Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/27/2017

Forcepoint Names Sean Berg Global Governments Business SVP, GM

Sean Berg, formerly vice president of sales at Forcepoint‘s global governments business, has been appointed as senior VP and general manager of the same unit. Forcepoint said Wednesday Berg will oversee the unit’s profit-and-loss functions, growth strategy and efforts to provide security technology platforms to U…
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IT Vet Archana Deskus Named HPE Global CIO

Archana “Archie” Deskus, formerly chief information officer at oil and gas company Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHGE), has joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) as global CIO. HPE President Antonio Neri wrote in a blog post posted Thursday Deskus will help advance an information technology strategy as the company works to implement its HPE Next initiative…
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Battelle Concludes Carbon Dioxide Storage Project at AEP Power Plant

Battelle has completed a 15-year project to store carbon dioxide at American Electric Power‘s coal-fired power plant in West Virginia. The nonprofit research and development organization said Thursday it initiated the carbon capture and storage project at Mountaineer Plant in 2002 with funds from the Energy Department‘s National Energy Technology Laboratory…
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Ball Aerospace, Partners Prepare NOAA Polar Orbiting Weather Satellite for Nov. 10 Launch

Ball Aerospace and other Joint Polar Satellite System-1 team members are preparing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration polar orbiting weather satellite for a scheduled Nov. 10 launch…
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BAE Systems, Milspec to Demo Offering for Australian Army’s Military Vehicle Replacement Program

Milspec Manufacturing will help demonstrate BAE Systems-built military vehicle which will be offered for an Australian army vehicle replacement program. BAE Systems said Friday the AMV35 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle, built alongside Patria, will be bid for the LAND 400 Phase 2 program established to replace the aging Australian Light Armored Vehicles…
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Raytheon Supports Caltech Research Hub for ‘Bio-Inspired’ Autonomous Tech

Raytheon has announced its lead sponsorship for Caltech’s new research center that seeks to advance the development of biologically-inspired autonomous systems. The Center for Autonomous Systems and Technology covers 10,000 square feet of laboratory space for scientists and researchers from Caltech and NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Raytheon said Thursday…
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Northrop Deploys Sunshield Subsystem for NASA James Webb Space Telescope

Northrop Grumman has deployed a sunshield subsystem and tensioned five sunshield layers for the NASA James Webb Space Telescope at the company’s highbay facilities in Redondo Beach, California. The company said Thursday the sunshield subsystem will work to divide the JWST observatory into a warm sun-facing side and a cold space-facing side that features optics and other scientific instruments…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Bill Lovell, VP of Federal Healthcare for DXC Technology

“If we can start adopting standards for data and system interoperability, we will be able to make tremendous advances in understanding how we can best support the total population across America…
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Report: DIUx, Tanium Transition Cyber Pilot Program Into $750M Army Contract

The Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and cybersecurity firm Tanium have transitioned a pilot project into a potential five-year, $750 million contract with the U.S. Army, Defense News reported Thursday…
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Black Box to Update Marine Base Telecom Architecture

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded Black Box a potential $4.8 million contract to modernize a telecommunication network architecture at the service branch’s air station in North Carolina…
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In the News: Rear Adm. Colin G. Chinn, Joint Staff Surgeon of Joint Chiefs of Staff

“For the last 15 years, we have had a significant amount of our [R&D] dollars go toward solving issues that have arisen…We are making great strides in opening up some issues and preparing for future conflicts…
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Army Invites Firms, Agencies to Participate in C4ISR/EW Interoperatbility Initiative

The U.S. Army has issued a special notice inviting non-members to join the Vehicular Integration for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance/Electronic Warfare interoperability program…
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VIDEO: Energy Action Month PSA

Energy Resilience Enables Army Readiness.
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