Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/14/2017

Former Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work Joins Raytheon Board; Thomas Kennedy Comments

Robert Work, former deputy secretary at the Defense Department and a 27-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has been elected to the board of directors at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN). “Bob is well known in both the public and private sectors for his significant expertise in global security matters, most especially in the areas of defense strategy, advanced technologies, international studies and acquisition reform,” Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon, said in a statement released Monday…
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DigitalGlobe Unveils Winning Algorithms in SpaceNet Challenge Round 2; Tony Frazier Comments

DigitalGlobe has released the results of round two of its SpaceNet Challenge that aims to accelerate innovation in machine learning technologies. The company said Monday that the TopCoder-hosted SpaceNet Challenge Round 2 looked to boost automated mapping algorithms used for footprint feature extraction…
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DARPA Seeks to Accelerate Scientific Discovery Process Through ‘Disruptioneering’ Programs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Defense Sciences Office has unveiled the first two programs under DSO’s “Disruptioneering” initiative that aims to accelerate the process for investigating fundamental and applied science concepts in a push to drive the development of national security technologies…
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Paragon TEC Awarded $76M NASA Acquisition, Business Support IDIQ

Paragon TEC has received a potential five-year, $75.8 million contract for business and acquisition support services to NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center and Michoud Assembly Facility. NASA said Saturday the company will support acquisition policy, accounting, budget integration and analysis, business best practices, procurement operations and paralegal functions at the two agency facilities under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract…
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Report: DIUx Obligates Approximately $100M to Fund Pilot Programs

The Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental has awarded approximately $100 million to fund 45 pilot programs that include a demonstrator project designed to boost production rates by the end of the year, Defense News reported Friday…
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NASA Seeks Solar Electric Propulsion Vehicle Concept Studies

NASA has asked industry to submit concept studies on solar electric propulsion vehicle platforms designed to support future deep space exploration missions. A draft broad agency announcement posted Friday on FedBizOpps says the agency seeks study proposals to support the development of concepts and approaches related to the power and propulsion element under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships program, NASA said Saturday…
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AWS Debuts Software Marketplace for GovCloud US Region

Amazon Web Services has launched an online marketplace in the company’s GovCloud U.S. region to help independent software vendors customize, maintain and update products for government clients that require regulatory compliance…
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Phebe Novakovic: General Dynamics On Track to Complete Design Work on Columbia-Class Submarine

General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic has said the company is on schedule to complete design and development work on the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine, the Washington Business Journal reported Wednesday…
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Report: Raytheon to Expand Operations, Create 60 Manufacturing Jobs in New Mexico

Raytheon will expand its existing 103,000-square-foot facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and add 60 manufacturing jobs in the next six years, Albuquerque Business First reported Friday. New Mexico Gov…
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Defense Firms Link Unfilled DoD Posts to Contracting Activity Slowdown; Leidos’ Roger Krone Comments

Some defense industry executives have said the Trump administration’s current process of finding leaders to fill senior-level roles at the Defense Department has resulted in uncertainty and slow pace of contract awards, Reuters reported Saturday…
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USAF Picks Northrop, Aurora Flight Sciences for $499M Aerospace Vehicle R&D IDIQ

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Aurora Flight Sciences have won positions on a potential eight-year, $499 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to research, develop and demonstrate aerospace vehicle systems designed to deliver weapons, cargo and other payloads to warfighters…
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VIDEO: DoD News In Focus – Molding a Future

Dave Beachler goes through the process of how prostheses are made at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., July 26, 2017.
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