Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/08/2017

Boeing Closes Aurora Flight Sciences Buy

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has wrapped up its purchase of Aurora Flight Sciences for an undisclosed sum to further the aerospace and defense contractor’s autonomous technology development efforts. Chicago-based Boeing said Wednesday Aurora will retain its business name and join the former’s engineering, test and technology group…
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Raytheon-Built Ground System for Joint Polar Satellite Program Becomes Operational

Raytheon has powered up a new Common Ground System the company built to support an upcoming launch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System. Version 2 of JPSS CGS is designed to transmit observations from 11 future polar-orbiting satellites to NOAA’s National Weather Service agency at a rate 50 percent faster than that of the original CGS, Raytheon said Tuesday…
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Army Vet David Turner to Join American Water as Military Services Group President

David Turner, a retired U.S. Army brigadier general, will officially join American Water on Nov. 20 as president of the water and wastewater utility company’s military services business group. The more than 20-year Army veteran will succeed Todd Duerr, who is due to leave the company Jan…
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Northrop to Support DARPA’s Graph Processor Tech Project

Northrop Grumman has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help develop a graph processor chip technology as part of DARPA’s Hierarchical Identify Verify Exploit program…
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SSL-Built Telesat Satellite Arrives in Eastern Russia Ahead of Launch

A small satellite built by Maxar Technologies‘ SSL subsidiary for Telesat has been delivered to the Vostochny Cosmodrome launch base in Eastern Russia ahead of its scheduled late November launch aboard a Soyuz-2 rocket…
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Iridium CEO Matt Desch Joins NVTC Board

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has been appointed to the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s board of directors. Desch brings to the council more than 35 years of experience in the telecommunications and global wireless industries, NVTC said Tuesday…
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Orbital ATK Completes Structural Acceptance Test on Space Launch Vehicle Motor Case Component

Orbital ATK has conducted a structural acceptance test on a motor composite case built to support the company’s Next Generation Launch family of space launch vehicles. The company said Tuesday the test demonstrated the structural loads’ capacity to generate more than 110 percent of the anticipated maximum motor operating pressure as well as operational, flight and pre-launch line loads…
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DoD Tests Interoperability of T-Metrics, Unify Comms Tech Platforms

The Defense Department‘s Joint Interoperability Test Command has tested the compatibility of communications technology platforms from Atos‘ Unify subsidiary and T-Metrics. Unify said Tuesday its OpenScape Voice system underwent a joint interoperability test with T-Metrics’ TM-2000 Multi-Purpose ACD Platform and TM-2000 Consolidated Answering System…
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Accenture-Salesforce Survey: 49% of US Adults Cite Websites as Most Preferred Govt Services Platform

A new survey commissioned by Accenture and Salesforce says 49 percent of U.S. adults prefer to access government services through websites. Accenture said Tuesday 31 percent of respondents cited agency-specific telephone service as the most desired type of access; 25 percent prefer mobile devices without the use of applications; and 21 percent favor a single 311 telephone service for all requests…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Cynthia Shelton, Area Vice President for Special Program Sales at CenturyLink

“Women make up only 10 percent of the cybersecurity career field and there are over one million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US alone.” The future is here, undeniably bringing with it a hefty amount of challenges across the cybersecurity sector at our door…
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Report: DoD, Japan in Talks Over Potential Missile Defense Tech Sale

The Defense Department has begun to exchange initial price and technical data with Japan on the ground-based Aegis missile defense system to kick-off an acquisition process that could lead to a formal notification to Congress of a potential foreign military sale,  Bloomberg reported Tuesday…
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4 Firms Awarded IDIQ Contract for DoD Office Administrative Support Services

Washington Headquarters Services has awarded four companies spots on a potential $45 million contract to provide enterprisewide administrative support services to the Pentagon’s Office of the Secretary of Defense…
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VIDEO: Blue Chromite 18 | Raw Footage

Marines with Alpha Co, 1st Battalion, and 3rd Marine Regiment conduct an amphibious assault during Exercise Blue Chromite 18. The exercise allows the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps team to perform high-level training without losing the ability to rapidly respond to disasters in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region…
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