Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/09/2017

SSL Reviews Robotic Satellite Servicing Spacecraft Design; Richard White Comments

Space Systems Loral has concluded the preliminary design review of a robotic spacecraft for NASA’s in-orbit satellite servicing mission. The completion of the three-day PDR advances the space vehicle to the detailed design phase to facilitate the launch of the Restore-L mission in 2020, SSL said Tuesday…
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Adnet Lands $242M Contract for NASA Earth, Space Science R&D Support

Adnet Systems has received a potential five-year, $242 million contract to provide Earth and space science research-and-development services at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The company will also provide scientific computer systems, engineer data analysis systems, develop and implement software applications, create scientific instruments and conduct science exploration research under the Space Science and Data Analysis IV contract, NASA said Wednesday…
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Kuldar Vaarsi: Milrem Seeks US Manufacturing Partners for Unmanned Ground Vehicle

Milrem will demonstrate a new unmanned ground vehicle at the annual Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium in Michigan as the Estonia-based defense company looks for opportunities to expand its UGV production in the U…
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KeyW to Help Air Force Study Multi-Domain ISR Fusion

KeyW has received a five-year, $24 million contract to help the Air Force Research Laboratory extend its knowledge of autonomous multi-domain sensing technology for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions…
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Tim Cahill: Lockheed Observes Global Interest in Missile Defense Systems

Lockheed Martin has received queries on missile defense systems from customers as North Korea ramps up long-range missile tests, Reuters reported Wednesday. Tim Cahill, vice president of Lockheed’s air and missile defense business, told Reuters that interest in missile defense grew over the past 12 to 18 months and that some countries have placed missile technology on acquisition priority list…
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Romania Signs Letter of Intent to Procure Bell Helicopter-Built Attack Helos

Romanian Defense Minister Adrian Tutuianu has signed a letter addressed to the U.S government that expresses the European country’s intent to buy Bell Helicopter-built attack helicopters. Tutuianu, Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose and other senior government officials discussed the planned purchase with Bell Helicopter representatives at a meeting held last week, the Romanian government said in a press release published Thursday…
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Brian McKeon Selected to Moderate Potomac Officers Club’s 2017 Army Forum

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 9, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has selected Brian McKeon as moderator for the 2017 Army Forum. One of the top priorities for the Army is modernization, particularly in regards to its information technology capabilities…
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David DeVries to Depart OPM CIO Post

David DeVries, chief information officer at the Office of Personnel Management, will step down from his current role and leave the government in the coming weeks, FedScoop reported Tuesday. The report said Rob Leahy, deputy chief information officer at OPM, will serve as an interim replacement to DeVries upon his resignation…
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Northrop Lands USAF Contract to Upgrade Radio Terminals Aboard E-8C JSTARS

Northrop Grumman has received a contract to update radio terminals aboard the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft. The company said Tuesday it will install the Air Force Tactical Receive System-Ruggedized terminal that works to help JSTARS detect and monitor hostile ballistic missile and air defense threats through collection of data feeds derived from overhead and aerial electronics intelligence systems…
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Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler Outlines Changes in Big Data Structure

Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of public sector at Hortonworks, has said cultural shift is one of the factors that drive the evolution of big data storage. Bierweiler told FedScoop in an interview published Tuesday that he observed data was previously used in a “transactional” manner but has now become crucial to decision-making…
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DLT Aims to Help Agencies Derive Insights from Unstructured Data Via Analytics Stack Platform

DLT Solutions has introduced a new big data and analytics platform designed to help government agencies analyze and generate insights from disparate and unstructured data sources as well as facilitate digital transformation efforts…
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VIDEO: AFNow – SecAF Wilson Air Force Instruction Reform

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the Air Force will rescind, review and rewrite the more than 1,300 Air Force Instructions over the next 24 months in order to allow greater flexibility and mission focus…
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