Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 07/13/2017

Leidos Lands Spot on Potential $679M NRC IT Support BPA; Angie Heise Comments

Leidos has secured a position on a potential five-year, $679 million blanket purchase agreement that covers information technology support services to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Leidos said Wednesday it is one of six companies that will compete for work to help NRC modernize modernize and rebalance the commission’s IT and information management under the contract…
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Air Force Picks Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney to Build Aircraft Secondary Power Systems

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a potential $12 million contract to Honeywell International and a $15 million contract to United Technologies Corp.‘s Pratt & Whitney subsidiary to research, develop and engineer secondary power systems for multiple types of aircraft…
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KBR Unit Lands Army Aviation Program Support Task Order

KBR‘s government services arm has secured a three-year task order for programmatic support services to the U.S. Army‘s program executive office for aviation. The company said Thursday its KBRwyle business will help PEO Aviation research, develop and analyze critical milestone documents and other deliverables for cargo helicopter and fixed-wing project management offices…
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Datapipe to Provide Azure Support for Govt Clients Through Microsoft Partnership

Datapipe has started to offer managed services to public-sector customers of the Microsoft-built Azure Government platform. Datapipe said Wednesday it can now sell integrated offerings, provide direct billing and and help customer agencies manage cloud environments through Microsoft’s Azure Government Cloud Solution Provider program…
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Leonardo to Update UK Typhoon Aircraft Defense System Under $52M Contract

Leonardo has secured a two-year, $51.7 million contract to update the threat detection system of U.K.’s fleet of Typhoon fighter aircraft, Belfast Telegraph reported Thursday. The Defensive Aids Sub System upgrade effort will help Typhoon jets carry out homeland defense missions as well as air strikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria, the report noted…
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Agile Six to Take Over tiag’s VA IT Support Work Under T4NG Contract Vehicle

Agile Six Applications is acquiring a tiag business unit that currently offers information technology support services to the Department of Veterans Affairs through the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation contract…
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VATC Installs Common Database Builder Tech at SOCOM, Govt Facilities

Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting has implemented a common database builder system at multiple facilities of the Special Operations Command and other government agencies. VATC said Wednesday the U…
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Army Students Graduate From CAE-Administered Fixed-Wing Training Program

The first batch of six U.S. Army students has graduated from the Initial Entry Fixed-Wing training program delivered at CAE‘s Dothan Training Center. CAE said Monday it helped the Army develop the IEFW training course that lasts for four months and covers academic, simulator and aircraft training, including upset recovery training…
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White House Opposes Space Corps, BRAC Proposals in House’s Defense Policy Bill

The White House has issued a policy statement to object the establishment of a new space-focused military branch and prohibition of another round of base realignment and closures proposed in the House’s fiscal 2018 defense spending bill, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Iridium Eyes Global Maritime Distress Safety System Certification in 2018

Iridium Communications expects to complete in 2018 the certification process to become an authorized Global Maritime Distress Safety System mobile satellite services provider with plans to begin service delivery in 2020…
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Esri, Microsoft Partner to Provide Technology Support for Environmental Conservationists

Esri and Microsoft have jointly established a grant process to provide mapping and artificial intelligence tools to environmental conservationists. Eligible organizations and individuals can apply through the grant process to gain access to Esri’s ArcGIS geographic information system software and Microsoft’s cloud and AI platforms, Esri said Wednesday…
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VIDEO: NATO battlegroup puts on capabilities demonstration

The NATO battlegroup based in Latvia has held a capabilities demonstration. Each of the six enhanced Forward Presence nations took part. The battlegroup was properly stood up at the end of last month. It’s led by Canada and includes soldiers from Albania, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Spain…
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