Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/20/2017

SSL to Provide Test Environment for USAF’s Hosted Payload Security Project; Richard White Comments

Innoflight has selected Space Systems Loral to help create a simulation environment for the U.S. Air Force to test and validate cybersecurity of hosted payloads aboard commercial satellites. The testing platform will be built to help the service branch’s Space and Missile Systems Center demonstrate concept of operations, cyber controls and scenarios for hosting payloads, SSL said Tuesday…
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Raytheon, Northrop Vet Ellen Minderman Joins Research Innovations as C4I VP

Ellen Minderman, formerly director of enterprise solutions at Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) intelligence, information and services business, has joined Research Innovations Inc. as vice president of command, control, communications, computers and intelligence…
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Heather Wilson: Air Force to Keep an Eye on Northrop-Orbital ATK Merger Plan

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has said she has no concerns on Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) proposal to acquire Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and that the service branch intends to monitor the transaction’s progress, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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Lockheed, Leidos, Northrop Named Top Federal IT Vendors in IDC Report

A business unit of International Data Corp. has ranked companies with the highest revenues from the sale of information technology products and services to federal government customers in 2017. IDC Government Insights said Wednesday its 2017 Federal IT Rankings are based on federal IT providers’ calendar year revenues for IT hardware, software and services instead of potential earnings reflected in multi-year contract awards…
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DARPA Holds Talks to Discuss Biotech Research Programs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency held a series of talks in Menlo Park, California last week to discuss the biotechnology research programs of the agency’s Biological Technologies Office as well as ways to advance the commercialization of biotechnology platforms…
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NXT Robotics Introduces New Physical Security Monitoring and Reporting Robot

NXT Robotics has unveiled a new rugged all-terrain and all-weather outdoor security robot built to help organizations perform physical security monitoring and reporting activities. The company said Tuesday that the Scorpion 2 robot can help autonomously patrol airports, borders, data centers, equipment yards, industrial buildings, power plants, seaports, energy and military facilities…
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Library of Congress Launches New Website to Discover Creative Uses of Digital Collections

The Library of Congress has launched a new website built to foster the creative use of the Library’s digital collections on experiments, projects, events and other resources. The institution said Tuesday the labs…
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Elbit Systems Plans Cyberbit Business Reorganization in Defense, Commercial Market Growth Push

Elbit Systems has announced plans to reorganize its Cyberbit subsidiary as part of a push to help address a growing demand for cybersecurity products and services in both the defense and commercial sectors…
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Former DHS Official Danny Toler Joins Acuity as Cyber Practice, Diplomatic Portfolio SVP

Danny Toler, former acting assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity and communications office, has been named senior vice president of diplomatic portfolio and cyber practice at Acuity…
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Orbital ATK Books $123M in Additional Army Precision Guidance Kit Orders

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has received orders worth a combined $123 million from the U.S. Army to produce additional Precision Guidance Kits designed to help increase warfighters’ shooting accuracy…
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SpaceX Urges FCC to Consider Future Satellite Constellation for Internet Services Expansion Program

SpaceX has asked the Federal Communications Commission to consider the company’s future low-Earth orbit satellite constellation as a potential recipient of the Connect America Fund award, Space News reported Tuesday…
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4 Companies Get Contract Modifications to Extend DARPA Tactical Tech Program Support

Four companies have received a combined $13.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to extend support services for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s tactical technology office…
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VIDEO: Life on a U.S. Navy Submarine

The Navy’s submarine force is unlike any other community in the military, a small, tight-knit group of approximately 20,000 active-duty and reserve Sailors who spend months at a time sailing deep below the waves…
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