laboratory, discusses dusty plasma, its potential applications for defense innovation, “Big Bang Theory” and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian during DoD Lab Day 2017 at the Pentagon on May 18, 2017…
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