Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/28/2017

Riverbed’s Davis Johnson: Planning, Migration Among ‘Four Pillars’ of Network Modernization

Davis Johnson, vice president of U.S. public sector at Riverbed Technology, has said federal agencies should advance network modernization efforts as they move to the cloud. Johnson wrote in a FedTech article published Wednesday that agencies seeking to build up end-user experiences with cloud-based services should implement the “four pillars” of network modernization that include planning, migration, management and improvement…
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NIST Invites Tech Vendors to Participate in ‘Internet of Things’ Security Effort

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued an invitation for commercial organizations to contribute technology platforms and technical expertise to help secure internet of things devices…
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Fluor Completes Repair Work on Some Puerto Rico Power Line Segments

Fluor has finished repair work on sections of priority power lines in Puerto Rico under a potential $240 million task order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The company said Thursday that it fixed 38-kilovolt power lines situated near the city of San Juan and a fourth priority 38-kilovolt line near Caguas…
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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: White House IT Modernization Report Cites Cloud Adoption Challenges

Alex Rossino, a principal research analyst at Deltek, has said the federal information technology modernization report issued by the White House American Technology Council has named the use of enterprise cybersecurity platforms and the Trusted Internet Connections policy as some of the barriers to cloud adoption…
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UTC Subsidiary to Supply Tactical Reconnaissance Pods to Foreign Military Customers

A United Technologies Corp. subsidiary has received a one-year, $22.9 million contract to supply U.S. partner nations with tactical reconnaissance pods through the foreign military sales program. The Defense Department said Wednesday that UTC Aerospace Systems will provide DB-110 pods, program infrastructure, airborne data link terminals, surface terminal equipment, fixed and transportable ground stations and data to FMS clients under the  indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U…
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AWS Hosts Cloud Environment of Navy Fleet & Family Readiness Division

Amazon Web Services has supported the cloud migration effort of a U.S. Navy unit that aids the physical, emotional and social development of sailors and their families. AWS said Wednesday the Commander of the Navy Installations Command’s Fleet and Family Readiness Programs division (N9) adopted an unclassified cloud environment hosted on AWS’ GovCloud isolated cloud region for government clients…
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Siemens, LO3 Seek to Expand Collaboration on Energy Tech Projects; Ralf Christian Comments

Siemens has moved to grow its partnership with LO3 Energy after the industrial conglomerate invested in the microgrid technology developer through a recent Series A funding round. Ralf Christian, CEO of Siemens’ energy management division, said in a statement published Dec…
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Army Engineers Select AECOM-Inquip JV for Levee Improvement Project

An AECOM–Inquip joint venture has won a potential $30.7 million contract to help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers carry out a levee construction project in West Sacramento, California. The American River Common Features-Natomas Basin Reach H improvement effort is scheduled for completion in March 14, 2020, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Hady Mourad: Lockheed Eyes ‘Gray Wolf’ Cruise Missile Against Hostile Air Defense Systems

Hady Mourad, advanced missiles program director at Lockheed Martin‘s missiles and fire control business, has said the company’s concept for the U.S. Air Force’s Gray Wolf program involves a cruise missile designed to counter hostile integrated air defense systems in “highly contested environments…
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SCI Technology Gets DLA Signal Data Processor IDIQ

SCI Technology has received a three-year, $9.2 million Defense Logistics Agency contract to produce signal data processors for the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company is scheduled to finish work under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract by Dec…
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Steve Jurczyk: NASA Open to Potential Use of Suborbital Vehicles in Human Spaceflight

Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for space technology at NASA, has said the agency is open to the possibility of permitting researchers to fly aboard commercial suborbital spacecraft to conduct experiments as part of the Flight Opportunities program, SpaceNews reported Wednesday…
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Raytheon Gets $80M Navy Contract Modification for Weapon System Engineering, Technical Services

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received an $80 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to perform design agent engineering and technical support services for the Phalanx close-in and land-based weapon systems as well as the SeaRAM missile defense platform…
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VIDEO: Weekly Wire Rundown: Dec. 27, 2017

The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, highlighting the top stories affecting Sailors and their families. The video compliments the print edition of the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, which you can subscribe to by e-mailing usnpeople…
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