Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 07/27/2017

Cyber Apex Solutions Gets $70M DHS Contract for Cyber Defense Prototype Applied Research

Cyber Apex Solutions has received a potential five-year, $70 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to conduct applied research on cyber defense technology prototypes designed to protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks…
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Thomson Reuters Survey: Govt Attorneys Face Workload, Budget Challenges; Steve Rubley Comments

A new Thomson Reuters study has found that at least 70 percent of government lawyers expect a rise in their workloads over the next few years. Thomson Reuters polled 238 lawyers in city, state and federal agencies for the Government Law Departments 2017 report and found that 67 percent of them said they think limited budgets and resources would add pressure to their workloads, the company said Wednesday…
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Army Seeks Info on Biomimetic Tech in Push for Reconfigurable Aircraft

The U.S. Army has called for information on aircraft structural concepts that can be configured to adapt to changing operational needs due to unexpected flight conditions or missions without impact to structural integrity…
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House Bills Would Require DHS to Restructure Cyber Operations, Report Vulnerability Disclosure Process

The House Homeland Security Committee has passed two bills that would reorganize the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity operations and require DHS to report how the government discloses cyber vulnerabilities, Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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Thales’ Data Security Platform Adds New Encryption, Tokenization, Key Mgmt Functions

Thales has updated its data security management platform with new encryption, tokenization and key management features. The company said Wednesday the latest version of its Vormetric Data Security Manager provides support for the Vormetric Transparent Encryption Live Data Transformation tool, which is designed to lessen downtime during efforts to re-key and transform encrypted data…
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Cubic Provides Air Combat Training Systems for Australia’s Hawk 127 Fleet Modernization

Cubic‘s global defense segment has delivered more than 60 combat training systems along with air combat maneuvering instrumentation pods to help modernize the Australian air force’s Hawk 127 aircraft fleet…
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Chip Bergh Succeeds Meg Whitman as HP Inc. Board Chairman

Chip Bergh, lead independent director of HP Inc.‘s board of directors since March, has been elected as the personal computer and printing company’s independent board chairman. HP said Wednesday Bergh succeeds Meg Whitman, who held the chairman post since the former Hewlett-Packard organization split in November 2015 into two independent companies now known as HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise…
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DHS, USCG, Canada’s Natl Research Council Collaborate on Heavy Polar Icebreaker R&D Effort

The National Research Council of Canada has met with leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security and Navy to discuss model testing and evaluation efforts under a U.S. heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program…
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CSRA Recognized in Top 100 Defense Companies List; Larry Prior Comments

CSRA has landed the 39th spot on Defense News’ annual list of top 100 defense firms worldwide ranked by annual revenue. The company said Tuesday it generated $4.99 billion in revenue for its 2017 fiscal year ending March 31 and nearly $2…
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Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Named HJF President, CEO

Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, joint staff surgeon at the Defense Department, has been appointed president and CEO of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine in a move that takes effect Sept…
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Textron Subsidiary, PGZ to Cooperate on AH-1Z, UH-1Y Helicopter Offerings for Poland

A Textron subsidiary and Poland’s state-owned defense company Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa have signed a letter of intent to explore possible areas of cooperation on the UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter platform…
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VIDEO: Navy Railgun Successfully Fires Multi-Shot Salvos

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) demonstrates the Navy’s electromagnetic railgun initial rep-rate fires of multi-shot salvos at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. The revolutionary railgun relies on a massive electrical pulse, rather than gunpowder or other chemical propellants, to launch projectiles at distances over 100 nautical miles – and at speeds that exceed Mach 6…
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