Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 02/27/2018

Eric Fanning, AIA President & CEO, Named to 2018 Wash100 for Advancing U.S. National Security & Defense Acquisition Reform

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Eric Fanning, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, as an inductee into the 2018 edition of Wash100 – Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena – for advancing U…
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FBI Appoints John Adams as Info & Tech Branch Executive Asst Director

John Adams, formerly assistant director of the FBI‘s intelligence directorate, has been named executive assistant director for the bureau’s information and technology branch. The two-decade FBI veteran began his career at the Washington Field Office where he investigated espionage, drug trafficking, violent crime and terrorism cases…
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Army to Update Target Surveillance & Acquisition System

The U.S. Army will install upgrades into a target surveillance and acquisition system designed to boost target identification accuracy and protect scouts while searching for targets, Army Times reported Monday…
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Ball Aerospace to Provide Antenna Systems for BAE Systems’ Navy Network Effort

BAE Systems has selected Ball Aerospace to provide multi-beam phased array antenna systems in support of the former’s contractual effort to build a Network Tactical Common Data Link System for the U…
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Leonardo-Built Tactical UAS Reaches 15,000 Flying Hours Milestone

A Leonardo-built family of unmanned aircraft systems has achieved more than 15,000 hours of operational flight with five international customers. Leonardo said Monday the Falco line of remotely-piloted air vehicles first flew in 2003 and has since expanded to include more than 50 RPAs that conduct surveillance and intelligence-gathering worldwide…
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AT&T, Geotab Offer Fleet Mgmt Platform for Enterprise, Govt Customers

AT&T has partnered with Geotab to offer a fleet management platform designed to address the needs of small business, enterprise and government customers. AT&T said Monday it incorporated its internet of things platforms with Geotab’s fleet tracking system to develop the enterprise fleet management offering…
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General Atomics Seeks to Expand Tech Development Efforts Through New Mexico Facility

General Atomics has established an office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a move to expand its presence and technology development efforts in the region. The company said Monday its new office in Innovate ABQ’s Lobo Rainforest building offers General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems an opportunity to connect with local contractors, entrepreneurs and laboratories…
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Australia Taps Thales for Potential $941M Air Traffic Control System Deployment Contract

Australia has awarded Thales a potential $941 million contract to deploy an air traffic control platform as part of the OneSKY program. The OneSKY project seeks to integrate military and civil airspace as well as advance the modernization of Australia’s oceanic airspace in an effort to ensure aviation safety and flight coordination, Thales said Monday…
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Navy Plans New USV Design Initiative for Fiscal 2019

The U.S. Navy plans to design a new unmanned surface vehicle that will build on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program, Inside Defense reported Monday…
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Strategy Analytics: Global Defense Spending to Reach $2.41T by 2026

A Strategy Analytics report predicts global defense spending to hit $2.41 trillion over the next eight years at a compound annual growth rate of 3.7 percent. Strategy Analytics said Monday its report suggests that the Trump administration’s push to restore U…
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Matt Desch: Iridium Expects Late-March Launch for 5th ‘NEXT’ Satellite Batch

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, has said the company is likely to launch on March 29 the fifth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceNews reported Monday…
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Charles Verdon Appointed NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs

President Donald Trump has appointed Charles Verdon, a principal associate director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as deputy administrator for defense programs at the Energy Department‘s National Nuclear Security Administration…
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DISA Completes SIPRNet Classified Network Modernization Project

The Defense Information Systems Agency has wrapped up modernization work on the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network as part of the SIPRNet Access Migration Project designed to facilitate network connectivity for mission partners DISA said Thursday it transitioned SIPRNet into a virtual network, reduced the network’s size and raised the bandwidth capacity from 1G to 10G under the modernization project…
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Raytheon Gets Navy Phalanx Weapon System Support Order

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $48.1 million delivery order to provide logistics support for the service branch’s Phalanx close-in-weapon system. Raytheon’s missile systems business will furnish and manage Phalanx systems for contract line items under performance metrics prescribed in response to a fleet requisition, the  Defense Department said Monday…
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Reports: DIUx Head Raj Shah Steps Down

Raj Shah, head of the Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, resigned from his post Thursday after a nearly two-year stint with the organization, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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VIDEO: History of Army Engineers

Army engineers have served the nation since the American Revolution.
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