Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 07/24/2017

Speedcast Eyes Potential $100M UltiSat Acquisition to Launch Gov’t-Focused Division

Speedcast International has signed a definitive agreement for a potential $100 million acquisition of UltiSat in efforts to establish a new government division and build on existing remote communications offerings to the public sector…
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Chuck Prow: Keesler Base Operations Support Contract to Expand Vectrus’ Work With Air Force

Chuck Prow, president and CEO of Vectrus, has noted that a recent contract a company subsidiary received from the U.S. Air Force to support operations at Keesler Air Force Base will work to expand business with the military service…
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NCI Hires Federal IT Vet James Bowlin as Cybersecurity Engineering VP

James Bowlin, former technical expert for information assurance policy and risk management at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, has joined NCI (Nasdaq: NCIT) as vice president of cybersecurity engineering at the Reston, Virginia-based government technology services contractor…
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Congress Forms National Defense Strategy Advisory Panel

Congress has established a 12-member advisory committee that will be responsible for the assessment of the country’s defense strategy that covers force structure, missions, risks and force posture, Defense News reported Friday…
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Air Force Leaders, European Partners Attend F-35 Leadership Forum

Senior leaders from the U.S. Air Force and European nations have discussed ways to integrate and operate the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in the European theater during a two-day forum…
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Lockheed Secures $75M Option on Air Force C-130J Sustainment Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has received a $74.7 million contract modification to support long-term sustainment work on the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of C-130J military transport aircraft. The modification exercises the first option under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and covers inventory control point management, sustaining engineering, repair of reparables, technical data, depot activation and program sustainment services, the Defense Department said Friday…
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New IBM Mainframe Product Designed to Secure User Data

IBM has released a new computing platform designed to encrypt user data and comply with government security standards, MeriTalk reported Friday. The z14 mainframe is built to operate in public, private, hybrid and on-premise cloud environments…
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BAE Unit to Plan, Execute USS Comstock Phased Maintenance Under $50M Award

A business unit of BAE Systems has secured a potential $50 million contract modification for phased maintenance availability of the U.S. Navy‘s dock landing ship USS Comstock. BAE’s San Diego Ship Repair business will plan and execute depot-level maintenance, alteration and modification on LSD 45 to help update the ship’s military and technical systems, the Defense Department said Friday…
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NASA Issues Test Flight Schedules for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Vehicles

NASA on Thursday released schedules of crewed and unmanned test flights of space vehicles from Boeing and SpaceX as part of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contracts the agency awarded in 2014, Space News reported Friday…
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Navy, SkySafe to Test Mobile Anti-Drone Platform

The U.S. Navy‘s Special Warfare Command has awarded SkySafe a $1.5 million contract to test the company’s counter-unmanned aerial systems platform, FCW reported Thursday. SkySafe CEO Grant Jordan told FCW that the company’s anti-UAS system is designed to support installation on vehicles and use early detection and radio signal jamming to protect against enemy drones…
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VIDEO: Liberation of Mosul From ISIS

Iraqi security forces recently liberated Mosul, Iraq, from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. U.S. and Iraqi defense officials have said the loss of Mosul is a decisive blow to ISIS and the coalition will stand with the Iraqi government until ISIS is defeated…
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