Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 06/26/2017

Leidos-AT&T Team to Help DISA Implement Software-Based Network; Anthony Robbins Comments

A team of Leidos and AT&T has received a task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency to help transform the Department of Defense Information Network to a software-based network. Leidos said Monday the team will engineer and deploy software-defined networking controller technology into DoDIN’s backbone under the task order…
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Dan O’Boyle: Army Eyes Milestone A in 2018 for Patriot Radar Replacement Competition

The U.S. Army plans to conduct a competition to find a replacement for its Patriot radar system through the Lower-Tier Air-and-Missile Defense Sensor program, Defense News reported Friday. Dan O’Boyle, an Army spokesman, said the service branch plans to begin the Milestone A phase, also known as technology maturation and risk reduction, in fiscal 2018 for the LTAMDS program in an effort “to develop a mature effort, foster competition, assess industry readiness, reduce programmatic and technical risks, as well as reduce total ownership costs…
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CACI’s Ken Asbury Expects FY 2017 Federal Spending Package to Accelerate Contract Awards

Ken Asbury, president and CEO of CACI International, has said he thinks contract awards will begin to gain momentum after Congress passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package in May to fund government operations through Sept…
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Strategic Mission Systems to Support Air Force E-4B Fleet Comms Under $73M IDIQ

Strategic Mission Systems has secured a seven-year, $73.1 million contract to provide national and nuclear communications support for the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of E-4B command-and-control aircraft…
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Report: US Sale of General Atomics-Built UAS to India Nears State Dept Approval

The State Department is close to approving the sale of 22 General Atomics-built MQ-9B Guardian unmanned aircraft systems to India, Defense News reported Friday. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet President Donald Trump Monday as part of his U…
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Fulcrum Receives FHFA Data Center Services Contract; Jeff Handy Comments

Fulcrum has secured a 10-year, $11.6 million contract to provide data center services to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The contract was awarded through the General Services Administration‘s Alliant government wide acquisition contract and covers support for FHFA’s IT operations in Virginia, with an option for data center support to the agency’s facility California, Fulcrum said June 19…
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BAE Delivers 1st Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft to Oman AF

BAE Systems delivered the first of 12 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets built for the air force of Oman during a ceremony held Wednesday at the country’s Adam military base. The company said Friday the delivery follows an official roll-out of Oman’s Typhoon unit alongside a Hawk jet trainer at a company facility in Warton, England, in May…
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DHS, Google Subsidiary Launch Challenge to Improve Passenger Screening Algorithm

The Department of Homeland Security has kicked off a challenge for the data science community to help optimize algorithms used by the Transportation Security Administration to check passenger body scans for potential threats, GCN reported Friday…
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Apache-Logical JV Awarded $65M NASA KSC Support IDIQ

An Apache–Logical joint venture has secured a potential $65 million contract to provide institutional support services at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA said Saturday the KISS IV indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract has 14 base months, three option years and an additional five-month option Work is scheduled to begin Aug…
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INSA Recommends Public-Private Info Sharing Program to Boost Financial Sector Cybersecurity

A new report from the Intelligence and National Security Alliance suggests that real-time exchange of cyber threat data between government and financial institutions can help strengthen the cybersecurity of the U…
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VIDEO: L3 Technologies’ Strianese on Paris Air Show, Airport Security, Boosting Readiness

Michael Strianese, chairman and CEO of L3 Technologies, discusses the company’s 2017 Paris Air Show offerings, the changing security environment, airport security, the merger-and-acquisitions outlook, combatting the US Defense Department’s readiness and training shortages and more during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian…
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