Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/12/2017

Leidos Secures Potential $684M Task Order to Help Operate, Maintain DHS Networks

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a potential six-year, $684 million task order to carry out a range of services in support of the Department of Homeland Security‘s Homeland Secure Data Network and Classified Local Area Network…
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SSL to Continue Robotic Satellite Assembly System Devt Under NASA Contract Modification

Space Systems Loral has received additional funds from NASA through a contract modification to advance the design of a robotic platform for use in on-orbit satellite assembly work. SSL and its parent company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates collaborate with NASA and aerospace firm Tethers Unlimited to develop the Dragonfly in-orbit satellite assembly system under the Tipping Point public-private partnership, SSL said Monday…
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Matt Desch: Iridium Sees Internet of Things Business Growth

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, has said during a panel discussion at the Summit for Satellite Financing that he considers internet of things as a growing business area for the Virginia-based satellite company, Via Satellite reported Monday…
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Harris Adds Encryption Feature to Falcon III Radios

Harris has unveiled a communications security feature for the company’s Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack radio system. The Suite B encryption tool is designed to help military users of Falcon III switch between independent and U…
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Executive Spotlight: Rob Zitz, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer at SSL Government Solutions

“I have been the ‘change agent’ throughout my career…understanding end users’ unmet needs is an absolute priority.” EM: Can you tell us a little bit about SSL Government Systems? Rob Zitz: SSL’s Government Systems group is made up of highly experienced, cleared professionals with deep domain expertise in defense and intelligence missions…
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SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft to Bring Back Science Samples From ISS

A SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to leave the International Space Station on Sept. 17 to bring approximately 3,800 pounds of cargo back to Earth. NASA said Monday the cargo will include science samples from human, animal, biology, biotechnology and physical science studies as well as education activities…
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John Launchbury Returns to Galois as Chief Scientist

John Launchbury, formerly director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s information innovation office, has rejoined technology research and development company Galois as chief scientist…
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Reports: US National Debt Exceeds $20T After Congress, Trump Approve Debt Limit Bill

Data from the Treasury Department showed that the national debt hit a record $20.1 million for the first time in history after Congress and President Donald Trump approved a three-month debt ceiling extension Friday, Washington Examiner reported Monday…
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Comtech Helps Civil Air Patrol Develop Web-Based SAR Aircraft Monitoring Portal

Comtech Telecommunications‘ enterprise technologies unit has created an online portal designed to help the Civil Air Patrol simultaneously track search-and-rescue aircraft in real time. The company said Monday it used the Location Studio technology to develop the web-based CAP platform that works to monitor flight patterns, altitude, speed and global positioning system location of SAR planes…
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Northrop Unit to Provide Navy RF Signal Generation Platform

Northrop Grumman‘s Amherst Systems business has received a contract to supply radio frequency signal generation technology in support of the U.S. Navy‘s Next-Generation Electronic Warfare Environment Generator program…
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UN Security Council OKs Resolution to Impose Textile, Crude Oil Sanctions on North Korea

U.S. allies in Asia such as Japan and South Korea commended the move of the United Nations Security Council on Monday to unanimously approve a resolution that would impose new sanctions on North Korea in an effort to end the country’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapon development efforts, Reuters reported Monday…
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MBDA Taps Harris for Missile Carriage & Release Systems

Harris has received a contract from MBDA to supply carriage and release technology for the latter’s SPEAR precision strike missiles. Harris said Tuesday it will deliver four internal bay-compatible SCORPION lightweight ejection rack units for each of the weapon bays of two U…
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VIDEO: Navy Helicopters Assist With U.S. Virgin Islands Relief

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Sept. 8 and 9, 2017) Multiple air operations conducted on St. Croix and St. Thomas islands using U.S. Navy helicopters. During the missions, food, water and emergency supplies were delivered and patients were evacuated…
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