Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/30/2017

Peraton to Support DoD’s Spectrum Sharing Initiative; Stu Shea Comments

Peraton has secured a pair of task orders worth $12.5 million combined to support the Defense Department in efforts to open up electromagnetic spectrum for commercial use. The Defense Spectrum Organization asked the company to develop and maintain a software platform designed to analyze electromagnetic compatibility and document spectrum analysis results under a three-year, $5…
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Karen Dunn Kelley to Assume ‘Nonexclusive’ Commerce Deputy Secretary Responsibilities

Karen Dunn Kelley, undersecretary for economic affairs at the Commerce Department, has been appointed to perform the nonexclusive duties and functions of the deputy secretary of commerce. The department said Wednesday Kelley’s appointment was made in accordance with the Vacancies Reform Act and after the retirement of Ellen Herbst, who previously performed the deputy secretary’s responsibilities on a nonexclusive basis…
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Comprehensive Health Services Forms DoD Advisory Board

Comprehensive Health Services has established a new board of advisers that will work to provide strategic guidance to the executive leadership in support of the Cape Canaveral, Florida-based workforce medical services contractor’s business capture and development efforts within the Defense Department…
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Rockwell Collins to Integrate Airborne Radio Tech on Air Force F-16 Fleet

Rockwell Collins will integrate its networked communications airborne radio, which features mobile user objective system and soldier radio waveform capacities, onboard U.S. Air Force F-16 aircraft. The company said Wednesday the ARC-210 RT-2036(C) offering provides data, imagery and voice connectivity for manned and unmanned systems…
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NCI to Update Local Area Networks of Army Medical Facilities

NCI has won a three-year, $21 million task order to modernize wired and wireless local area networks currently installed at U.S. Army medical facilities and related outlying or remote posts worldwide…
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Ball Aerospace to Design, Build DoD’s Environmental Satellite System

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has received a contract from the Defense Department to design a low-Earth orbit satellite system to support weather forecasting across maritime regions. The company said Wednesday it will serve as prime contractor on the Weather System Follow-on – Microwave program and conduct risk reduction efforts for the LEO satellite…
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AWS Introduces Continuous Threat Monitoring, Detection Service

Amazon Web Services has unveiled a continuous security monitoring and threat detection service in a move to help customers identify potential threats to their AWS accounts. Amazon GuardDuty is designed to apply machine learning and scan public and AWS-generated data streams to detect malicious or unauthorized activity in users’ AWS environments, AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr wrote in a blog post published Tuesday…
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FAA to Develop Drone Collision Risk Mitigation Requirements Based on ASSURE Report

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to establish new requirements for drones to help mitigate collision and operational risks based on the results of a study released by the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence…
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Eaton to Support DISA’s Data Center Power Capacity Expansion Project

Eaton has secured a $10.7 million contract to help expand the capacity of power systems at a Defense Information Systems Agency data center in Columbus, Ohio. The company said Tuesday it will provide electrical distribution and power quality management equipment as well as engineering services to the project slated for completion in the first half of 2018…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Barbara Humpton, President & CEO of Siemens Govt Technologies

The 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy once said in a famous address before the Irish Parliament that:“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities…
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Andrew Ivers Named L3 Corporate SVP, Comms System Business President

Andrew Ivers, president of broadband communications sector and communication systems-west division at L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL), will assume the roles of corporate senior vice president and president of communication systems business segment at the New York-based aerospace and defense contractor starting Jan…
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Harris Gets $71M Army Contract Modification for Ground, Airborne Radios

Harris has received a potential $71 million contract modification from the U.S. Army for the delivery of single-channel ground and airborne radio systems. The Defense Department said Wednesday the award modifies a previously awarded contract that covers tactical net radios, equipment, training and fielding support services to Morocco as part of a foreign military sales transaction…
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Intelsat General Issues White Paper on Satellite Platform’s Interference Mitigation Capability

An Intelsat subsidiary has issued a white paper that seeks to show how its satellite platform works to mitigate hostile attempts to interfere with signals on the company’s high-frequency satellites…
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VIDEO: Attorney General Sessions & Acting DEA Administrator Patterson Announce

Attorney General Sessions & Acting DEA Administrator Patterson Announce New Tools to Fight Opioid Crisis
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