Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/19/2017

AECOM Subsidiary Lands $264M Contract to Support NASA Marshall Facility Operations

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) has secured a $263.9 million performance-based contract to help NASA operate and maintain facilities at the space agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. NASA said Friday that AECOM’s URS Federal Services business will provide labor, tools, equipment, materials and spare parts as well as supervision, incidental engineering, management and transportation services to the center…
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AWS Adds Serverless Computing Service to GovCloud Region

Amazon Web Services has begun to offer a serverless computing service in the company’s GovCloud isolated cloud region for U.S. government customers. AWS said Thursday the AWS Lambda computing service is designed to help developers run code in GovCloud without provisioning or managing servers…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: 4th Global Xpress Satellite Launch Aims to Advance Satcom Tech Resilience

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the launch of the fourth Boeing-built satellite for the Global Xpress satellite communications network seeks to validate Inmarsat’s efforts to promote resilience within its satcom offerings…
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Former Army Secretary Eric Fanning Joins CNAS Advisory Board

Eric Fanning, former secretary of the U.S. Army, has been appointed to the board of advisers at the Center for a New American Security. He joins other CNAS advisory board members who came from various government, military, academic and private organizations, the Washington-based think tank said Wednesday…
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Report: Rep. Mac Thornberry’s Bill Would Require DoD to Use Commercial Marketplaces for COTS Purchases

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has introduced a bill that seeks to encourage the Defense Department to use e-commerce marketplaces to procure commercial-off-the-shelf products as part of efforts to reform DoD’s acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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SES Launches Boeing-Built Satellite to Provide In-Flight Connectivity Service

SES has launched a Boeing-built satellite aboard a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana to deliver internet service to commercial, maritime and government customers. The SES-15 satellite is designed to support inflight connectivity and entertainment service providers such as Global Eagle Entertainment, Gogo and Panasonic Avionics as well as provide live TV coverage on flight routes across U…
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CMS Explores Potential Maintenance Support Sources for Health Plan Mgmt System

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a request for information on potential contractors that can help the agency update and maintain a web-based data system that supports CMS’ Medicare Advantage and Part D, also known as Prescription Drug, programs…
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Northrop Unveils South Australia-Based Aircraft Countermeasure Tech Support Facility

Northrop Grumman has established a new facility in Adelaide, South Australia, to provide in-country support services for laser-based aircraft countermeasure systems. The facility is located at the Australian air force’s Edinburgh base and will support repair and maintenance efforts for Northrop-built Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures systems that work to detect, identify and defeat air-launched missile threats, the company said Thursday…
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StoneFly Integrates Veeam Backup Storage Platform With Microsoft Azure Govt Cloud

StoneFly has incorporated its cloud storage offering designed for Veeam Software’s backup and disaster recovery tool into Microsoft’s Azure Government cloud platform. StoneFly’s Scale-Out Cloud Storage for Veeam platform works to help users manage multiple nodes for cloud storage and repositories through a common user interface as well as access file storage, block storage and other storage resource types, StoneFly said Wednesday…
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MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates to Provide NOAA Satellite Data Access

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has received a potential four-year contract to provide data from the company’s synthetic aperture radar satellite to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…
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VIDEO: USAF’s Bogdan Gives Final F-35 Lightning II Progress Report as JSF Program PEO

In his final interview in uniform, Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, USAF, program executive officer for the F-35 Lighting II Fighter, provides a status report on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program in an exclusive interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian…
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