Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 02/14/2018

NASA Receives Ball Aerospace-Built Cryocooler for Landsat 9 Satellite Instrument

Ball Aerospace has built and delivered a flight cryocooler for the thermal sensor instrument of an Earth observation satellite that NASA aims to launch in December 2020. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland received the Landsat 9 Thermal Infrared Sensor-2 cryocooler ahead of a scheduled instrument integration and test, Ball Aerospace said Wednesday…
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Amy Gilliland, General Dynamics Information Technology President, Named to 2018 Wash100 for Her Leadership in Expanding Contract Portfolio

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce Amy Gilliland, president of General Dynamics Information Technology, as the newest inductee into the 2018 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena — for her leadership in expanding GDIT’s contract portfolio…
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Air Force to Complete Windows 10 Transition in March

The U.S. Air Force has announced it expects to complete Microsoft Windows 10 system transition by March 31 to meet requirements mandated by the Defense Department. The service branch said Tuesday it will decommission all systems not updated to Windows 10 by the deadline…
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DARPA, Air Force Conduct Flight Test of BAE-Built Battle Mgmt Software

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Air Force have tested a BAE Systems-made on-board software that works to deliver information to operators and pilots in environments where communications can be disrupted…
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DynCorp CEO George Krivo Inducted to 2018 Wash100 for His Leadership in Providing Support Services to the U.S. Military

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce George Krivo, CEO of DynCorp International, as an inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena — for his leadership in providing support to the U…
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Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone Nominated to Lead NSA, Cybercom

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of the Army Cyber Command, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as head of the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command, Politico reported Tuesday…
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Northrop Seeks Participants to Build & Test Drone Swarm Tactics Under DARPA Program

Northrop Grumman has kicked off a search for participants that can create and test their swarm tactics for unmanned systems on Northrop’s open architecture test bed. The company said Tuesday it is developing a test bed for swarm technologies as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program…
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Report: MDA Requests $9.9B for FY 2019 Budget to Back GMD System, 2 Pacific Radars

The Missile Defense Agency has requested a budget of $9.9 billion for fiscal year 2019 in an effort to counter emerging threats that include North Korea’s nuclear weapon development efforts and ballistic missile tests, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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CommAgility to Supply LTE Systems for Lockheed Satcom Project

Lockheed Martin has selected CommAgility to supply integrated LTE hardware and software for the Bethesda, Maryland-based defense contractor’s ongoing satellite communications project. CommAgility said Tuesday it will provide a customized variant of its SmallCellPHY software and AMC-4C6678-Serial RapidIO module to Lockheed…
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Maxar Subsidiary to Build Miniature UAS for Canadian Navy

A Maxar Technologies subsidiary has received a $6.36 million contract from Canada’s department of national defense to provide miniature maritime unmanned aircraft systems to the Canadian navy. The company said Tuesday its MDA subsidiary will also help DND develop training, equipment and resource as well as validate naval tactics and new capability development efforts under the contract…
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Michael Niggel, Neil Albert, Claudio Monticelli Speak at ACT I’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Michael Niggel, CEO of Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, addressed a crowd of approximately 200 attendees during the company’s 20th anniversary celebration on Jan. 20 at Fort Myer in Virginia…
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Allison Brigati Starts Role as Full-Time GSA Deputy Administrator

Allison Brigati, acting deputy administrator of the General Services Administration over the past two months, was sworn in Tuesday as GSA’s deputy administrator. GSA said Tuesday Brigati joined the agency in July 2017 as associate administrator for its Office of Government-wide Policy…
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VIDEO: U.S. Navy News for February 9-16, 2018

U.S. Navy news update: B1 Band history, blue angels recruiting opportunity, Tax reminder, CIWS weapon overview…
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