Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/25/2017

Terry DeRosa Promoted to IAP CEO; Robert Hargis Named COO

Terry DeRosa, formerly chief financial officer of IAP Worldwide Services, has been promoted to CEO at the Cape Canaveral, Florida-based government services contractor. IAP said Thursday DeRosa held the CFO role over the past three years and led the company’s expansion and stabilization efforts as part of a company-wide reorganization in 2014…
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Air Force, DCMA Vet Wendy Masiello Joins KBR Board

Wendy Masiello, former director of the Defense Contract Management Agency and a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general, has joined the board of directors at KBR (NYSE: KBR). KBR said Thursday Masiello will serve on the board’s audit and environment, health, safety, security and social responsibility committees…
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Marine Corps Taps General Dynamics Unit for $105M Aviation C2 System Production Contract

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) missions systems business has won a potential $104.9 million contract to produce common aviation command-and-control systems for the U.S. Marine Corps. The contract includes three one-year options and covers 41 CAC2S full deployment units as well as quarterly software maintenance releases, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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DHS, NIST to Sponsor Smart City Cybersecurity Challenge

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security will sponsor a challenge that will urge participants to design smart city technologies with cybersecurity as the top priority…
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Report: Northrop Plans Global Hawk Upgrade to Address MDA HALE UAV Requirements

Northrop Grumman plans to update its RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle in an effort to meet the Missile Defense Agency’s requirements for the high-altitude, long-endurance drone program, FlightGlobal reported Thursday…
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Matt Desch: Iridium Eyes 2018 for Certus Communications Service Commercial Launch

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company expects its Certus multi-service communications platform to enter the commercial market in 2018 before the complete Iridium NEXT satellite network becomes fully operational…
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Rockwell Collins Hands Over GPS Anti-Jam Tech to Air Force

Rockwell Collins has delivered to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command a GPS platform designed to provide anti-jam protection capability to various aerial platforms. The Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver is based on open systems architecture that works to provide jamming resistance and anti-spoofing functionality to fixed-wing aircraft, transport planes, bombers, unmanned aircraft systems and other aerial platforms, the company said Thursday…
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VA Intends to Procure Rivera Group’s Modeling Software

The Department of Veteran Affairs plans to award Rivera Group a sole-source contract on Sept. 6 to deliver and maintain a modeling software. VA said Thursday in a FedBizOpps notice that Rivera Group will provide its Eagle6 software to help detect vulnerabilities in the department’s VistA electronic health record system…
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NGA Seeks Proposals for Geospatial Analytics Algorithms, Methods

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants proposals for “novel sources” that can help develop new geospatial analytics methods and processes. NGA said Thursday the solicitation serves as the sixth topic area of the agency’s three-year Boosting Innovative GEOINT broad agency announcement, which seeks white papers from traditional and non-traditional sources of basic and applied research…
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JHUAPL Researchers Demo Free-Space Optical Communications Tech at Sea

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory engineers have tested a free-space optical communications system between two moving vessels at sea in a move to assess the platform’s capacities in the maritime environment…
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Thales Hardware Security Module, Encryption Offerings Receive FIPS 140-2 Certification

Thales has received a Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 certification for its hardware security modules and Vormetric Application Encryption system. The company said Thursday that the FIPS 140-2 certification helps validate the capacity of the company’s offerings to protect sensitive data of industry and government sector clients…
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Battelle-Dedrone Partnership Aims to Combine UAS Detection and Defeat Platforms

Battelle and Dedrone have agreed to explore methods for the development of an airspace security platform that will combine unmanned aerial system detection and defeat technologies. The non-binding, non-exclusive partnership aims to build an integrated technology offering that will work to help protect sensitive infrastructure in the U…
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VIDEO: Multi-Domain Command and Control

Multi-domain command and control means battle management systems are able to synchronize land, air, sea, space and cyber data in order to defend against, outmaneuver, and outfight adversaries.
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