Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/16/2014

David Thompson: Orbital-ATK Deal Could Close in January

The planned merger of Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) with ATK‘s (NYSE: ATK) aerospace and defense groups could close in January if the companies receive regulatory approvals for the deal during the December holiday season, Orbital CEO David Thompson said Thursday
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Three Wire Systems to Continue Air Force Data Hosting, Maintenance Program

The Air Force has renewed a contract with Three Wire Systems for the company to continue maintenance and hosting work on a system the branch uses to store data on readiness services. Three Wire Systems said Wednesday that it will continue work to migrate the Air Force’s Family Integrated Results and Statistical Tracking system to an Xtendable V system from Xtendable IV and also be responsible for Authority-to-Operate compliance…
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Bill Rebarick: Cubic to Offer Game-Based Training Tools for Govt Through ‘EDGE’ Consortium

A Cubic subsidiary that builds game-based training platforms has joined an industry alliance designed to encourage collaboration among technology developers, universities and government agencies. The EDGE Innovation Network offers a collaborative environment for organizations to build new tools to help first responders, warfighters and law enforcement officers perform their missions, Cubic said Wednesday
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Anne Ostroff: Northrop Lands Subcontract for SBIRS Satellite 5, 6 Payloads

Lockheed Martin has tasked Northrop Grumman to provide sensor payloads for the fifth and sixth geosynchronous Earth orbit satellites in the U.S. Air Force‘s Space Based Infrared System under a $422 million subcontract…
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Joshua Fischer, Noah Weston: Army Developing New Tactical Systems Testing Method

The U.S. Army is working on a new assessment plaftorm for military engineers to identify potential system-of-systems challenges in the early stages of a technology development and integration. The Modeling, Emulation, Simulation Tool for Analysis model will work to help the branch’s analysts to emulate and evaluate tactical systems before fielding, according to a Tuesdayblog post by Joshua Fischer and Noah Weston, officials at the Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center…
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Tom McGuire: Lockheed Aims to Build Nuclear Fusion Tech for Power Generation

Lockheed Martin is developing a small reactor the company believes has potential to generate power through nuclear fusion, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes Tom McGuire, a program lead at Lockheed’s Skunk Works unit, said the organization seeks to attract government, academic and commercial partners for its compact fusion reactor project…
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