Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/05/2017

Pilatus Books $295M in PC-21 Trainer Aircraft Orders

Pilatus Aircraft has received three contracts worth more than $294.6 million in total to supply PC-21 trainer jets to two international military customers and one defense company. The orders include 17 PC-21s for the French air force and two units each for Jordan’s air force and British contractor Qinetiq, Pilatus Aircraft said Wednesday…
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AFRL Picks BAE to Deploy Security Systems for Intell Sharing; DeEtte Gray Comments

BAE Systems has received a potential five-year, $49 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to deploy and maintain systems built to secure information sharing across government networks…
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GSA Seeks Info on SaaS Offerings for Admin Functions; Beth Angerman Comments

The General Services Administration has kicked off its search for industry sources of software-as-a-service offerings for administrative functions in a request for information issued by the agency. GSA said Wednesday its unified shared services management office seeks information about modular and interoperable ways to deliver common technology services and about the Federal Integrated Business Framework‘s viability as a basis of SaaS development…
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Former AgustaWestland Exec Craig Wade Joins United Research as Contracts, Grants Administration VP

Craig Wade, formerly director of contracts at AugustaWestland‘s North American subsidiary, has been named vice president of contracts, grants administration and cost and pricing at University Research Co…
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General Dynamics Shipyard to Deliver USS Rafael Peralta to Navy in February

The U.S. Navy‘s Board of Inspection and Survey has recommended the General Dynamics-built USS Rafael Peralta guided missile destroyer to join the Navy fleet after the ship completed its acceptance trials…
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NSA Vet Curt Dukes Joins Center for Internet Security in EVP Role; John Gilligan Comments

Curt Dukes, former director of the National Security Agency‘s information assurance directorate, has joined the Center for Internet Security as executive vice president. He will oversee the center’s security best practices automation group that handles  CIS controls and security benchmarks as well as tools designed to automate standards evaluation, CIS said Tuesday…
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Iron Bow Technologies Opens New Tampa, Fla. Office; Rene LaVigne Comments

Iron Bow Technologies has opened a new facility in Tampa, Florida, in effort to support the growth of the company’s Service Select offering and provide client services. The company said Wednesday the 24,000-square-foot office is located at Woodland Corporate Center and features office spaces, training facilities and new technology infrastructure…
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Trump Picks Sullivan & Cromwell’s Jay Clayton to Head SEC

President-elect Donald Trump is set to nominate Jay Clayton, a partner at law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Trump’s transition team said Wednesday Clayton will help the incoming administration to drive investment in U…
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NASA to Launch 2 Asteroid Exploration Missions to Get Insights on Solar System’s History

NASA has unveiled two missions that seek to explore the history of the solar system through the use of robotic spacecraft to study asteroids. The space agency selected the Lucy and Psyche missions out of five planetary mission finalists chosen through NASA’s Discovery Program, NASA said Thursday…
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Thermwood, Navy Sign Additive Manufacturing Partnership Agreement; Ken Susnjara Comments

Thermwood and the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center East have entered into a two-year cooperative research-and-development agreement to mature the company’s large-scale additive manufacturing technology…
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Vanilla Aircraft Demos Diesel-Powered Drone Built Through DARPA-Backed Project

Falls Church, Virginia-based Vanilla Aircraft has developed and demonstrated a small unmanned aerial vehicle as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-sponsored small business project. The VA001 drone took off on Nov…
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