Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/15/2017

Unisys’ PV Puvvada Elected PSC Board Chair; David Berteau Comments

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys‘ (NYSE: UIS) federal business, has been appointed to chair the Professional Services Council’s board of directors. He will oversee the development and execution of the trade group’s strategies in support of the federal technology services contracting industry, PSC said Friday…
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BAE Gets Potential $267M Contract to Extend UK Navy Ship Combat Tech Support

BAE Systems has received a seven-year contract worth approximately $267.5 million from the British defense ministry to help maintain the availability of combat systems aboard the U.K. navy’s ships…
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Aviation Industry Vet Andrew Kemmetmueller Joins AAR as Chief Digital Officer

Andrew Kemmetmueller, a 17-year aviation industry veteran, has joined AAR as chief digital officer at the Wood Dale, Illinois-based aviation aftermarket services provider. He will report directly to AAR President and Chief Operating officer John Holmes, the company said Thursday…
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Army Taps 4 Firms to Build Equipment Transport UGV

The U.S. Army has selected four companies to move to the second phase of a program that seeks to develop unmanned ground vehicles for equipment transport, Defense News reported Thursday. General Dynamics‘ land systems business, HDT Expeditionary Systems, Howe & Howe and a team of Polaris Defense and Applied Research Associates will build 20 UGVs each under the Army’s Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport program…
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Google Machine Learning Tool Aids Discovery of 8th Planet Around ‘Sun-Like’ Star

NASA has discovered an eighth planet orbiting a Sun-like star named Kepler-90 using Google‘s machine learning tool. The space agency said Friday the machine learning platform identified the Kepler-90i planet by searching through data from the Kepler Space Telescope…
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Kenneth Johnson Promoted to Full-Time SEC COO

Kenneth  Johnson, acting chief operating officer of the Securities and Exchange Commission since February 2017, has been appointed to serve in the COO position on a full-time basis. He supervises the commission’s human resources, acquisitions, information technology, strategic initiatives, financial management and support operations offices, SEC said Thursday…
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Leidos, SecurityMatters to Combine Industrial Control System Mgmt, Threat Monitoring Platforms

Leidos and SecurityMatters have partnered to add passive monitoring features into a technology platform designed to help operators monitor and secure industrial control systems. SecurityMatters said Thursday it will integrate its SilentDefense continuous threat detection and response platform with Leidos’ Industrial Defender Automation Systems Manager offering…
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White House Plans IT Modernization Center of Excellence

The White House has partnered with the Agriculture Department, General Services Administration and the information technology industry to create an IT modernization center of excellence, Nextgov reported Thursday…
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Boeing Secures Dutch Chinook Helicopter Upgrade Deal

The Netherlands’ defense ministry has awarded Boeing a contract to modernize and deliver six Chinook multimission helicopters for the Dutch air force beginning in 2021. Boeing said Thursday it will convert the helicopters into the F-model configuration to ensure systems commonality in the Dutch air force’s 20-unit Chinook fleet…
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DARPA-Hosted ‘Hackfest’ Explores Software-Based Radio Applications

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency hosted a week-long event at the NASA Ames Conference Center in California to explore how software-defined radio technology can help address communications challenges facing the military…
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FCC Votes to Rescind Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to overturn net neutrality rules established in 2015, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Net neutrality rules required internet service providers to guarantee clients equal access to all online content…
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PC Krause and Associates to Help USAF Develop Air Vehicle Performance Modeling Tech

PC Krause and Associates has secured a potential $24.9 million contract to develop technology for the U.S. Air Force to model the performance of a heterogeneous air vehicle. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will produce tools designed to help increase aerospace system performance and address the service branch’s manned and unmanned air vehicle mission requirements…
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VIDEO: ACES 5® Next Generation Ejection Seat

The latest addition to the UTC Aerospace Systems family of Advanced Concept Ejection Seats is ACES 5®. ACES 5® incorporates significant safety and cost saving upgrades compared to the legacy ACES II®, which is credited with saving more than 630 lives since being introduced in 1978…
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