Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/04/2017

Xerox Splits Into Digital Printing Tech, Service Businesses; Jeff Jacobson Comments

Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has officially separated into two publicly traded companies, one focused on digital printing technology and the other selling business process services. The digital print technology company will carry the Xerox name while the business process service provider will operate independently as Conduent (NYSE: CNDT), GovCon Wire reported June 2016…
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MacB Eyes Cyber Portfolio Expansion Via Enlighten IT Consulting Purchase

MacAulay-Brown has purchased Enlighten IT Consulting for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand MacB’s portfolio of cybersecurity offerings and client base in the federal market. MacB will operate EITC as a wholly owned subsidiary and that EITC CEO Shawn Justice will directly report to Sid Fuchs, president and CEO of MacB, EITC said Tuesday…
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FTC Seeks Tools to Defend Smart Home Devices Against Hackers

The Federal Trade Commission has offered to award up to $25,000 to potential partners that can provide applications or tools designed to protect smart home devices against hacking, Nextgov reported Tuesday…
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DOE, AMSC to Collaborate on Superconductor Wire R&D; Daniel McGahn Comments

AMSC has received a $4.5 million contract to research and develop a superconductor wire for the Energy Department‘s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under the DOE-run Next Generation Electric Machines program…
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Cyber Command Seeks Acquisition Exec to Handle $75M Annual Rapid Procurement Funds

The U.S. Cyber Command looks to hire an acquisition professional to manage spending of the command’s $75 million annual rapid procurement funds through 2021 that Congress authorized under the 2016 defense authorization act, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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Decisive Analytics to Help Air Force Develop Target Detection, Typing Algorithms

Decisive Analytics has received a contract of an undisclosed value to develop target detection and typing manifold algorithms for the remote sensing system directorate of the U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center…
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NIST Vet Mary Saunders Named ANSI Govt Relations, Public Policy VP

Mary Saunders, associate director for management resources at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has been named vice president of government relations and public policy at the American National Standards Institute effective March 1, 2017…
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L-3 Subsidiary Lands $90M in Electro-Optical IR Imaging Tech Supply Contracts

L-3 Communications‘ WESCAM subsidiary has received a set of contracts worth more than $90 million combined to provide electro-optical/infrared imaging systems to multiple U.S. and international defense customers…
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Report: India to Seek Bids from Foreign Firms for Single-Engine Fighter Jet Production Contract

India plans to invite international contractors to submit bids for a program to build a new single-engine fighter aircraft in the country, Defense News reported Tuesday. Manohar Parrikar, India’s defense minister, said at a news conference that the government will select a foreign partner to produce the fighter jet based on technology transfer terms and the original equipment manufacturer’s proposed price, Vivek Raghuvanshi writes…
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Raytheon to Provide Test Support for Qatar Missile Defense Center Under AF Contract Modification

Raytheon has received a $9.1 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for system verification test support to Qatar’s air and missile defense operations center. The Defense Department said Tuesday Raytheon’s integrated defense systems business will support development of cross-domain platforms for the center as part of a foreign military sales deal between Qatar and the U…
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DLT, Evident.io Forge AWS Cloud Security Partnership for Govt Clients

DLT Solutions and Evident.io have teamed up to offer a tool designed to help government clients secure their cloud infrastructure. Both companies will provide public sector clients with the Evident Security Platform that works to assess security misconfigurations and detect vulnerabilities in Amazon Web Services public cloud environments through collection and analysis of application programming interface metadata, the companies said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Scientists use fluorescent gels for innovative brain research

Army researchers are studying the physiological effects of blast pressure on the brain in order to discover technology solutions to protect Soldiers.
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