Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/23/2017

Biniam Gebre Joins Accenture as Federal Mgmt Consulting Group Lead

Biniam Gebre, formerly a partner at management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, has been named managing director of the management consulting group within Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business…
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Treasury Dept Sanctions 10 Foreign Firms, 6 Individuals for Support to North Korea’s Nuclear Programs, Energy Trade

The Treasury Department has blocked from dealing with the U.S. 10 foreign companies and six individuals in response to their involvement in activities that are deemed to support North Korea’s efforts to develop nuclear and ballistic missile programs…
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Harris to Supply EW Transmitter for Air Force C-130J Aircraft

BAE Systems has awarded Harris a contract to provide electronic warfare transmitter technology for integration into the U.S. Air Force‘s MC-130J Commando II and AC-130J Ghostrider aircraft platforms…
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Navy Adopts Rubrik Cloud Data Management Tool to Streamline Backup Operations

The U.S. Navy has begun to implement Rubrik’s software-defined converged platform in an effort to automate backup operations and manage data across public and private cloud environments. The service branch’s Commander, Navy Installations Command reported a reduction in the total cost of ownership and achieved cost savings after it deployed Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management platform, the company said Wednesday…
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Northrop to Extend Forensic & Biometric Tech Support for UK Agency

Northrop Grumman has received a two-year contract extension to continue to help a U.K. government agency operate and maintain forensic and biometric platforms used by the country’s law enforcement entities…
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Rajneesh Singh: Army, Aurora Flight Sciences Eye Unmanned Aviation Tech R&D Partnership

The U.S. Army wants to partner with Manassas, Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences to develop technologies that will work to increase the speed, endurance payload capacity of unmanned vertical lift platforms…
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The Potomac Officers Club Rounds Out Panel for 2017 Army Forum with BG Anthony Potts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 23, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has rounded out its list of speakers for the 2017 Army Forum, adding Brigadier General Anthony Potts list of panelists…
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Crunchy Data Unveils Open Source Security Compliance Automation Platform

Crunchy Data has unveiled an open source project with the goal to help agencies automate compliance with the Defense Department‘s security standards dubbed Security Technical Implementation Guide…
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QinetiQ NA Demos Underwater Acoustic Data Comms Tech

QinetiQ North America has demonstrated a full-duplex communications system built to receive and transmit undersea acoustic data. QinetiQ NA said Tuesday it collaborated with Optimal Systems Laboratory to develop the Dolphin underwater platform equipped with patented cancellation technology in an effort to help U…
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Parsons Awarded Navy Housing Condition Assessment IDIQ

Parsons‘ government services business has won a potential five-year, $15 million contract from the U.S. Navy to support the Housing Condition Assessment program of the Commander Navy Installations Command…
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White House NIAC Calls for Separate Comms Systems for Critical Cyber Networks

The White House National Infrastructure Advisory Council has called on the federal government to develop separate communications systems for critical cyber networks. NIAC said in an August report such systems may include “dark fiber” networks and a reserved electromagnetic spectrum that will work to allow electric utilities and other critical infrastructure to communicate in case of emergencies…
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Senior Aerospace SSP, Lockheed’s Derco Subsidiary Extend International Distributor Agreement

Senior Aerospace SSP and Lockheed Martin‘s Derco subsidiary have renewed an agreement that designates the latter as an international military aftermarket distributor of SSP. Lockheed said Monday the agreement will provide quantity break pricing benefits and will make SSP products immediately available to Derco customers…
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VIDEO: STELaRLab – Advanced R&D by Australians for the Globe

Lockheed Martin’s Science, Technology, Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory (STELaRLab) hosted a visit by participants of the National Youth Science Forum. Among the demonstrations was a research project by the Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI) looking at how to design a UAV firefighting system by teaching a computer to analyse an image and automatically identify roads, buildings, water sources and trees, so that it can accurately plan and calculate a flight path that minimises overflight risks to the community when automatically transporting water from a source to the fire…
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