Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/11/2017

Northrop Vet Matt McQueen Named Peraton Chief Comms Officer; Stu Shea Comments

Matt McQueen, previously a communications executive in charge of cyber branding at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has joined Peraton as chief communications officer. McQueen will oversee strategy development and implementation of communications initiatives in the areas of media relations, employee engagement, branding and executive communications, Peraton said Monday…
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BAE Closes Potential $6.7B Deal to Supply Typhoon Fighter Jets to Qatar

BAE Systems has secured a potential $6.69 billion contract to supply Qatar’s air force with 24 Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighter jets. The company said Sunday it expects to start deliveries in late 2022 and will also provide in-service support and initial training services as a prime contractor on the contract…
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Jeh Johnson, James Taiclet Elected to Lockheed Board of Directors; Marillyn Hewson Comments

Jeh Johnson, former secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, and American Tower CEO James Taiclet Jr. have been elected to join Lockheed Martin‘s board of directors effective Jan. 1. “Jeh’s experience in acquisition and government operations and Jim’s aerospace and global perspective will help advance our ability to anticipate and exceed our customers’ expectations,” Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement published Monday…
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LaVerne Council Joins Grant Thornton as Enterprise Digital Strategy & Innovation Lead

LaVerne Council, a more than 30-year public and private sector veteran, has been appointed national managing principal for enterprise digital strategy and innovation at Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton said Thursday Council will oversee enterprise digital and technological strategies and products designed to help chief information officers address information technology challenges within their organizations…
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Marine Corps Seeks Info on Enterprise Mobility Management Vendors

The U.S. Marine Corps has posted a request for information on potential sources of an enterprise mobility management system. The service branch said Wednesday in a FedBizOpps notice it seeks an EMM platform that can give government-owned mobile devices access to the Marine Corps Enterprise Network, the Marine Corps’ portion of the unclassified Department of Defense Information Network…
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NASA Eyes Use of Cognitive Radio to Address Space Comms Challenges

NASA looks to use cognitive radios to meet increased demand for space data and optimize the efficiency of space communications systems. The agency said Saturday software-defined radios such as cognitive radios apply artificial intelligence to utilize unused but licensed portions of the electromagnetic spectrum without human intervention…
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Report: Blue Origin Eyes Initial Test Flight for 3rd ‘New Shepard’ Suborbital Booster

Blue Origin has filed an airspace restriction notice with the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct spaceflight operations this week at its test site near Van Horn, Texas, Spaceflight Now reported Sunday…
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PAE to Help Manage, Secure State Dept Facilities in Kabul, Afghanistan

PAE has received a one-year, $59.9 million contract to provide operations, maintenance and life support services at Department of State facilities located in the international zone of Kabul, Afghanistan…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Davis Johnson, VP of Riverbed Technology’s Public Sector

As if there was not enough instability in our current political climate, Congress has plans to limit funds for the U.S. Army‘s battlefield network development program until they submit a modernization plan for its tactical communications and data networks, according to a recent report by C4ISRNET…
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L3 Subsidiary Lands $79M Contract to Help Manage AETC Trainer Aircraft Base Supply

A subsidiary of L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has secured a $79.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to manage and sustain the base supply of T-1A trainer aircraft for the Air Education and Training Command…
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Gen. Jay Raymond Named Stratcom’s Joint Force Space Component Commander

Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command chief, has officially assumed the additional role of Joint Force Space Component commander as part of the U.S. Strategic Command’s restructuring efforts. Raymond assumed his new position during a ceremony presided by Stratcom commander Gen…
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Boeing Gets MDA Contract to Integrate, Test Low Power Laser on UAV

Boeing has won a nine-month, $9 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to integrate and test a low power laser technology on an unmanned aerial vehicle. The Defense Department said Friday Boeing will aim to help MDA address laser power and aperture size under the first phase of the agency’s Low Power Laser Demonstrator program…
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VIDEO: Navy Joins California Fire Fight

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Black Jacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 assists in fighting California fires. HSC-3 and HSC-21 are assisting California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection by providing aircrews flying specially-equipped MH-60S helicopters to conduct aerial water drops against wildfires in San Diego County…
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