Posts from ExecutiveBiz 4/26/18

Teledyne COO Al Pichelli Adds President Title

Al Pichelli, chief operating officer at Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY) since October 2015, has been appointed to serve in the additional role of president. The more than 37-year company veteran succeeds Robert Mehrabian, who will focus on his current duties as chairman and CEO, Teledyne said Wednesday
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IBM’s Cloud-Based Collaboration Platform Gets FedRAMP OK

John Hamilton, program manager of operations at the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, has tweeted that IBM‘s collaboration platform became the 100th cloud service offering to receive FedRAMP approval, Federal Times reported Wednesday
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Air Force Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo Nominated Joint Staff CIO

President Donald Trump has nominated Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo, chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force, to be CIO at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Shwedo will also serve as JCS director of command, control, communications and computers/cyber, the Defense Department said Wednesday
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Leidos Wins Potential $65M USACE Info Mgmt, IT Support Contract

Leidos has won a one-year, $64.5 million contract to information management and information technology services across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers enterprise. USACE received four bids for the firm-fixed-price contract via an online-based solicitation and will obligate $63…
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Army Reviews Design of GE’s New Military Helicopter Engine

The U.S. Army has completed a preliminary design review of an engine technology General Electric‘s aviation business developed under a 24-month, $102 million contract awarded in September 2016. GE said Wednesday the PDR represents a milestone for the technology maturation and risk reduction phase of the service branch’s Improved Turbine Engine Program…
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House OKs Space Commerce Legislation; Lamar Smith Comments

House members have passed a bill that streamlines the space-based remote sensing regulatory system, modifies the implementation of international regulations in the U.S., enhances national security and simplifies regulations for space operators, among other things…
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Sixth Batch of Iridium NEXT Satellites Arrives at SpaceX Site in VAFB

The five Iridium NEXT satellites that are scheduled for launch on May 19 have arrived at SpaceX’s launch site in Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to go through pre-launch processing procedures…
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DynCorp Gets $60M Modification on Air Force Base Support Contract

DynCorp International has secured a $59.6 million contract modification to continue to help manage and maintain U.S. Air Force‘s base supply activities. The service branch exercised an option under a previously awarded contract for the company to extend supply support at Columbus, Laughlin, Randolph, Sheppard and Vance AF installations, the Defense Department said Wednesday
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Ken Asbury: CACI to Continue Army Counter-Insurgency Mission Support Under $145M Task Order

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has received a potential $145 million task order to help a U.S. Army unit track insurgent networks and systems that can pose national security risks. The company said Wednesday it will research, examine and integrate intelligence data for the Army Intelligence and Security Command’s Counter Insurgency Targeting Program, as well as produce technology platforms for INSCOM’s National Ground Intelligence Center…
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Introduces Federal Network Protection Act

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) has introduced a bill that will clarify directives the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security can implement for the protection of federal computer systems…
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AFRL Signs Simulation Software Licensing Agreement With Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has licensed Pratt & Whitney and parent company United Technologies to use and implement a modeling and simulation software. The FEMORPH platform was built to work with a design application in simulating the performance of aircraft engine parts before production, Wright-Patterson AF Base said Wednesday The system was also designed to form manufacturing deviation impact assessments that may help the Air Force apply changes to avoid excessive costs…
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Lockheed to Update F-16 Tech for Indian Fighter Jet Competition

Lockheed Martin will equip its F-16 aircraft with modern technologies similar to those fitted on F-35 planes as part of the firm’s bid for the $15 billion fighter jet order of the Indian Air Force, Bloomberg reported Wednesday
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VIDEO: This Is How US Air Force Uses Strategic Bombers to Deter Any Would be Adversary

This Is How US Air Force Uses Strategic Bombers to Deter Any Would-be Adversary With the ability to carry almost any weapon the Air Force has to offer, Strategic bombers are a mainstay in the U.S. arsenal…
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