Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/29/2017

Deborah Lee James Joins Noblis Board of Trustees

Former U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has joined the board of trustees at the Falls Church, Virginia-based nonprofit science and technology organization Noblis. Noblis said Thursday James’ public and private sector has spanned more than 30 years and included legislative, international affairs, programmatic and leadership positions…
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AM General Gets Humvee Orders From 9 Countries via Foreign Military Sales Program

AM General has received orders worth more than $550 million to supply High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles to nine countries through the U.S. foreign military sales program. The Humvee delivery orders come from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bosnia, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Slovenia and Ukraine, AM General said Thursday…
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Navy Taps Boeing, Lockheed to Design Extra Large UUV Systems

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $42.3 million contract to Boeing and a $43.2 million contract to Lockheed Martin to design an extra large unmanned undersea vehicle platform well as deliver a technical data package…
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GAO: Federal Agencies Need to Establish Measures to Track, Reduce Contract Closeout Backlog

The Government Accountability Office has urged five federal agencies to develop measures to monitor elements in contract closeout procedures in order to manage and reduce the backlog of contracts that are due for closeout…
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IT Industry Vet Maria Pernas Named Capgemini Group General Counsel

Maria Pernas, formerly senior vice president and group general counsel at information technology company Atos, has been named group general counsel at consulting, technology and outsourcing services provider Capgemini…
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NGA Seeks Info on Potential Geospatial Data-Based AI Algorithm Developers

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has posted a request for information on companies, universities or inventors that can help NGA develop artificial intelligence algorithms trained on geospatial data…
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Elon Musk: SpaceX Eyes 2022 Launch for 1st Mars Mission

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said he wants to send at least two cargo ships to Mars by 2022 in an effort to determine hazards, establish life-support infrastructure and identify potential water resources, CNBC reported Friday…
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Vigor Works to Build Army Maneuver Support Vessel Under $978M Contract

Vigor Works has won a potential 10-year, $979.8 million to help the U.S. Army build a waterborne craft platform for the service branch’s land maneuver forces. The Army Contracting Command received five bids for the Maneuver Support Vessel (Light)  procurement effort via the internet, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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USAID Issues Grants to 25 Global Research Efforts

The U.S. Agency for International Development plans to invest a total of $5 million in 25 research projects across 15 USAID partner countries. USAID said Thursday the 25 new programs are funded under the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research initiative, which supports researchers in developing countries that work with U…
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Cummins-Achates Power Team to Build Engine for Army Combat Vehicles

Cummins has teamed up with Achates Power to build and demonstrate an engine for the U.S. Army’s next-generation tactical and combat vehicles under a $47.4 million contract. Cummins said Thursday it secured the contract from the National Advanced Mobility Consortium as part of the Advanced Combat Engine project that supports the Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center’s R&D efforts…
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Northrop Gets $81M Army EW Engineering Support Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a potential four-year, $80.5 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide engineering support for air and ground electronic warfare operations. The Army Contracting Command solicited and received one bid for the Electronic Warfare Air/Ground Next Generation Innovative and Novel Engineering Support contract, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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VIDEO: From Hurricane Irma to Hurricane Maria | 26th MEU Provides Relief

The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit supported disaster relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Florida through the month of September. The Navy-Marine Corps team transported personnel, delivered equipment, food and supplies, and conducted route-clearing operations…
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