Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 07/18/2017

CAE Books $139M Defense Contracts for Aircraft Training Products & Services; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE has secured more than $138.5 million in contracts during the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year to provide aircraft simulation products, training services and in-service support to U.S. and international defense customers…
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CenturyLink to Offer BroadSoft Unified CaaS Platform on GSA Schedule; Erich Sanchack Comments

CenturyLink will offer a BroadSoft cloud-based communications platform to the public sector via the General Services Administration‘s Information Technology Schedule 70 contract vehicle. BroadSoft’s unified communications-as-a-service offering is designed to address specific requirements from government agencies for a mobile on-demand infrastructure that supports multi-site workplaces, CenturyLink said Tuesday…
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NOAA Plans Follow-On Contract for HPC System Integration Services

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has posted a draft request for proposals on a follow-on contract for systems integration services to NOAA’s Research and Development High Performance Computing and Communications infrastructure…
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VMware Hires 20-Year Legal Vet Amy Fliegelman Olli as SVP, General Counsel

Amy Fliegelman Olli, formerly senior vice president and general counsel of Avaya, has been appointed to a similar dual-role at VMware (NYSE: VMW) in a move that takes effect Aug. 28. VMware said Monday that Olli will bring more than 20 years of legal experience in the enterprise technology sector to her duties as leader of the company’s global legal team…
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Christopher Painter to Depart Role as State Dept Cyber Coordinator

Christopher Painter, coordinator for cyber issues at the State Department, will step down at the end of the month after six years in the job, Nextgov reported Monday. Painter was one of the officials who urged nations to comply with rules regarding the cyberspace such as agreements to not hack other countries’ cyber emergency responders and critical infrastructure…
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Cambridge International Systems Awarded $343M C5ISR Support Services Task Order

Cambridge International Systems, Inc. (Cambridge) has recently been awarded a $343.3 million-dollar Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Support Services contract by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Program Support Center…
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Motorola Partners with Neurala to Develop Intelligent Cameras for Public Safety Officials

Motorola Solutions will collaborate with Boston, Massachusetts-based artificial intelligence company Neurala on the development of intelligent cameras that will support public safety users. The team will combine Neurala’s AI expertise with Motorola’s software and camera technologies such as the Si500 body-worn camera to develop prototypes that can automatically detect objects and persons of interest, Motorola said Monday…
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ETL Systems Delivers RF Equipment for Canada’s WGS Program

ETL Systems has delivered radio frequency equipment to General Dynamics to help connect Canada’s armed forces to the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite constellation. The RF equipment supports General Dynamics’ efforts to install seven anchor stations that will link Canada’s military communications infrastructure to WGS as part of the Mercury Global project, ETL said Monday…
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The Potomac Officers Club Confirms Al League as Moderator for 2017 GEOINT Forum

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 18, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has confirmed Al League as the moderator for the 2017 GEOINT Forum. The widespread interest and innovative applications of technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things is affecting large swaths of industry, and GEOINT is no exception…
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CSRA’s Yogesh Khanna: Hybrid Model Could Remain in Federal IT Environments Amid Cloud Adoption

Yogesh Khanna, chief technology officer of CSRA, has predicted that federal government agencies will continue to maintain both cloud and legacy information technology systems even as they work to accelerate adoption of cloud technology, FedScoop reported Monday…
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Report: Australia Downselects Lockheed, Northrop for JP 9711 Simulation Upgrade Project

Australia has picked two industry teams to compete for a program that seeks to expand and update the country’s networked simulation capability in support of virtual, live and constructive integration, Shephard Media reported Monday…
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GAO: Products Accounted for 54% of DoD’s FY 2016 Commercial Item Procurements

The Government Accountability Office has analyzed data from the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation database for contracts the Defense Department awarded between fiscal years 2007 and 2016 and found a slight decline in the number of contracts awarded through the use of federal procedures to buy commercial items…
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VIDEO: €3 billion tech upgrade for NATO

From cyber defence to satellite upgrades, NATO is planning a three billion Euro tech refresh.
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