Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 03/17/2017

Trump to Nominate Boeing Vet Patrick Shanahan as Deputy Secretary of Defense

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Patrick Shanahan, Boeing senior vice president of supply chain and operations, as deputy secretary of defense. Trump announced plans to nominate Shanahan and five other individuals to various Defense Department posts in a White House press release published Thursday…
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State Dept Clears $150M Hellfire II Missile Sale to UK

The State Department has approved the U.K.’s request to purchase AGM-114-R1/R2 Hellfire II Semi-Active Laser missiles from the U.S. government under a potential $150 million foreign military sales agreement…
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DARPA to Hold Proposers Day on RF Transistor, Semiconductor Material Devt Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a Proposers Day on March 29 in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss a program that seeks to develop new radiofrequency and millimeter-wave transistors and semiconductor materials designed to meet electromagnetic spectrum-related requirements…
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Mythics to Deploy Oracle Products, Services to Virginia’s Public Sector

Mythics has received a contract from Virginia’s information technologies agency to deploy a range of Oracle products and services to various public organizations across the state. The contract is intended to give participating agencies in Virginia a streamlined acquisition process for Oracle database, applications, support, maintenance, training and professional service offerings, Mythics said Wednesday…
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Report: Air Force Will Invite Companies to Demo Light Attack Aircraft This Summer

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, the U.S. Air Force‘s military deputy for acquisition, has said the service branch could formally invite companies on Friday to join a light-attack aircraft demonstration in the summer, DoD Buzz reported Thursday…
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Leidos Introduces UAS Safety Notification Service to Support Airspace Safety

Leidos has unveiled a service that will allow aircraft pilots to automatically receive notifications of unmanned aircraft systems operations in an effort to help maintain safety in national  airspace…
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Navy Taps BAE for USS Vicksburg Cruiser Upgrade Work

BAE Systems has received a potential six-month, $42.9 million contract from the U.S. Navy to perform upgrade work on a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser ship. The company will start in April to conduct miscellaneous repairs and alterations onboard the USS Vicksburg cruiser at its shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, and expects work to conclude by September under the special selected restricted availability contract, BAE said Thursday…
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Applied Visions to Develop Unified Threat Mgmt System for DHS

Applied Visions has secured a $16.3 million contract to help the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate create a unified threat management system for developers to detect potential cyber vulnerabilities in software codes…
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Serco to Continue Operations Mgmt Support for Europe’s Meteorological Satellites

Serco has received a potential nine-year contract from the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites to continue to provide operations management support for EUMETSAT’s geostationary meteorological satellites…
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VIDEO: 15th MEU’s Realistic Urban Training training develops proficiency

MARINE AIR-GROUND TASK FORCE TRAINING CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – Realistic Urban Training is a land-based exercise that provides an opportunity to integrate unique skills and develop the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s collective proficiency in challenging and unfamiliar environments…
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