Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 06/09/2017

SSL’s Rob Zitz: MDA Aims to Ramp Up Earth Imagery, Analysis Support to Intell Agencies Via DigitalGlobe Merger

Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Space Systems Loral’s government systems business, has said SSL’s parent company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates aims to provide Earth imagery and analysis services to U…
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TSA OKs Optosecurity-Vanderlande Integrated Screening Platform for Airport Deployment

The Transportation Security Administration has approved an automated screening lane system from Vanderlande and Optosecurity for operational readiness tests at category-X airports in the U.S. The ASL system that combines the Optosecurity’s eVelocity platform with Vanderlande’s SCANNOJET offering passed pre-approval assessments by the TSA’s innovation task force, Optosecurity said Thursday…
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Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Named Special Adviser at Bain & Company

Deborah Lee James, former secretary of the U.S. Air Force, has joined Bain & Company as a special adviser in the consulting firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Bain said Thursday James will advise aerospace, defense and government services customers and work with the firm’s local leaders to establish relationships with “high-potential” individuals and companies…
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AWS to Establish New Fairfax County, VA Corporate Campus

Amazon Web Services plans to establish a new corporate campus in Fairfax County, Virginia, as part of expansion efforts and expects the project to create up to 1,500 jobs. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership teamed up with the Major Employment and Investment Commission of the state’s general assembly to land the project, AWS said Thusrday…
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Hortonworks, ViON Subsidiary Partner to Offer Big Data Analytics-as-a-Service Platform

Hortonworks and ViON‘s Ascolta subsidiary have teamed up to offer big data analytics in an appliance-like or as-a-service deployment. The joint offering integrates Ascolta’s analytics platform with the Hortonworks Data Platform to provide support for federal, state and local agencies as well as commercial organizations, Ascolta said Thursday…
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Report: Rep. Trey Gowdy to Chair House Oversight Committee

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) has been appointed to succeed Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) as chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, The Hill reported Thursday. Gowdy, a former prosecutor, is known for leading a House select panel that investigated terrorist attacks on the U…
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3 CubeSat Challenge Winners Secure Slots on NASA’s 1st Integrated SLS, Orion Flight

NASA has awarded three teams slots to launch their small satellites aboard the first integrated flight of the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spacecraft dubbed Exploration Mission-1. Winners of the Cube Quest Challenge include Cislunar Explorers from Cornell University, CU-E3 from the University of Colorado and Team Miles from Tampa, Florida-based company Fluid & Reason, NASA said Friday…
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DOE Picks 30 Materials Research Projects to Advance Fuel Cell, Hydrogen Tech Development

The Energy Department will allocate approximately $15.8 million in funds to support 30 materials research projects that seek to facilitate the development of fuel cell and hydrogen storage technology platforms designed for use in transportation…
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Globecomm Extends Ku-Band VSAT Network Coverage to South Indian Ocean

Globecomm has expanded the coverage of its Ku-band very small aperture terminal network services to shipping vessels traversing the South Indian Ocean. The company said Thursday the South Indian Ocean serves as a shipping route between Australia and the southern end of Africa…
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Air Force Expects to Receive 1st KC-46 Tanker in Late Spring 2018

The U.S. Air Force has pushed back to late spring of 2018 its expectation for Boeing to deliver the first KC-46 tanker aircraft citing delays in obtaining airworthiness certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration and completion of the test flight program, Defense News reported Thursday…
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VIDEO: How does a country join NATO?

This animation shows the steps it takes for a candidate country to become a full member of NATO, recognised both nationally and internationally. Built into the very text of NATO’s founding treaty, it has always been possible for new members to join the Alliance with the unanimous agreement of all existing Allies…
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