Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 04/11/2017

Buchanan & Edwards Buys Nat’l Security Consulting Firm R2C; Dennis Kelly Comments

Arlington, Virginia-based government technology advisory services company Buchanan & Edwards has bought Fairfax, Virginia-based Reports and Requirements Company in a push to grow analytics offerings for customers in the national security sector…
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GSA Begins Source Selection Phase for Alliant 2 IT Contract Vehicle’s Unrestricted Portion

The General Services Administration has started the source selection process for the unrestricted section of the potential 10-year, Alliant 2 governmentwide acquisition contract for information technology products and services…
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NTIS Names Booz Allen a Partner in Federal Data Analysis JV Program

The Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service has named Booz Allen Hamilton one of the 35 primary partners for a joint venture initiative that seeks to help federal agencies access, collect, use and analyze federal data and information services…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Consolidate Additional Offices Under Competitive Improvement Program; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne will consolidate and modernize additional facilities over the next two years under the second phase of a company-wide improvement effort. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday it aims to merge operations in California and Virginia as well as expand its presence in Alabama with the construction of a new manufacturing facility in the next two years as part of the firm’s Competitive Improvement Program…
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Elaine Duke Starts Role as DHS Deputy Secretary; John Kelly Comments

Elaine Duke, formerly undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, has assumed new duties as the seventh deputy secretary of DHS and she will act as the department’s chief operating officer in this capacity…
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General Atomics Demos Raytheon-Built Radar Warning Receiver on Predator B Drone; Claudio Pereida Comments

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has demonstrated a Raytheon-built radar warning receiver technology on a Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial system at a flight operations facility in Palmdale, California…
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Blackboard’s Learning Mgmt System Now Available on AWS Govt Cloud

Blackboard has launched its learning management system in Amazon Web Services‘ GovCloud (US) region in a push to help government agencies manage online learning programs in a cloud environment…
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BAE Selects Triumph to Supply Gun Bodies for India’s Future M777 Howitzers

Triumph Group has secured a $15 million contract from BAE Systems to manufacture gun bodies for M777 Howitzer weapons that the British defense contractor’s U.S. subsidiary will build and deliver to India under a foreign military sales deal…
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DARPA to Hold Proposers Day on Social System Simulation Devt Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will conduct a Proposers Day through webcast on April 20 to discuss a program that seeks to verify the accuracy of social science-related modeling methods through the use of computer-based, artificial social simulations…
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VIDEO: USS Detroit Destroys Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Deck Gun

The following is footage of USS Detroit (LCS-7) firing its 57 mm gun in a series of tests that sank an inbound surface target and destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle on March 6 and 7, 2017. US Navy/Lockheed Martin Video
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