Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/08/2018

James Mattis: DoD Backs Formation of Space-Focused Combatant Command

James Mattis, secretary of the Defense Department, has said DoD is supportive of a plan to form a new combatant command focused on space, Defense News reported Tuesday. “We need to address space as a developing warfighting domain and a combatant command is certainly one thing that we can we can establish,” he told reporters Tuesday at the Pentagon…
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Cubic, Delerrok Form Cloud Transit Mgmt Service Partnership; Bradley Feldmann Comments

Cubic‘s transportation systems business will collaborate with Delerrok to offer cloud-based electronic ticketing systems to transit agencies under an investment and alliance agreement. The partnership seeks to integrate Delerrok’s TouchPass electronic fare collection technology with Cubic’s Transit Management as a Service platform in an effort to help operators simplify the ticketing process through a pay-as-you-go framework, Cubic said Tuesday
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Army Taps Leonardo DRS to Demonstrate Electrical Power System for Air Defense

The U.S. Army has selected Leonardo DRS to demonstrate an electrical energy system designed to help the service branch meet vehicle power requirements. The company said Tuesday it will test the On-Board Vehicle Power system on the Army’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense vehicles designed for launcher vehicles and missile battery command and control…
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Unisys Launches Analytics-Based Managed Service for Cyber Risk Assessment; Jonathan Goldberger Comments

Unisys has unveiled at the Black Hat USA 2018 conference a subscription-based managed service that works to leverage analytics to help security professionals assess an organization’s cybersecurity posture and evaluate cyber threats in financial terms…
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Former CSRA CEO Larry Prior Appointed to Novetta Board

Former CSRA President and CEO Larry Prior, a four-time Wash100 winner, has joined the board of directors at McLean, Va.-based analytics services contractor Novetta. He is a public and private sector veteran with more than 30 years of intelligence, security, technology and defense program experience, Novetta said Tuesday
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BAE to Help DARPA Automate Cyber Enterprise Threat Analysis, Detection

BAE Systems has received a potential $5.2 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop automated tools for the analysis and detection of cybersecurity risks to large-scale enterprise networks…
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Oracle Unveils Autonomous Database Cloud Service; Larry Ellison Comments

Oracle has introduced a cloud-based database service offering intended to help public and private sector customers process, report and analyze transactions. The Autonomous Transaction Processing system uses machine learning algorithms for users to automate existing databases and is designed to run on government, financial, retail and manufacturing applications, Oracle said Tuesday
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Ships Mars 2020 Rover Power Generator to DOE Lab

Aerojet Rocketdyne and its partner Teledyne have delivered an electric generator system that would help power NASA’s Mars 2020 rover to an Energy Department facility. The Idaho National Laboratory will fuel, test and evaluate the flight readiness of the the Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday
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Mitre Unveils Federal Benefit Eligibility Verification Challenge; Gordon Milbourn Comments

Mitre has introduced a prize competition that seeks to engage entrepreneurs, college students and representatives from government and nonprofit organizations to help address improper payments in federal programs…
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Dennis Chesley Named Guidehouse Partner; Scott McIntyre Comments

Dennis Chesley, former global leader of risk consulting at PwC, has joined Guidehouse as financial risk management partner. Guidehouse said Tuesday the more than 25-year consulting veteran will oversee strategic advisory services for risk management, operations, compliance, internal control and technology in his new position…
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Motorola Solutions Adds Venue Maps to Public Safety Comms Platform

Motorola Solutions has integrated its public safety communications software with venue details from HERE Technologies as part of a joint effort to increase field responders’ situational awareness…
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19 Small Businesses to Participate in NASA Research Program’s Second Phase

Twenty research and technology proposals from 19 U.S. businesses are set to advance to the second phase of NASA‘s Small Business Technology Transfer program. The space agency said Wednesday the selected companies will collaborate with research organizations to help develop technologies for aeronautics, science, human exploration and operations and space…
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