Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 03/09/2018

Former GSA Deputy CIO Steve Grewal Named Cohesity Federal CTO

Steve Grewal, formerly deputy chief information officer at the General Services Administration, has joined Cohesity as chief technology officer of federal and Eastern U.S. business at the San Jose, California-based data storage vendor…
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AFRL Tests New Explosive Co-Developed With Aerojet Rocketdyne

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has conducted a test to validate the sympathetic reaction of a new safety-oriented explosive co-developed with Aerojet Rocketdyne. The MNX-770 Mod 1 explosive is being developed for use in 500-pound BLU-111 and 1000-pound BLU-110 general purpose bombs, which are also referred to as the Mk-82 and the Mk-83, respectively, the company said Thursday…
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Wray Varley Joins BT Federal as President, CEO

Wray Varley, former vice president of the government segment at telecommunications equipment maker Infinera, has joined BT Federal as president and CEO, FierceTelecom reported Thursday. The report said Varley succeeds Tony Wellen, who has served as BT Federal’s interim CEO over the past six months and returned to his full-time post as chief operating officer of the Reston, Virginia-based company…
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General Atomics Demos Acoustic Surveillance Tech for Counter-UAS Missions

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business demonstrated an acoustic detection system during an event held at the U.S. Army‘s Fires Center of Excellence in Lawton, Oklahoma. The company said Thursday it was invited to showcase the Fencepost platform at the  annual Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment in support of counter-unmanned aerial system missions…
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Air Force Taps Xerox to Provide Document Tools & Support Services

The U.S. Air Force has tasked Xerox to aid the service branch’s document management activities and replace USAF document equipment with new multifunction tools throughout 2019. The company said Thursday it will provide support to address the Air Force’s print, scan and fax needs, as well as help desk and server management services…
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Druva Data Protection System Gets DHS Product Approval

A Druva data protection system has received approval under the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation product list. The Druva Insync is an integrated data protection platform designed to protect end-user data within specified endpoints and cloud storage, Carahsoft said Monday…
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Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed, DoD in Talks Over Lot 11 F-35 Deal

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson has said the company and the Defense Department are engaged in a “complex negotiation” over the next contract to build the 11th batch of 130 F-35 fighter jets. “Our government customer needs to understand the cost,” Hewson told CNBC in an interview posted Thursday…
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Raytheon Named Prime in Qatar’s $197M FMS Request for Air Operation Center Upgrades

The State Department has named Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) as prime contractor on a potential $197 million foreign military sale of equipment and services to modernize the Qatari air force’s Air Operation Center…
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Orbital ATK to Unveil In-Orbit Robotic Servicing Platform at Satellite 2018 Conference

Orbital ATK will launch its in-orbit satellite servicing platform on March 13 at the four-day Satellite 2018 conference and exhibition slated to kick off Monday in Washington, D.C. David Thompson, Orbital ATK president and CEO, will join Tom Wilson, president of SpaceLogistics, to introduce the robotic servicing system – Mission Extension Vehicle – at the event, Orbital ATK said Thursday…
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Airbus Gets $273M Army Light Utility Helicopter Supply Contract

Airbus‘ helicopter manufacturing business has received a potential three-year, $273.3 million contract to supply the U.S. Army with 35 units of the UH-72A Lakota aircraft. The Army Contracting Command solicited and received one bid for the procurement of light utility vehicles, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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CACI to Open Oklahoma-Based Shared Services Center; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International has announced it will establish a shared services center in Oklahoma City to expand its business operations and workforce in the state. The company said Thursday it aims to consolidate some of CACI’s transactional functions into the Oklahoma-based SSC in an effort to simplify the delivery of services to customers…
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Report: SOCOM Briefs Industry on Purpose Built Non-Standard Commercial Vehicle Program

The U.S. Special Operations Command held an industry day in February to discuss with vendors its performance specifications and technical requirements for the Purpose Built Non-Standard Commercial Vehicle program, The Drive reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: ESG 7 Commander on Wasp ESG Regional Patrol

SASEBO, Japan (March 2, 2018)–Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, Rear Admiral Brad Cooper, speaks from the deckplates of USS Dewey (DDG 105) about the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group’s upcoming regional patrol in the Indo-Pacific region meant to strengthen regional alliances, provide rapid-response capability, and advance the Up-Gunned ESG concept…
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