Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 04/20/2017

UK Defense Ministry Awards BAE $1.8B Nuclear Submarine Construction Contract

BAE Systems has received a potential $1.79 billion contract from the U.K.’s defense ministry to design and build a nuclear-powered attack submarine for the British navy. BAE said Wednesday that Agamemnon will be the sixth of seven Astute-class submarines to be constructed at a company facility in Cumbria, England…
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John Holmes Named AAR President, COO; Timothy Romenesko to Retire as Vice Chairman, CFO at Year’s End

John Holmes, chief operating officer of AAR‘s (NYSE: AIR) aviation services business and a 16-year company veteran, has been promoted to the roles of president and CFO in a move that takes effect June 1…
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McKinsey Unveils Methodology to Measure Government Spending Productivity

McKinsey & Co.‘s government performance research hub has developed a database and benchmarking methodology that works to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of government spending in efforts to advance productivity…
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Report: White House Prepares for Possible Govt Shutdown With Contingency Plan Guidance

The White House will provide federal agencies guidance on Friday that details contingency plans in the event of a government shutdown if Congress fails to pass a spending package ahead of the April 28 deadline, The Washington Times reported Wednesday…
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Johns Hopkins APL, Facebook’s Building 8 Partner to Develop ‘Silent Speech’ Tech

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has partnered with Facebook‘s Building 8 research and development group to create a “silent speech” technology designed to help users type 100 words per minute using neural signals…
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BAE, Leonardo Subsidiaries to Collaborate on Aircraft Threat Detection Tech Offering for US Army

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has signed a memorandum of understanding with Leonardo‘s DRS business to jointly offer threat detection systems for the U.S. Army‘s fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft platforms…
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Carahsoft to Resell CompassData’s Geospatial Data Products to Public Sector

 Carahsoft Technology has agreed to be a value-added reseller of CompassData‘s data products for avionics, photogrammetry and remote sensing applications to government agencies. CompassData said Wednesday its geospatial data products will be available on Carahsoft’s General Services Administration Schedule and NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement governmentwide acquisition contract vehicles…
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Mark Sears: Boeing to Start Materials Procurement Ahead of Super Hornet Service Life Extension Work

Mark Sears, service life modification program director at Boeing, has said the company plans to start the purchase of materials by mid-summer for the service life extension program work on the first F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, USNI News reported Tuesday…
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MobileIron Supports DoD’s Mobile Derived Credentials; Sean Frazier Comments

MobileIron has integrated with the Defense Department‘s Purebred derived credentials in a push to eliminate the need for common access cards to authenticate mobile identity. The company said Wednesday its derived credentials technology works to help government agencies authorize employees’ use of mobile devices to access resources without using additional hardware such as smart card readers…
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Avaya: NENA-EENA Collaboration Seeks to Establish Standardized Emergency Response Strategy

Avaya has reported that the U.S. National Emergency Number Association and the European Emergency Number Association have launched a global effort to develop a standardized strategy for first responders to save lives with modern technology…
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VIDEO: Mattis Meets With Saudi Officials

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks with reporters following a meeting with officials from Saudi Arabia regarding regional security matters, April 19, 2017.
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