Posts from GovConWire for 12/12/2017

FireEye’s Tony Cole: Intelligence-Led Cyber Strategy Should Focus on Risk Mitigation

Tony Cole, vice president and global government chief technology officer at FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE), has said federal agencies should establish an intelligence-led cybersecurity strategy that transitions the focus from regulatory compliance toward risk mitigation…
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SSL Offers Satellite Rideshare Service to NASA Solar Research Mission; Richard White Comments

Maxar Technology‘s SSL subsidiary will collaborate with a team at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Michigan to carry out a space mission to study the sun. SSL said Monday the agency’s Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment aims to launch a small satellite constellation designed to explore how solar energetic particles are accelerated and emitted into interplanetary space…
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Xator Buys Merlin’s Professional Services Unit in Govt, Critical Infrastructure Market Push

Information technology and security services provider Xator has bought the professional services business of Englewood, Colorado-based cybersecurity company Merlin International for an undisclosed sum…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Rob Silverman, SVP at Booz Allen Hamilton

What is so artificial about artificial intelligence? Portrayals of A.I. in movies and television have engineered an image of personable robots, sentient and more humane than humans. In reality, however, A…
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SIPRI: 2016 Global Military Arms Sales Hit $375B

A new Stockholm International Peace Research Institute report says military arms and services sales worldwide reached a total of $374.8 billion during 2016. SIPRI said Monday the figure reflects a 1.9 percent increase from 2015 and represents the first year of growth in arms sales since 2010…
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Lockheed Wins Potential $78M Navy IT Security Support Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a potential five-year, $77.7 million contract to provide cybersecurity support for U.S. Navy information technology systems. The Defense Department said Monday Lockheed will help the military branch’s cyber personnel to design, analyze, develop, test, integrate, deploy and operate IT security platforms…
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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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Northrop Secures Army Radar Tech Risk Reduction Contract

Northrop Grumman has been selected by the U.S. Army to conduct a risk reduction activity for a radar technology designed to replace the service branch’s current Patriot air and missile defense system radars…
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Trump Signs New Directive to Facilitate Manned Lunar, Mars Exploration Missions

President Donald Trump has signed a new directive that would direct the NASA administrator to oversee an exploration program with the private sector and international partners to facilitate the return of humans to the Moon…
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Emergent to Update DHA’s Software Licensing Model Under Potential $99M Contract

Emergent has won a potential five-year, $98.8 million contract to help the Defense Health Agency update its licensing model for software products from Oracle (NYSE: ORCL). The Defense Department said Monday that Emergent will migrate and consolidate previous contracts for Oracle-made platforms as part of DHS’ efforts to eliminate duplication of procurement activities…
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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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Orbital ATK Lands Air Force Long Duration Secondary Payload Spacecraft Devt Contract

Orbital ATK has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to build an evolved expendable launch vehicle designed to transport and field small satellites and other payloads. The contract with the Air Force Space and Missiles Center covers the development of the initial Long Duration Propulsive EELV Secondary Payload Adapter platform and includes options for two additional LDPE systems, Orbital ATK said Monday…
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VIDEO: Midgett (WMSL 757) Christening | Ingalls Shipbuilding | Pascagoula, Mississippi

Midgett (WMSL 757) Christening | Ingalls Shipbuilding | Pascagoula, Mississippi
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