Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/21/2017

ECS Federal Lands Spot on Potential $200M DARPA Techical Assistance IDIQ; George Wilson Comments

ECS Federal has landed a spot on a potential five-year, $200 million contract that covers science and engineering technical assistance for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s strategic technology office…
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Coalfire, GSA Vet Dave McClure Joins Accenture as Federal CIO Advisory Director

Dave McClure, formerly chief strategist of cybersecurity at Coalfire’s federal business, has joined Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business as director of the federal chief information officer advisory practice…
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Pennsylvania Taps Level 3 for Internet, Network Security Services

Level 3 Communications has received a five-year, $79 million contract from the government of Pennsylvania to deliver backbone network, internet and managed network security services. The company said Wednesday the contract covers managed dedicated fiber, ethernet, virtual private local area networks, private line, multi-protocol label switching virtual private networks and wavelengths…
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Orbital ATK Launches Patriot Target Vehicle for Air Force Missile Defense Test

Orbital ATK has launched an intercept target vehicle for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center to help boost the readiness of the country’s Patriot air and missile defense system. The company said Thursday that the Patriot Target Vehicle was launched into the Reagan Test Site Kwajalein Island and was used as an intercept target for the service branch’s Patriot defense system…
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Iridium Preps 3rd NEXT Satellite Batch for October Launch; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Comxmunications has rescheduled to Oct. 4 the launch of a third batch of 10 NEXT communications satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket. The company said Wednesday it began pre-launch processing activities on the satellites and the Falcon 9 rocket stages and components…
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NASA to Decommission GRACE Earth Science Satellite Duo; Alan Buis Comments

NASA will end the Earth science mission of the U.S.-German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellite duo in November after 15 years worth of service in space, Space News reported Wednesday. The GRACE satellite duo will conduct a final science collection mission in mid-October to early November prior to its decommissioning…
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CAE to Continue Air Force KC-135 Aircrew Training Support

CAE‘s U.S. subsidiary has received a $45.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to exercise the eight option year under a previously awarded contract for KC-135 aircrew training system support…
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Rockwell Collins, Spirent Partner to Develop Military Code Support Tech

Spirent Federal Systems and Rockwell Collins have partnered to develop software that will work to support military code for the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS constellation modernization effort. The partnership comes nearly three months after Spirent obtained approval from the service branch’s GPS directorate to develop M-Code support technology with the use of Modernized Navstar Security Algorithm, Spirent said Wednesday…
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Raytheon BBN to Help Automate USAF’s Foreign Language Info Retrieval Process

Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary has won a $21.7 million contract to develop an automated technology platform for the U.S. Air Force to retrieve foreign language information. The Defense Department said Wednesday BBN will build the platform to support cross-language information retrieval, machine translation, automatic speech recognition and surprise language summarization…
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Army to Rank Equipment Programs Under Strategic Portfolio Analysis & Review

The U.S. Army intends to conduct a service-wide Strategic Portfolio Analysis and Review to rank approximately 820 equipment programs in order of importance to the service branch’s warfighting mission…
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GAO: Continuing Resolution, Sequestration Impact Timing of Federal Agency Spending

The Government Accountability Office has found that officials at federal agencies tend to limit their expenditures early in the fiscal year due to continuing resolutions, sequestration and other budget uncertainties…
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DHS Licenses 2 Cyber Tech Platforms to IP Group

The Department of Homeland Security has licensed two Pacific Northwest National Laboratory-built cybersecurity platforms to intellectual property firm IP Group through the science and technology directorate’s Transition to Practice program…
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VIDEO: ATHENA Laser Weapon System Defeats Unmanned Aerial Systems

The Lockheed Martin Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) prototype laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats…
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