Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 03/06/2015

William LaPlante: Air Force Could Use Cost-Plus Contract to Procure Long-Range Bomber

William LaPlante, assistant secretary for acquisition at the U.S. Air Force, said he expects the military branch to use a cost-plus pricing strategy for the service’s long-range strike bomber development program, Defense News reported Thursday
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Keoki Jackson: Lockheed Pushes Forward With Fiber-Optic Lasers After ATHENA Demo

Lockheed Martin has completed a field test of its prototype Advanced Test High Energy Asset laser weapon system in a push to demonstrate precision functions for lasers to counter ground-based targets…
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SAIC to Refurbish Armor, Engines for US Marine Corps Assault Vehicles; Tom Watson Comments

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has been awarded a $53 million contract to update 10 assault amphibious vehicle prototypes of the U.S. Marine Corps. SAIC said Thursdaythe company will work to modernize the AAV’s armor, rebuild the engine, replace transmission system, upgrade suspension components, install new water jets and blast-resistant seats and upgrade the vehicle control, instrumentation and driver interface systems…
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3D Printing Tech Firm Voxel8 Receives In-Q-Tel Investment; Megan Anderson Comments

In-Q-Tel has pumped cash into Voxel8‘s three-dimensional printing technology to assist the Somerville, Massachusetts-based company build on its product’s development. Voxel8 plans to commercialize the 3D technology comprised of various materials, printing hardware and intelligent software, In-Q-Tel said Thursday
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Penny Pritzker: New Commerce Advisory Council to Promote Data Management Practices

The U.S. Commerce Department has introduced the 19 government and industry executives who make up the agency’s newly formed data advisory council. “Together, they will help us make our data easier to access and use, and maximize the return of data investments for entrepreneurs, government, businesses, communities and taxpayers,” Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said Wednesday
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