Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/02/2019

Randy Morgan Appointed CEO of Preferred Systems Solutions

Preferred Systems Solutions (PSS), a portfolio company of CM Equity Partners, announced on Wednesday that Randy Morgan has been appointed as CEO and a member of the PSS Board of Directors. Jim Ballard, current CEO and member of the board, is transitioning to chairman of the board…
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Raytheon Secures $205M Contract to Support Army Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential five-year, $205.2M contract to support a weapon system designed to help the U.S. Army identify and counter incoming rounds on land. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract covers work on the Phalanx radar-guided gun through Dec…
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DynCorp to Help USCG Maintain C-130 Aircraft Under $51M Contract

DynCorp has received a potential five-year, $51.4M contract to provide depot level maintenance and progressive structural inspection for the U.S. Coast Guard‘s C-130H and C-130J aircraft. Inspection efforts under the contract would aim to verify the aircraft’s airworthiness in accordance with the Aircraft Structural Integrity Program, the company said Monday…
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Maxar Concludes US Domestication Process

Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) has completed the procedure to officially become a U.S. company and operate under the laws of the state of Delaware. The space technology services contractor said Tuesday it also transitioned to the country’s generally accepted accounting principles standards and domestic securities filings…
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Air Force Wants to Increase Space Industry Partnerships in 2019

The U.S. Air Force, through its Space Enterprise Consortium, plans to increase the availability of commercial space technologies in its military projects in 2019 and to encourage collaboration between large defense contractors, space vendors and startups, Space News reported Monday…
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Lockheed Executive Craig Owens Recognized for Small Business Innovation Work

Craig Owens, small business innovation research program manager at Lockheed Martin‘s aeronautics business, has been named 2018’s SBIR Person of the Year. The award recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to the growth of the country’s SBIR program, Zyn Systems said Monday…
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Optum to Manage Part of VA Community Care Provider Network

Optum‘s public sector business has received contracts to manage three regions of the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ network of care service providers. The company will work to manage parts of the Community Care Network, VA’s new contract vehicle for procurement of community health care services that comply with industry standards, the department said Monday…
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General Dynamics Vet Elizabeth Robey Named Assured Consulting Solutions’ ESITA II Program Lead

Elizabeth Robey, an 18-year veteran of General Dynamics‘ information technology business, has been appointed director of Enterprise Senior Information Technology Advisors II programs at Assured Consulting Solutions…
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BAE’s John Swift: Marines Likely to Receive Initial Amphibious Combat Vehicles in Summer

John Swift, a program director at BAE Systems, has said the company is likely to deliver the first batch of new amphibious combat vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps in the summer, Marine Corps Times reported Friday…
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Kratos Reports $65M in Satcom, Space Tech Contracts; Phil Carrai Quoted

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has booked new contracts and renewals worth up to $65M combined to support various space and satellite communications programs. The company said Monday it will provide technology platforms for satellite command, cloud computing architecture, signal monitoring and service assurance applications designed to aid space defense efforts of the U…
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Johns Hopkins APL-Built New Horizons Spacecraft Reaches Farthest Target in History

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has confirmed a spacecraft it built for NASA has reached its target object in the Kuiper Belt, performing the farthest space exploration in history. The New Horizons probe encountered Ultima Thule before New Year and already sent flyby data to an operations center on Earth, APL said Tuesday…
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Army Orders Raytheon-Built Air Defense Radars

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon a four-year, $51.9M contract to supply air defense radars designed to help soldiers counter aircraft and cruise missile threats. The company will provide 50 Enhanced Sentinel A3 radars along with associated spares to the military service, the Department of Defense said Friday…
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Army Eyes Lockheed for PAC-3 Interceptor Comms System Requirements Review

The U.S. Army looks to partner with Lockheed Martin‘s missiles and fire control unit to review system requirements for a guided missile system’s networked interceptor communications kit. A FedBizOpps notice posted Friday says the project will include engineering work on the software-based communication technology intended for the Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target Advanced Capability-3…
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Sprint Lands Telecom Relay Service Contracts in Kansas, Maine

Sprint‘s accessibility technology business has received contracts to deliver captioned telephone and telecommunications relay services within the states of Kansas and Maine. The Kansas relay service is accessible 24 hours a day and will help people who have hearing or speech disabilities to communicate with traditional phone users via a specialized text and third-party operator, Sprint said Monday…
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