Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/11/2017

House OKs $15B Emergency Assistance Package, Temporary Debt Limit Extension

The House has approved a spending bill that would provide $15.25 billion in emergency funds to aid communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The House Appropriations Committee said Friday the proposed emergency assistance package contains $7…
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KBR Awarded $441M US Base Support Contract Extension

KBR‘s government services arm has secured a potential eight-year, $441 million contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic to continue operations support for U.S. Navy bases in Africa…
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BDO’s Gregory Garrett: Firms Should Increase Cyber Training Efforts Amid Dragonfly Malware Resurgence

Gregory Garrett, head of international cybersecurity at Chicago, Illinois-based professional services firm BDO USA, has said companies should ramp up efforts to build up the frequency and quality of their cybersecurity education and training programs in an effort to protect their networks from threat actors, Digital Journal reported Saturday…
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Raytheon Taps Ducommun to Produce Fire Control Components for Long-Range Missile Tech

Raytheon has teamed up with Ducommun to develop fire control platforms for the Naval Strike Missile designed for integration with U.S. Navy frigates and littoral combat ships. Production work on the fire control systems is slated to commence later this year at Ducommun’s facilities in Huntsville and Berryville in Arkansas, Raytheon said Monday…
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Navy Tests Raytheon-Built Air & Missile Defense Radar

The U.S. Navy has performed a simultaneous air and ballistic missile defense flight test with a Raytheon-made air and missile defense radar off the coast of Hawaii on Thursday. The AN/SPY-6(V) radar worked to detect and track a short-range ballistic missile target and multiple air-to-surface cruise missile targets during the test, the Navy said Friday…
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Army Begins Short-Range Air Defense System Shoot-Off

The U.S. Army has kicked off a demonstration of short-range air defense systems that could potentially address the gap in the service branch’s SHORAD capabilities, Military Times reported. The report said the SHORAD demonstration began on Sept…
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NBIB to Test New Federal Employee Investigation System

The National Background Investigations Bureau plans to start testing a new security clearance system for federal employees in approximately six weeks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. NBIB Director Charles Phalen said at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Summit held in Washington that the bureau aims to deploy the E-application system in 2018 to replace the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing platform…
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Report: 3 Firms Could Offer Bids for UK Protected Vehicle Program’s Troop Carrier Package

General Dynamics, Thales and Mercedes-Benz could submit proposals to the U.K. defense ministry by Sept. 28 for the second package of the Multi-Role Vehicle-Protected program that seeks to support the establishment of strike brigades for the U…
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Paul Trombino to Be Nominated for FHWA Leadership Post

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Paul Trombino III, president of civil engineering company McClure Engineering, as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, the White House announced Friday…
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Jimmy Pappas Joins Grant Thornton as Forensic Advisory Services Partner

Jimmy Pappas, formerly a managing director of professional services company PwC, has been named a partner at Grant Thornton‘s forensic advisory services business. Grant Thornton said Friday the more than 20-year forensic and audit accounting veteran will be responsible for helping expand the firm’s forensic accounting, civil litigation, corporate governance and internal investigation service offerings in his new position…
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Navy Orders Lockheed Periscope Detection Radar Kits

Lockheed Martin‘s rotary and mission systems unit has secured a four-year, $27 million contract modification to supply the U.S. Navy with periscope detection and discrimination radar kits. The Defense Department said Friday Lockheed will deliver 16 standard and SEED retrofit kits to the Navy’s H-60 Automatic Radar Periscope Detect and Discrimination program…
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VIDEO: Through Their Eyes

Mobility Guardian 17: “Through Their Eyes” takes a quick look at the exercise from the perspective of nine U.S. and international service members and how their role contributes to the Mobility Air Forces mission…
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