Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/12/2018

GSA to Update Acquisition Regulation With Data Security, Cyber Incident Reporting Requirements

The General Services Administration has announced plans to amend the GSA Acquisition Regulation to integrate new information security and cyber incident reporting requirements for government contractors and contracting officers as part of its unified regulatory agenda…
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Lynn Dugle: Engility Seeks to Address Clearance Issues Via Continuous Monitoring

Engility CEO Lynn Dugle has said the company has started to pilot continuous evaluation initiatives in an effort to address issues related to security clearances. “What we know from a community is about 80 percent of people who lose clearances do so for financial reasons,” Dugle told Defense One in an interview published Thursday…
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Lockheed Configures Solid State Radar With Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System

Lockheed Martin has integrated its solid state radar platform with the Aegis Ashore system in an effort to demonstrate the capability of the combined systems to detect and counter ballistic missile threats…
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Robert Jackson, Hester Peirce Assume SEC Commissioner Roles

Robert Jackson, a law professor at New York University, and Hester Peirce, a senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, have been sworn in as commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission…
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UVision Demos Loitering Platform in Israel to Validate Tracking, Target Engagement Features

UVision Air has showcased its extended-range loitering platform at a demonstration in southern Israel to validate the system’s tracking, lock-on, target engagement, mission-abort and other capacities for operational scenarios…
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NASA Seeks Proposals for Small Business Innovation Research and Tech Transfer Program

NASA seeks new technologies from small businesses and research institutions that can be transitioned to support the space agency’s mission programs and other commercial applications. The space agency said Friday interested parties can submit responses for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I solicitation through March 9…
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Rolls-Royce to Lease Former Texas Aero Engine Services Facility for Engine Testing

Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement to lease Texas Aero Engine Services‘ previously-owned facility that the former will use as a testbed for engine endurance tests. The facility, located in Fort Worth, Texas, takes up 440,000 square feet and will serve as a venue for tests concerning Trent engines, Rolls-Royce said Thursday…
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Lockheed Encapsulates 4th Air Force Missile Warning Satellite

A fourth missile warning satellite Lockheed Martin built for the U.S. Air Force has been sealed in a protective launch fairing ahead of a scheduled Jan. 18 launch. Lockheed said Thursday it encapsulated the Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight-4 satellite at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where it will lift off aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket…
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ForeScout Gets DoD Network Security Tech, Support BPA

The Defense Department has awarded ForeScout Technologies a blanket purchase agreement to provide network security products, maintenance and support services under DoD’s Enterprise Software Initiative program…
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Norway to Procure F-35, P-8 Aircraft From Lockheed, Boeing

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has said the country intends to buy additional F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin and P-8 maritime surveillance planes from Boeing, FOX Business reported Wednesday…
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Airbus-Naval Group Consortium Picked for French Unmanned Helicopter Demonstrator Program

A consortium of Airbus Group‘s helicopters business and French defense contractor Naval Group has received a contract from France’s defense procurement agency to help develop an unmanned helicopter demonstrator…
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General Dynamics’ Gulfstream Secures $118M US Military Aircraft Logistics Contract Option

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary has received a potential $118.3 million contract modification to extend contractor logistics support for the U.S. military’s the C-20  and C-37 fleet…
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VIDEO: DDG Sea Power

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 12, 2017) The guided-missile destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) fire their 5-inch guns during a sea power demonstration in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy video by Austin Rooney/Released)
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