Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/22/2017

Mercury Eyes C4I Footprint Growth Through $180M Themis Buy

Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) has agreed to purchase Themis Computer for approximately $180 million in cash in a move to expand its presence in the command, control, communications, computers and intelligence market…
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Satellite Operator ABS Hires 35-Year Boeing Vet Jim Simpson as CEO

Jim Simpson, a 35-year veteran of Boeing (NYSE: BA), has been named CEO of communications satellite operator ABS. ABS said Thursday Simpson will lead the company’s management team in efforts to create value for shareholders and strengthen business relationships with customers and vendors…
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USAF Awards Lockheed Potential $7B F-22 Sustainment IDIQ

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a potential five-year, $7 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to help sustain the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of F-22 air vehicles. The Defense Department said Thursday Lockheed’s aeronautics business unit will perform work at various locations within and outside the continental U…
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DARPA Unveils Challenge to Identify Underground Environment Mapping, Navigation Strategies

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has introduced a new project called the Subterranean Challenge which aims to discover new strategies on how to map, navigate and scour through underground environments…
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DoD Deploys New Object Classification Algorithm Onboard ScanEagle UAS Platform

The Defense Department has integrated a new object classification algorithm onboard a ScanEagle unmanned aerial system which flew on the battlefield as part of an effort to help Special Command analysts exploit intelligence from drone video feeds, Defense One reported Thursday…
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MDA to Help NATO Build Maritime C2 Visualization Tech

Maxar Technologies‘s MDA business has received a potential $11.8 million contract to produce a technology platform for NATO to visualize the international alliance’s maritime command and control operations…
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Vencore Research Arm to Develop RF Spectrum Mgmt Platforms for DoD

Vencore‘s research arm has received two Defense Department contracts worth up to $14.7 million combined to design, prototype and demonstrate technology platforms for DoD to monitor and measure usage of its radio frequency spectrum…
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FAA Approves Boeing KC-46 Tanker Configuration

Boeing has obtained an amended type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration for the 767-2C airframe configuration of company-built KC-46 military tanker aircraft. The company said Thursday it conducted a series of analyses and laboratory, ground and flight tests to verify the performance of KC-46 components that include avionics, fuel system and auto-flight and environmental control systems…
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Report: DHS Eyes ‘Proactive’ Cyber Cooperation With Industry

The Department of Homeland Security plans to become more proactive in delivering cybersecurity support to the U.S. private sector, FCW reported Thursday. Jeanette Manfra, DHS assistant secretary for the office of cybersecurity and communications, said at a press briefing held Tuesday that the department wants to “move beyond only offering voluntary assistance to more proactively becoming the world leader in cyber risk analysis and intervening directly with companies when necessary…
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HPE CEO Meg Whitman to Leave DXC Board; Mike Lawrie Comments

Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, will step down from her role as a member of the board of directors at DXC Technology effective immediately. Whitman became a board member earlier this year of DXC that was formed through the merger between HPE’s enterprise services segment and Computer Sciences Corp…
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CACI Secures DEA Acquisition, Financial Mgmt Support BPA

CACI International has received a blanket purchase agreement from the Drug Enforcement Administration for acquisition and financial management services in support of DEA’s domestic and overseas demand reduction and enforcement missions…
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VIDEO: Marines and the Medal of Honor

On Dec. 21st 1861, the Medal of Honor was established by President Lincoln. Since then, 299 Marines have earned the medal.
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