Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/08/2018

SSL Lands Spot on $750M NASA Small Spacecraft Tech Prototyping IDIQ; Richard White Quoted

Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary has secured a position on a potential five-year, $750M contract from NASA to develop spacecraft technologies for the Defense Department. SSL is among three contractors selected to support the the Small Spacecraft Prototyping Engineering Development and Integration–Space Solutions program managed by NASA’s Ames Research Center, Maxar said Monday…
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Cybersecurity Month: Novetta’s Amanda Satterwhite Talks With EM

As part of Cybersecurity Month, Executive Mosaic spoke with Amanda Satterwhite, senior director of cyber defense and enablement at Novetta. Here’s what she had to say: EM: What is your cyber background? My background runs the gamut of software engineering, program management, and leadership in organizational growth strategy in cyber solutions…
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Raytheon to Develop TOW Missile Propulsion System for Army

Raytheon has secured a potential $21M contract from the U.S. Army to produce a new propulsion system for a radio frequency-guided weapon system intended to defend against armored and wheeled platforms…
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Leidos CEO Roger Krone Gets AUSA’s 2018 John W. Dixon Award

The Association of the U.S. Army has selected Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos, to receive AUSA’s 2018 John W. Dixon Award in recognition of his contributions to national defense programs…
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Michael Gray Talks SAIC-Led Team’s Efforts on Next-Gen Combat Vehicle Prototype

Michael Gray, a senior director at Science Applications International Corp., has said the company has worked on 10 various directives to come up with an experimental combat vehicle prototype for the U…
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Oshkosh to Install Autonomous Tech on Army Resupply Vehicles in Early 2019

Oshkosh’s defense business will begin to install by-wire active safety kit on 60 of the U.S. Army’s Palletized Load System vehicles in early 2019 under the service’s Expedient Leader Follower program…
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John Shannon: Boeing Explores Design Options to Boost SLS Upper Stage Performance

NASA has directed Boeing to identify approaches to increase the performance and payload capacity of a key structure for the Space Launch System, Space News reported Friday. The company will work to modify SLS’s Exploration Upper Stage to carry an additional one or two tons of co-manifested payload such as NASA’s proposed Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, which will serve as a refueling and servicing outpost on the moon’s surface…
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Lockheed Gets $391M Air Force Contract to Build Additional Extended-Range Cruise Missiles

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a three-year, $390.7M contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce lot 16 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile systems. The company will provide 360 extended-range JASSMs, as well as three separation test vehicles and one flight test vehicle, tooling and test equipment for foreign military sales customers under the sole-source contract, the Defense Department said Friday…
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NGA, Industry Partners Release Final Arctic 3D Digital Elevation Models

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has released the seventh and final set of 3D digital elevation models covering the Arctic region. NGA said Friday the ArcticDEM Project‘s latest iteration consists of time-stamped and 2-meter resolution DEM strips encompassing 10 percent of the planet’s surface…
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Willard Williams Appointed 9th Way Solutions COO

Willard Williams, a 26-year federal information technology market veteran, has joined 9th Way Solutions as chief operating officer of the Fairfax, Va.-based company. The company said Friday Williams will oversee operations in the enterprise and health IT services, systems and program management, and cyber and information security areas…
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DOT Invites Public Comment on Motor Vehicle Automation Guide

The Transportation Department is requesting public input on a guidance document for the development, assessment and production of driverless vehicles. DOT said Thursday its new guide, titled “Automated Vehicles 3…
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