Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 06/30/2017

Senate Panel OKs Boeing Vet Patrick Shanahan for Deputy Defense Secretary Role

Patrick Shanahan, senior vice president of supply chain and operations at Boeing, has been approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee to serve as deputy defense secretary, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday…
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CTC Gets Cogswell Award for Security Practices; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has won the Defense Security Service‘s 2017 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award in recognition of the company’s security practices that comply with National Industrial Security Program requirements…
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Rockwell Collins Installs Final Cockpit Update on Air Force KC-10 Tanker Fleet

Rockwell Collins has installed new avionics into the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of KC-10 tanker aircraft as part of a larger effort to bring the fleet to compliance with global standards for communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management systems…
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USAF Posts ‘Sources Sought’ Notice for Hyper-Sonic Air-Launched Strike Weapon

The U.S. Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) issued a Sources Sought notice on Thursday for a rapidly fielded and developed hyper-sonic, conventional air-launched strike weapon, Janes reported. Capabilities statements are being sought from potential sources “that are capable of accomplishing systems integration of all the elements of a hyper-sonic, conventional air-launched strike weapon from existing fighter/bomber aircraft and all respective operations/mission planning and sustainment efforts, to include operational safety, suitability, and effectiveness,” states the notice…
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Kate Schuelke Joins Seagate as SVP, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Kate Schuelke — formerly senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Intel‘s Altera Corp. subsidiary — has been appointed SVP, chief legal officer and corporate secretary at data storage company Seagate Technology…
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DoD to Adopt Plurilock Cybersecurity Platform

The Defense Department has selected a Plurilock-built technology platform to help secure DoD’s workplace computers from cybersecurity threats. Plurilock said Thursday that DoD will implement the BioTracker workplace continuous authentication technology the company designed for combat support missions…
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Geocent-Plasma Processes JV Secures NASA Grant to Develop Radiation Shielding Components

A joint venture of Geocent and Plasma Processes has received a six-month contract from NASA to develop multifunctional radiation shielding composites for potential use in space crew vehicles, habitats and other applications…
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Mitre Elects Former DoD Official Paul Kaminski to Board of Trustees

Paul Kaminski, a former Defense Department undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has joined Mitre‘s board of trustees. The nonprofit said Thursday he currently serves as president and CEO of Technovation, a consulting company that helps clients develop business and investment strategies related to aerospace and defense technology…
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APS-Certified CAE Instructor Pilots Administer Upset Prevention & Recovery Training for Army

The first batch of CAE instructors have graduated from Aviation Performance Solutions‘ training program and are now conducting upset prevention and recovery training as part of the U.S. Army‘s Fixed-Wing Flight Training program in Dothan, Alabama…
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House Committee’s Fiscal 2018 NDAA to Create New Service Branch to Oversee Space Missions

The House Armed Services Committee voted Wednesday on its version of fiscal 2018 defense policy bill that would establish a new military branch to oversee the U.S. Air Force’s space programs and missions, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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Xerox PARC to Collaborate With Siemens, 2 Universities on DARPA’s Design Modeling Tool Devt Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected a team composed of Xerox’s PARC subsidiary, Siemens, Georgia Tech and Michigan State University to build digital modeling tools designed to transform manufacturing processes through the TRAansformative DESign program…
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Airbus-OneWeb JV Opens Satellite Assembly Hub

A joint venture of OneWeb and Airbus’ defense and space business has opened a new facility in Toulouse, France, to support assembly and integration work on a constellation of 900 satellites designed to provide internet communications services…
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VIDEO: Paris Air Show 2017: Show overview

Jane’s Defence Weekly editor, Peter Felstead, gives us an overview of what was seen at the Paris Air Show 2017.
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