Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/13/2018

SAIC’s Announced Engility Buyout: McAleese & Associates Provides Assessment

On the heels of SAIC’s planned $2.5 billion acquisition of Engility, consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released its “McAleese Assessment” of the deal. The report includes key takeaways from the acquisition call held on Monday, including Tony Moraco, SAIC’s CEO, offering his view on the future of the federal budget environment…
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Northrop, Navy Demo Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter in Sea Mine Detection Mission

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have demonstrated the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter with other autonomous assets to hunt sea mines, Flightglobal reported Thursday. Fire Scout demonstrated its situational awareness capability and capacity to communicate with a submersible drone and a small unmanned surface ship to perform underwater mine sweeping operations at the service’s three-day Advanced Naval Technology Exercise that commenced on Aug…
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Eric Clark Appointed Chief Digital Officer of NTT Data Services; Bob Pryor Quoted

Eric Clark, former president of the application services division at NTT Data Services, has been named chief digital officer of the Plano, Texas-based technology services provider. The company said Wednesday Clark will aim to address clients’ systems design requirements through the use of digital, cloud and security technologies…
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Army’s Armament Development Center Seeks Unmanned Logistics System Prototype

The U.S. Army’s Armament Research Development and Engineering Center is seeking a prototype for an unmanned system that can perform logistical tasks in support of forces on land. ARDEC will issue a request for prototype proposal to develop and demonstrate an Autonomous Unmanned Logistics System supported by the Ground Vehicle Systems “other transaction” agreement, according to a notice posted Wednesday on FedBizOpps…
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UP Aerospace Helps NASA Launch Space Tech Demo Payloads

NASA has launched three space technology demonstration payloads on a UP Aerospace-built rocket as part of the agency’s Flight Opportunities program. UP Aerospace’s SpaceLoft 12 suborbital launch vehicle carrying the instruments lifted off Wednesday at Spaceport America in New Mexico, NASA said Thursday
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U.S. MDA, Japan Test Raytheon-Made Interceptor Missile

The Missile Defense Agency and Japan’s maritime self-defense force demonstrated the interceptor function of a Raytheon-made missile during a recent flight test near Kauai, Hawaii. Japan’s JS Atago launched Raytheon’s Standard Missile-3 Block IB unit to intercept a ballistic missile target with the support of the U…
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Morgan Roth Appointed SOSi Marketing & Communications VP; Julian Setian Quoted

Morgan Roth, former chief strategy officer and vice president of strategic communications at the Association of Fundraising Professionals, has joined SOS International as VP for marketing and communications…
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DISA Seeks AI-Based Endpoint Protection Tech

The Defense Information Systems Agency seeks information on potential industry sources of a signatureless endpoint protection technology designed to prevent and detect malicious software using an artificial intelligence or a machine learning method…
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Descartes Labs to Help DARPA Build Geospatial Data Repository

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has chosen Descartes Labs to build a technology platform designed to store geospatial imagery and machine learning tools for data analysis. Descartes Labs said Wednesday it will provide the cloud-based infrastructure for the agency to create  applications as part of the Geospatial Cloud Analytics program and offer the apps to data scientists via a commercial marketplace…
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Heidi Magnelia Named CFO of CMU’s Software Engineering Institute

Heidi Magnelia, a finance veteran of multiple government contracting firms, has joined Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute as chief financial officer. She succeeds Peter Menniti and oversees the institute’s financial, business and central administrative functions in her new role, SEI said Tuesday
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