Posts from GovConWire for 10/08/2018

Tom Reilly: Cloudera-Hortonworks Merger Aims to Help Enterprises Work Across All Cloud Providers

Tom Reilly, CEO of Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR), told CNBC in an interview that aired Friday the proposed merger of the Palo Alto, Calif.-based software firm with Hortonworks (Nasdaq: HDP) will create a new company that will deliver software across all major cloud service providers…
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Alion Introduces AI Tools for Defense, Security Missions; Todd Borkey Quoted

Alion Science and Technology has launched artificial intelligence tools designed to aid human-machine teaming in defense and security operations. The company said Friday it will use agile engineering approaches in efforts to help clients implement new AI-based technology platforms…
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DoD OKs Operational Test of Lockheed-Built F-35

Lockheed Martin has received approval from the Defense Department to start full combat testing of its F-35 fighter aircraft, Bloomberg reported Friday. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, cleared the plan for the fighter jet to begin operational tests after “concurring” with the recommendation of the program manager to kick off testing in mid-November, Air Force Lt…
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Raytheon-Saab Team to Demo Guided Munition Tech Under Army Contract

The team of Raytheon and Saab has secured a contract from the U.S. Army to demonstrate a new guided munition technology for the man-portable, shoulder-launched Carl-Gustaf weapon system. Both companies plan to conduct firing tests of the guided munition in 2020 as part of efforts to address U…
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General Dynamics Awarded $367M Army Stryker Vehicle Upgrade Contract Modification

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) land systems unit has received a $366.9M contract modification to reconfigure Stryker ground combat vehicles for the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Friday the company will convert the flat-bottom vehicles to the Double V-Hull Engineering Change Proposal 1 configuration…
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Serco’s US Arm to Extend Army Training Support; Dave Dacquino Quoted

The North American subsidiary of U.K.-based Serco Group will continue to provide web-based, full-life cycle training support to the U.S. Army‘s Joint Munitions Command and the Defense Ammunition Center under a potential five-year, $22M contract…
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Lockheed Partners With NanoRacks to Seek Commercial Payload Concepts for Orion Capsule

Lockheed Martin has teamed up with NanoRacks to seek concepts of commercial payloads that could fly on upcoming missions of NASA’s Orion spacecraft. Lockheed said Friday the market assessment marks the initial step toward its vision to deliver commercial opportunities to deep space…
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Report: Northrop Targets Oct. 26 Launch for ICON Spacecraft

Northrop Grumman plans to launch on Oct. 26 the Ionospheric Connection Explorer spacecraft aboard the Pegasus rocket, NASASpaceflight.com reported Friday. The rocket will launch from the Stargazer L-1011 aircraft that will take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida…
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L3 Expands Flight Training Facility; Christopher Kubasik Quoted

L3 Technologies has doubled the size of its facility in Texas that offers military and commercial pilot training for fixed-wing aircraft, helicopter and unmanned platforms. The company said Saturday it added 40K square feet of space at the Arlington Training Center to include an additional six full-flight simulators, classrooms equipped with virtual and augmented reality technologies and a dedicated environment for customers…
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Washington Headquarters Services Seeks Industry Support for Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense Programs

The Washington Headquarters Services has issued a sources sought notice to determine vendors that can offer support services to the Pentagon’s Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs…
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AT&T Deploys 72 Communication Assets for FirstNet Subscribers; Chris Sambar Quoted

AT&T has fielded 72 network assets for first responders who intend to use a national public safety communications network. The company said Thursday FirstNet users can leverage the deployable assets in planned events or emergency operations such as shooter situations and natural disasters, among other things, without connecting to commercial power…
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