Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/10/2018

SAIC Announces Plans to Acquire Engility

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) announced Monday its plans to acquire Engility Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EGL), in a deal valued at $2.5 billion. If completed, the all-stock transaction will create the second largest independent technology integrator serving government clients…
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Raytheon Collaborates With HawkEye 360 for Geospatial Technology Project; Dave Wajsgras Quoted

Raytheon has announced that its intelligence, information and services unit will partner with HawkEye 360 in developing next-generation geospatial systems for the government sector’s situational awareness missions…
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Rolls-Royce to Build Engine Tech for Navy Tanker Drone

Boeing has selected Rolls-Royce to manufacture an engine technology to power four unmanned aerial refueling vehicles the Chicago-based company will build for the U.S. Navy. Rolls-Royce said Thurday it will provide AE 3007N engines designed to generate more than 10K pounds of thrust and provide additional electrical power to the service branch’s future MQ-25 Stingray tanker drones…
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Report: Five Joint Ventures Show Interest in New York’s $650M Public Health Lab Construction Project

Five joint ventures have shown interest in pursuing a potential $650M contract to help the New York Department of Health build a laboratory, Times Union reported Thursday. The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York will oversee the project and select multiple industry teams to respond to a formal request for proposals on the Wadsworth Center construction project…
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Boeing Invests in Space Connectivity Tech Maker BridgeSat; Brian Schettler Quoted

Boeing‘s venture capital arm has invested in BridgeSat through a recent Series B funding round to help the latter company accelerate deployment of an optical system for space-based connectivity services…
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Karl Tappert: General Dynamics Seeks to Help Army Manage, Sustain Force Protection Systems

Karl Tappert, vice president of Army C4ISR systems at General Dynamics’ information technology business, has said the company aims to help the service maintain sensors, radars and night vision devices through the Integrated Base Defense – Sustainment Support program…
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Sikorsky to Demo Black Hawk Utility Helicopter With Autonomous Tech

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary is conducting ground checks to prepare a medium-lift utility helicopter equipped with a robotic co-pilot kit for initial flight tests slated to commence by the end of the year, Rotor & Wing reported Friday
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Cubic Named Preferred Bidder on San Francisco Bay Area’s Fare System Modernization Project

The San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission has selected Cubic as the agency’s preferred contractor to update the fare collection system in California’s Bay Area. Cubic said Friday its transportation systems business aims to modernize the Clipper electronic fare payment being used by 22 transit agencies across the region if the commission awards the project to the company after a three-stage approval process…
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DISA Eyes AT&T for Connectivity Services Contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to award AT&T a contract to provide global network connectivity services to Pacific Air Forces. A FedBizOpps notice posted Sunday says the company would assess networks; establish a diverse communication virtual private network; perform integrations with FirstNet and NorthStar/LTEspeed networks; and provide tools for waveform capture and conversion through the proposed sole-source contract…
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Cybercom, Nonprofit Form Cyber Tech Prototyping Partnership

U.S. Cyber Command and the nonprofit organization Maryland Innovation and Security Institute have established a new partnership that seeks to facilitate collaboration among government, industry and academic institutions to build new cyber platforms, Fifth Domain reported Friday
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