Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/27/2017

CRS Report: Navy Plans to Use ‘Parent-Design Approach’ in Guided-Missile Frigate Procurement Effort

A Congressional Research Service report says the U.S. Navy intends to buy the first guided-missile frigate in fiscal year 2020 but does not have enough time to produce a “clean-sheet design” for the proposed FFG(X) program, USNI News reported Wednesday…
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Saab to Supply Additional Radars for Navy LCS Program

General Dynamics has placed an order for Saab medium-range surveillance radar systems for installation on two future U.S. Navy littoral combat ships. Saab said Thursday it will provide Sea Giraffe AMB naval radars designated as AN/SPS-77 for the military branch’s LCS 28 and LCS 30 ships…
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OMB Director Mick Mulvaney Named Acting Director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

President Donald Trump has assigned Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The White House said Friday Mulvaney will lead CFPB until a permanent director is appointed…
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QinetiQ Opens Laser Tech Development, Testing Facility in UK

QinetiQ has opened a center of excellence at the company’s headquarters in  Farnborough, England, to facilitate development and test of high-energy lasers. The Dragonworks CoE is built to serve as a testing platform for military and commercial laser technology platforms, the company said Friday…
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Australia to Invest $659M in P-8A Aircraft Training System, Facilities

Australia’s defense department plans to invest $659 million in funds to support the operations of Boeing-built P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. The Australian government will spend $250 million on a Boeing training simulator system at the country’s air force base in Edinburgh as well as $409 million to upgrade base facilities, with an early 2019 completion date, Australia’s defense department said Nov…
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Technomile Relocates Corporate HQ to McLean, VA; Ashish Khot Comments

Cloud application and service provider Technomile has moved its corporate headquarters from Vienna to Mclean, Virginia, in an effort to accommodate additional employees to fill key positions across the organization…
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Accenture, Partnership for Public Service Urge Agencies to Use Tech in Citizen Service Delivery

Accenture’s federal services business and the Partnership for Public Service have released an issue brief that calls on government agencies to adopt three strategies in order to change the way they deliver services to citizens…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Dave McOmber, EVP of Public Sector & Federal Sales for QTS

The IT world is shifting. New tech, new infrastructure, the new consumer. The modern age–what a time to be alive. The future is bright, but also highly variable, tinged with uncertainty. Someone working to make the uncertain, certain, is David McOmber, Executive Vice President of Public Sector & Federal Sales at QTS Realty Trust, Inc…
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Vericor to Produce Engines for Navy Amphibious Landing Craft

Vericor Power Systems has been awarded a potential $32.1 million contract to manufacture, test and deliver marine gas turbine engines for the U.S. Navy‘s Landing Craft Air Cushion vehicles. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Vericor will provide ETF40B engines for the LCAC service life extension program…
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DARPA Issues RFI on Subterranean Domain Navigation, Mapping Tech Concepts

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has issued a request for information on potential concepts for novel technology platforms designed to navigate and map urban underground infrastructure, manmade tunnels, natural cave networks and other subterranean environments…
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Air Force Taps ELTA North America to Provide Stratcom Counter-UAS Equipment

An Israel Aerospace Industries subsidiary has secured a potential $39.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide counter-unmanned aerial system supplies to the U.S. Strategic Command. ELTA North America will deliver the counter-UAS equipment in support of Stratcom’s joint emergent operational requirements, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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L3 Subsidiary to Continue Lifecycle Support for Navy Towed Array Assets

An L3 Technologies subsidiary has received a $19.8 million contract modification to continue to help the U.S. Navy manage a facility that provides lifecycle support for the service branch’s towed arrays…
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VIDEO: USMC Marksmanship Competition | Marines (full)

U.S. Marines compete in the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition, Pacific Division; this two week event is held at Puuloa Range Training Facility and Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, Oct…
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