Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/15/2017

Deltek Report: Agencies Show Increased Interest in Blockchain-Based Contracting, AI Platforms

Deltek has released a new report that takes a look at how federal agencies adopt blockchain technology and artificial intelligence platforms. The General Services Administration has helped facilitate the implementation of blockchain technology through the Emerging Citizen Technology Program launched in October 2016, Alex Rossino, a principal research analyst at Deltek, wrote in a blog post published Thursday…
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Deborah Lee James Joins Cybersecurity Tech Firm 3eTI as Special Adviser

Former U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has been named a special adviser at Ultra Electronics‘ 3eTI cybersecurity business. The more than 30-year public and private sector veteran will offer advice on 3eTI’s efforts to design and implement defense-related programs, the company said Tuesday…
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SNA International Wins Potential $110M Army Contract to Support Armed Forces Medical Examiner System

SNA International has won a potential five-year, $110 million from the U.S. Army to support the Army Medical Command’s forensic investigations into the deaths of active duty service members. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will provide logistics, administrative management, scientific and technical services for the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System…
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DARPA Seeks Proposals for 6 New Research Programs Under Electronics Resurgence Initiative

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has released broad agency announcements to seek research proposals for six new programs under the Electronics Resurgence Initiative. ERI is a program that will allocate $75 million in fiscal 2018 funds to support research efforts across the six new programs in the areas of system architectures, materials and integration and circuit design over the next four years, DARPA said Wednesday…
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Lockheed Opens Workforce Training Facility in Alabama

Lockheed Martin has opened a new facility at the company’s Pike County Operations campus in Troy, Alabama, in a move to help drive workforce development initiatives in the state. The Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Center is built to offer online education for more than 450 employees onsite and training services for local military and state agencies, Lockheed said Thursday…
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Harris, University of Rochester Partner to Establish Data Science Consortium

Harris and the University of Rochester in New York have partnered to form a data science consortium as part of a joint effort to help agencies and companies analyze huge volumes of data with technology…
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Lockheed to Integrate Blue Cedar Security Platform With Comms Mobile App

Lockheed Martin has teamed up with Blue Cedar to incorporate the latter’s mobile security tool into its Universal Communications Platform mobile application in an effort to facilitate secure communications among app users, military personnel and first responders…
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UK Govt Taps Leonardo-Thales Team to Demo IR Threat Warning & Countermeasure System

A partnership of Leonardo and Thales has received a contract from the U.K. defence ministry to demonstrate their combined missile threat warning and protection system in early 2018. The joint platform is currently under development to integrate Thales’ Elix-IR threat warner with Leonardo’s Miysis directed infrared countermeasure system, Leonardo said Wednesday…
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BAE Launches Updated Naval Mine Countermeasures System

BAE Systems has introduced a new version of its naval mine countermeasures system at the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition in London, U.K. The updated Naval Autonomy Tactical Information System dubbed NAUTIS 5 is designed to provide optimized command and control for autonomous and off-board systems; a new human-computer interface; and embedded on-board training, BAE said Wednesday…
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Rolls-Royce Wants to Offer Engine Tech for Air Force B-52 Bomber Aircraft

Rolls-Royce seeks to pitch the company’s BR725 engine technology offering to the U.S. Air Force as a potential replacement for current B-52 bomber engines, FlightGlobal reported Thursday. Tom Hartmann, senior vice president of customer business at Rolls Royce’s North American arm, told FlightGlobal the company will prepare for a potential bomber engine modernization program as the service branch conducts a B-52H engine alternative study…
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NASA, BoldlyGo Sign Agreement to Study Potential Habitable Exoplanets

NASA and the BoldlyGo Institute have entered into a Space Act Agreement to build and deploy a purpose-built space telescope to determine potentially habitable planets in the Alpha Centauri system. BoldlyGo said Tuesday the public-private collaboration seeks to open up opportunities for NASA personnel and staff members of the Project Blue mission to review mission designs and exchange information from latest technology tests…
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Navistar Gets Army Contract for Mine-Resistant Vehicle Technical Services

The U.S. Army has awarded Navistar‘s defense business a $29.6 million contract modification to provide technical and sustainment support for mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles. Navistar will perform services in support of in-production and out-of-production MaxxPro vehicles through March 31, 2019, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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VIDEO: POW/MIA Recognition Day 2017

POW/MIA Recognition Day is commemorated on the third Friday of every September. POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day to ensure that America remembers to stand behind those who serve and to make sure we do everything we can to account for those who have never returned…
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