Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/09/2018

NASA Selects 13 Firms to Conduct LEO Commercial Human Spaceflight Studies

NASA has chosen 13 companies to explore future opportunities for non-governmental entities to conduct U.S. manned spaceflight missions to the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit destinations…
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Carahsoft Makes 2018 ‘Fast Growth 150’ List; Craig Abod Comments

Carahsoft Technology has landed a spot in CRN’s 2018 list of U.S. technology integrators and information technology consultants that have experienced a fast economic growth over the past two years. The company said Wednesday it ranked 103rd in the Fast Growth 150 list based on a 43 percent growth rate over the previous fiscal year…
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Col. William Darne: Army Initiates Steps to Acquire Interim Capability for Cruise Missile Defense

The U.S. Army has launched efforts to begin the acquisition process for an interim capability intended for cruise missile protection through a program led by new Futures Command’s air-and-missile defense cross functional team, Defense News reported Wednesday
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Report: Sikorsky-Boeing Team’s SB-1 Defiant Helicopter Now Registered With FAA

Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky subsidiary has registered the proposed SB-1 Defiant coaxial helicopter as S-100 with the Federal Aviation Administration, Vertical reported Wednesday. Sikorsky and Boeing have teamed up to develop and propose SB-1 Defiant for the U…
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Speak at FireEye Cybersecurity Summit; Kevin Mandia Comments

FireEye has invited former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright to discuss current cybersecurity issues at this year’s Cyber Defense Summit which will take place from Oct. 1 to 4 at the Washington Hilton at Washington, D…
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Ball Aerospace Helps NASA Review Astrophysics Observatory Design

Ball Aerospace has helped NASA complete the preliminary design review of a space-based astrophysics observatory designed to measure cosmic X-ray polarization. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center collaborated with Ball, the Italian space agency and other industry partners on the Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer PDR effort at a facility in Boulder, Colo…
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Vanessa Wyche Named NASA Johnson Space Center Deputy Director

Vanessa Wyche, former director of the exploration integration and science directorate at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, has been appointed as deputy director of the installation. NASA said Wednesday Wyche will assist JSC Director Mark Geyer in managing the center, which is responsible for 10,000 civil service and contractor employees and various human spaceflight operations…
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NOAA to Implement ‘Tiered’ Approach for Commercial Sensing Data Protection Review

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will adopt a three-tier approach to assess data protection plans from commercial entities seeking license to operate remote sensing satellite systems, SpaceNews reported Wednesday
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BGOV: DoD’s Fiscal 2017 ‘Other Transaction’ Awards Hit $2.1B

The Defense Department obligated a total of $2.1 billion to “other transaction” agreements with multiple contractors during fiscal year 2017, up 50 percent from the previous year, Bloomberg Government reported Wednesday
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DTSI to Extend Air Force HR IT Support Under $84M Task Order

Diversified Technical Services Inc. has received a potential $84 million task order to continue to provide information technology support for the U.S. Air Force‘s human resources division. The follow-on task order was awarded under the Small-Business Network-Centric-Solutions-2 Application Services contract vehicle, USAF said Monday in a FedBizOpps notice…
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