Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/02/2018

Serco Lands Spot on Potential $600M FEMA Disaster Recovery Support IDIQ; Dave Dacquino Comments

Serco has secured a spot on a potential five-year, $600 million contract to support disaster recovery and emergency response missions of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The company said Tuesday it will hire and deploy personnel as part of the Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contract IV contract to aid FEMA’s Public Assistance Program that works to help states, local agencies, tribes and other organizations respond to and recover from a critical situation…
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CenturyLink Appoints Gaurav Chand, Shaun Andrews to Exec Roles

CenturyLink has hired Gaurav Chand and Shaun Andrews to serve in executive positions and directly work under Chief Operating Officer Jeff Storey. The company said Tuesday Chand, who previously worked at Dell EMC‘s infrastructure solutions group, and Andrews, formerly senior vice president for IP and real-time communications at Level 3 Communications, will serve as executive vice president for marketing and product management, respectively…
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ULA Prepares Rocket for Jan. 18 Launch of Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO Flight 4 Satellite

United Launch Alliance has started final assembly of the Atlas V rocket that is set to launch Jan. 18 to send to the geostationary Earth orbit a Lockheed Martin-built satellite designed to help the U.S…
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Airbus to Continue UK Puma 2 Helicopter Fleet Support Under Potential $136M Contract

Airbus has secured a potential $135.6 million follow-on contract from the U.K. ministry of defense to help sustain the country’s fleet of Puma 2 helicopters throughout the platform’s service life…
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Report: Pakistan Navy Buys New Warships

Pakistan’s navy has begun to purchase new warships as part of an effort to replace six Type 21 frigates that the country acquired from the U.K. in the 1990s, Defense News reported Wednesday. The report said Pakistan awarded a contract in June 2017 for a Chinese Type 054A Jiangkai II frigate, with plans to buy two more ships…
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Saab Unveils New AESA Surveillance Radar Tech Configuration

Saab has introduced a fixed-panel configuration of the company’s active electrically scanned array radar offering. Sea Giraffe 4A Fixed Face is based on S-band AESA radar technology and designed to integrate with multiple naval platforms, the company said Friday…
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HHS, NASA, SBA Leaders Cite Cybersecurity, Cloud as 2018 IT Priorities

Information technology leaders from the Department of Health and Human Services, Small Business Administration and NASA have outlined their IT priorities for 2018, FedTech reported Friday. Christopher Wlaschin, chief information security officer at HHS, said the department will prioritize and advance cybersecurity through four IT security areas…
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KPMG to Provide Army Financial Audit Services for Fiscal 2018

KPMG has received a $39.8 million contract modification from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service to help audit the U.S. Army‘s general and working capital fund financial statements. The modification exercises the first option year of a previously awarded labor-hour contract for financial audit services and increases the contract’s potential value to $66…
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Army Aims to Accelerate Cyber Defense System Prototyping, Acquisition Via Vendor Consortium

The U.S. Army plans to launch a process that seeks to facilitate the prototyping and acquisition of cyber defense platforms within 30 days through a consortium of vendors, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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Kratos to Produce, Sustain Air Force Satcom C2 System

A division of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has received a $13.9 million contract modification to help the U.S. Air Force produce and sustain a command and control system military satellite communications satellites…
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Lockheed to Extend Support for South Korea’s Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft, Mission Equipment

Lockheed Martin has secured a potential $33.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to support prime mission equipment for South Korea’s Peace Krypton reconnaissance aircraft system. The Defense Department said Friday the company will also help sustain South Korean RC-800 aircraft and provide technical manuals in support of airborne reconnaissance missions under the foreign military sales contract…
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House OKs 3 Bills to Boost STEM Education & Training

House members approved three bills that would support individuals who aim to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, Nextgov reported Friday. The STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act would require the National Science Foundation to inform Congress about its efforts to encourage  women and historically underrepresented groups to engage in government research and education programs…
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VIDEO: Firing On All Cylinders | Desert Riders

Marines with the Logistics Combat Element, Special Purpose MAGTF – Crisis Response – Central Command conducted a live-fire convoy exercise to prepare for future operations. U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt…
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