Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 07/03/2017

BAE Lands $4.8B UK Contract to Build Type 26 Warships; Charles Woodburn Comments

BAE Systems has received a potential $4.8 billion contract from the U.K. defense ministry to build the first three ships under the country’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship program. The company said Sunday the contract is expected to create at least 3,400 jobs across the U…
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VA to Adopt COTS Platform for EHR System Modernization; Leidos’ Jerry Hogge Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs opted to adopt a commercial off-the-shelf platform to manage its electronic health records by awarding a sole-source contract to Cerner in June, E-Commerce Times reported Friday…
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Lockheed-Led Industry Team Launches 15th Navy LCS; Joe North Comments

An industry team led by Lockheed Martin has launched the U.S. Navy‘s 15th Littoral Combat Ship into the Menominee River from the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin. Lockheed said Saturday that USS Billings will undergo additional outfitting and testing activities at the Wisconsin-based shipyard ahead of a scheduled delivery to the service branch in 2018…
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Report: SpaceX’s CRS-11 Returns From ISS Cargo Delivery Mission

SpaceX ‘s Dragon spacecraft has splashed down in the Pacific Ocean approximately 260 miles southwest of the California coast after it completed a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, Space…
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Johns Hopkins APL to Carry Out Design Phase of NASA’s Asteroid Deflection Mission

NASA has given Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory the go-ahead to start the preliminary design phase of an asteroid deflection mission. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test seeks to shift the orbit of an asteroid within the Didymos asteroid binary system to demonstrate a technique that could protect Earth from a potential asteroid strike, APL said Friday…
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OneWeb Gets FCC Clearance to Launch Satellite Constellation; Iridium’s Matt Desch Comments

OneWeb has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission to launch later this year its constellation of 720 satellites that will work to provide broadband internet services worldwide, Daily Breeze reported Saturday…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Joe Cassady: Solar Electric Propulsion Key to Sustainable Deep Space Architecture

Joe Cassady, executive director for space programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne, has said the use of solar electric propulsion (SEP) systems for in-space transportation can help the U.S. government build a sustainable deep space architecture…
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Airbus DS Communications Forms Network Solutions Group Under VP Jeroen de Witte

Airbus DS Communications has formed a network solutions business organization that will be led by Jeroen de Witte and offer services intended to help public safety agencies adopt next generation 9-1-1 systems…
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GAO: DoD Should Update Financial Mgmt Guidance to Meet Cash Balance Requirements

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to update its Financial Management Regulation to help maintain cash balances within upper and lower cash requirements. GAO said Friday DoD’s Defense-wide Working Capital Fund reported that monthly cash balances were outside limits set by FMR for 87 of 120 months from fiscal years 2007 through 2016…
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VIDEO: NATO’s Gottemoeller: Defense Investment Good for Alliance, Individual Member States

Rose Gottemoeller, NATO’s deputy secretary general, discusses increasing defense spending by alliance members, increasing capabilities, deterring Russia while engaging Moscow, what’s next in Afghanistan and Libya, and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian…
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