Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 07/28/2017

Former Harris Gov’t Services Unit Emerges as ‘Peraton’ in Push Toward Nat’l Security Market

The former government services business of Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) that private equity firm Veritas Capital acquired in April has adopted the name Peraton after temporarily operating as MHVC Acquisition Corp…
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OMB Instructs Agencies to Use DoD’s Package Delivery Services Contract Vehicle

The Office of Management and Budget has released a memorandum that requires federal agencies to use a Defense Department governmentwide acquisition contract for package delivery services, DoD said Thursday…
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IBM Helps Army Materiel Command Evaluate Stryker Vehicles With AI Platform; Sam Gordy Comments

IBM has helped the Army Materiel Command’s logistics support activity to predict maintenance issues on Stryker armored fighting vehicles using the company’s Watson artificial intelligence technology, GCN reported Thursday…
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House Lawmakers Form Election Cybersecurity Task Force

Six House Democratic lawmakers have formed a task force that aims to identify ways to strengthen the security of the U.S. election system, Federal Times reported Thursday. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) and Robert Brady (D-Pennsylvania) will co-chair the the Congressional Task Force on Election Security…
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Boeing, Air Force, NAVAIR Put KC-46 Tanker Aircraft Through Electromagnetic Field Test

Boeing, the U.S. Air Force and the Naval Air Systems Command have collaborated on electromagnetic testing of a company-built KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft. The team assessed the tanker’s capacity to operate through electromagnetic fields generated by radars, radio towers and other systems, Boeing said Thursday…
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Unisys’ PV Puvvada: Govt Security Officers Should Prepare ‘Concise’ Cyber Reports for Senior Leaders

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys‘ federal business, has said government security professionals should be ready to concisely communicate their teams’ cybersecurity activities and strategies to senior-most government leaders…
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Quanterion to Help Manage DoD Cyber & Info Analysis Center

Quanterion Solutions has won a potential six-year, $47.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to perform basic operations support at the Defense Department‘s Cyber Security and Information Systems Information Analysis Center…
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Lisa Disbrow, Mary Louise Krakauer Join Mercury Systems Board of Directors

Lisa Disbrow, former undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force, and Mary Louise Krakauer, former executive vice president and chief information officer at Dell, have been appointed to the board of directors at Mercury Systems…
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Wes Bush: Northrop Begins EMD Phase for Air National Guard F-16 Radar Upgrade Program

Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush has said the company is in the engineering, manufacturing development stage for the Air National Guard’s program to upgrade the active electronically scanned array radar aboard the Lockheed Martin-built F-16 Fighter Falcon aircraft, the National Interest reported Wednesday…
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DARPA Taps Voxtel to Develop Autonomous Navigation, Military Imaging Tech

Voxtel has secured a potential $5.2 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to provide software-reconfigurable imaging and ranging sensors designed to perform autonomous navigation and military imaging…
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Lockheed Demos Surface-Launched Anti-Ship Missile Variant

Lockheed Martin conducted an initial flight test of a surface-launch variant of its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile Wednesday at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The company said Thursday it used a topside canister with an angled launch platform to deploy the surface-launched LRASM and simulate a ship-launched environment…
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VIDEO: Armed, Ready – AV-8B Harrier II Takes Off

CORAL SEA (July 27, 2017) An AV-8B Harrier II, assigned to the “Tomcats” of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311, takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)…
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