Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 06/16/2017

David Dacquino Promoted to CEO at Serco’s Americas Arm

David Dacquino, senior vice president of defense business at Serco Group‘s Americas division, has been promoted to chief executive in a move that takes effect in mid-2017. The more than three-decade industry veteran will succeed Dan Allen, who announced in February his plans to retire after nearly four years as chairman and CEO of Serco Inc…
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6 Firms to Receive $258M in DOE Exascale Supercomputer R&D Contracts

The Energy Department will award six companies three-year contracts worth $258 million in total to research and develop large-scale supercomputers. DOE said Thursday it will issue funds through its Exascale Computing Project as part of the department’s new PathForward program that seeks to create the first exascale supercomputers for U…
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500 Small Businesses Added to GSA STARS II ‘Open Season’ Vehicle; Mary Davie Comments

The General Services Administration has added approximately 500 small businesses to a list of contractors that won positions on the agency’s 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services II open season contract…
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Lockheed to Produce Multiple Launch Rocket Warheads, Pods Under $472M FMS Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential two-year, $471.7 million foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Army to manufacture full-rate production 12 Multiple Launch Rocket System components for France, Germany, Finland and Singapore…
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Red River Acquires Natoma Technologies

Red River announced Friday that it has acquired Sacramento, California-based Natoma Technologies, a technical consulting firm and systems integrator specializing in software and application development…
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L3 Gets FAA Supplemental Type Certificate for ‘Longsword’ Digital Avionics, Cockpit

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a supplemental type certificate to L3 Technologies‘ modified digital avionics and cockpit for the AT-802L Longsword aircraft. The certification allows L3 to equip the missionized aircraft with a cockpit that consists of a Garmin G600 glass panel system, air data computer, attitude/heading reference system, digital intercommunication system, dual-screen displays and the Electronic Standby Instrument System, said Thursday…
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NOAA Issues Web-Based Space Situational Awareness Service RFQ

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a request for quotation for a potential one-year contract to provide web-based space situational awareness products and services to facilitate conjunction analysis related to space debris and satellites in low-Earth orbit…
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Rockwell Collins Delivers 770th GPS Receiver to Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

Rockwell Collins has delivered the 770th global positioning system receiver built for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center as part of a contract awarded in 2012. The company said Thursday that the Military-Code GPS receivers were ordered under the Military GPS User Equipment program which works to boost GPS capacities for the military in areas where signals are unavailable…
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DARPA Calls for WMD Detection Ideas

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants information on current products and services that can help increase the detection rate for weapons of mass destruction via networked sensors. DARPA said in a FedBizOpps notice published Wednesday it aims to explore new technologies to help defend metropolitan- and city-sized environments from radiological and nuclear-based threats under the SIGMA program…
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NICE inContact Seeks FedRAMP Authorization for Customer Interaction Platform

A subsidiary of enterprise software developer NICE has applied for Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for a cloud-based contact center software platform under the sponsorship of a government agency…
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VIDEO: US Navy’s Boucher on Boosting Railgun Firing Rates, Bore Life

Tom Boucher, electromagnetic railgun program manager at the Office of Naval Research, discusses higher firing rates and extending bore life during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at DoD Lab Day at the Pentagon on May 18, 2017…
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