Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 07/07/2017

NASA Issues $324M Tech R&D Contract Award to Analytical Mechanics Associates

Analytical Mechanics Associates has secured a potential five-year, $324.4 million contract to conduct technology research and development efforts in support of NASA missions. NASA said Friday the Technology, Engineering, and Aerospace Mission Support 3 contract covers scientific research; engineering design, analysis, and development; technology program implementation; test implementation and operations; systems analysis and conceptual design; and program management services…
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Former Army Acquisition Chief Katrina McFarland Joins Engility Board; Lynn Dugle Comments

Katrina McFarland, former assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology at the U.S. Army, has joined Engility as a member of the board of directors. Engility said Friday she brings to the company her civil service experience at the Defense Department…
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Lockheed to Develop Prototype Missiles Under $74M Army LRPF Phase 2 Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a potential three-year, $73.8 million contract to begin work on the second phase of the U.S. Army’s Long Range Precision Fires missile program. The contract covers the technological maturation and risk reduction phase in which the company will design and fly prototype missiles in preparation for the engineering and manufacturing development phase, Lockheed said Thursday…
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ManTech’s Judith Bjornaas Joins Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board

Judith Bjornaas, chief financial officer of ManTech International, has been named to the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce for calendar years 2017 and 2018. The Northern Virginia Chamber said Thursday it also appointed officers and members of the organization’s executive committee for 2017-2018…
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DFAS Taps Kearney and Co. to Audit Defense Health Program

Kearney and Co. has won a potential $46.6 million contract from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service to conduct a financial statement audit of the Defense Health Program. The labor-hour contract has an 18-month base period plus three one-year options, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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Job Growth Jumps 222,000 in June

The U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate held at 4.4 percent, according to a government report Friday. Job growth has averaged approximately 180,000 per month in 2017, slightly above the 187,000 mark in 2016…
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DHS-FBI Report: Hackers Targeted Energy, Manufacturing Facilities

A joint report by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation says hackers have been launching cyber attacks against companies that run nuclear power stations, energy facilities and manufacturing plants in U…
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US Bombers Flyover Contested South China Sea

Two U.S B-1 Lancer bombers from Guam flew over the contested South China Sea Thursday, the U.S. Air Force confirmed Friday. The U.S. flyover asserts its “freedom of navigation” rights and challenges China’s claims to almost the whole waterway, Reuters reported…
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Mike Pence: NASA to Refocus on Human Space Exploration

Vice President Mike Pence has said the Trump administration seeks to redirect NASA‘s focus toward human space exploration, including flights to the moon and Mars, Space News reported Thursday. Pence said in a speech at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center that the revival of the National Space Council will help U…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Electric Propulsion System Power Processing Unit for NASA

Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed a series of hot-fire tests on a power processing unit for an electric propulsion system that the company currently developed for NASA. The company said Thursday it tested the Advanced Electric Propulsion System‘s power processing unit at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, together with the agency’s technology development unit thruster and a xenon flow control unit…
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McAfee Evaluates Unisys-Built Operating System

A business unit of McAfee has completed a two-month evaluation of a Unisys-made operating system designed to help enterprise clients manage high-volume computing tasks. Unisys said Thursday that McAfee’s Foundstone Services business has rated the ClearPath OS 2200 platform “highly secure” and the resource protection capacity of the system “exceptional…
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VIDEO: Marines Provide 24/7 Fire Support in Syria

Marines fire M777-A2 Howitzers to provide around the clock support to Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve throughout Syria from May to June 2017. Operation Inherent Resolve is a global coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria…
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