Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/05/2018

Paul Smith Talks Open Source Tech at Red Hat Government Symposium

Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Red Hat’s public sector, told attendees of the company’s annual Government Symposium that he believes open-source technology “is the best source for choice and security…
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Qualcomm to Help DISA Test Multifactor User Authentication in Pentagon’s IT Systems

A Qualcomm division has received a contract to help the Defense Information Systems Agency implement a multifactor user authentication method into Defense Department information technology systems. Qualcomm said Thursday its cybersecurity solutions division will establish a pilot program for DoD personnel to access key department IT assess with an actionless authentication system…
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AeroVironment-SoftBank JV to Focus on High-Altitude, Long-Endurance UAS Development

Unmanned aircraft systems maker AeroVironment and Japan-based telecommunications company SoftBank have formed a joint venture to build a high-altitude, long-endurance UAS for commercial operations. HAPSMobile is 95 percent owned by SoftBank and 5 percent owned by AeroVironment, the latter company said Wednesday…
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Phil Carrai: Kratos to Continue US Military Satellite Operations Support

Phil Carrai, president of the technology and training division at Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, has said that the company will provide customizable products and services to help secure U.S. military satellite operations under a $13…
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Air Force Fit-Tests ISR Pod on Textron-Built Scorpion Light Attack Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has integrated an intelligence, surveillance reconnaissance pod to a Textron-built light attack ISR aircraft to demonstrate how fast the multi-intelligence pod can be integrated on a new platform…
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Senators Debate Defense Spending in FY 2018 Budget Talks

Senate lawmakers on Thursday discussed military spending matters as they work to strike a budget deal for fiscal 2018 before the current continuing resolution expires on Jan. 19, Defense News reported Thursday…
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Civil Engineering Vet Brett Jones Named Parsons Business Devt VP

Brett Jones, a former vice president at engineering professional services company WSP, has joined engineering and construction services contractor Parsons as vice president of business development…
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Defense Intelligence Agency Selects 5 Mentor-Protege Pairs

The Defense Intelligence Agency has awarded three-year contracts to five pairs of companies through the Defense Department‘s mentor-protege program. DIA said Wednesday that awardees will collaborate on work areas such as continuous diagnostics and mitigation; data collection and analysis; cyber range; program protection; insider threat; preventing strategic surprises; analysis technologies and methods; intelligence collections; improving mission support capabilities; enhancing counterintelligence and security; new analysis technologies, methods and intelligence collections; and mission enhancing science and technology…
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Stryke-Scorpion Team to Integrate AI Engine With Army UAS, Ground Control Station

Stryke Industries has received a contract to integrate an artificial intelligence engine with U.S. Army unmanned aerial systems and a universal ground control station. Stryke will conduct the ScenGen engine integration effort in partnership with subcontractor Scorpion Computer Services as part of the Defense Research and Development Rapid Innovation Fund program, Scorpion said Thursday…
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Alan Titheridge, Richard Foster, Ronald Cook to Lead L3 International Boards

L3 Technologies has formed international boards to help build up the company’s commercial and military businesses in Canada, Australia and the U.K. The company said Thursday each organization will consist of L3 executives and local industry professionals and help strengthen the firm’s global competitive edge through development and implementation of strategic programs…
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Orbital ATK to Build 2nd Satellite Servicing Vehicle for Intelsat

Orbital ATK has secured a contract from Intelsat to produce, test and launch a second commercial in-space servicing vehicle designed to extend the life of in-orbit satellites. Orbital ATK said Thursday it will start providing satellite servicing support through the Mission Extension Vehicle 2 by mid-2020 under the contract…
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Raytheon to Develop Radar Operational Flight Software for USSOCOM

Raytheon has received a $9.75 million sole-source contract to develop radar flight software for the U.S. Special Operations Command‘s fixed-wing aircraft. The company will develop the Silent Knight Radar Operational Flight program under the cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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VIDEO: Lockheed Martin Space – We Do Space

At Lockheed Martin, we DO space. But going to space is just the beginning. It’s what you do when you get there that matters. Because space is a place to do big, important, epic things that connect people around the world, advance the frontiers of science, and help militaries protect what matters most…
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