Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/13/2017

Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy: Threats Target Nat’l Defense, Infrastructure Amid Increased Connectivity

Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO at Raytheon, has said nation states, cyber criminals and “hacktivists” pose a threat to infrastructure, businesses, individuals and national defense, The Financial News and Daily Record reported Friday…
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FirstNet President TJ Kennedy to Step Down, Rejoin Private Sector

T.J. Kennedy, president of the First Responder Network Authority, will depart his role by the end of the year and return to the private sector, Urgent Communications reported Tuesday. The report said Kennedy plans to continue working toward public safety communications goals after he leaves FirstNet…
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FedRAMP Requests Industry Feedback on Govt Cloud Acquisition Process

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program office has published a request for information to gather industry feedback on the U.S. government’s process to buy cloud technology platforms and inclusion of security requirements in contract language…
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Service Chiefs: DoD Needs Consistent Funds to Maintain Aviation Readiness

Aviation leaders from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy have urged Congress to authorize a stable budget for the Defense Department to support the readiness of military aviators, DoD News reported Thursday…
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Inmarsat’s Peter Hadinger: Integrated Commercial Satcom Key to Support Military Operations

Peter Hadinger, president of Inmarsat‘s U.S. government business unit, has said that ongoing military operations require an improved acquisition model for satellite communications and further integration of commercial satcom systems…
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NASA Evaluates SpaceX’s Potential Reuse of Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle on Future ISS Mission

NASA will evaluate SpaceX‘s potential reuse of a previously-deployed first stage launch vehicle on a future mission to the International Space Station, Space News reported Saturday. Dan Hartman, ISS deputy program manager, said during a press conference at the space agency’s Wallops Flight Facility that the agency currently performs a review on the Falcon 9‘s use for the SpX-13 mission…
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UK MoD Taps Leonardo for Radar Threat Simulation Equipment

Leonardo has inked a contract with the U.K. ministry of defense to deliver equipment that can help simulate radar threats to the U.K. air force’s A400M transport aircraft prior to launch. The company said Sunday the simulations will help commanders implement defensive aids suites that can help the A400M aircraft function properly during its flight and help operators make evidence-based decisions during missions in hostile territory…
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Report: Canadian Air Force Commander Seeks to Accelerate Fighter Aircraft Procurement

Lt. Gen. Michael Hood, commander of the Canadian air force, has said he wants to speed up the purchase of new fighter aircraft to replace Canada’s fleet of F/A-18 Hornet jets, Defense News reported Saturday…
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Enveil Secures Investments to Expand Data Security Tech Availability

Data security company Enveil has raised $4 million in strategic funding from investors such as Thomson Reuters and an affiliate of the USAA group of financial services companies. Enveil said Thursday it will use the money to update the firm’s technology, grow operations and execute a go-to-market strategy to increase the availability of its Never Decrypt data security platform to commercial and government customers…
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DISA, Army Tap Industry for Mobile Device Cloud Integration Efforts

The Defense Information Systems Agency and the U.S. Army have partnered with companies to integrate commercial cloud technology into mobile devices in efforts to increase data accessibility and security for warfighters, Defense Systems reported Friday…
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Siemens’ Barbara Humpton Speaks at AFIT Additive Manufacturing Forum

Barbara Humpton, president and CEO of Siemens‘ U.S. federal government subsidiary, delivered the final remarks at an Air Force Institute of Technology symposium on additive manufacturing that took place Oct…
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Cox Construction Help Build Army Reserve, Vehicle Maintenance Facilities

Cox Construction has won two contracts worth up to $29 million combined to help construct a U.S. Army reserve facility and replace a vehicle maintenance facility for the service branch. The company will support the design, bid and construction of a 400-member Army Reserve Center in Marimar, California, under a $21…
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VIDEO: U.S. Navy Three Carrier Formation in Western Pacific Ocean

WESTERN PACIFIC (Nov. 12, 2017) The aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and their strike groups are underway, conducting operations, in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise…
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