Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 03/16/2017

Lockheed Secures Potential $347M Contract to Continue Support for DoD Cybercrime Center

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential five-year, $347 million contract from the General Services Administration to provide a range of technical, functional and managerial support services at the Defense Department‘s cybercrime center…
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Canada Requests to Buy 18 Boeing-Built Super Hornets as Interim Fighter Fleet

Canada has sent a letter of request to the U.S. government for the potential acquisition of 18 Boeing-made F-18 Super Hornet aircraft to address the need for an interim fighter fleet. The Canadian government said Tuesday the Super Hornets will supplement the legacy CF-18 fleet until the country identifies a replacement aircraft through an open competition…
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General Atomics, Dynetics Land Phase 2 Contracts Under DARPA Gremlins Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded contracts to General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business and Dynetics under the second phase of a program that seeks to develop unmanned aircraft systems that can be launched and retrieved by aircraft carriers…
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Microsoft Azure Govt Cloud Gets FedRAMP High ATO From VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs has granted authority-to-operate certification to Microsoft‘s Azure Government cloud platform through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program…
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F-35 Jet Fires MBDA-Built Missile in Flight Test

A Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft launched an MBDA-made guided air-to-air missile during flight and firing trials that were held at two military bases in Maryland and California. Integrated teams from Lockheed, MBDA, BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman took part in the development tests for the Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile  system, MBDA said Wednesday…
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Air Force Kicks Off F-22 Weapon Software, Hardware Upgrades

The U.S. Air Force has begun to update weapons software and hardware systems as well as sensors aboard the Lockheed Martin-built F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft, Defense Systems reported Tuesday. Kris Osborn writes that 1st Lt…
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Senate OKs Resolution to Revoke Final Rule on Federal Contractors’ Labor Law Compliance

The Senate has approved a resolution that would repeal a final rule designed to ensure federal contractors’ compliance with labor laws, Federal Times reported March 8. Tony Ware writes the Congressional Review Act resolution is now headed to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature and seeks to bar future administrations to implement policies similar to the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule…
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US Chamber of Commerce Adds Grant Thornton COO Jim Brady to Board

Jim Brady, chief operating officer of Grant Thornton, has joined the board of directors at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “As a board member for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, I look forward to helping companies of all sizes create jobs and enhance our economy,” Brady said in a statement released March 7…
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Honeywell to Help Implement Energy Efficiency Systems at Los Angeles AF Base

The U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army have partnered with Honeywell to implement renewable energy measures and energy efficiency improvements at Los Angeles Air Force Base as part of a 23-year energy savings performance contract…
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VIDEO: Boeing’s Lemaster on MH-149 Bid to Replace USAF UH-1N Nuclear-Support Helos

Rick Lemaster, business development director at Boeing Military Aircraft, discusses the company’s partnership with Leonardo DRS to bid a military version of the AgustaWestland AH-149 helicopter — dubbed the MH-149 — for the US Air Force competition to replace the UH-1N Huey nuclear support aircraft with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian…
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