Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/30/2017

CACI Wins $91M Army Airborne ISR Tech Support Order; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has won a potential four-year, $91 million task order to help a U.S. Army organization research, develop and evaluate airborne intelligence systems. The company said Monday it will assist the Flight Activity of the Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center in efforts to maintain, integrate, operate and provide training support for airborne platform systems that support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions…
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Parsons Starts Huntsville, Alabama Facility Expansion; Carey Smith Comments

Parsons broke ground on a facility expansion in Huntsville, Alabama, last week to add a 25,000-square-foot building and 50 new jobs there. The engineering services contractor will use the additional facility to integrate hardware and software platforms for customers across the intelligence, defense and infrastructure sectors, the Huntsville city government said Wednesday…
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Report: DoD Surpasses $1.4T in Post-9/11 War Spending

A new report from the Defense Department says the U.S. government has exceeded $1.46 trillion in direct war-related spending since Sept. 11, 2001. The 74-page DoD report obtained by Secrecy News provides details on war-related appropriations and expenditures, including costs of military operations, deployed troop support and personnel and equipment transportation, the Federation of American Scientists said Sunday…
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Cyber Vet Melissa Hathaway Talks Threats to Critical Infrastructure at UN University

Melissa Hathaway, former White House cybersecurity adviser, discussed the cyber threats to critical infrastructure, internet economy and critical services during a conversation at the United Nations University’s headquarters in Japan, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies reported…
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Eurofighter Consortium Pledges to Support Creation of Natl Innovation Centers in Belgium

Members of the Eurofighter consortium have committed to aid the establishment of two national innovation centers in Belgium as part of efforts to help boost the country’s aeronautical and defense capacities…
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DLA Commemorates EPA Solar Array System

Officers from the Defense Logistics Agency Energy have taken part in a ribbon-cutting to commemorate a contract awarded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Edison campus for a solar array system…
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Report: DHS Eyes Single Data Collection Portal for Agencies

The Department of Homeland Security has launched an effort to develop a single portal for data collection across 47 different agencies that handle goods coming into U.S., Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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David Kautter Appointed IRS Acting Commissioner

President Donald Trump has appointed David Kautter, assistant secretary for tax policy at the Treasury Department, as acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service in a move that takes effect Nov…
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Inmarsat Taps Arianespace for Global Xpress-5 Satellite Launch Services

Imarsat has selected France-based company Arianespace to help launch a fifth Global Xpress communications satellite from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Arianespace said Friday it aims to send Global Express-5 satellite for Inmarsat into orbit with the  Ariane 5 heavy-lift launcher platform within the second half of 2019…
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NRC Eyes Software License, Hosting Services Contract Award to CGI’s Federal Business

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced its intent to award CGI’s federal business a potential five-year contract to provide software licenses for NRC’s financial system. A FedBizOpps notice posted Friday says the sole-source contract will cover licenses for CGI Federal’s Momentum software as well as hosting, help desk support, operations and maintenance services…
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Matt Desch: Iridium Satcom Systems Support Caribbean, Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Operations

Iridium Communications continues to provide satellite communications services in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico to aid hurricane recovery efforts, NASASpaceflight.com reported Saturday. Iridium CEO Matt Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, told the publication that Iridium saw an increase in satcom demand in the Carribean and Puerto Rico “on a scale that we have not seen before…
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A&D Trade Group Asks Congress to Introduce ‘Revenue-Neutral’ Tax Reform Plan

An aerospace and defense trade group has asked Congress to devise a tax reform plan that would not contribute to budget deficit in an effort to prevent potential cuts to defense spending in the long term due to high shortfall, Defense News reported Saturday…
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VIDEO: Mattis Visits the DMZ

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo visited the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, Oct. 27, 2017. While there, Mattis spoke to the press about the threat posed by North Korea…
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