Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 03/01/2018

Lockheed, Saudi Arabia-Based Company Form Bomb Tailkit Production Alliance

Lockheed Martin has teamed with a Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based engineering company to produce laser guided bomb tailkits, Saudi Gazette reported Wednesday. Wahaj, a subsidiary of Saudi International Petrochemical Company, agreed to co-manufacture the air foil group for Lockheed-made Paveway II Plus LGBs under a teaming agreement…
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KBR Govt Business to Support Australia’s Military Tech Acquisition, Sustainment Efforts

KBR‘s government services arm has landed a potential 11-year contract to provide support services to the capability acquisition and sustainment group of the Australian defense department. The company said Wednesday KBRwyle will serve as one of the four major service providers to CASG through the contract that has a five-year base period and six option years…
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Executive Spotlight: An Interview with Teresa Carlson, VP of Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services’

Executive Spotlight: An Interview with Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services’  ExecutiveBiz spoke with four-time Wash100 recipient Teresa Carlson about Amazon Web Services’ current offerings and output from the AWS re:Invent 2017 conference…
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Report: FCC Unveils Eligible Areas for $4.5B Rural Broadband Internet Delivery Fund

The Federal Communications Commission has released a map of areas that are eligible to become beneficiaries of a planned reverse auction, which could provide up to $4.53 billion in funds to mobile operators that can deliver internet access to rural areas, FierceWireless reported Wednesday…
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DOE to Award Technology Grants to 149 Small Businesses

The Department of Energy has announced it will award 179 research and development grants with a combined $3o million value to 149 small businesses across 36 states. The Phase I R&D grants will be awarded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, in support of the department’s Office of Science, DOE said Tuesday…
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CBP Seeks Info on Cloud Migration Services Vendors

The Customs and Border Protection has posted a request for information on cloud services providers that can help the agency migrate its applications out of a data center. CBP said Wednesday in a FedBizOpps notice that it aims to move all of its on-premises applications from the office of information and technology’s National Data Center complex in Springfield, Virginia to a commercial cloud platform by September 2019…
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Northrop-Made G/ATOR Radar System Achieves Marine Corps Initial Operational Capability

The U.S. Marine Corps has declared initial operational capability for the Northrop Grumman-built AN/TPS-80 ground/air task-oriented radar. Northrop said Wednesday the first two G/ATOR systems will be deployed to the Marine Air Control Squadrons 1 and 2…
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Amazon Web Services Releases New Text-to-speech Service

Amazon Web Services has released a new service designed to convert text into realistic voice audio applicable to multiple languages. The Amazon Polly service is available through the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, the company said Wednesday…
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Potomac Officers Club Hosts Breakfast on Federal Digital Transformation

On Tuesday, Feb. 28th, the Potomac Officers’ Club hosted the Digital Transformation in the Federal Government breakfast event, bringing together established speakers from government and industry to discuss the state of information technology modernization…
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Gus Hunt: Accenture’s Federal Arm to Open Cyber Support Center in San Antonio, TX

Gus Hunt, cybersecurity strategy lead at Accenture’s federal services business, has said the company plans to establish a security operations center in San Antonio, Texas, that would provide cybersecurity support to federal agencies that lack budget to hire cyber professionals, the San Antonio Express-News reported Monday…
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L3 Acquires Minority Stake in Peak Nano Optics; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has purchased a minority stake in nanotechnology developer Peak Nano Optics for an undisclosed amount. Dallas, Texas-based Peak Nano uses a gradient refractive index technology to design and manufacture electro-optical lenses for visible to near-infrared applications, L3 said Wednesday…
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By Light Makes Intell Community Expansion Push Through Axom Merger

By Light Professional IT Services has agreed to merge with internal service provider Axom Technologies in a push to expand the delivery of information technology services to intelligence and defense communities…
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Report: Stratolaunch Aircraft Completes Land Control Test

Stratolaunch Systems has completed a ground-based control test of its aircraft designed to facilitate air launches of rockets in order to bring satellites into low-Earth orbit, ValueWalk reported Wednesday…
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Draper Lab Gets $133M Contract Modification for Navy, UK Missile Guidance System Production

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory will produce missile system guidance technology for the U.S. Navy and U.K. government under a potential three-year, $132.9 million contract modification. Work also covers failure verification, test, repair and recertification of inertial measurement units, electronic assemblies and electronic modules for the Trident (D5) MK 6 guidance system, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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VIDEO: Ready, Set, Go | Preparing to Deploy

Combat Logistics Battalion 13 continues to be the Logistics Combat Element (LCE) for the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The LCE gives the MEU the ability to support itself for 15 days in austere environments…
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