Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/07/2018

American Systems Buys DDL OMNI Engineering; Peter Smith Comments

American Systems has bought McLean, Va.-based engineering and technical services contractor DDL OMNI Engineering for an undisclosed sum. Chantilly, Va.-based American Systems said Monday it will integrate DDL OMNI into its professional and customs solutions business, led by Hyuk Byun, and absorb approximately 250 employees as part of the deal…
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NIH Picks 16 Firms for HUBZone Category of CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC

The National Institutes of Health has awarded 16 companies spots on the historically underutilized business zone portion of a potential $20 billion governmentwide acquisition contract vehicle for information technology support services…
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Northrop Supports USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter Design Review

Eastern Shipbuilding Group collaborated with Northrop Grumman to conduct a final critical design review of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter on June 27 and 28. Northrop said Monday it serves as the integrator of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and control systems under the OPC program…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Hot-Fire Tests of Tactical Booster Motor; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has concluded two hot-fire tests of air-launch motors at the Air Force Research Laboratory, under the firm’s advanced tactical booster program. The company said Monday it designed the solid rocket motors to simulate extreme cold- and hot-soak launch conditions…
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Lockheed Delivers Final C-5M Aircraft Under USAF Modernization Effort

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 52nd and final aircraft that was refined under a U.S. Air Force program aiming to modernize the C-5 Galaxy strategic transport. The company said Monday it delivered the C-5M Super Galaxy last Thursday from a facility in Marietta, Ga…
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AT&T, RapidDeploy Partner on Cloud-Based Emergency Response Comms Offering

AT&T and RapidDeploy have partnered to offer a cloud-based technology platform for  public-safety answering points obtain information in real time in the event of a critical situation. The partnership seeks to connect PSAPs to RapidDeploy’s computer-aided dispatch platform through a virtual private network in an effort to help dispatchers receive data from multiple connected devices and closed-caption video streams, AT&T said Monday
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Terran Orbital Raises Series B Funds to Establish New Production Facility, Expand Workforce

Terran Orbital Corp. has raised $36 million in its Series B funding round, which will be used to hire new employees and procure additional manufacturing equipment for the company’s new nanosatellite production facility…
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Report: OPM Vet David Vargas Named GSA Service Management Office Director

David Vargas, formerly director of the human resources line of business at the Office of Personnel Management, has joined the General Services Administration as head of the new service management office, Federal News Radio reported Monday
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Dynetics, Lockheed to Collaborate on Army Laser Weapon System Development

Lockheed Martin will participate in a Dynetics-led consortium that has received a $10 million contract to further develop a weapon system as part of the U.S. Army‘s High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator program…
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NASA Authorizes Thermal Management Technologies to Use Patented Tech to Develop Smallsat Release Mechanism

NASA has licensed a patented technology to Thermal Management Technologies to develop the North Logan, Utah-based company’s small satellite release mechanism. The space agency said Monday TMT can use the Diminutive Assembly for Nanosatellite deploYables as basis for the Gecko Release Mechanism, which is designed to incorporate a gecko’s size and gripping capabilities…
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