Posts from GovConWire for 11/29/2017

Karen Dahut, Christopher Ling, Kristine Martin Anderson to Take New Leadership Roles at Booz Allen

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has named three executives to new roles, effective April 1, as Joseph Logue, an executive vice president who leads the McLean, Virginia-based management and technology consulting firm’s defense and intelligence businesses, prepares to retire on June 30…
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State Dept OKs Poland’s Requests for $500M in Mobile Rocket Launcher, Air-to-Air Missiles

The State Department has cleared Poland’s request to buy a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System and AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles from the U.S. government under two foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $500 million combined…
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4th Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch Enters Pre-Launch Processing Phase; Matt Desch Comments

SpaceX has begun processing the fourth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites at its west coast launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for the Dec. 22 launch aboard a pre-flown Falcon 9 rocket as part of its launch campaign with Iridium Communications…
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Lockheed Partners With 5 Firms to Pursue Canada’s Surface Combatant Program

Lockheed Martin and five other defense contractors have formed a consortium to offer a warship design for a program that seeks to replace the Canadian navy’s fleet of surface combatants. The Canada’s Combat Ship Team composed of Lockheed’s Canadian arm, CAE, BAE Systems, L3 Technologies, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates – now called Maxar Technologies – and Ultra Electronics proposed the Type 26 Global Combat Ship to the Canadian Surface Combatant program, Lockheed said Tuesday…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Lou Von Thaer, President & CEO of Battelle

Every day, scientists work to further man’s understanding of the world around us, attempting to devise solutions and further comprehension in planning for the future. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, companies like Battelle conduct research and development, design and manufacture modernized products, and deliver services critical to government and commercial customers…
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L3 Subsidiary to Engineer Flight Test Equipment Under Potential $196M Navy Contract

An L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) subsidiary has received a potential $195.6 million  contract from the U.S. Navy for the provision of flight test instrumentation engineering and support services. L3’s Interstate Electronics Corp…
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Air Force, Lockheed Transport 4th SBIRS Missile Warning Satellite to Cape Canaveral

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force shipped a fourth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit missile warning satellite Oct. 31 to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The company said Tuesday GEO Flight 4, the service branch’s next Space Based Infrared System, is scheduled for liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket in January…
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CIA Vet Jeanne Tisinger Joins Peraton’s New Advisory Board; Stu Shea Comments

Jeanne Tisinger, formerly deputy director for support of CIA, has been named the first member of Peraton‘s newly created advisory board. The company said Tuesday the advisory board, which will comprise government technology executives, will assist in the formation of Peraton’s growth strategy for 2018 onward…
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Rockwell Collins to Help Australian Defense Force Install Dome, Desktop Training Simulators

Rockwell Collins has secured a two-year contract to provide and install dome and desktop trainer simulation systems for joint terminal attack controllers and joint forward observer communities of Australia’s army and air force…
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SAS CTO Oliver Schabenberger to Add COO Title; Jim Goodnight Comments

Oliver Schabenberger, chief technology officer at SAS Institute, will assume additional duties as chief operating officer at the Cary, North Carolina-based analytics software company beginning on Jan. 1…
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Accenture Invests in 1QBit for Quantum Computing Analytics Push

Accenture has invested in Vancouver, Canada-based quantum computing software developer 1QBit in a push to help organizations generate intelligence data with quantum-based analytics technology. Both companies also formed a strategic alliance for Accenture to serve as 1QBit’s systems integrator and leverage the 1QBit platform in efforts to demonstrate, train, develop and test tools and assets, Accenture said Tuesday…
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NIH Supercomputing Cluster Lands Spot on Top500 List; CSRA’s Kamal Narang Comments

A computing platform that CSRA upgraded for the National Institutes of Health has been named to the Top500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. NIH’s Biowulf cluster ranked 66th on the Top500’s 2017 list, CSRA said Monday…
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VIDEO: The U.S. Army in Space today and in the future

This video explains how the U.S. Army uses space-enabled capabilities to enhance the effectiveness and lethality of our Soldiers. Soldiers can communicate, navigate, target and find the enemy, anticipate weather, and protect our forces because of the combat support assets available from Space…
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