Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/05/2017

MDA Closes Estimated $3.6B DigitalGlobe Buy to Create ‘Maxar Technologies’

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has closed its approximately $3.6 billion acquisition of DigitalGlobe to create a new company that will work to provide integrated satellite, imagery and geospatial services to the commercial and government markets…
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Greg Hyslop: Boeing Makes Autonomous Tech Push Through Aurora Flight Sciences Buy

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to buy Aurora Flight Sciences for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to accelerate the development of autonomous technology for aerospace vehicles. Chicago-based Boeing said Thursday it would integrate Aurora into the aerospace and defense contractor’s engineering, test and technology segment upon closing of the acquisition…
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State Dept Approves Potential $113M Raytheon Air-to-Air Missile Sale to Japan

The State Department has cleared Japan’s request to procure 56 AIM-120C-7 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles as well as associated equipment and support services under a potential $113 million foreign military sales agreement…
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Intellicheck Appoints Bill White as Interim President, CEO

Bill White, chief financial officer of Intellicheck over the past five years, has been named interim president and CEO of the threat identification technology provider. Jericho, New York-based Intellicheck said Wednesday White succeed William Roof, who has retired from the company at the request of its board of directors…
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Equifax Lands IRS ID Verification Support Contract

The Internal Revenue Service has awarded consumer credit reporting agency Equifax a $7.2 million contract for taxpayer identity management and verification support services. A FedBizOpps notice posted Friday says the agency awarded the sole-source contract in order to “cover the timeframe needed to resolve the protest” on a new contract…
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ID.me Platform Gets FedRAMP Ready Status

ID.me has received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification to deliver an identity proofing platform to U.S. government agencies. The company said Thursday it secured the FedRAMP Ready status for its remote identity verification platform a month after it received the FIDO U2F certification in September…
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Rheinmetall, Paravan GmbH to Collaborate on Automatic Platform Devt

Rheinmetall and Paravan GmbH will team up to develop autonomous driving technologies such as semi- and fully-automatic platforms that can support military and dual-use applications. Rheinmetall said Wednesday that the team also looks to create autonomous platforms that can help protect and rescue civilians during emergency situations…
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Deloitte-SEA Survey: Senior Execs Say Federal Agencies Fail to Attract, Retain Top Talent

A new survey by Deloitte and the Senior Executives Association has found that federal agency senior executives said they believe their agencies struggle to retain and attract highly talented individuals…
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Vencore to Support Army High Energy Laser System Devt Project via QWK Joint Venture

Vencore will support QWK Integrated Solutions‘ efforts to develop a laser technology for the U.S. Army‘s the High Energy Laser Technical Vehicle Demonstrator project. Vencore said Wednesday it will provide program management, engineering and testing services under a HEL TVD task order awarded to the company’s QWK joint venture with Kratos Defense and Security Solutions‘ Digital Fusion Solutions…
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ATI to Help DARPA Craft On-Orbit Satellite Servicing Safety Standards

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Summerville, South Carolina-based Advanced Technology International a $2.6 million contract under a program that seeks to develop consensus-based safety and technical standards for on-orbit robotic satellite servicing operations…
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Australia Unveils Collins-Class Submarine Sustainment Projects

The Australian government has introduced two projects to sustain the country’s Collins-class submarine fleet before the arrival of replacement submarines. Australia’s defense department said Wednesday the first project aims to mitigate control system obsolescence issues and the second project seeks to update submarine communications systems…
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NIST, DHS Partner to Establish Internet Routing System Security Standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has worked with the Department of Homeland Security and the internet industry to develop standards for the protection of electronic messages from data theft…
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VIDEO: Mattis, Dunford Testify Before Senate Armed Services Committee

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify on the political and security situation in Afghanistan before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Oct…
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