Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/04/2019

Brian Cunningham Named Salesforce Public Sector Strategic Account Exec

Brian Cunningham, a former senior manager at Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has joined Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) as strategic account executive of the cloud services provider’s public sector business, FedHealthIT reported Thursday…
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Leidos Gets Patent for Peptide-Class of Checkpoint Inhibitors

Leidos’ life sciences unit has secured a U.S. patent for its new peptide-based PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors developed for more targeted delivery of treatments. The company said Thursday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the patent for Leidos Health Life Sciences through the Patents 4 Patients program…
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DHS, CBP Request Access to SpaceX South Texas Site for Survey

The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are seeking access to SpaceX‘s South Texas facility for surveying purposes, The Herald reported Wednesday. James Gleeson, SpaceX spokesperson, said in a statement that the department intends to conduct a survey within the site, a facility that would launch transport rockets to Mars in the future…
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Lockheed Martin to Grow California Workforce With New Partnership

Lockheed Martin‘s Skunk Works division has partnered with California’s Office of Business and Economic Development to drive job growth in the state. The agreement creates new engineering and manufacturing jobs and authorizes Lockheed to invest $100M in new facilities within the Southern California area, the company said Thursday…
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Accenture’s Dominic Delmolino: IT Modernization a Top Priority for Feds in 2019

Dominic Delmolino, chief technology officer at Accenture’s federal services business, has said the government is likely to make information technology modernization its top priority in 2019. “In today’s complex and dynamic environment, IT must lead the way…
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ManTech Marks 15 Years of Support for US Military’s Vehicle, Counter-IED System Maintenance Program

ManTech announced that it has provided 15 years of support for the U.S. military’s Vehicle Engineering Maintenance and Operations program. The Fairfax, Va.-based defense firm said Thursday it has worked for the VEMOS effort, particularly in support of the military’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, Route Clearance Vehicles and related counter-mine and counter-improvised explosive device systems…
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Lockheed Embarks on Radar Tech Upgrade Effort for Military Customers

Lockheed Martin is updating its radar technology offerings in a push to help military clients to defend against threats from drones and hypersonic weapons, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday…
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General Dynamics, Three Other Companies Pitch Autonomous Land Vehicles for Army, Marines

Four firms have submitted proposals to address the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Cops‘ intent to further apply autonomy and robotics to warfighting, Army Times reported Wednesday. General Dynamics proposed its Multi-Utility Tactical Transport or MUTT eight-wheeler, which uses a flatbed configuration, while Polaris is pitching its MRZR X, a four-wheeled vehicle designed for all types of terrain…
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Tech Industry Vet Darron Makrokanis Named Mesosphere Public Sector VP

Darron Makrokanis, formerly vice president of federal sales and field operations at Druva, has joined Mesosphere as VP of the cloud technology firm’s public sector business. Mesosphere said Thursday Makrokanis will oversee its go-to-market strategy for government accounts and maintain a holistic approach to help government clients address mission-critical requirements…
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Honeywell to Help Update Air Force Building Systems Under Energy Savings Performance Contract

Honeywell will support modernization of building control systems at a U.S. Air Force installation in South Korea through a $28M infrastructure upgrade project to be funded under a 25-year energy savings performance contract…
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Charles River Analytics Scientist Highlights FHWA-Funded Motorcyclist Safety Tech Project

Michael Jenkins, senior scientist at Charles River Analytics, discussed the company’s efforts to develop an augmented reality display through a Federal Highway Administration-funded project aimed at hazard awareness for motorcyclists…
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Navy Eyes Raytheon’s Missile Systems Business to Update Joint Standoff Weapon

The U.S. Navy intends to award Raytheon‘s missile systems business a delivery order to update an air-to-ground glide missile system designed to engage moving maritime targets. A FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday says the military service wants to convert 242 AGM-154C-1 Joint Standoff Weapons to the AGM-154C configuration…
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