Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 07/11/2017

Marines Plan to Buy 13 Additional F-35s

The Marines plan to add 13 F-35s to their program, bringing the total to 2,456 jets, according to the latest figures included in the 2017 annual Selected Acquisition Report. The program’s acquisition costs rose to $406…
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Former US Gov’t CISO Greg Touhill Joins Cyxtera as President of New Federal Business

Greg Touhill, the first-ever federal chief information security officer, has joined information technology infrastructure company Cyxtera Technologies as president of its newly established federal business…
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Cubic Defense Segment to Support Army Combat Training Center in Germany; David Buss Comments

Cubic‘s global defense segment has received a potential five-year, $11 million contract for rotational exercise design support services to a U.S. Army combat training facility located in Germany…
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Virginia Opts Into FirstNet’s Public Safety Broadband Network Program; Gov. Terry McAuliffe Comments

The Commonwealth of Virginia has accepted AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority’s plan to provide a wireless broadband network for the state’s first responders. AT&T said Monday Gov…
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State Dept OKs $58M Sale of BAE-Built Missile Warning Systems to Netherlands

The State Department has given the Netherlands the green light to buy BAE Systems-built AN/AAR-57A(V)7 Common Missile Warning Systems and related support services under a potential $58.2 million foreign military sales agreement…
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Stanford University Lands $1.7B Contract to Continue DOE Lab Operations Support

Stanford University has received a potential five-year, $1.73 billion contract from the Energy Department to continue to operate and manage the Menlo Park, California-based SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory…
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Esri Partners With Airbus to Enhance Satellite Photos, Online Mapping

Esri has partnered with an Airbus Group business unit to incorporate the latter’s elevation data to Esri’s online maps. Airbus Defence and Space‘s WorldDEM4Ortho elevation data will be added to Esri’s ArcGIS Online Living Atlas of the World to support online end-user applications and app developers who need elevation information, Esri said Monday…
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DARPA Taps 1 Firm, 5 Research Orgs to Support Neural Engineering System Design Program

Five research organizations and one company have received contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to research and develop technologies needed to create an implantable neural interface that can facilitate communication between the brain and digital systems…
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Kurt DelBene Adds Chief Digital Officer Role at Microsoft

Kurt DelBene, executive vice president of corporate strategy, core services engineering and operations at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), has taken the additional role of chief digital officer at the company, the Seattle Times reported Friday…
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GSA, VA Partner to Boost Visibility of Veteran-Owned Firms via Online Procurement System

The General Services Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs have partnered to help VA buyers identify verified veteran-owned small businesses on GSA’s VA Advantage online acquisition platform…
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Rockwell Collins to Help Manage Air Force KC-10 Repairs

Rockwell Collins has received a contract from L3 Technologies to oversee repair work on more than 500 parts for the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of KC-10 aircraft. Rockwell Collins said Monday it will partner with the company’s Intertrade subsidiary to manage approximately 4,000 repairs each year and provide logistics support services via a distribution facility in Memphis, Tennessee…
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DTRA Wants Info on Potential Sources of Chemical & Biological Defense Platform

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency seeks information on vendors that can maintain and update the agency’s chemical and biological defense platform called Biosurveillance Ecosystem, or BSVE. DTRA said Thursday in a FedBizOpps notice that respondents should provide information on their capacity to maintain BSVE and upgrade the cloud-based system to support the integration of multiple chemical and biological data sources, tools, algorithms and services…
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VIDEO: General Dynamics Motion GEOINT Demo

General Dynamics Mission Systems is at the forefront of automating the GEOINT environment by integrating intelligence operations to provide actionable intelligence for the Intelligence Community worldwide…
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