Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 04/12/2018

Northrop Grumman gets $210M Air Force contract modification for LAIRCM equipment, support

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)  has received a potential two-year, $209.7 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures equipment and support. The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification brings the total value of the previously awarded contract to $1…
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Leidos gets $210M Army non-personal terrain modeling services contract

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will help facilitate the performance of synthetic environment terrain and model generation for the U.S. Army under a potential five-year, $210 million contract. The contract includes personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision and other items and non-personal services, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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FBI Director Christopher Wray, UAE VP & PM discuss bilateral security cooperation

Christopher Wray, director of the FBI, and the head of the United Arab Emirates discussed the countries’ partnership for the enforcement of security in the region and the world. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, received the FBI director and U…
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DHS launches Cyber Storm VI; Jeanette Manfra comments

The Department of Homeland Security has launched the sixth Cyber Storm exercise, where over 1,000 players aim to assess and enhance procedures that need to be taken to resolve a cyber incident, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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Kenneth Rapuano: White House will implement modified national cyber strategy soon

Assistant Secretary of Defense Kenneth Rapuano has confirmed that the White House will soon begin implementing the modified national cyber strategy, which intends to help the government handle cyber defense and threats, NextGov reported Wednesday…
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Six future space technologies selected for NASA Flight Opportunities program

NASA will help mature six space technologies through the agency’s Flight Opportunities program that will facilitate low-gravity simulation tests onboard aircraft and suborbital rockets. The space agency said Thursday it will award funds to cover the integration and flight, and limited payload development costs for the selected demonstrations that will validate the technology’s feasibility to reduce technical risks…
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General Atomics to feature Orbital Test Bed model at 34th Space Symposium

General Atomics has announced its electromagnetic systems business will showcase a new spacecraft model designed to host technology payloads for demonstration. The company said Wednesday GA-EMS will exhibit the Orbital Test Bed along with other satellite and space system offerings at the 34th Space Symposium scheduled to take place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from April 15 to 19…
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Hughes’ Tony Bardo: Multiple connectivity options essential for public sector comms network

Tony Bardo, assistant vice president of the government solutions business at Hughes Network Systems, has said he believes that offering multiple connectivity options to customer agencies can help them manage communications, Via Satellite reported Wednesday…
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Charles River Analytics to demo mixed reality C2 app for space battle management

Charles River Analytics will demonstrate a hybrid reality command-and-control technology intended for space battle management during a four-day industry event scheduled to kick off Monday in Colorado Springs, Colorado…
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Jacobs to extend NASA Johnson Space Center support under $438M contract option

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has received a two-year, $437.5 million contract option to continue providing support services to NASA‘s Johnson Space Center. This award brings the total potential value of Jacob’s JSC Engineering, Technology and Science contract to $1…
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MDA seeks to update sensors for hypersonic threat defense

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director at the Missile Defense Agency, has said at a congressional hearing that modernizing sensors can help MDA counter emerging missile threats, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday…
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Mike Kahn: Orbital ATK supports readiness through expansion of missile production facilities

Orbital ATK has hired 1,000 additional employees and expanded several weapons facilities to increase production capacity as it expects a rise in the demand for munitions and missiles from the Defense Department in the next few years, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: Project Maven: The Pentagon’s new artificial intelligence has been hunting terrorists for months

Defense One’s Global Business Editor Marcus Weisgerber explains what we know so far about an experimental U.S. military project using artificial intelligence. The program’s name: Project Maven…
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