Posts from GovConDaily for 09/21/2017

Humatics Closes Series A Financing for Commercialization of Microlocation System

Humatics has completed its Series A financing round with $18 million raised to support efforts to market the company’s machine-powered microlocation system and analytics software. The Spatial Intelligence Platform is designed to augment human navigation, location and collaboration operations with autonomous systems, the company announced Tuesday…
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Orbital ATK’s Chris Long: Air Force Should Consider Space Combat Training

Chris Long, vice president of Orbital ATK‘s national security system segment, has said that the U.S. Air Force should consider training forces for space combat in case a war starts in space, Defense Systems said Wednesday…
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Gen. John Hyten: Stratcom Prioritizes Nuclear Deterrence

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, head of the U.S. Strategic Command, has said that Stratcom is focused on strategic nuclear deterrence efforts and on the delivery of a response in case deterrence fails, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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Symantec’s Greg Clark: Govt Should Adopt Custom-Built Security Platforms for Cyber Defense

Greg Clark, CEO of Symantec, has said government agencies should advance the development of “custom, purpose-built security tools” designed to protect its national security systems from potential cyber attacks…
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Todd Dzyak Promoted to President, CEO of 2 WidePoint Business Units

Todd Dzyak, who joined WidePoint Corp. in 2008, has been promoted to president and CEO of the McLean, Virginia-based company’s two business units that provide telecommunications lifecycle management services to U…
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Australia Unveils Defense Investment Priorities for 2018

Christopher Pyne, Australian minister for defense industry, has unveiled the country’s investment priorities under an innovation program that supports technology development efforts in the defense sector…
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Leanne Caret: Boeing Seeks Top-Line Growth Through M&As

Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, told CNBC in an interview aired Wednesday that the company is a “buyer” and is on the lookout for potential acquisitions. “We are continuing to look at other ways to increase our top line through mergers and acquisitions and we have a continued pipeline we’re assessing,” Caret said on the channel’s “Squawk Box” program…
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Salient CRGT Gets Subcontract for Air Force Intell Comms System Support

Salient CRGT has received a subcontract to help Technica perform support work on the U.S. Air Force‘s Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System. Salient CRGT said Thursday it will also support the Air Combat Command’s JWICS program management office and intelligence directorate, 25th Air Force and 625th Air and Space Communications Squadron…
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Reports: White House to Shift Nonmilitary Firearm Export Oversight to Commerce Dept

The White House plans to transfer oversight of exports of nonmilitary firearms from the State Department to the Commerce Department in an effort to generate jobs, address government red tape and increase small arms sales overseas, Reuters reported Wednesday…
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L3 Delivers Passenger Screening System to Istanbul Airport

L3 Technologies has delivered its ProVision 2 passenger screening system to the Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey. The company said Wednesday the order brings the total number of deployed ProVision platforms to 2,000 systems worldwide…
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In the News: Alan B. Thomas, Jr., Commissioner of Federal Acquisition Service at GSA

Transparency is the name of the game: clear conversations with customers, industry and other stakeholders is a rock in the foundation of the ongoing effort to procure new information technology in line with promoting partnership with the private sector for innovative solutions through programs like the Presidential Innovation Fellows and other efforts employing teamwork in the industry…
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Raytheon to Supply Mk 54 Torpedo Common Parts Kits to US Navy, Thailand, UK

Raytheon‘s integrated defense systems unit will deliver Mk 54 lightweight torpedo common parts kits to the U.S. Navy and U.K. and Thailand under a $35 million contract modification. The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification also covers Mk 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedo kits, exercise fuel tanks, spares, production support material and various related engineering and hardware repair services…
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