Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/26/2017

Financial Mgmt Pro David Norquist Confirmed as Pentagon’s Comptroller

The Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to confirm David Norquist, a former partner at Alexandria, Virginia-based financial services contractor Kearney & Company, as comptroller of the Defense Department, Inside Defense reported Thursday…
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Lockheed Gets Air Force Funds to Integrate Subsystem for Next 2 SBIRS Missile Warning Satellites

Lockheed Martin has secured a nearly $46 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to integrate an additional subsystem for the fifth and sixth Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous missile warning satellites…
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QinetiQ, Rockwell Collins Enter Satellite Navigation Tech, Service Partnership

QinetiQ and Rockwell Collins have partnered to develop a multi-constellation open service offering as both companies aim to help address mission requirements of government and military customers as well as infrastructure operators…
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Vice Adm. David Lewis Succeeds Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello as DCMA Director

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. David Lewis, former commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, has assumed leadership of the Defense Contract Management Agency. DCMA said Wednesday Lewis succeeded Air Force Lt…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Main Propulsion System for DARPA-Boeing Spaceplane Project

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been selected to build the main propulsion system for a reusable hypersonic aircraft being developed by the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency and Boeing. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Wednesday that it will produce two AR-22 engines using parts from previous versions of the space shuttle main engine that has remained in the company and NASA‘s inventories…
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Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Explains USAF Decision to Let L3 Pick New Electronic Attack Aircraft at Congressional Hearing

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy of the U.S. Air Force’s acquisition office, has said the service branch’s decision to award L3 Technologies a contract to perform systems integration work on the Compass Call electronic attack aircraft recapitalization program stems from the company’s familiarity with the mission equipment, Defense News reported Thursday…
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USSOCOM Plans $95M Tactical ‘Coxswain’ Helmet Procurement IDIQ

The U.S. Special Operations Command aims to release a final request for proposals on  a potential five-year, $95 million contract in June to procure coxswain helmet systems. A FedBizOpps notice published May 12 says that USSOCOM is interested in buying  a Special Operations Forces Personal Equipment Advanced Requirements family of tactical headborne systems via the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract…
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Speedcast, COMSAT Team to Offer Ku-Band Network Services in Govt, Maritime Markets

COMSAT and Speedcast International have entered into a partnership agreement to offer global network services to government and maritime customers. The joint offering will combine Speedcast’s 8+ gigahertz of global satellite capacity with COMSAT’s U…
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Report: White House Proposes Rule to Seize Drones for Security Threat Evaluation

The White House has drafted a new rule that would authorize the federal government to monitor, hack or destroy an unmanned aircraft system and its payload without consent to assess whether they pose security and safety threats to a government covered facility or operation, Recode reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) Phase 2/3 Concept Video

DARPA has selected The Boeing Company to complete advanced design work for the Agency’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, which aims to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft that would bolster national security by providing short-notice, low-cost access to space…
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