Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/18/2017

White House Issues New Memo on R&D Budget Priorities for Fiscal 2019

The White House has released a new memorandum to provide federal agencies information on the administration’s priority areas in research and development and guide them as they create and submit their fiscal 2019 budget requests to the Office of Management and Budget…
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Northrop’s Wes Bush: IP Theft Harms US Economic Competition, Security

Wes Bush, chairman, president and CEO of Northrop Grumman, has said he believes the theft of technological innovation threatens U.S. national security and economic competitiveness. He made the statement to express support for President Donald Trump’s memorandum that seeks to investigate aspects of Chinese trade…
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Thales Awarded Potential $4B Canadian Ship In-Service Support Contract

Thales Group has secured a potential 35-year, $4.13 billion contract to provide in-service support to the Canadian navy’s fleet of Arctic offshore patrol and joint support ships. The contract has an eight-year base period valued at $633 million and work will include refit, repair, maintenance and training services, Thales said Thursday…
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Octo Consulting Opens New Reston Corporate HQ

Octo Consulting Group has moved to a new 25,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Reston, Virginia, as part of the digital services provider’s expansion efforts. The company said Tuesday its newly opened HQ at 10780 Parkridge Blvd…
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Army Activates National Guard Cyber Unit; Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone Comments

The U.S. Army has activated a new cyber organization as part of efforts to defend the military branch’s network against security threats. Task Force Echo, led by Col. Adam Volant, operates under the Army Cyber Command and comprises 138 National Guard members with previous government cybersecurity and information technology experience, the service branch said Thursday…
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Intel Exhibits Deep Learning Tech at NASA AI R&D Event

Intel hosted the closing event of NASA‘s eight-week artificial intelligence research and development program at the company’s Santa Clara, California facility. Intel said Thursday it supported research on how artificial intelligence can help address challenges in the areas of space weather, space resources and planetary defense as a partner in NASA’s Frontier Development Lab program…
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CA Technologies’ Project, Portfolio Mgmt Offering Achieves FedRAMP Ready Status

CA Technologies‘ project and portfolio management platform has achieved a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Ready status which validates the system’s compliance with security and quality standards required for cloud-based services…
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Report: Microsoft Demos AI-Powered Autonomous Sailplane

Researchers from Microsoft have tested an unmanned aircraft system designed to use artificial intelligence to fly autonomously without relying on a motor, UASweekly.com reported Thursday. The UAS employs AI algorithms to detect naturally occurring thermals that can keep the system afloat in the same way that birds stay in the air, the report noted…
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CACI Gets Air Force Contract for Software Modification & Configuration

CACI International has received a $15 million contract to modify and configure new commercial software in support of the U.S. Air Force‘s NexGen IT information technology modernization program…
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Boeing Subsidiary to Update Comms, Navigation & Connectivity Features on Navy P-8A Poseidon

A Boeing subsidiary has secured a $13.8 million contract to integrate navigation, communications and network connectivity updates to the U.S. Navy‘s future P-8A  multimission maritime aircraft, Defense Systems reported Thursday…
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Onvia Launches Sales Intell Platform for Govt Contract Lead Management

Onvia has introduced a sales intelligence platform designed to help sales and marketing professionals identify and manage government contract leads as well as share information on those leads with distributors and channel partners…
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VIDEO: 2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show: Blue Angels

During the 2017 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show, pilots with the Navy’s Blue Angels demonstrate the capabilities of the F/A-18 Super Hornet. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Jake McClung and Lance Cpl…
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