Posts from ExecutiveBiz 6/13/18

Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Mission Agility, Automation Drive Govt Adoption of Software-Based Storage Platforms

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer and vice president of presales engineering at Dell EMC’s federal business, has said mission agility, cost savings and massive amounts of automation are the three reasons why federal agencies adopt software-defined storage, MeriTalk reported Tuesday
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General Atomics-Built Avionics Tech Installed on NASA UAS; Linden Blue Comments

A NASA-owned unmanned aircraft system that flew Tuesday was equipped with a detect-and-avoid avionics system from General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business. General Atomics said Tuesday Ikhana, a modified version of the Predator B/MQ-9 UAS platform, used the DAA system that features a collision avoidance technology built to help pilots “see and avoid” other airspace users…
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ECS Lands Spot on $204M DARPA Tactical Technology Office Support IDIQ; Tim Wilde Comments

ASGN‘s ECS division has secured a position on a potential five-year, $204 million contract to provide  technical engineering, financial and programmatic services to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Tactical Technology Office…
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GSA Unveils Changes to SAM.gov User Info Verification, Login Procedures

The General Services Administration has established new controls for its online registration platform for government contractors and federal assistance requests in an effort to build on measures implemented earlier this year to address alleged fraudulent activity…
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Raytheon, Safran Partner to Develop Combat Vehicle Sighting Tech; Kim Ernzen Comments

Raytheon and France-based military electronics maker Safran have partnered to develop sighting systems intended for combat vehicles. Both companies signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate their electro-optical and inertial measurement unit technologies to produce a forward-looking infrared sighting device, Raytheon said Wednesday
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Air Force Plans to Expand Nuke-Sniffing Aircraft Fleet With Modified C-130s

The U.S. Air Force will soon expand its nuke-sniffing aircraft fleet with the addition of Lockheed Martin’s modified C-130 Hercules planes, Defense News reported Wednesday. The service currently has two WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft in its nuke-sniffing arsenal, which Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein believes is too few to address the demands of the Defense Department…
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Pratt & Whitney Introduces F-35 Engine Power, Thermal Management Upgrade; Matthew Bromberg Comments

A division of United Technologies Corp. has launched an engine update meant to enhance aircraft power and thermal management system capacity. Pratt & Whitney announced Tuesday that its Growth Option 2…
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Accenture: 86% of Aerospace, Defense Companies Eye Blockchain Tech Integration by 2021

A new Accenture report shows that 86 percent of aerospace and defense companies plan to incorporate blockchain technologies into their corporate platforms by 2021. Accenture said Tuesday it surveyed 30 A&D industry leaders for the “Launchpad to Relevance: Aerospace & Defense Technology Vision 2018” report and found potential areas where blockchain technologies could be applied, including the use of the technology to discover falsified information and validate the accuracy of data…
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Maj. Gen. John Jansen Nominated to Serve as Marine Corps’ Top Budget Officer

Maj. Gen John Jansen, commandant of the National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, has been nominated to be deputy commandant for programs and resources at the U…
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Hexagon US Federal Wins $61M Navy Ruggedized Hardware Supply Contract

Hexagon US Federal has won a potential $60.9 million contract to supply ruggedized hardware for installation on multiple U.S. Navy ship classes The company will deliver the commercial hardware systems to support modernization programs at the Navy Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division in Philadelphia,  the Defense Department said Tuesday
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Noblis VP Mile Corrigan Earns Women in Technology Recognition

Mile Corrigan, vice president of Noblis‘ federal civilian solutions business, has received Women in Technology recognition in the “corporate mid-market sector” category. She is one of the nine category winners, which include six government contracting industry executives, honored with the WIT Leadership Awards, Noblis said Tuesday
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Harris to Update CBP Communications Platform

Harris has received two contracts worth a combined $26 million to update communications systems that support Customs and Border Protection missions. The company said Tuesday it will supply CBP with XL-200P public safety radios that feature active noise cancellation, Bluetooth technology, global positioning system and a customizable user interface…
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VIDEO: Harris Corporation T7™ Multi-Mission Robot on an EOD Mission

http://www.harris.com/t7 The T7 robotic system from Harris Corporation provides best-in-class mobility, manipulation, and intuitive control, delivering uncompromising performance for a variety of missions including bomb disposal…
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