Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/15/2017

GAO: Bid Protests Down 7% in Fiscal Year 2017

A Government Accountability Office report shows that the total number of protests filed with the agency to dispute federal contract awards hit 2,596 in fiscal year 2017, a figure that represents a 7 percent decline over the 2,789 recorded in the previous fiscal year…
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Lockheed Martin Subsidiary to Supply Weapon Systems Parts Under DLA Contract Modification

A Lockheed Martin subsidiary has received a potential $49 million contract modification to supply weapon systems parts to the Defense Logistics Agency. Sikorsky Aircraft will provide consumable spare parts for various weapon systems under the modification to a five-year base contract, which can extend another five years to cover the option period, the Defense Department said Tuesday…
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Report: Raytheon’s Patriot Defense Systems Intercepted Over 100 Missiles in Saudi Arabia Since 2015

Raytheon-built Patriot missile defense systems based in Saudi Arabia have intercepted more than 100 tactical ballistic missiles since the conflict with Yemen’s Houthi group began in 2015, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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FYBR-Mars Institute-SETI Team to Work With NASA on Mars Drone R&D

A partnership of geospatial data company FYBR Solutions and non-profit organizations The Mars Institute and the SETI Institute will work with NASA on the research and development of unmanned aerial vehicle technologies for future Mars missions…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Jill Singer, VP of National Security for AT&T Public Sector

“Balancing our domestic U.S. needs with our international responsibilities as the global leader wasn’t easy in the past; it isn’t easy now, and won’t be easy tomorrow…as a nation, we never shy away from doing the hard work and we will continue to earn the world’s respect…
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Inmarsat Unveils Broadcast and Reception Service for Maritime Safety Information Providers

Inmarsat has introduced a new international broadcast and automatic reception service for maritime safety information providers designed to help update the global maritime distress and safety system. The SafetyNET II service for maritime safety information will help MSIP units migrate current communications capacities to web-based messaging, Inmarsat said Tuesday…
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HHS OIG Requests Info on Big Data Analytics Tools

The Department of Health and Human Services‘ Office of the Inspector General has asked industry to provide information on current analytics technology products designed to manage large amounts of data from structured and unstructured sources…
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BAE to Help DARPA Build Space Tech Evaluation, Analysis Testbed

BAE Systems has secured a potential $12.8 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to build a testbed for space command-and-control technologies. The company said Tuesday it will develop a space evaluation and analysis testbed under DARPA’s Hallmark program to support the development, integration, evaluation and analysis of space enterprise C2 platforms…
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Orbital ATK’s OA-8 Cargo Resupply Spacecraft Arrives at Space Station

An Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft reached the International Space Station Tuesday to unload 7,400 pounds of cargo, supplies and scientific experiments. The OA-8 cargo delivery vehicle, nicknamed S.S. Gene Cernan, is the eighth spacecraft to deliver cargo to ISS as part of Orbital ATK’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA, the company said Tuesday…
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Mexico’s Civil Aviation Authority Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has obtained an offshore and utility type certificate from Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics to operate S-92 medium-lift helicopters in the country…
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DynCorp to Continue Saudi F-15 Base Operations Support Under AFCAP IV Task Order

DynCorp International has secured a potential $4.6 million task order from the U.S. Air Force to support F-15 base operations in Saudi Arabia under the foreign military sales program. The company said Tuesday it will provide tools, materials, safety equipment and vehicles along with transportation, supervision, lodging and training services to support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia FMS program and personnel…
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FBI, DHS Link Fallchill Malware to North Korea

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have released an alert saying the government of North Korea appears to have been using a malware to home in on telecommunications, finance and aerospace sectors since 2016, ZDNet reported Tuesday…
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Report: Oshkosh Defense Eyes Armored Vehicle Partnerships in Middle East

George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of international programs at Oshkosh‘s defense business, has said the company looks to offer armored vehicles in the Middle East through partnerships with local manufacturers there, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: We are QRF

The Special Purpose MAGTF – Crisis Response – Central Command is the quick reaction force for the U.S. Central Command area of operations. At a moments notice the Marines who make up the QRF can respond to any crisis by providing aid to allies and lethal force to our enemies…
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