Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/22/2014

State Dept OKs $3B Abrams Tank, Humvee Sale to Iraq

The State Department has approved two foreign military sales agreements worth around $3 billion combined with Iraq for General Dynamics-built (NYSE: GD) Abrams tanks, up-armored Humvees and related equipment and accessories…
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NIST Unveils Cloud Service Metric Guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released new guidance on how federal agencies can establish cloud computing metrics to determine the appropriate provider and service to invest in as they move to adopt cloud computing…
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Boeing, BlackBerry Aim to Offer Tamper-Proof Smartphone

Boeing and BlackBerry will collaborate to offer government customers an Android smartphone designed to have a tamper-proof covering and a security architecture, Bloomberg reportedSaturday. John Chen, chairman and CEO of BlackBerry, confirmed the partnership during an earnings call with investorson Saturday, according to the report by Julie Johnsson and Gerrit De Vynck…
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SpaceX Presents CCtCap Certification Baseline Plan to NASA; Gwynne Shotwell Comments

SpaceX has presented its human space transportation plan to NASA as part of a certification baseline review phase of the agency’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability program. NASA said Friday the company outlined how it will build spacecraft and rocket systems to eventually ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station…
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General Dynamics Unit to Help Navy Build Undersea Vehicle Tech

A General Dynamics subsidiary has received a $36.5 million contract modification to research and develop technologies for the U.S. Navy‘s existing and future submarines. Electric Boat will perform R&D work in technology areas such as hydrodynamics, acoustics, ship control and weapons handling, General Dynamics said Friday
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