Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/06/2017

James Geurts Assumes Navy Acquisition Chief Role

James Geurts, former acquisition executive at the U.S. Special Operations Command, has officially assumed the role of assistant U.S. Navy secretary for research, development and acquisition during a swearing-in ceremony, USNI News reported Tuesday…
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Navy to Begin Operational Tests of Northrop-Built MQ-8C Unmanned Helicopter in Spring

Capt. Jeff Dodge, a U.S. Navy program manager, has said that the service branch plans to start initial operational test and evaluation of the Northrop Grumman-built MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter in spring, FlightGlobal reported Tuesday…
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NASA to Conduct Fifth Parachute Test for Orion Spacecraft

NASA has announced that the Orion spacecraft’s fifth parachute test will take place Dec. 13 at the U.S. Army‘s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. The space agency said Tuesday a C-17 aircraft will drop a model Orion vehicle from an altitude of 35,000 feet as engineers will assess a simulated scenario wherein one of the spacecraft’s three main parachutes does not open…
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Viasat-Built Satellite Begins In-Orbit Data Transmission and Reception Tests

A Viasat-developed satellite has arrived at its intended geostationary orbit and started in-orbit testing which covers the transmission and reception of data from the satellite to a Viasat-built ground segment…
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Envistacom Opens Georgia-Based Innovation Hub to Support Defense Customers

Envistacom has opened a facility in Duluth, Georgia, to research and develop technology platforms intended to support the Defense Department‘s military communications and counterterrorism efforts…
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Raytheon-Led Team to Build Superconducting Computing Tech for IARPA Program

An industry team led by Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies business has begun to develop a superconducting computing prototype for cryogenic memory arrays and scalable control architecture under a contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity…
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Report: Rockwell Collins, UTC Likely to Reveal New Business Unit’s HQ Location by March

United Technologies Corp. and Rockwell Collins could decide by the end of March on the location of the corporate headquarters for a new entity that would come out of UTC’s pending acquisition of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor, The Gazette reported Monday…
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Northrop, S&K Electronics Forge Mentor-Protege Relationship Under DoD

Northrop Grumman and S&K Electronics have partnered under the Defense Department‘s Mentor-Protege program in an effort to boost the latter company’s business skills and capacity to compete for defense contracts…
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Air Force Tests Raytheon-Built Military GPS Receiver Tech

The U.S. Air Force has conducted a military-code global positioning system test using a Raytheon receiver technology designed to facilitate connectivity between multiple vehicle platforms and the service branch’s GPS network…
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Navantia-Led Team Bids on Canadian Surface Combatant Program

A Navantia-led industry team has submitted its proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant program to build up to 15 frigates that will replace Canada’s Iroquois-class destroyers and Halifax-class frigates…
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Report: Federal Agencies Issue Updated Guidance to Prepare for Possible Govt Shutdown

Federal agencies such as NASA, General Services Administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday released updated guidelines that offer information on offices and activities that would continue in the event of a government shutdown later this week, Nextgov reported Tuesday…
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Army Pilot Program Aims to Train Civilian Tech Professionals in Cyber Operations

The U.S. Army has introduced a pilot program that aims to hire and train technology professionals from the private sector as lieutenants for cyber operations in a bid to increase the number of the service branch’s cyber personnel, FCW reported Tuesday…
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VIDEO: U.S., Chinese Troops Train Together on Humanitarian Relief Practices

U.S. Army Pacific hosted the 13th Disaster Management Exchange in Portland, Oregon, Nov. 13-14, 2017. Led by Army Gen. Robert B. Brown, the commander of U.S. Army Pacific, the exchange was a two-day event that allowed U…
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