Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/31/2017

White House Tech Council Seeks Industry Feedback on Proposed Federal IT Modernization Plan

The American Technology Council wants feedback on the targeted vision and proposed implementation plan of a draft report on federal information technology modernization. ATC is tasked with coordinating an IT modernization report that the heads of the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Management and Budget and General Services Administration must submit to President Donald Trump in accordance with an executive order…
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Leidos to Support Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Under Potential $98M Army Contract

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a potential five-year, $98 million contract from the U.S. Army to perform scientific and administrative services in support of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs…
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DigitalGlobe, NTT Data to Produce 3D Vector Building Models Under Expanded Partnership

DigitalGlobe and NTT Data have agreed to extend their partnership to develop datasets of 3D vector building, bridge and vegetation models. The expanded partnership will combine DigitalGlobe’s imagery and Geospatial Big Data platform with NTT Data’s elevation experience and algorithms to create 3D building datasets called AW3D Metro, DigitalGlobe said Thursday…
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Orbital ATK Helps NASA Demo Robotic Assembly Tech; Dave Moore Comments

Orbital ATK has helped NASA demonstrate a component of the Commercial Infrastructure for Robotic Assembly and Services project in a move to evaluate the platform’s capacity to assemble square bay truss portions for future space structures…
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GSA Makes Transactional Data Reporting Pilot Program Voluntary for Contractors

The General Services Administration has modified its Transactional Data Reporting rule to make the pilot program voluntary for government contractors that received multiple-award schedule contracts and special item numbers…
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Computer Marketing Associates to Offer Unisys Security Software in Federal Sector

Unisys has partnered with Computer Marketing Associates to offer a suite of security software products along with professional services to the federal government. CMA will market the Unisys Stealth software to agencies via the Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V and Chief Information Officer–Commodities and Solutions contract vehicles, Unisys said Thursday…
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CBP to Adopt Rockwell Collins Tech for Passenger Data Processing

The Customs and Border Protection agency has selected a Rockwell Collins-made technology platform to help CBP personnel manage traveler data as part of border security efforts. CBP will implement the ARINC Border Management Solution to collect passenger information and name record data from airlines worldwide, Rockwell Collins said Wednesday…
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NASA, Sierra Nevada Put Dream Chaser Spacecraft Through Captive Carry Test

A Sierra Nevada Corp-built spacecraft has been subjected to a captive carry test at NASA‘s Armstrong Flight Research Center under the second phase of flight tests designed to prepare the vehicle for a future orbital flight…
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Lockheed, Mahindra Open C-130J Training Center for India’s Air Force

Lockheed Martin and Mahindra Defence Systems have opened a C-130J Super Hercules training center at a military air base in Hindon, India. The facility is equipped with a full-motion simulator built to help Indian C-130J airmen train on how to operate the special operations aircraft the country’s air force bought from Lockheed in 2011, Mahindra said Wednesday…
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Draper Lab to Help MDA Test Guidance, Navigation & Control Tech

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory has secured a five-year, $36.9 million contract  perform technical and analytical services in support of the Missile Defense Agency‘s efforts to evaluate, maturate, integrate and test guidance, navigation and control technologies…
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Vencore to Continue Work on Nuclear Detection Platform Under Air Force Follow-On Order

Vencore has received a potential $6.4 million task order from the U.S. Air Force to continue to provide scientific and analytical support services for the service branch’s technical applications center…
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AMTEC Secures $78M Army 40mm Ammo Supply Contract

National Defense Corp.‘s AMTEC subsidiary will supply 40mm ammunition systems to the U.S. Army under a potential four-year, $77.7 million contract. The Defense Department said Wednesday AMTEC secured the award following an online-based solicitation process that garnered one bid and is scheduled to finish contract work Sept…
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VIDEO: U.S. Navy and Air Force Crews Load Rescue Equipment Onto Helos

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Aug. 30, 2017) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 and Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron prepare for joint Search and Rescue (SAR) operations utilizing Air Force small boats and Navy Helicopters throughout the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey…
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