Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 07/26/2017

Tiag Promotes Dan McCarron to Natl Security, Operations VP

Dan McCarron, formerly general manager of tiag‘s national security division, has been promoted to vice president for operations and national security at the Reston, Virginia-based management consulting and technology services provider…
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DynCorp Lands $217M Contract Modification to Extend US Army Support in Afghanistan

DynCorp International has received a one-year, $217 million task order modification to continue to provide base life support and maintenance services for U.S. Army personnel in Afghanistan. The company said Tuesday it will help the Army Sustainment Command operate and maintain facilities, sewage, water and waste, electrical power, hazardous materials and items, material handling equipment and firefighting services under the modification…
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House Committee Asks Tech Industry CEOs to Testify on Net Neutrality Rules

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Oregon), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has called on CEOs of several technology companies to attend a Sept. 7 hearing to testify about net neutrality rules, Reuters reported Tuesday…
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Sera-Brynn Becomes Certified FedRAMP Third Party Assessor

Sera-Brynn has been accredited as an independent third party assessment organization under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The 3PAO certification authorizes Sera-Brynn to evaluate cloud service providers’ compliance with FedRAMP requirements, the cybersecurity audit and advisory firm said Tuesday…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Ret. Army Major General Kevin Leonard, SVP of Vectrus

ExecutiveBiz: You held several senior positions with Amazon and Fluor and are a retired US Army Major General. How has your background and previous roles prepared you for the challenges you face in your current position? Kevin Leonard: I served 33 years in the Army…
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D-Wave to Provide Oak Ridge National Lab Cloud Access to Quantum Computing Platform

D-Wave Systems has agreed to provide the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory cloud access to its D-Wave 2000Q quantum computing system in an effort to advance development of hybrid computing applications…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests 3rd Flight Engine Controller for NASA SLS Rocket; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has tested a third RS-25 engine flight controller the company developed to support the launch of a future NASA heavy-lift rocket. The RS-25 flight controller is designed to monitor the health of a rocket engine using real-time adjustments to combustion pressures, turbopump speeds and other configurations such as engine thrust and propellant mixture ratios, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday…
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NASA Partners With Techshot, Tupperware to Update ISS Plant Production System

 NASA has enlisted commercial space company Techshot and kitchenware provider Tupperware Brands to help the agency optimize a plant growth system on board the International Space Station. Techshot said Tuesday it will work with Tupperware to further develop NASA’s Passive Orbital Nutrient Delivery System, a design concept meant to replace the component of ISS’ Vegetable Production System that holds the root structure of plants…
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BAE Aims to Assess Military Bridging Systems’ Service Life Via Bluetooth-Based Sensor

BAE Systems has developed a Bluetooth-based sensor system designed to determine the stress and strain on military bridging platforms. The wireless system uses a set of sensors attached to bridge components to record strain readings for computer analysis and transmit data to warfighters in order to determine bridge parts that need to be replaced or undergo maintenance, BAE said Tuesday…
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Dave Mosley Appointed Seagate CEO; Stephen Luczo Named Executive Chairman

Dave Mosley, president and chief operating officer at Seagate Technology, has been elected to serve as CEO of the Cupertino, California-based data storage firm in a move that takes effect Oct. 1. He will join the company’s board of directors and succeed Stephen Luczo, who will transition into a new role as executive chairman of the board in October to oversee shareholder value creation efforts, Seagate said Tuesday…
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Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary to Build Additional ScanEagle Drones for Afghanistan

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has received a $19.6 million order from the U.S. Navy to deliver an additional five ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems to the government of Afghanistan. The Defense Department said Tuesday Insitu will also deploy field service representatives, operators and site activation teams as well as provide spares, support equipment and program management services to help the Afghan military operate and sustain ScanEagle units…
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VIDEO: USS Chafee Missile Launch

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 21, 2017) The guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) launched an SM-2 missile during UNITAS 2017. The annual, multi-national exercise focuses on strengthening existing regional partnerships and encourages establishing new relationships through the exchange of maritime mission-focused knowledge and expertise during multinational training operations…
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