Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/17/2017

Zane Burke: Cerner, Leidos & Accenture Could Team Again on VA EHR Rollout; Jerry Hogge Comments

Cerner President Zane Burke has said the health information technology company hopes to retain its partnership with Leidos and Accenture for the delivery of a modernized electronic health record system to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Healthcare IT News reported Thursday…
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Contracting Vet Michelle Adams Joins Research Innovations as Contracts, Supply Chain VP

Michelle Adams, former director of cybersercurity contracts at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), has joined Research Innovations as vice president of contracts and supply chain at the Alexandria, Virginia-based contractor…
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Boeing Subsidiary to Distribute Rolls-Royce Engine Products in Defense Market

Boeing‘s subsidiary Aviall has signed a sales and distribution agreement to offer a suite of Rolls-Royce-made engines to the defense sector. Aviall will market AE 2100 turboprop, AE 3007 turbofan and AE 1107C turboshaft engine variants that are designed to power multiple types of military aircraft, Boeing said Thursday…
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Lockheed Hands Over 5th MUOS Satellite to Navy

The U.S. Navy has assumed full operational control of the fifth Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System satellite. Lockheed said Thursday the Naval Satellite Operations Center took control of MUOS-5 on Oct…
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Randy Cole Promoted to NeoSystems SVP for Consulting Services, Product Sales

Randy Cole, formerly vice president of client services at NeoSystems‘ managed accounting services business, has been promoted to senior VP of consulting services and product sales. Tysons Corner, Virginia-based NeoSystems said Tuesday Cold led the establishment of the company’s remote business operations facility that offers back office services to government contractors and other commercial entities outside of the Washington metropolitan area…
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Fluor Completes Power Line in Puerto Rico Under USACE Contract

Fluor has finished construction of a power line in Puerto Rico as part of a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The company said Thursday the 38-kilovolt power line will help restore electricity in an area that includes residential neighborhoods, a hospital and a campus of the University of Puerto Rico…
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Launch of NOAA’s New Weather Satellite Postponed to Saturday

NASA rescheduled the launch of the first in a series of new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellites slated for polar orbit to Saturday from Tuesday. The space agency said Friday NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 will launch aboard United Launch Alliance‘s Delta II rocket from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 4:47 a…
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Curtiss-Wright Subsidiary to Provide Data Acquisition Hardware for Navy Aircraft Platforms

A Curtiss-Wright subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $45 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide airborne instrumentation data acquisition hardware and related repair services to the Naval Air Systems Command…
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PwC Report Shows $12B Increase in US Aerospace, Defense R&D Spending

A study by PwC’s consulting arm shows that U.S. aerospace and defense companies’ spending on research and development efforts has climbed by nearly $12 billion so far this year, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Mona Bates, CIO & VP of Information Technology for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

Information Technology is evolving at a rapid rate–and so are the cyber threats, defying traditional cybersecurity measures across multiple domains. A 20-year IT veteran with a vision of what comes next is Mona Bates, Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems…
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Navy Picks 4 Firms for C4I Technical, Engineering Support Contracts

Four companies have won separate potential five-year contracts to provide engineering and technical support for the U.S. Navy’s command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems and information technology platforms…
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BAE Develops Laser Attack Protection Tech for Pilots

A team BAE Systems engineers has developed a system designed to protect pilots and flight crew against hostile laser attacks on aircraft. The company said Wednesday the technology utilizes a novel film that allows only natural light to pass through it and seeks to help airmen avoid the dangerous effects of laser exposure…
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VIDEO: Aviation Academics | “O” is for Osprey

The V-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor military aircraft capable of a multitude of different roles. The Osprey can function as an airplane and as a conventional helicopter, giving the aircraft both long distance and short distance capabilities…
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