Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 03/13/2018

Trump Replaces Tillerson With Pompeo As Secretary of State

President Trump will remove Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and nominate Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director, as his replacement. “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State…
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Air Force Prepares for B-21 Bomber Critical Design Review

The U.S. Air Force plans to conduct a critical design review of its B-21 Raider bomber to facilitate evaluation of technology plans, weapons integration, computing power and design specifications for the aircraft program, Warrior Maven reported Friday…
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Sends Communications Satellite, Secret Payload Into Orbit

A communications satellite with a classified secondary payload took off March 6 aboard a SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, Spaceflight Now reported Monday. The classified secondary satellite, dubbed PODSat, was integrated into Spain’s Hispasat 30W-6 communications satellite through the Payload Orbital Delivery System built by Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary…
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Battelle Team Hits Milestone in DOE-Backed Carbon Capture, Storage Project

A Battelle-led team has injected 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into a deep rock formation as part of a Department of Energy project that sought to demonstrate carbon capture, utilization and storage processes…
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Robert Lightfoot to Retire as NASA Acting Administrator

NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot plans to retire in April after a 29-year career at the space agency, Spaceflight Now reported Monday. He told agency employees in a memo, obtained by Spaceflight Now, that he will work with the White House to help ensure a smooth transition…
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DHS Seeks Management Software for Finance, Procurement, Assets

The Department of Homeland Security has posted a sources sought notice for a software that will be used to manage DHS federal finance, procurement and assets. DHS said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Monday it seeks a software platform built to implement enterprise-level business processing with minimal customization needed…
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Lockheed Runs Site Acceptance Test of Multi-Role Radar for Latvia

Lockheed Martin has conducted a site acceptance test of a multi-role radar that the company produced for the Latvian military. The company said Monday the test marks the on-schedule delivery of the first of three TPS-77 radars to Latvia’s defense ministry…
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SEC Seeks Chief Risk Officer to Help Manage Commission’s Cybersecurity

The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to recruit a chief risk officer to help boost the agency’s cyber defense measures, Federal News Radio reported Monday. SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar said during a Data Coalition-hosted forum in Washington that SEC Chairman Jay Clayton suggested the creation of the chief risk officer position…
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Viasat Debuts Satcom System for Government, Military Operations

Viasat introduced its satellite communications system and ground networking technologies for military and government applications at the 2018 Satellite Show that kicked off Monday in Washington, D.C. The company said Monday it showcased the ViaSat-2 platform to U…
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Leonardo Showcases Naval Gun Mount at Doha Maritime Exhibition

Leonardo has unveiled a naval gun mount system designed to integrate with small and fast vessels built for patrol operations. The company said Monday it showcased the OTO Marlin 40 system for the first time at the ongoing Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference in Qatar…
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Report: Lockheed, Rafael Offer Missiles for Army Multimission Launcher

Lockheed Martin and Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will offer their respective missiles to the U.S. Army for possible integration with the service branch’s Indirect Fires Protection Capability multi-mission launcher, Defense News reported Monday…
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CSRA Subsidiary Lands $64M NIH Network Support Order; Kamal Narang Comments

A CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $64 million task order to provide network operations and security support for the National Institutes of Health’s center for information technology…
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Senate Committee to Hold Infrastructure Modernization Hearing

Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, has announced that secretaries of five U.S. federal departments will participate in a congressional hearing about infrastructure modernization efforts…
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VIDEO: Warfighters Require Timely Information

Air Force Brig. Gen. David Krumm, the Joint Staff’s deputy director for requirements, speaks to vendors about the Defense Department’s planned Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud acquisition program at a DoD industry day, March 7, 2018…
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