Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/29/2018

DARPA Director Steven Walker Named to 2018 Wash100 for Program Management Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as an inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena–for effective program management in the public sector…
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Andrew Boyd Appointed Unisys VP for Defense, Intell Group; PV Puvvada Comments

Andrew Boyd, a founding partner of veteran-owned company McIntire Solutions, has joined Unisys (NYSE: UIS) as group vice president for defense and intelligence agencies at the company’s federal business…
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Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, DHA Director, Named to 2018 Wash100 for Military Health Interoperability Implementation

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, as an inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena–for her work on improving interoperability between health and those on the battlefield…
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Leidos to Offer IT Services Under Potential $250M GSA BPA; Angela Heise Comments

Leidos has secured a position under a potential five-year, $250 million blanket purchase agreement to provide information technology services as well as related operation and maintenance to an office within the General Services Administration…
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NASA, Media Fusion Develop SLS Flight Virtual Reality Software

NASA has collaborated with Media Fusion to produce a virtual reality software platform that will allow users to experience the scale of the Space Launch System. The software is designed to run on Oculus Rift VR headsets and simulate the SLS rocket’s Exploration Mission-1 flight from a launch pad located at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the agency said Saturday…
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DARPA to Hold OpFires Program Event for Potential Bidders

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will conduct an information drive for parties interested to participate in a program that seeks a ground-launched weapon system that can utilize different payloads…
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Matt Desch Talks Iridium’s Partnership With SpaceX, Growth of Internet of Things

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, told Motherboard’s Daniel Oberhaus in an interview published Sunday about the company’s reason for partnering with SpaceX to launch its constellation of Iridium NEXT communications satellites into orbit…
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NIST Creates Superconducting Switch to Help Build ‘Brain-Like’ Computers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has created a superconducting switch to support the development of “neuromorphic” computers that would operate like a human brain. NIST said Friday the switch, called a synapse, is designed to connect processors and store memories of neuromorphic systems…
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Orbital ATK Confirms Al Yah 3 Satellite’s Good Condition After Recent Deviation

Orbital ATK has confirmed the Al Yah 3 commercial communications satellite’s good operational status, following a launch on Thursday wherein the unit entered an unplanned route. Al Yah Satellite Communications commissioned the satellite that was initially launched from Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket, in aims to provide Ka-band coverage over Africa, Orbital ATK said Friday…
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NASA Vet James Reilly to be Nominated USGS Director

President Donald Trump intends to nominate James Reilly, a former NASA astronaut and current technical adviser at the U.S. Air Force‘s National Security Space Institute, as director of the U…
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Report: SpaceX Targets Feb. 6 Maiden Falcon Heavy Launch

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said the company aims to launch a heavy-lift variant of its  Falcon rocket at NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida by Feb. 6, Spaceflight Now reported Sunday. The report noted SpaceX set a three-hour window beginning at 1:30 p…
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Lockheed Subsidiary to Build Laser Weapon Test Units Under $943M Navy Contract

A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) subsidiary has won a potential $942.8 million contract to build and deliver two laser weapon test units to the U.S. Navy under increment 1 of the High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance program…
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Decisive Analytics Wins MDA Cybersecurity Advisory, Assistance Contract

Decisive Analytics has won a potential $59.5 million contract to advise and assist the Missile Defense Agency on cybersecurity compliance and risk management initiatives. The company will provide independent verification and validation analysis and reporting services for MDA’s Ballistic Missile Defense System as well as enterprise cybersecurity controls, the Defense Department said Friday…
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VIDEO: Raytheon CUAS Laser Dune Buggy vs. Drone

Raytheon’s high-energy laser takes out an unmanned aerial system from nearly a mile away. Learn more: https://www.raytheon.com/capabilities…
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