Posts from GovConWire for 10/09/2018

BlackBerry’s Paul Battaglia: Derived Credentials Could Help Agencies Protect Mobile Devices

Paul Battaglia, vice president of government sales at BlackBerry (NYSE: BB), has said agencies should protect mobile devices from hackers and adversaries and one way to do that is through the use of derived credentials…
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General Dynamics Gets Potential $189M Contract Extension for Navy HR System Modernization; Leigh Palmer Quoted

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has secured a potential $189M contract extension from the U.S. Navy to continue to support and upgrade the service’s personnel and pay management system. General Dynamics Information Technology will immediately get an award of $93…
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BAE’s US Arm Plans HQ Relocation to Fall Church, Virginia

BAE Systems’ U.S. subsidiary plans to move to a new headquarters in Falls Church, Va., from its current main office on Wilson Blvd. in Arlington beginning in mid-2020. The company said Monday it signed a lease agreement to occupy office space at 2941 Fairview Park Dr…
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SSL’s Rob Zitz: Space Sensor Layer Requires Artificial Intelligence to Process Data

Rob Zitz, a senior vice president at Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary, told SpaceNews in an interview published Monday that a space layer designed for missile defense will require the use of artificial intelligence in addition to sensors and satellites…
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Raytheon Moves Forward on Army Missile Defense Radar Development Project

Raytheon has completed initial design work under the U.S. Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor competition. The company said Monday it will proceed to the technology maturation and risk reduction phase of the LTAMDS program with the goal to demonstrate a fully operational radar array and eventually an integrated prototype…
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ManTech Launches Purdue University Global’s Cloud Degree Program for Employees; Kevin Phillips Quoted

ManTech International has teamed up with Purdue University Global to offer a cloud computing degree program to its employees. “We see strong synergy between this exciting new cloud computing education program and our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in cyber launched in 2017,” Kevin Phillips, ManTech president and CEO, said in a statement published Monday…
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General Atomics, Army Complete Gray Eagle Extended Range UAV Follow-On Testing

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business and the U.S. Army have concluded the follow-on operational test and evaluation of a new extended-range unmanned aerial vehicle. The conclusion of the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range‘s FOT&E phase culminated after 644 flight hours of testing that began June at Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale, Calif…
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Eva Andres Named Juniper SVP, Chief HR Officer

Eva Andres, former chief human resources officer of Virtustream, has joined Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) as a senior vice president and CHRO. Juniper said Monday Andres will report directly to CEO Rami Rahim and oversee the company’s HR functions that encompass people strategy, organizational development, corporate culture, inclusion and diversity…
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Lockheed Completes AEHF-4 Comms Satellite Encapsulation; Mike Cacheiro Quoted

Lockheed Martin has enclosed the U.S. Air Force’s fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite in a payload fairing in preparation for its Oct. 17 launch atop United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket…
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Alion to Support Army Futures Command in Technology Prototyping Effort; Steve Schorer Quoted

Alion Science and Technology has received a $49.8M contract to support the Army Futures Command in developing prototypes of military technologies using resources from public and private sector entities and academic institutions…
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Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure Introduces Data Analytics Software for Public Safety Agencies

A Hexagon subsidiary has developed a software that allows public sector entities to organize data and resources, assess their performance and modify their business operations. Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure said Monday the Intergraph InSight platform is designed to collect data from computer-aided dispatch systems and other sources for evidence-based business reporting, analysis and decision-making purposes…
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