Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/11/2017

Executive Spotlight: Interview with Amr ElSawy, President & CEO, Noblis

“…With changes come new challenges…In applying new technologies and approaches to problems [Noblis] is extending the art of the possible.” EM: What are some of the more notable changes you have seen in the company in the past ten years? Amr ElSawy: Over the past ten years, Noblis has striven to stay proactive— and busy! We have tripled in size and acquired two companies…
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Justin Poole Appointed NGA Deputy Director; Robert Cardillo Comments

Justin Poole, formerly director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s source operations and management directorate, has been appointed to serve as NGA’s seventh deputy director…
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Lockheed Completes Arabsat Comms Satellite Integration; Rick Ambrose Comments

A group of Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians has integrated a modernized A2100 communications satellite built for Arabsat and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia ahead of a scheduled launch in the second quarter of 2018…
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State Dept OKs Sale of Harpoon Block II Missiles to Thailand

The State Department has cleared Thailand’s request to buy RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface-launched missiles and related support services from the U.S. under a potential $24.9 million foreign military sales agreement…
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Former Coast Guard Officer David Pekoske Sworn in as New TSA Administrator

David Pekoske, a former U.S. Coast Guard vice commandant, has sworn in as the seventh administrator at the Transportation Security Administration a week after his confirmation by the Senate on Aug. 3…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests 4th RS-25 Engine Controller for NASA Space Launch System

Aerojet Rocketdyne tested the fourth and final RS-25 engine controller needed for NASA’s Space Launch System. The company said Wednesday the testing for the fourth RS-25 controller was done at Stennis Space Center, which follows the third controller test done in July to check engine thrust and mixture ratio precision…
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IBM to Help Arizona Implement Cloud Managed Services

IBM has been chosen by the state of Arizona to help its government agencies manage information technology operations with cloud technology. The Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology organization will deploy IBM cloud services in an effort to establish a statewide IT strategy and offer services and infrastructure to other local agencies, the company said Thursday…
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Former US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Elected to Boeing Board

Caroline Kennedy, former U.S. ambassador to Japan, has joined the board of directors at Boeing and she will serve on the board’s audit and finance committees. Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and CEO, said in statement published Thursday that Kennedy will contribute her professional, diplomatic and global perspectives to the board’s company oversight efforts…
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Qing Wu: DoD-Funded IBM Chip Tech Could Aid AI-Based Defense Systems

Qing Wu, principal electronics engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, has said a neuromorphic computer chip being developed by IBM could help boost the capacity of artificial intelligence-based defense systems, DoD News reported Thursday…
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Trend Micro to Offer Security Platform via AWS GovCloud

Trend Micro has made its cloud security platform available to federal customers via Amazon Web Services‘ U.S. government public cloud to help agencies maintain continuous compliance with security requirements…
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AAR to Help Manage DLA Aviation Spare Parts Supply Chain

AAR has received a potential five-year, $43.9 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to supply aviation spare parts to the Defense Logistics Agency. The company said Tuesday its OEM Aftermarket Solutions business will provide total supply chain management services intended to help DLA distribute, procure and manage its inventory of depot and field-level aviation spare parts…
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VIDEO: Stinger missiles with proximity fuzes destroy UAVs

In April 2017, a pair of Stinger missiles intercepted two unmanned airborne systems—an MQM-170C Outlaw and a smaller unspecified model—using proximity fuzes during a U. S. Army test at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida…
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