Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/25/2017

Boeing-ViaSat Team to Build 2 Ka-Band Satellites for the Americas, EMEA

ViaSat has partnered with Boeing to build, integrate and test a pair of Ka-band satellites designed to offer network communications services across the Americas region and in Europe, Middle East and Africa…
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Accenture Wins Library of Congress Data Center, Migration Support Contract

Accenture‘s federal services business has secured a potential three-year, $27.4 million contract to build a new data center for the Library of Congress as well as migrate the library’s current data center to new hosting environments…
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Robert Strayer Joins State Dept as Tech Policy Lead

Robert Strayer, former general counsel for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has joined the State Department as deputy assistant secretary for cyber and international communications and information policy…
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DOE Taps Guardtime, Siemens to Help Develop Blockchain Tech for Energy Grid Security

Guardtime and Siemens are part of a team that received a multimillion dollar contract from the Energy Department to develop a blockchain-based technology platform that will work to help secure U.S…
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BAE Offers to Build Digital Shipyard Under Australia’s Future Frigate Program

BAE Systems plans to build a digital shipyard in Adelaide, Australia if it wins the SEA 5000 Future Frigate contract to construct nine anti-submarine warfare ships for the Australian navy. The British defense contractor said Thursday its Australia-based subsidiary will transfer intellectual property, technical data and naval shipbuilding processes to the Australian government in an effort to meet requirements of the Adelaide shipyard…
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PV Puvvada: Agencies Should Collaborate, Utilize Shared Services to Meet IT Modernization Goals

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys‘ federal systems business, has said that federal agencies should establish cross-agency partnerships and utilize shared services to achieve information technology modernization goals…
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Lockheed Satellite-Based Augmentation System Testbed Begins DFMC Signal Transmission

A Lockheed Martin satellite-based augmentation system testbed has begun to broadcast in dual frequency, multi-constellation as part of a two-year collaborative research project between the company and the government of Australia, Inside GNSS reported Friday…
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Army OKs Full-Rate Production of Protonex Mobile Power Mgmt Tech

Ballard Power Systems‘ Protonex Technology subsidiary has received Milestone C approval from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office-Soldier to begin full-rate production of a technology platform designed to help soldiers manage power consumption in multiple electronic devices…
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Northrop Lands UK MoD Contract for Robotic EOD Vehicle In-Service Support

Northrop Grumman has received a two-year contract from the U.K. defense ministry’s special projects search and countermeasures team to provide in-service support for a remotely controlled vehicle that British armed forces use to dispose of explosive ordnance…
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Former Rep. Mike Rogers: DHS Needs More Resources, Authority to Manage National Cyber Platform

Mike Rogers, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has said the Department of Homeland Security should be given more authority and additional resources to manage a system that works to protect government networks from cyber threats…
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Lockheed Subsidiary Lands $53M Navy Contract Option for Mk 48 Torpedo Equipment Production

Lockheed Martin‘s Sippican business has received a potential $53 million contract modification to continue the production of Mk 48 Mod 7 equipment and spares for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Friday the modification exercises the first option year of a previously awarded contract that covers guidance and control sections, Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System functional item replacement kits, factory test equipment and spares…
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Report: Army to Get First General Dynamics-Built Abrams SEP V3 Battle Tank Prototypes

The U.S. Army is set to receive the initial prototypes of the updated M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks by the end of September with plans to deploy the vehicles by fiscal 2020, Tanks and Purpose reported Friday…
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VIDEO: In – Out | TRAP

The Marines responsible for performing tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel must be prepared to respond at a moments notice, as it is a no-fail mission for the Special Purpose MAGTF – Crisis Response – Central Command…
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