Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 04/11/2018

LRASM field test from F/A-18 Super Hornet slated for this year

Boeing‘s F/A-18 Super Hornet will be live-testing Lockheed Martin‘s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile later this year, Military.com reported Tuesday. The AGM-158C LRASM is expected to become operational in September 2019…
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Tom Bossert resigns as Trump’s homeland security adviser

Tom Bossert, homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, has resigned from his post, Reuters reported Tuesday. An administration official said John Bolton, the newly appointed national security adviser, reportedly requested Bossert’s departure as the former works to form his own team…
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Capt. Jeff Dodge: Navy’s MQ-8C unmanned helicopter on track to reach IOC by year’s end

Capt. Jeff Dodge, manager of the U.S. Navy‘s Fire Scout program, has said the Northrop Grumman-built MQ-8C unmanned helicopter is scheduled to reach initial operational capability status by the end of the year…
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TAPE gets ISO/IEC IT security certification; Michael Kelliher comments

Technical and Project Engineering has received a certification from the International Organization for Standardization and International Electrotechnical Commission for cybersecurity practices. TAPE said Tuesday the ISO/IEC 27013:2015 certification seeks to demonstrate the company’s efforts to implement an integrated data security and information technology service management system in support of government clients…
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AECOM to implement SitScape’s digital enterprise enablement tech under partnership agreement

SitScape will provide its Digital Enterprise Enablement Platform to AECOM‘s management services group as part of a five-year partnership agreement between the two companies. AECOM said Tuesday it aims to help global customers manage mission-critical operations through the use of DEEP software equipped with data analytics, machine learning, visualization, process automation and collaboration features…
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Jim Green to become NASA chief scientist in May

Jim Green, director of the planetary science division at NASA’s science mission director, has been appointed chief scientist at the space agency in a move that takes effect May 1. He will succeed the retiring Gale Allen, who has served as acting chief scientist since 2016, and will act as principal adviser to the NASA administrator and other senior leaders on science policy and programs, strategic planning and investment review, the agency said Tuesday…
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Retired Army Gen. Charles Jacoby joins Cornerstone Defense’s board of directors

Charles Jacoby, a retired U.S. Army general, has been named a member of Cornerstone Defense‘s board of directors. Jacoby’s background is aligned with the company’s goal to deliver technologies and services for the space and intelligence communities and the Defense Department, said Cornerstone Defense CEO Chris Goodrich in the company’s press release published Tuesday…
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GE tests carbon fiber enclosure for marine gas turbine

General Electric’s marine solutions business has completed a weight and noise attenuation testing between a carbon fiber-based gas turbine enclosure and steel module. GE said Monday test results showed that the lightweight composite-based module for the LM2500 marine gas turbine reduced noise by 60 percent and weight by approximately 2,500 kilograms compared with the steel enclosure…
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AeroVironment tests UAS, loitering munition sensor-to-shooter system prototype

AeroVironment conducted a maritime demonstration of its sensor-to-shooter system from a coastal riverine craft of the U.S. Navy. The company said Monday its S2S is an integration of its RQ-20B Puma Block 2 – All Environment small unmanned aircraft system with its Switchblade lethal loitering missile for rapid surveillance and response to land and sea threats…
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DoD renews DLT Solutions’ Enterprise Software Initiative contract for Red Hat products

DLT Solutions has received a five-year contract from the Defense Department for the extended supply of Red Hat subscriptions and services. DLT said Tuesday it will provide Red Hat’s enterprise-grade products in support of the DoD’s Enterprise Software Initiative a government reseller…
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Rockwell Collins to repair Air Force tanker fleet air traffic management components

The U.S. Air Force has awarded multiple repair contracts with a potential five-year performance period and $27 million value to Rockwell Collins in support of a tanker fleet’s air traffic management system…
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Boeing gets $64M contract to restart missile production line for Saudi Arabia

Boeing will restart the production line of a stand-off land attack missile for expanded response in support of Saudi Arabia under a one-year, $64.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy. The contract also includes the redesign of complete and nearly obsolete and uneconomical parts for enhanced production and sustainment, the Defense Department said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: ‘Victory is earned’: army modernization

The U.S. Army is focused on modernization so that it can continue to be the world’s best fighting force.
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