Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/07/2017

Executive Spotlight: Interview with Vinny Sica, VP & GM, Mission Solutions for Lockheed Martin

“Space is longer a sanctuary. It is now congested, contested and competitive…That is the biggest challenge in security space.” EM: Let’s start with your background and experiences and how did that get you to where you are today…
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Red Hat-Kryptowire Team to Support DHS’ Mobile App Security Project; Paul Smith Comments

A Red Hat–Kryptowire team has received a contract from the Department of Homeland Security to develop methods to automate compliance of mobile applications with government security and privacy standards…
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Army Taps 7 Companies for $173M CBRN Material Mgmt Support Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded seven companies spots on a potential $172.7 million contract to help the service branch manage chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense-related materials. The Defense Department said Wednesday contractors will compete for task orders to evaluate, identify, locate, recover and dispose of munitions, explosives, munition constituents, chemical and biological warfare materials and depleted uranium…
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Troy Lahr Named CFO of Boeing’s Autonomous Systems Business

Troy Lahr, vice president of investor relations at Boeing, has been appointed as chief financial officer of the aerospace and defense contractor’s autonomous systems business in a move that takes effect Sept…
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Johns Hopkins APL Develops Aerial-Aquatic Drone Prototype

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has developed a working prototype of an unmanned vehicle that can operate underwater and in the air. APL said Wednesday it plans to install sensor systems into the Flying Fish unmanned aerial-aquatic vehicle to support underwater data collection…
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CSRA Lands Potential $95M FEMA Task Order for Emergency Call Center Services

CSRA (NYSE:CSRA) has received a potential $95 million task order from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to operate an emergency call center to support Hurricane Harvey recovery operations in Houston…
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Comtech Satellite Equipment Support Army Disaster Recovery Missions in Texas

The U.S. Army has utilized Comtech Telecommunications-developed satellite equipment to support disaster recovery operations in Texas following the landfall of Hurricane Harvey. Comtech said Wednesday that the 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion has used the company’s AN/TSC-198 Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point equipment to provide voice, data, video teleconferencing and other services in the affected areas…
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IBM, MIT to Establish AI Research Laboratory

IBM plans to invest $240 million in the construction of a new artificial intelligence research laboratory that the company will operate in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The company said Thursday its 10-year investment in the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab will aid research efforts of scientists from both institutions…
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The Potomac Officers Club Adds MG David D. Thompson as Keynote for 2017 Space: Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 7, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Major General David D. Thompson as the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Space: Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit…
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Raytheon to Develop Incremental Software for Air Force AIM-120D Missiles

Raytheon‘s missile systems business has received a $38.6 million contract to develop  incremental software that will work to increase the performance of the U.S. Air Force‘s  advanced medium-range air-to-air missile system…
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DARPA’s Information Innovation Office Seeks Cyber, Analytics, Symbiosis Research Concepts

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s information innovation office has begun to seek research concepts in the areas of cyber, analytics and symbiosis that aim to provide the U.S. and its allies information advantage…
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General Atomics Adds 5 Industry Partners to Team Reaper Australia

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has announced the inclusion of five additional companies to an industry team that will support Australia’s Project Air 7003 that seeks to build a medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft platform…
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VIDEO: MV-22 Osprey Embark USS Kearsarge

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2017) MV-22 Ospreys lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsage (LHD 3). The ship is onloading personnel, equipment and supplies in preparation to assist with disaster relief efforts in the Gulf region…
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