Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/13/2017

Navy Declares Full Operational Capability for Raytheon’s Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 Variant

The latest variant of Raytheon‘s Joint Standoff Weapon system has received full operational capability designation from the Department of the Navy. JSOW C-1 is designed to help U.S. squadrons engage moving maritime and stationary ground targets through an air-to-ground network, the Naval Air Systems Command said Wednesday…
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Nick Bucci: General Atomics Seeks Production Boost for Defense-Focused Small Satellites

General Atomics plans to increase production of small satellites such as 6U Cubesats and 1,100-pound satellites for defense clients, Space News reported Thursday. “Since we’ve acquired Miltech we’ve done a lot of investment in taking the lessons learned from how we build and design those satellites to improve our current generation of satellite design,” Nick Bucci, vice president of missile defense and space systems at General Atomic’s electromagnetic systems group, told the publication Wednesday at the Association of the U…
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Northrop, Raytheon BBN Secure DARPA Contracts to Develop Swarm Unmanned Systems

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded contracts to teams led by Northrop Grumman and Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary to support a program that aims to equip small infantry forces with swarms of small unmanned aircraft and ground vehicles…
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Requests $4.3B in Additional 2020 Census Funds

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has requested $4.3 billion in additional funds for the 2020 Census to help address challenges facing the decennial U.S. population survey, Nextgov reported Thursday. Ross told lawmakers at a House Oversight Committee hearing that Census Bureau needs additional resources to address a projected increase in costs driven by lower voluntary response rates, public distrust of government and heightened privacy and cybersecurity concerns…
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Leidos Gets $988M NGA Contract for IT Management Support; Tim Reardon Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a potential five-year, $988 million contract to provide information technology management services for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. NGA awarded the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract under the Information Technology Enterprise Management User Facing Services program that aims to deliver critical service offerings to mission users, Leidos said Thursday…
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DoD Wants to Take Back Defense-Related Security Clearance Process Work From NBIB

The Defense Department has called on Congress to reinstate DoD’s oversight over security clearance processing work and cited the availability of information technology systems that can be used to manage new background checks for its own personnel, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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Carahsoft to Offer Aqua Security’s Container Security Platform via GSA Schedule

Aqua Security and Carahsoft Technology have entered a partnership that allows the latter company to resell Aqua’s container security platform to government customers via the General Services Administration‘s Schedule contract vehicle…
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Report: CBP, Elbit Systems’ US Arm in Talks to Expand Border Surveillance Tech Deployment

Elbit Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary is in discussions with the Customs and Border Protection over further deployment of company-made surveillance technology to help secure the southern border, Defense News reported Thursday…
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IRS Orders Temporary Suspension of Equifax ID Verification Support Contract

The Internal Revenue Service has decided to temporarily postpone a $7.2 million contract awarded to consumer credit reporting firm Equifax for taxpayer identity verification support services as the agency continues to review the company’s systems, Politico reported Thursday…
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DHS Releases Industry Guide on Department Tech Requirements

The Department of Homeland Security has unveiled an industry guide that outlines its science and technology directorate’s requirements, focus areas and potential collaboration opportunities with members of the industry…
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House Bill Would Authorize Military Force Against Terrorism

House lawmakers have proposed a bipartisan bill that would authorize the U.S. president to use military force against the Islamic State militant group, Taliban, al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations for five years…
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Army Picks 4 Companies for $95M Infrastructure Recovery, Emergency Mgmt Support Contract

Four companies have won positions on a potential five-year, $95 million contract to provide infrastructure recovery, emergency management, flood recovery and military support services to the U.S. Army…
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FLIR to Supply Mini Aerial Reconnaissance Systems to Australian Army

FLIR Systems has received a $6.8 million order to manufacture pocket-sized unmanned aerial vehicles in support of the Australian army’s surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The military branch ordered Flir’s Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems for full operational deployment at the platoon and troop levels, FLIR said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: C4ISR, The Backbone of Operations

Discover how C4ISR creates a decisive advantage for the warfighter.
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