Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/05/2018

FBI Eyes January Release of Draft RFP for $5B IT Services Recompete BPA

The FBI has announced plans to issue on Jan. 11 the draft solicitation for a potential $5B recompete blanket purchase agreement for information technology products and services, Nextgov reported Tuesday…
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Katrina McFarland, David Kerko to Join SAIC Board

David Kerko and Katrina McFarland will join Science Applications International Corp.‘s board of directors once SAIC completes its $2.5B all-stock acquisition of Engility, where they currently serve as board members…
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Jeff Babione: Lockheed Seeks New Talent to Back Aerospace, Defense Programs

Jeff Babione, general manager for Lockheed Martin‘s Skunk Works business, has said the company plans to recruit new employees in response to the increase in defense and aerospace work, Inside Defense reported Tuesday…
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Boeing Subsidiary Completes 18-Month Small Satellite Tech Demo Mission

Boeing‘s Millennium Space Systems subsidiary has completed an 18-month mission to demonstrate the performance of small satellite subsystems while in orbit. Millennium said Tuesday it decomissioned the ALTAIR Pathfinder satellite through an operations center in El Segundo, Calif…
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Northrop Develops Late Load Approach for Antares, Cygnus Space Cargo

Northrop Grumman is developing a new approach that would allow for cargo loading to take place 24 hours before the launch of a spacecraft. The company said Tuesday it is preparing to implement the use of a pop-top, a specialized removable nose cone that would support late loading for Antares and Cygnus spacecraft…
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Army Certifies Viasat Airborne Modem for Wideband Global Satcom Network; Ken Peterman Quoted

Viasat has received Army Forces Strategic Command authorization to operate a dual-band internet modem on the U.S. military’s Wideband Global Satellite Communications network. ARSTRAT certified the Mobile Broadband Router-4020 platform for military users to connect when they perform airborne missions, Viasat said Tuesday…
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Boundless Geospatial Data Mgmt Platform Gets Army OK for Warfighter Mission Use

Boundless has obtained certification from the U.S. Army for a desktop-based geographic information system that works to help users create maps and manage geospatial data. The military service issued a Certificate of Networthiness to the Boundless Desktop platform to affirm the software’s potential to help warfighters obtain battlespace awareness, the company said Tuesday…
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WBB Earns Second Consecutive ‘Great Workplace’ Designation; Beth Skoletsky Quoted

The Great Place to Work institute has granted Whitney Bradley & Brown a “Great Workplace” designation for the second consecutive year. WBB said Tuesday 99 percent of employees surveyed view their workplace with great pride, while 98 percent report the company has great work atmosphere, bosses and communication…
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Hitachi Vantara Releases Cloud-Based Data Integration, Analytics Platform

Hitachi Vantara has unveiled a software platform that works to help customers integrate and analyze data in hybrid cloud environments. Pentaho 8.2 is designed to operate with the Hitachi Content Platform to support data optimization and storage-related functions, the company said Tuesday…
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Report: Microsoft Uncovers Spear-Phishing Campaign Against Public Sector Orgs, Think Tanks

Microsoft has found that a new spear-phishing campaign that exhibits qualities of previously detected cyber attacks associated with nation-state threat actors homed in on public sector institutions, think tanks and other nonprofit organizations, Politico reported Tuesday…
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Big Switch Receives DoD Certification, FIP140-2 Security Validation for Cloud Networking Portfolio

Big Switch Networks has received Department of Defense certification and Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 validation for the vendor’s suite of cloud and data center networking platforms…
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General Dynamics Awarded Navy Submarine Repair Contract Modification

General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary will continue to help the U.S. Navy repair non-nuclear submarines under a one-year, $46.2M contract modification. Work will take place in New London, Conn…
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