Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/14/2017

CACI to Help Army Develop Sensor Modeling, Simulation Tools Under $173M Task Order; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has won a potential three-year, $173 million task order from the U.S. Army to develop simulation and modeling tools for sensor and imaging systems. The company said Thursday it will support the Army’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate under the task order that was awarded through the Rapid Response – Third Generation contract vehicle…
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House Oversight Panel OKs Bill to Restrict Use of LPTA-Based Contracts in Federal Procurements

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has passed a bill that would limit the use of “lowest price, technically acceptable” methods by federal agencies in the procurement of technology platforms and services, Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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Walter Copan Nominated NIST Director, Commerce Undersecretary for Standards & Tech

President Donald Trump has nominated Walter Copan, president and CEO of IP Engineering Group, to serve as director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and as commerce undersecretary for standards and technology…
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Mark Keeler Added to NVTC Board of Directors

The Northern Virginia Technology Council has appointed to its board of directors five senior executives from government technology contractors. Mark Keeler, acting president of intelligence and security sector at BAE Systems, is one of the five new members of NVTC’s board, the council said Tuesday…
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Report: Boeing, Lockheed Bid on Air Force UH-1N Helicopter Replacement Program

Boeing and Lockheed Martin have submitted bids to the U.S. Air Force for a program to replace the service branch’s fleet of UH-1N Huey helicopters, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. The Boeing-Leonardo team offered the MH-139 helicopter as its entry for the UH-1N replacement competition as the military branch looks to procure 84 aircraft through the program…
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DoD Units, Universities Test Air Platforms in GPS-Denied Environment

A group of Defense Department organizations and U.S. universities has tested various aircraft in an environment where global positioning system signal is degraded. The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday the week-long demonstration dubbed Developmental Test Navigation Festival was carried out in Edwards Air Force Base, California to evaluate aerial system performance in a GPS-denied area…
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Leonardo-Led Group to Develop APS Prototype for UK Army Land Vehicles

The U.K. government’s defense science and technology laboratory has selected Leonardo to lead a group of U.K.-based companies in the demonstration of an active protection system prototype for the British army’s land vehicles…
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Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Inaugurates F-35 Targeting System Repair Facility

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy have opened a repair facility for the F-35 fighter aircraft’s electro-optical targeting system at the service branch’s Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Florida…
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BAE Designs Augmented Reality Wearable Tech

BAE Systems has demonstrated its concept of an augmented reality wearable display that would integrate advanced display, tracking and sensing technologies intended for military and commercial applications…
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SAIC to Extend Army Computer, Systems Support

Science Applications International Corp. has received a one-year, $25.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to provide systems and computer resources support for the software engineering directorate of the service branch’s Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center…
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NASA Conducts First Ground Demo of Dragonfly Robotic Self-Assembly System

NASA has completed an initial ground demonstration of a robotic system designed to autonomously assemble satellites and space infrastructure components in orbit. The space agency said Wednesday that the Dragonfly system was used to install and reconfigure large antenna reflectors on a simulated geostationary satellite…
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HID Global Unveils Identity, Access Mgmt Platform for Govt Facilities

HID Global has released a standards-based identity and access management system designed to help federal agencies verify personal identities of people who visit government facilities. Crescendo is temporary access card system based on public key infrastructure technology and employs a credential management tool that works to integrate with FIPS 201-compliant access systems, HID Global said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Joshua Mills Commando Competition

Fort Bliss’ Special Operations Recruitment Battalion hosted a fitness and team-building competition in honor of fallen hero – Green Beret, and El Paso native – Staff Sgt. Joshua Mills. Staff Sgt…
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