Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/28/2016

CRS: US Led Global Conventional Arms Trade in 2015

A new report from the Congressional Research Service says the U.S. continued to lead the world in global conventional armaments trade during 2015 as overall weapons orders decreased to $79.8 billion in 2015 from $89 billion in 2014…
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DLT to Provide Red Hat Software Licenses to Navy Under $133M BPA

The U.S. Navy has awarded DLT Solutions a potential five-year, $133.4 million blanket purchase agreement to provide Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) software licenses for the service branch. The BPA has a base ordering term of one year worth approximately $22…
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Northrop Awarded Navy Fire Scout Software, Engineering Support Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded a Northrop Grumman a $17.1 million contract to provide system software and engineering services for MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopter systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday Northrop will deliver software design and system integration, qualification testing, cybersecurity activities and engineering support to the Navy under the contract…
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Jeh Johnson: FY 2017 Defense Policy Bill Covers DHS ‘Unity of Effort’ Initiative

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill signed by President Barack Obama includes provisions to codify components of DHS’ Unity of Effort initiative…
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WWT Customers to Access Dell EMC Resources Under New Partner Program Status

World Wide Technology has achieved the Titanium Black Status under Dell EMC‘s Partner Program which will give WWT customers access to Dell EMC’s resources and technologies. WWT said Wednesday the Titanium Black Status is a new rank within the Titanium Tier of the Dell EMC Partner Program, which will be launched on Feb…
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Korea Herald: North Korean Cyberattack Could ‘Paralyze’ US Pacom’s Control Center

A study by South Korea’s defense technology agency says North Korean hackers have the capacity to disable the U.S. Pacific Command‘s control center, the Korea Herald reported Tuesday. Yoon Min-sik writes the Defense Department ran a simulation that showed a full-blown cyberattack from North Korea could “paralyze” Pacom’s computer network and cause damage on the U…
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DHS S&T Explosives Unit Funds Oak Ridge Geospatial Tool Project

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s explosives division has funded an Oak Ridge National Laboratory research project to develop a geospatial tool for communication, collaboration and situational awareness uses in security events…
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Acendre Forecasts Federal Market HR ‘Trends to Watch’ in 2017

Acendre has unveiled a report on “Federal Government Market Trends to Watch” for 2017 on the human capital landscape with the help of insights from human resource leaders in government and the People Analytics Center of Excellence…
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Austal Hands Over 5th Independence-Variant LCS to Navy; David Singleton Comments

Austal USA has handed over its fifth Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship to the U.S. Navy during a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. The company said Monday USS Gabrielle Giffords was designed in Australia and constructed at Austal’s Alabama module manufacturing facility…
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Esri, ArcticDEM Develop New Elevation Models to Serve as Adaptation Tools for Groups in the Arctic

Esri and the ArcticDEM project have unveiled new elevation models and updated previously released systems to offer a resource for adaptation and planning to groups in the Arctic region that face potential climate change concerns…
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Chinese Aircraft Carrier to Conduct Exercise in Western Pacific Ocean

China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning is set to conduct routine exercises in the Western Pacific Ocean along with its accompanying fleet amid territorial disputes in the region, Reuters reported Sunday…
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