Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/22/2017

Former Raytheon VP Mark Esper Officially Takes Oath as 23rd Army Secretary

Mark Esper, formerly Raytheon vice president for government relations, has officially been sworn in as the 23rd secretary of the U.S. Army. He said in a letter addressed to the Army community that his top priorities as the service branch’s top civilian official are readiness, modernization and reform, the Association of the United States Army said Tuesday…
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SES-Led Consortium, European Space Agency Form Satcom Partnership

An SES-led industry consortium has partnered with the European Space Agency to establish a platform for government organizations to access and secure satellite communications. The public-private partnership aims to demonstrate potential applications of the Pacis-1 satcom platform to border control, civil protection, humanitarian missions and maritime surveillance missions, SES said Tuesday…
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CBP, Industry Partners Test Facial Recognition Tech for Identity Verification at Cruise Ships

Idemia, formerly known as MorphoTrust, and Royal Caribbean Cruises have conducted a trial for the Customs and Border Protection agency which utilized a facial recognition system to confirm passengers’ identities during their entry and re-entry to cruise ships…
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Boeing JV to Provide Aircraft MRO Services for Saudi Arabian Rotorcraft Fleet

A Saudi Arabia-based joint venture between Boeing, Alsalam Aircraft and Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries will offer maintenance, repair and overhaul support for the country’s fleet of rotorcraft aircraft, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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Air Force Issues $403M F-16 Service Life Extension Contract RFP for Small Businesses

The U.S. Air Force has kicked off a small business set-aside solicitation for a potential 10-year, $403 million contract to extend the service life of the military branch’s fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft…
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Jacobs-EwingCole JV Wins $99M Navy IDIQ for Military Facility Construction Project Services

A joint venture of Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) and EwingCole has won a potential $99 million contract to provide support services for military construction projects within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s Southwest area of responsibility…
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Unisys to Help Develop New Zealand’s Cloud-Based Education Funding Distribution Platform

Unisys has been selected to develop a cloud-based technology platform for New Zealand’s ministry of education to manage and distribute funds to childhood, primary and secondary schools in the country…
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Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Uses 3D Printing Tech to Help Simulate, Virtualize Satellite Designs

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of space systems segment at Lockheed Martin, told Via Satellite in an interview published Tuesday the company has made multi-year investments across its production processes in order to compete with “NewSpace” startups and meet mission demands…
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Moves to Scrap Obama Administration’s Internet Regulations

Ajit Pai, chairman of Federal Communications Commission, has issued a draft order that seeks to repeal internet regulations the previous Obama administration introduced in 2015. Pai shared his draft Restoring Internet Freedom Order with fellow commissioners who plan to take up the matter at FCC’s Open Meeting scheduled for Dec…
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Northrop to Update Navy H-1 Aircraft Mission Computers

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $10.7 million delivery order to help the U.S. Navy update mission computers of the H-1 aircraft fleet. The company will incorporate 54 technical refresh mission computers into the H-1 production line, the Defense Department said Tuesday…
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Air Force Taps Booz Allen to Develop Virtual Combat Simulation, Analysis Tools

Booz Allen Hamilton has received a potential $14.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to research and develop tools for the military branch’s virtual combat laboratory. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will also help the service branch maintain and update technology platforms intended for virtual and constructive modeling, simulation and analysis…
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Bret Taylor, Alex Dayon Take New Leadership Roles at Salesforce

Bret Taylor, formerly CEO and co-founder of collaboration platforms provider Quip, has joined Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) as president and chief product officer. Taylor will oversee Salesforce’s go-to-market strategy, product vision, development and design efforts in his new role, the company said Tuesday…
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Sen. Thad Cochran Proposes $650.7B FY 2018 Defense Policy Bill

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R- Mississippi) has proposed a defense policy bill that would allocate $581.3 billion in base budget, $64.9 billion in overseas contingency operations funds and $4…
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VIDEO – For Fleet and Force: ONR Global Science Advisors

Science Advisors from the Office of Naval Research Global work in a fast-paced and exciting world, finding the best, most cutting-edge technologies for America’s warfighter. A new video shows how this small but crucial group of men and women are positively impacting the Navy, Marine Corps and nation—from artillery to aircraft carriers, cognition to cyber, and lasers to landing craft…
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