Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/20/2017

Executive Spotlight: Interview with Judy Bjornaas, EVP/CFO of Mantech Int’l

“When you’ve been in the government contracting business for nearly 50 years, as ManTech has, every aspect of working with the customer is, by definition, second nature.” EM: You’ve been a senior finance and accounting executive with 30+ years of experience in government contracting…
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NASA Taps ULA for Potential $154M Landsat 9 Launch Services Contract

United Launch Alliance has secured a potential $153.8 million contract from NASA to provide launch support services for the Landsat 9 satellite. NASA said Friday it expects Landsat 9 to take off aboard the Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture’s Atlas V 401 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California as early as December 2020…
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Lockheed Reports $100M in Navy Super Hornet Sensor Upgrade Contracts

Boeing has awarded Lockheed Martin a pair of contracts worth up to $100 million combined to update an infrared search-and-track sensor technology used on the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft…
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Peraton-EXB Team to Chase NASA Satellite Network Program

Peraton and EXB Solutions have partnered to bid for a NASA contract to develop and maintain a next-generation satellite technology network. Both companies agreed to jointly pursue NASA’s Space Exploration Networks Services and Evolution program that covers operations, maintenance and sustainment support for relay and direct-to-earth networks, XB said Friday…
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Angie Heise: Leidos to Extend Spaceflight Cargo Processing Support Under $159M NASA Award

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will continue to provide engineering services for ground processing of NASA spaceflight cargo under a potential $159 million contract the agency originally announced in mid-September…
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New Zealand Defense Force Taps Barrett to Provide Anti-Material Weapons, Sniper Rifles

Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based weapons manufacturer Barrett Firearms Manufacturing has received a potential $2.8 million contract to deliver weapon systems for New Zealand’s Defence Force (NZDF)…
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Report: Air Force Eyes Increased Use of Other Transaction Authority Contracts

Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel, U.S. Air Force director of information technology acquisition process development, has said the military branch is interested in using more other transaction authority contracts to speed up procurement especially in IT acquisitions, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Test Fires RS-25 Engine for NASA Exploration Mission

Aerojet Rocketdyne has tested an engine for NASA‘s second exploration mission at the space agency’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The RS-25 engine, dubbed as E2063, was fired up for 500 seconds in a move to evaluate the system’s capacity to support the EM-2 exploration mission, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday…
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Qualcomm-SenseTime Team to Create AI, Machine Learning Services for Mobile, IoT Products

Qualcomm and SenseTime Group have teamed up to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning features for future mobile and internet of things products. The partnership looks to develop and foster the use of on-device AI through vision and camera-based image processing systems designed to deliver advanced heterogeneous computing services, Qualcomm said Thursday…
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Senate OKs Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution

The Senate voted 51-49 Thursday to approve its fiscal 2018 budget resolution that would authorize a tax reform plan, The Hill reported Thursday. The budget measure proposes to increase defense spending levels at current rates to reach $684 billion by 2027 and reduce nondefense spending in succeeding years that would result in a $105 billion cut by the end of the decade…
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ManTech Gets Air Force Task Order to Support Warfighting Tech Planning, Analysis

ManTech International has received a potential five-year, $37 million task order to help a U.S. Air Force directorate assess, plan and optimize the service branch’s warfighting capacities. The company said Thursday it will also support the Force Structure Analyses Directorate in efforts to update planning, budgeting and programming processes for multiple technology platforms…
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Keoki Jackson Outlines Lockheed’s Tech Investment Plans

Keoki Jackson, chief technology officer at Lockheed Martin, has outlined technology areas where Lockheed plans to invest over the next two to three decades during an Oct. 11 roundtable, C4ISRNET reported Thursday…
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TechTrans Wins Multi-Country Cessna Aircraft Maintenance Training IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has awarded TechTrans International a potential four-year, $45 million contract to provide Cessna 208 aircraft maintenance training support to multiple foreign military sales customers…
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VIDEO: US Army Ret. Col. Mark Vande Hei – Internation Space Station

#USArmy Ret. LTC. Mark Vande Hei will launch a satellite from the International Space Station on Monday, 23 Oct 17. The satellite will provide rapid intelligence to the Army Units on the ground and will be tested by #USArmy Pacific Soldiers during upcoming exercises…
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