Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/08/2017

Executive Spotlight: Interview with Manish Parikh, VP, Business Development and Strategy at BAE Systems

“…the solutions [BAE] develops today will (likely) become the backbone of tomorrow’s artificial intelligence solutions…We are positioning ourselves to be on the cutting edge of these breakthroughs so we can help lead the way…
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Robert Work Named CNAS Senior Fellow for Defense, National Security

Robert Work, former deputy secretary of the Defense Department, has returned to the Center for a New American Security as distinguished senior fellow for defense and national security. CNAS said Wednesday Work will support research initiatives, advise future national security leaders and contribute to discussions on the modern threat landscape and the future force…
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Report: L3 Picks Gulfstream 550 Aircraft for USAF Compass Call Replacement

Ann Stefanek, spokeswoman for the U.S. Air Force, has said that L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has selected the Gulfstream Aerospace-built Gulfstream 550 airborne early warning aircraft to replace the military branch’s current electronic attack platform, DoD Buzz reported Thursday…
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Iridium Eyes Space-Based IoT Services Expansion Through Magnitude Space Partnership; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has partnered with Dutch satellite company Magnitude Space to facilitate the delivery of space-based internet of things service offerings through the development of low power global area network technology platforms…
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Northrop to Help Build Air Force Cyber Operations System

Northrop Grumman has secured a potential three-year, $37 million task order to develop and deploy a cyber operations system for the U.S. Air Force. The company said Thursday it will continue to develop, integrate, field and sustain the Cyber Mission Platform under the contract, which has a one-year base period valued at $9…
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UK to Acquire New General Purpose Frigates

The U.K. government has issued a National Shipbuilding Strategy that calls for the procurement of new general purpose frigates. The first five Type 31e frigates would cost less than $329 million each and are slated to enter service by 2023, the British government said in a press release posted Wednesday…
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IBM’s Greg Souchack: Army Could Leverage AI Platform to Analyze Transportation Costs

Greg Souchack, partner for managed services and cloud solutions at IBM’s global business services unit, has said the U.S. Army could leverage the company’s Watson artificial intelligence platform to help analyze spending on the transportation of spare parts and other shipment, C4ISRNET reported Thursday…
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DARPA Launches Concept for Armed Drones on Fighter Jet Missile Rails

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has unveiled a new concept that seeks to develop an armed unmanned aerial system designed to carry and launch air-to-air missiles and that can be produced through on-demand rapid manufacturing process, Popular Mechanics reported Thursday…
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GAO: Congress Should Extend FITARA Data Center Consolidation Provisions’ Expiration Beyond October 2018

The Government Accountability Office has called on Congress to consider a possible extension to the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act‘s data center optimization and consolidation provisions in order to provide federal agencies more time to meet the Office of Management and Budget‘s performance targets and cost savings objective…
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Aviation Training Consulting to Help Train Kuwait’s KC-130J, L-100 Aircrew Under Navy FMS Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Aviation Training Consulting a potential four-year, $43.7 million contract to provide aircrew and maintenance training products for Kuwait’s KC-130J tanker aircraft as part of a foreign military sales deal…
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Space Nation, NASA to Collaborate on App-Based Astronaut Training Program

Space Nation and NASA have entered into a Space Act Agreement to administer a training program that will allow participants to experience space training through a smartphone application. The Astronaut Experience Program will feature an educational documentary and make use of multiple media platforms such as active experience training and app games in which users can compete for a chance to experience real astronaut activity, Space Nation said Wednesday…
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BAE Unit to Modernize USS Bataan Amphibious Assault Ship

BAE Systems‘ Norfolk Ship Repair business has secured a potential $45.8 delivery order to maintain, repair and modernize the U.S. Navy‘s amphibious assault ship USS Bataan. Norfolk Ship Repair will execute phased maintenance availability of the vessel also called LHD 5 at a facility in Virginia and is scheduled to complete work in July 2018, the Defense Department said Thursday …
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VIDEO: USS Iwo Jima Hurricane Irma Relief Onload

NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 7, 2017) Supplies and equipment are loaded onto the Amphibious Assault Ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The ship is being prepared to be positioned off the southern coast of the United States in support of U…
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