Posts from ExecutiveBiz 5/14/18

Leidos to Provide Army Training System Content Under Potential $210M Contract

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has secured a potential five-year, $210 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop content for simulated training systems. The company said Monday it will provide Synthetic Environment Core databases that can support the service branch’s training, simulation and mission command systems…
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Boeing’s Leanne Caret Cites Milestones to Back KC-46 Tanker Delivery This Year

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security segment, told Military Times in a video interview aired Sunday that the company is going to deliver KC-46 aerial refueling tanker aircraft this year, citing several milestones…
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Charles Moorman IV, William Parrett Appointed to Oracle’s Board of Directors

Charles Moorman IV and William Parrett have been elected to Oracle‘s board of directors in a unanimous vote that expands the number of board members to 14. As members of the board, they will serve a one-year term and will take part in the election during the annual stockholders meeting to be held in November 2018, the company said Friday…
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MITRE Seeks Participants for Test on Text-Based IFR Clearance Technology

MITRE is seeking ForeFlight users to help test a new mobile-based technology being developed to streamline the delivery process of instrument flight rules clearances. The test will support the former’s study on the use of mobile devices to deliver IFR clearances at airports that do not employ pre-departure clearance/data comm clearance, ForeFlight said Thursday…
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Matt Desch: Private-Public Coordination Needed to Fix Current Space Debris Problem

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, has said coordination between the private and public sectors is needed to resolve the current space debris problem, USA Today reported Monday. Desch believes the U…
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PreTalen to Continue PNT System Analysis Tool Development for Air Force

PreTalen will continue to develop an automated platform for analyzing wireless communication systems under a $23.9 million contract from the U.S. Air Force. The company aims to incorporate a signals-based test framework into the Position Navigation and Time Autonomous Negotiator Applying Cognitive Effects-Based Analysis system, or PANACEA, the service branch said Thursday…
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Turkey to Receive First F-35 Aircraft in June

Turkey, a parts supplier for the F-35 program, will receive its first delivery of the aircraft on June 21, with a second one to follow after, AA reported Friday. The deliveries follow orders Turkey made in 2014 for two F-35 units that are scheduled for deployment by 2019…
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AT&T to Provide LTE Network Coverage for DOT’s UAS Integration Pilot Program

AT&T will offer long-term evolution network coverage for a Transportation Department pilot program that aims to test unmanned aerial systems as part of the U.S. government’s push to integrate drones into the national airspace, Fierce Wireless reported Friday…
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Report: GSA Eyes Final RFP for 2 Pools of OASIS Vehicle’s Unrestricted Portion by May 31

The General Services Administration plans to open to companies two pools of the unrestricted portion of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract vehicle, Bloomberg Government reported Friday…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview With Brian Baldrate, VP & General Counsel of International and Washington Operations at Raytheon

ExecutiveBiz talked with Brian Baldrate, vice president and general counsel of Raytheon’s international and Washington, D.C., operations, about his military background, views on international defense sales and where he sees room for greater public-private sector collaboration…
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Navy Lays Keel for ‘Hyman G. Rickover’ Pre-Commissioning Submarine

The U.S Navy laid the keel for a Virginia-class submarine named after Adm. Hyman G. Rickover, director of the Bureau of Ships’ Naval Reactors branch in the late 1940s. The ceremony took place Friday at a facility of General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary in Quonset Point, R…
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VIDEO: Modernizing the Marine Rifle Squad

The Marine Corps will implement a new squad formation structure in order to meet the demands of future warfighting. The transition to these advanced squad formations will occur in FY 2020.
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