Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 06/07/2017

Ken Asbury: CACI to Support Air Force Test Systems Under $94M Contract

CACI International will carry out automated testing system support services for the U.S. Air Force‘s 309th electronics maintenance group under a five-year, $94 million contract awarded in May. The company said Monday it will integrate, update and consolidate computer-based analytical software tools, database repositories, test fixtures, test program sets and associated network communications for aircraft as part of the service branch’s Automated Test System Sustainment Initiative…
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Former Lockheed Exec Ryan McCarthy to Be Nominated as Army Undersecretary

Ryan McCarthy, former vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 sustainment program, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as undersecretary of the U.S. Army. McCarthy held various roles within the corporate and F-35 program offices at Lockheed during his career there and led the organizational design and restructuring of the company’s sustainment line of business, the White House reported Tuesday…
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Leidos-Esri Team Deploys Cloud-Based System to Help NGA Generate Geographic Data

A team composed of Leidos and Esri has developed and implemented a cloud-based system for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to disseminate authoritative geographic data. Esri said Tuesday the platform uses geographic information system technology to support content delivery to the Defense Department and intelligence community…
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Lockheed Aims to Incite Interest in Space-Related Careers Via New App, Curriculum; Rick Ambrose Comments

Lockheed Martin has introduced a space-focused curriculum and a new application that seeks to simulate the surface of Mars as part of the Generation Beyond program. Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed’s space systems segment, said Tuesday the Generation Beyond program seeks to stimulate students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math by linking them to the “real-world exhilaration of space exploration…
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Heather Wilson: Air Force’s X-35B Spaceplane to Take Off Aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket

The U.S. Air Force plans to launch a Boeing-built X-37B spaceplane aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket in August, Spaceflight Now reported Tuesday. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced Tuesday the fifth mission of the spaceplane, also called the Orbital Test Vehicle, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing…
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Knight Point Systems Named to CRN’s 2017 Solution Provider 500 List

Knight Point Systems (KPS) has been named named to CRN®‘s 2017 Solution Provider 500 list, an annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue…
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Boeing to Provide Navy Portable P-8A Trainers; John Thoe Comments

Boeing has secured a contract to supply portable trainer units designed to help the U.S. Navy‘s P-8A Poseidon aircrew and operators prepare for missions while in service outside of the country…
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DigitalGlobe to Debut Multisource Satellite Imagery Service; Dan Jablonsky Comments

DigitalGlobe will introduce a premium monitoring service offering for customers to access current satellite images of worldwide locations from multiple commercial sources to obtain information on changes that occur within clients’ areas of interest…
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Report: Boeing Remains Optimistic on Proposed $21B F-15 Sale to Qatar

Boeing continues to expect that a potential $21.1 billion foreign military sales deal  between the U.S. and Qatar over F-15 aircraft and related support will push through amid President Donald Trump’s comments on the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Middle Eastern countries, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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Aquabotix UUV Placed on GSA Contract Vehicle for Govt Procurement

An Aquabotix-built unmanned underwater vehicle is now available for purchase on General Services Administration contract vehicles, Naval Today reported Tuesday. Aquabotix’s Endura UUV platform has been approved for federal, state and local government procurement via the GSA Schedule and GSA Advantage contract vehicles…
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VIDEO: Legion Pod Flies on F-16

Legion Pod is a multi-function sensor system that supports collaborative targeting operations in radar-denied environments. Flexible by design and production-ready, Legion Pod is set to serve as the next sensor system of choice for fixed-wing aircraft…
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