Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/05/2018

Leonard Freedman Named Chief Science Officer of Leidos-Operated Frederick National Laboratory

Leonard Freedman, founding president of the Global Biological Standards Institute, has been appointed chief science officer at a federally funded research and development center Leidos manages for the National Cancer Institute…
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DARPA’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative Enters Second Phase; Bill Chappell Quoted

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched the second phase of a potential five-year, $1.5B program that aims to advance microelectronics innovation through new microsystem designs, materials and architectures…
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Easterly Government Properties to Buy DEA Lab in Maryland

Easterly Government Properties has agreed to purchase a Drug Enforcement Administration-run laboratory in Upper Marlboro, Md., that offers technical, administrative and scientific support to law enforcement and intelligence agencies…
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AFRL Seeks Info on High Energy Laser for Air Defense Applications

An experimentation group within the Air Force Research Laboratory is requesting for industry input on high energy laser and high power microwave technologies. The AFRL’s Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Group intends to use these technologies for strike and defense applications against surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles, the U…
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Hughes to Provide Satcom Integration Services for USCG Aircraft; Rick Lober Quoted

The Naval Air Systems Command has chosen Hughes Network Systems to integrate satellite communications systems on C-27J aircraft used for the U.S. Coast Guard‘s humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts…
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NGA Seeks Remote Sensing Tech for Agricultural Delineation Challenge

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is accepting proposals for a new program aimed at developing a system that can visualize agricultural field outlines from satellite sources. The Agricultural Delineation contest tasks industry to contribute ideas for a remote sensing platform that utilizes satellite imagery to outline large homogenous and heterogeneous fields that are prominent in the sub-Saharan Africa region, NGA said Friday…
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BAE Secures Navy Missile Launcher Support Contract Modification

BAE Systems’ land and armaments business has received a $45.9M contract modification to provide mechanical engineering support for the U.S. Navy’s high-priority ballistic missile defense system. The Defense Department said Friday the company will provide cable, canister, canister support and mechanical equipment as well as related ancillary materials for the MK41 Vertical Launch System as part of the agreement…
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General Dynamics’ Seth Abrams: IT System Owners Must Evolve Cyber Defenses

Seth Abrams, federal civilian cyber manager at General Dynamics’ information technology business, has recommended methods and tools for IT system operators to keep up with the changing cybersecurity landscape and stay ahead of potential risks…
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DISA Seeks Database Administration, Maintenance Services Provider for Nat’l Ground Intell Center

The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a pair of sources sought notices for small businesses that can help the National Ground Intelligence Center manage and sustain on-premise systems and applications…
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Azure Summit Technology Demos RF Receiver Tech for Small Manned, Unmanned Platforms

Azure Summit Technology has showcased a software-based and multichannel radio frequency receiver technology to the U.S. Navy. The 3U Switchblade is designed to integrate with small manned and unmanned surface, subsurface and airborne platforms, Azure said Friday…
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Red Hat, Army School Adopt ‘Open Organization’ Model to Encourage Cyber Workforce Productivity; Shawn Wells Quoted

Red Hat has implemented an “open organization” approach that allows public-serving cybersecurity teams to assess employee performance and outcome of missions. In an article posted Friday on Federal News Network, the company noted the U…
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