Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 07/17/2017

Leidos to Integrate, Test Army Reconnaissance Aircraft Under Potential $64M Task Order

Leidos has secured a potential $64 million task order from the U.S. Army to integrate, test and demonstrate three units of the Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced aircraft. The company said Monday it will integrate a previously supplied Mission Equipment Payload onto the ARL-E DeHavilland Canada-8 aircraft as well as test and deliver the complete ARL-E platform…
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Stephen Shute, Donald Paoni, Dave Spencer Take New Leadership Roles at SAP North America

SAP has appointed three executives to the North America management team to oversee the company’s business operations in the U.S. and Canada. Stephen Shute, chief operating officer for SAP North America, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief business officer for the Americas and Asia Pacific Japan and will directly report to Jennifer Morgan, executive board member for global customer operations, the company said Thursday…
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GSA Taps 27 Small Businesses for Phase II of Building Maintenance & Operations

The General Services Administration has awarded 27 small businesses positions on the second phase of a potential 10-year contract to provide building maintenance and operations support for federal agencies at zones 2 to 6 sites…
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DynCorp Vet Lou Von Thaer to Succeed Jeff Wadsworth as Battelle President, CEO

Lou Von Thaer, who has been CEO of DynCorp International since July 2015, will join Columbus, Ohio-based nonprofit research and development company Battelle as president and CEO on Oct. 1. He will succeed the retiring Jeff Wadsworth, who will continue to provide assistance during the transition period and perform consulting work on some projects through the end of 2017, Battelle said Friday…
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Cobham, Draken Partner to Pursue UK Air Support Training Program

Cobham and Draken International have teamed up to create and offer military readiness training services to the U.K.’s Air Support to Defense Operational Training program. The partnership aims to combine Cobham’s electronic warfare training expertise and Draken’s experience in delivery of fighter adversary air services in a bid to develop a comprehensive training environment for the upcoming ASDOT competition, Cobham said Thursday…
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Serco to Provide Continued Mgmt Services for INS Nuclear Cargo Vessel Fleet

Serco has received a contract extension from the International Nuclear Services, a division under the U.K. nuclear decommissioning authority, to provide continued management services for the INS fleet of nuclear cargo vessels…
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DoD Branches Team Up for UAS Training in Afghanistan; Ryan Wilkerson Comments

A researcher from the Air Force Research Laboratory collaborated with the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron in Afghanistan to help train airmen on how to operate and respond to unmanned aircraft systems on the battlefield…
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3 Things Execs Need to Know about Social Selling in GovCon

By Mark Amtower There is a lot of buzz about social selling, as well as some misconceptions. Here’s three things to know: 1) What is social selling? It is the process of getting and staying on the radar of potential partners and prospects in a positive way via social media, of solidifying and expanding relationships with existing customers and prospects…
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FedRAMP Seeks Comments on Updated ‘Tailored’ Baseline for Low-Impact Cloud Platforms

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has begun to seek public comments on the updated “tailored” baseline that seeks to accelerate the authorization of low-risk, software-as-a-service cloud platforms…
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BAE Gets Grant to Introduce Unmanned Maritime Platforms Testing Service in UK

BAE Systems has received a potential $598,000 grant from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership to design and develop an unmanned maritime systems testing service in the U.K. BAE said Sunday it will collaborate with Blue Bear Systems Research, ASV Global, SeeByte, Marine Electronic Systems and the University of Southampton on the new service that will be launched later this year…
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DoD Taps Autonomous Solutions to Develop AI, Machine Learning Tech for Driverless Vehicles

Autonomous Solutions Inc. has secured additional funds from the Defense Department to further develop artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies designed to manage the behavior and mobility of autonomous vehicles…
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TSI to Supply Testing Equipment for Army Respiratory Protective Devices

TSI has received a $13 million contract to supply protection assessment test systems for the U.S. Army to evaluate respiratory protective devices that soldiers use. The company said Thursday it will provide PortaCount 8020M systems to support the donning and fitting of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense gas masks for Army personnel…
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VIDEO: Flashing Light to Text Convertor

The Office of Naval Research TechSolutions-sponsored Flashing Light to Text Convertor (FLTC) uses a ship’s existing signal lamp to both send and receive optical lamp communications via an intuitive chat session on a tablet computer…
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