Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/14/2017

HIG Capital Closes WBB Acquisition; Robert Olsen, Jeff Zanarini Comment

Private equity investment firm H.I.G. Capital has completed its acquisition of Reston, Virginia-based program management and consulting services provider Whitney, Bradley and Brown. WBB CEO Robert Olsen said in a statement published Tuesday the company aims to utilize H…
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Radiant Solutions to Combine Geospatial Services Brands; Tony Frazier Comments

Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) Radiant Solutions business unit has unveiled a new strategy that aims to converge its legacy businesses in an effort to deliver geospatial data and insights designed to transform intelligence and global mapping missions in support of commercial and national security clients…
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Gene Colabatistto: CAE to Serve as UAE’s Unmanned Aircraft Training Systems Integrator

CAE will assume the role of training systems integrator under a contract to deliver an unmanned aerial vehicle training system to the United Arab Emirates, Aviation Week reported Monday. Gene Colabatistto, president of CAE’s defense and security group, said the company will provide a UAV training center and perform program management, obsolescence management and sustainment services as UAE’s systems integrator…
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General Atomics Eyes Satellite Portfolio Expansion Via Surrey-US Asset Purchase Deal

General Atomics has purchased the majority of Surrey Satellite Technology US’ assets for an undisclosed sum in a strategy to advance the development of small satellites and other payloads. General Atomics said Monday it will incorporate Surrey-US’ employees and assets into its electromagnetic systems business in support of growth objectives…
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Tamara Jack Returns to LMI as SVP, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Tamara Jack, who left LMI in late 2015 after she previously served as director and associate general counsel, has returned to the Virginia-based nonprofit government consulting firm as senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary…
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IBM-Mellanox-Nvidia Team Aims to Complete New DOE Supercomputers in Early 2018

A team composed of IBM, Nvidia and Mellanox is scheduled to complete the development of two supercomputing machines at the Energy Department‘s Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories early next year…
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Sierra Nevada Completes Free Flight Test on Dream Chaser Test Spacecraft

Sierra Nevada Corp. has conducted a free flight test of a spacecraft designed to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract. The Dream Chaser test spacecraft was air-lifted by a Columbia 234-UT Chinook helicopter before the space vehicle performed a pre-planned flight and autonomous landing operation at Edwards Air Force Base in California following its release mid-flight during the flight test Saturday, the company said Monday…
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CAE to Establish Aviation Training Center in Saudi Arabia

CAE has partnered with the Saudi National Company of Aviation to establish a flight training center in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. CAE said Sunday it will also provide commercial pilot license curriculum, courseware, training and control systems in support of the training center that will cover 40,000-square meters at the King Fahad International Airport…
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Trump to Nominate Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump will nominate Alex Azar, chairman and founder of consulting firm Seraphim Strategies, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Azar previously served as president of Lilly USA, an affiliate of biopharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company, where he oversaw the U…
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General Atomics RPA Platform Demos Submarine Tracking Feature at Navy Exercise

General Atomics‘ MQ-9 Predator B remotely piloted aircraft platform demonstrated a capacity to remotely detect and track submerged contacts during a U.S. Naval exercise held in October at the Southern California Offshore Range…
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Leonardo Delivers Surveillance RPA Platform to Middle East-Based Client

Leonardo has shipped a remotely piloted air system that will work to aid surveillance missions of an unnamed an unnamed launch client in the Middle East. The company said Monday the Falco EVO platform completed acceptance tests at Leonardo’s Italy-based design and construction facility in August…
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Report Highlights Natl Governments’ Role in Smart City Devt

A new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s Center for Data Innovation has outlined several ways national governments can help address challenges related to smart city development projects…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Rick Lober, VP/GM of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division at Hughes Network Systems

“I grew up as a kid watching the Apollo missions to the moon–what a great motivator to move into a career in engineering.” Space 2.0. The “new space.” What is really at stake for our place in space for 2018? With massive innovations in integrated technologies and satellite components, the community needs to come together now more than ever before to assure that the core challenges facing our space development are tackled as a team–as allies not enemies…
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VIDEO: Mattis Welcomes Georgia’s Minister of Defense

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis welcomes Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria, with a full honor cordon at the Pentagon, before discussing ongoing security matters, Nov. 13, 2017. For more on the Department of Defense, visit: http://www…
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