Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/18/2017

Siemens Government Technologies to Install Energy Savings Solutions for U.S. Army in Germany: Barbara Humpton Comments

Siemens Government Technologies Inc., announced today that the company has received its first Euro-financed Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to help the U.S. government save energy and cut down on costs overseas…
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Accenture to Help CBP Employ 5K Border Patrol Agents Under $297M Contract

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has won a potential five-year, $297 million contract to help the Customs and Border Protection recruit and employ 5,000 border patrol agents, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday…
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House Panel Asks GAO to Conduct 5 IT Reviews Related to FITARA Implementation

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has called on the Government Accountability Office to carry out five new reviews related to the agencies’ implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act…
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NASA Tests Equipment for Laser Communications Relay Demo Mission

NASA has begun to integrate and test equipment for a mission that will transition operations from the use of radio to laser communications at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The space agency said Saturday the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration mission aims to boost the connection between astronauts and spacecraft at 10 to 100 times better data rates compared to radio communications…
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Lockheed Integrates Harris-Developed Satellite Navigation Payload on 4th Air Force GPS III Space Vehicle

Lockheed Martin has fully integrated a Harris-built satellite navigation payload on the fourth U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System III Space Vehicle slated for launch in 2018. Harris said Friday the navigation payloads for GPS III SV02, SV03 and SV04 have been fully integrated while the fifth payload for SV05 currently undergoes environmental testing…
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James Mattis Cites Iran’s Missile Program, Destabilization Efforts in Middle East

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said Iran has been involved in several destabilization activities in the Middle East that include the country’s ballistic missile support to the Houthis against Saudi Arabia, DoD News reported Saturday…
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Leidos Secures Navy Contract to Help Build 2nd ‘Sea Hunter’ Autonomous Vessel

Leidos has received a potential three-year, $43.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to build a hull structure for the construction of a second autonomous vessel. The company will develop the Sea Hunter II-Autonomous Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel Hull Number 2 under the cost-plus-fixed fee contract, the Defense Department said Friday…
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GSA, OMB to Host Public Meeting on E-Procurement Process Implementation

The General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget will hold a public meeting on Jan. 9 in Washington to discuss with industry a provision in the fiscal 2018 defense policy bill about the use of commercial online platforms for procurement processes…
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Maxar’s MDA Business Gets Multiple Canadian Space Agency Support Contracts

Maxar Technologies‘ MDA business has received four contracts worth a combined $41.7 million to help the Canadian space agency develop space exploration technology platforms. MDA said Friday it will build tools designed to simplify operations and reduce operator communication load for the Mobile Servicing System currently on board the International Space Station under two contract modifications from the agency…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Wayne Lewandowski, SVP/GM, North American Public Sector for HyTrust

Cloud computing has reached a flash point, picked up and picked apart by powerhouse tech companies from Amazon to Microsoft to Google. Applying cloud computing to the public sector, however, is a different beast altogether…
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General Atomics Lands $95M Award for Army Gray Eagle Block Zero Logistics Services

General Atomics‘ aeronautical business unit has received a one-year, $94.6 million contract modification to provide logistics services for the U.S. Army‘s Gray Eagle Block Zero unmanned aircraft systems…
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EY Selected as SAIC’s Next Audit Services Provider

Science Applications International Corp. has chosen EY to serve as the independent public accounting firm for the McLean, Virginia-based government contractor’s next fiscal year ending Feb. 1, 2019…
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7 Companies to Share in Potential $186M Army Medical Simulator Contract

The U.S. Army has chosen seven companies to supply patient and veterinary simulators under a potential five-year, $186 million shared contract. Contractors will provide high-fidelity medical simulators to the Army’s Program Executive Office Simulation Training and Instrumentation, Defense Health Agency, Veterans Health Administration and other Defense Department components, DoD said Friday…
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VIDEO: Infantry Unit Leaders Course

Marines in the Infantry Unit Leaders Course complete their final exercise before graduation aboard Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 02, 2017. The Advanced Infantry Training Battalion conducts military occupational specialty validation and qualification for advanced infantry skill progression training to ensure Marines are proficient in advanced infantry skills, reconnaissance skills, and light armored vehicle operations in order to provide infantry Marines to serve in the operating forces thereby enhancing the war fighting capability of the Marine Air Ground Task Force…
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