Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/18/2018

AIA Launches New Cybersecurity Standard for Aerospace, Defense Industries; Eric Fanning Quoted

The Aerospace Industries Association has released a standard aimed at maintaining cybersecurity resilience in the aerospace and defense industries. The risk-based standard complements the Department of Defense‘s existing cybersecurity guidelines and are made to help companies regularly update cyber defenses amid evolving threats, AIA said Thursday…
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BAE Systems Building $97M Natural Gas Facility to Replace Coal Power

BAE Systems received a contract modification from the U.S. Army valued at $96.6M to construct a natural gas-fired steam facility at Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tenn., the company reported Monday…
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Paul Colonna to Head Lockheed Investment Mgmt Subsidiary

Paul Colonna, former executive vice president and chief investment officer of the fundamental equities group at State Street Global Advisors, will join Lockheed Martin on Jan. 7 as president and CIO of its investment management arm…
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Accenture Details Challenges Facing Feds in IT Modernization

A new report by Accenture shows that many federal agencies still struggle in their efforts to modernize their information technology systems despite the progress they have made as they have yet to adopt new approaches such as cloud computing, digital platforms and agile software development…
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Engineering Solutions & Products Gets $100M Contract to Support Army Tactical Radio Systems

Engineering Solutions & Products has received a potential five-year, $100M contract to provide technical support services to the U.S. Army‘s product manager for tactical radios. The company said it will help the service branch engineer, architect, integrate and ensure readiness of radio systems throughout the product life cycle…
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General Dynamics IT to Expand Navy Support Through SeaPort NxG Vehicle; Leigh Palmer Quoted

General Dynamics’ information technology business has secured a spot on a potential 10-year, $50B contract vehicle to provide engineering and program support services to the U.S. Navy. The company said Monday it will compete for task orders to support five Navy systems commands, the Office of Naval Research and the U…
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Lockheed-Universal Synaptics Partnership Aims to Help DoD Address Electronic Anomalies

Lockheed Martin and Universal Synaptics have partnered to leverage an automated testing platform in efforts to help the Department of Defense address intermittence in electronics used on military aircraft, ground vehicles and ships…
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QinetiQ NA Lands $90M Contract to Update, Sustain Army TALON Robot Systems

QinetiQ North America has received a potential five-year, $90M contract to help the U.S. Army modernize and sustain a family of robotic systems designed to neutralize explosives and support other military missions…
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Northrop Demos Mine Warfare at Australia-Sponsored Event

Northrop Grumman has performed a demonstration of its mine hunting system on an unmanned surface vehicle during the Australian navy’s Autonomous Warrior 2018 exercise. The company said Monday its AQS-24B system installed on the mine hunting unmanned surface vessel reduced time spent for mine clearance, delivered accurate undersea detection, and kept sailors away from the minefield…
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HII Launches Navy’s 18th Virginia-Class Submarine; Dave Bolcar Quoted

Huntington Ingalls Industries has launched the U.S. Navy‘s 18th Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine into the water at a company facility in Newport News, Va. HII said Monday it used a transfer car system in order to put USS Delaware into a floating dry platform that was submerged to discharge the submarine into the James River…
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Blue Origin to Send NASA-Sponsored Research, Tech Payloads Into Space

Blue Origin‘s New Shepard rocket is scheduled to launch Tuesday and carry nine NASA-backed research and technology payloads into space as part of the agency’s Flight Opportunities program…
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