Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 02/24/2017

Mark Sopp, KBR CFO, Chosen to 2017 Wash100 for GovCon Market Focus & Investor Relations Leadership

Executive Mosaic is glad to announce KBR‘s incoming Chief Financial Officer Mark Sopp as an inductee into the 2017 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the government contracting arena’s most influential voices…
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MacDonald Dettwiler to Purchase DigitalGlobe in $3.6B Deal

Canada-based communications services company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has agreed to acquire Earth imaging services provider DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) in an estimated $3.6 billion transaction to expand MDA’s footprint in the global satellite imagery market…
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UK-France Team Taps MBDA for $183M Air-Launched Missile Upgrade Contract

MBDA has received a potential $183 million contract from the U.K. and France to update the two countries’ air-launched missile systems. The contract covers modernization work on the Royal Air Force’s Storm Shadow and France’s SCALP missiles, the U…
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ERAPSCO Secures $65M Navy Sonobuoy Production Funds

ERAPSCO, a joint venture between Ultra Electronics and Sparton (NYSE: SPA), has been awarded $64.6 million in contract funds to continue manufacturing sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy. The Ultra Electronics USSI and Sparton De Leon Springs businesses will respectively receive $29…
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Northrop, Marine Corps Demo G/ATOR Radar’s Weapon Tracking Function

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Marine Corps have tested the AN/TPS-80 ground/air task-oriented radar system’s capacity to detect and track various types of rocket, artillery and mortar rounds. The company said Thursday the three-week demonstration involved 40 different weapon scenarios and 700 live shots…
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Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force to Seek Funds in Supplemental Budget for Light Attack Aircraft Flight Demo

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said the service branch plans to include in the fiscal 2017 supplemental budget proposal a request for additional funds to perform a flight demonstration of a light attack aircraft, Defense News reported Thursday…
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IARPA Seeks Ideas to Detect Gene-Edited Organisms

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has issued a request for information on methods and tools to detect genetically altered biological organisms, Nextgov reported Thursday. Mohana Ravindranath writes IARPA aims to prevent the misuse of genome editing techniques that may have adverse impact on the country’s economy, public health and national security…
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OpenGov, Workiva Partner to Offer Cloud-Based Budgeting Tools to State, Local Govt Agencies

Workiva and OpenGov have forged an alliance to offer cloud-based tools intended to help state and local government customers manage budgeting and financial reporting functions. OpenGov said Tuesday it will pair Workiva’s Wdesk collaborative work management platform with the OpenGov Budget Builder and OpenGov Intelligence tools that work to aid budgeting, analysis and public disclosures…
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Jannet Walker Ford to Join Cubic’s Transportation Systems Unit as Eastern Region, Americas VP & GM

Jannet Walker Ford, former vice president and North America director of strategic programs and policy at Parsons, will join Cubic‘s transportation systems business on March 6 as VP and general manager for the Eastern Region and Americas…
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Mercury Systems Unveils Mission Computing Tech Portfolio for Defense and Aerospace Markets

Mercury Systems has introduced a set of products designed to help address mission computing, avionics and platform management requirements of defense and commercial aerospace organizations. The Mercury Mission Systems product line is comprised of avionics-certified Ethernet and input/output systems, command and control processors, flight test computers, graphics and video processing, mission computers and primary flight control units, the company said Thursday…
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VIDEO: Dell EMC Data Protection: Using Cloud for Long-Term Retention Data

In this video you will learn how NetWorker can control the movement of long-term retention data to and from the cloud by integrating with Data Domain Cloud Tier. The backup and recovery use cases will be shown from the perspective of the backup administrator…
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