Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/20/2017

ATI to Head DARPA-Backed Consortium for Satellite Servicing Standards

Advanced Technology International will lead a federal government-established group of satellite industry stakeholders from the public and private sectors that is intended to set the standards for satellite servicing…
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DISA to Solicit Proposals for $96M IT Products & Services Contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to issue a formal request for proposals later this month for a range of information technology products and services that will be delivered outside the continental U…
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Bill Evanina: DoD to Use NCSC Continuous Evaluation System to Vet Security Clearance Holders

Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, has said the Defense Department will also adopt NSCS’ continuous evaluation platform to perform periodic background investigations on employees at the executive branch in addition to its own CE system, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Richard White, President of SSL Government Systems

When working with U.S. government agencies on defining next-generation space technologies, industry leaders across the board are all hands on-deck. SSL Government Systems, for instance, is helping the U…
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Fincantieri to Team Up with Australia-Based Companies for Navy Frigate Production Bid

Fincantieri will open an opportunity for Australia-based companies to help the European shipbuilder compete for a $26.4 billion Australian navy frigate manufacturing contract, the Australian Financial Review reported Sunday…
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Red Hat Unveils Updated Enterprise Container Platform

Red Hat has introduced an updated version of its enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform. The company said Thursday its OpenShift Container Platform 3.7. works to help information technology organizations develop and manage applications that use services from data centers and public clouds…
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Raytheon-Built Ground System, Space Sensor Tech to Aid JPSS-1 Weather Satellite Mission

Raytheon provided a common ground system and a space sensor technology to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s next-generation polar satellite that NASA launched Saturday from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California…
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Coras’ SaaS-Based Application Platform Gets FedRAMP Ready Status

Coras has received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Ready designation for a software-as-a-service platform designed to help agencies move applications to a cloud environment. The company said Friday it demonstrated the CorasNow Federal application platform’s capacity to meet technical requirements under FedRAMP…
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Davita Vance-Cooks Named Director at Grant Thornton’s Public Sector Practice

Davita Vance-Cooks, former head of the U.S. Government Publishing Office, has joined Grant Thornton as director of the professional services firm’s public sector practice. Vance-Cooks will support the operations transformation and change management efforts of the practice’s civilian business, Grant Thornton said Friday…
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NASA Picks Johns Hopkins APL to Build Instrument for Japan-Led Mars Lunar Mission

NASA has chosen Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to develop a gamma-ray and neutron spectrometer in support of Japan’s mission to two Martian moons. JHUAPL said Friday it will work with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to build the MEGANE instrument for the Martian Moons eXploration mission that is set to launch in 2024…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Secures Air Force Funds to Continue Booster Engine Development Work

Aerojet Rocketdyne has received a $22.7 million contract modification for the development of a reusable oxidizer rich staged combustion cycle booster engine designed to use liquid oxygen baseline propellants…
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Northrop Flies 1st E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft for Japan

Northrop Grumman has completed the maiden flight of an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft that company has built for Japan through a foreign military sales contract. The company said Wednesday it flew the aircraft from Northrop’s Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St…
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VIDEO – FOCUS NNS: Digital Shipbuilding, Enterprise First Cut of Steel, HII Health Center Open House

The November edition of Focus NNS includes the laser scanning of NNS’ first ship Dorothy, the 2017 Model of Excellence Awards, the HII Health Center Open House, USS George Washington (CVN 73) RCOH arrival, NNS President Jennifer Boykin’s new Facebook page and the Enterprise (CVN 80) first cut of steel ceremony…
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