Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/18/2017

P.O.C. Recap – Space: Innovations, Programs & Policies Summit: Keynote Speaker Hon. Heather Wilson, 24th Sec. of the U.S. Air Force speaks

24th Secretary of the U.S. Air Force HEATHER WILSON on early US space programs: “we built a glass house in a time of stones.” Land, air, sea–space. Space is becoming–has become–a contested domain for mankind and generations to come…
Read More
  

SAIC to Help Cybercom Manage, Secure DoD Info Network Under Potential $93M Task Order

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has received a potential five-year, $93 million task order to help the U.S. Cyber Command operate and protect the Department of Defense Information Network…
Read More
  

David Trachtenberg Confirmed as DoD Policy Deputy Undersecretary

The Senate voted 79-19 Tuesday to confirm David Trachtenberg, former president and CEO of Shortwaver Consulting, as the Defense Department‘s principal deputy undersecretary for policy, Defense News reported Tuesday…
Read More
  

Angela Butler Joins Sevatec as Federal Civilian BD VP

Angela Butler, a more than 20-year government information technology market veteran, has been named vice president of business development for the federal civilian practice at national security services contractor Sevatec…
Read More
  

Tyonek-AES-Zenetex Alliance Lands Potential $275M Navy Aircraft Maintenance Support Contract

A joint venture of Tyonek Worldwide Services, Affordable Engineering Services and Zenetex has received a potential $275 million contract to help the U.S. Navy‘s Fleet Readiness Center Southwest maintain, repair and overhaul aircraft platforms…
Read More
  

Microsoft Unveils New Azure Govt Cloud Offerings

Microsoft has introduced a range of new offerings on the Azure Government cloud platform for public sector customers. Tom Keane, global infrastructure lead at Microsoft’s Azure segment, wrote in an article published Tuesday that the company will launch the Azure Government Secret service for government clients that handle secret-level classified data…
Read More
  

Drone Aviation to Build More Aerostat Systems for DoD Client

Drone Aviation has received a potential $800,000 order from an unspecified Defense Department client to supply additional units of an updated tactical aerostat platform designed to aid intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions…
Read More
  

CyrusOne Data Center Offers AWS Cloud Access for Customers

CyrusOne has begun to offer access to Amazon Web Services‘ cloud services through a private network at the former’s data center campus in Houston, Texas. AWS Direct Connect is designed to provide a private and direct access to AWS services instead of requiring customers to connect through the internet, CyrusOne said Tuesday…
Read More
  

Report: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Asks DoD Over Cyber Risks Linked to Foreign Govt Source Code Reviews

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) has asked the Defense Department to provide information on how it handles security risks associated with DoD’s software platforms that have undergone foreign government reviews, Reuters reported Wednesday…
Read More
  

Executive Spotlight: Interview with Tim Saffold, EVP of Joint Unmanned Systems and Training Solutions for AECOM

“I don’t think of difficulties; I think of welcome challenges.” EM: Let’s start with your background and how you get to where you are today. Your title is Executive VP of Joint Unmanned Systems and Training Solutions for AECOM…
Read More
  

Raytheon SM-3 Intercepts Missile Target in NATO-Led Exercise

Raytheon‘s Standard Missile-3 technology has engaged and intercepted a ballistic missile target off the coast of Scotland during a NATO-led multinational operational exercise. The SM-3 test occurred as part of the Formidable Shield 17 missile defense exercise that replicated naval and air battle scenarios, Raytheon said Tuesday…
Read More
  

DoD Approves CompTIA Cyber Analyst Certification Program

The Defense Department has approved a CompTIA program that works to certify an information technology professional’s skills to prevent, recognize and address cyber threats. CompTIA said Tuesday its Cybersecurity Analyst certification is now included in DoD’s Directive 8570…
Read More
  

Report: Boeing, Lockheed to Design Navy XLUUV Based on Echo Voyager, Marlin Underwater Drones

Boeing and Lockheed Martin have begun to design an extra large unmanned undersea vehicle under two separate contracts awarded by the U.S. Navy, USNI News reported Tuesday. The Navy awarded a $42.3 million contract to Boeing and a $43…
Read More
  

VIDEO: Nuclear Enterprise Command, Control

Command and control enables decision authority over the nuclear enterprise. It links national command authority with forces in the field to minimize decision time and maintain effectiveness.
Read More