Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/19/2018

Air Force Names L3 Prime Contractor for F-16 Pilot Training Program; Christopher Kubasik Quoted

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has secured a potential $350M contract to help the U.S. Air Force train the military service’s F-16 pilots. The company said Tuesday it will serve as the prime contractor on the F-16 Simulators Training Program that consolidates previous weapons and tactics, trainer advanced sustainment and training system and mission training center support programs related to the fighter aircraft platform…
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Lockheed Delivers Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles to Air Force

Lockheed Martin has shipped an initial batch of long range anti-ship missiles to the U.S. Air Force after completing integration, flight test, simulation and modeling requirements. The company said Tuesday its LRASM system reached an early operational capability status on the military service’s B-1B bomber aircraft ahead of schedule…
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Symantec: ‘Seedworm’ Cyber Espionage Group Uses Backdoor to Launch Attacks on Agencies, Telecoms

Symantec has found that a new cyber espionage group called Seedworm has started launch cyber attacks on dozens of government agencies, telecommunications, multinational organizations, oil and gas firms and other institutions worldwide since late September…
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Mitre, Simudyne Partner to Market Financial Modeling Tech

Mitre and Simudyne have teamed up to offer a modeling tool for central banks and other financial institutions to analyze market trends. The agent-based model uses data analytics and modeling methodologies to forecast potential financial market concerns and assist in the mitigation of economic risks, Mitre said Tuesday…
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Sierra Nevada Advances Orbital Vehicle Project With NASA; Fatih Ozmen Quoted

NASA has announced that a reusable, multi-mission orbital vehicle by Sierra Nevada Corp. is now ready for full-scale manufacturing and testing after passing an integration review validating its design performance…
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Carahsoft Now Authorized as AWS Public Sector Distributor; Craig Abod Quoted

Amazon Web Services has authorized Carahsoft Technology to distribute AWS offerings across the public sector, building on the existing reseller agreement between the two companies. Carahsoft said Tuesday it can now provide a full range of AWS offerings for the government under the AWS Public Sector Distribution Program and help resellers and service providers distribute VMware Cloud products…
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Boeing Delivers Final Updated AWACS Aircraft to NATO

Boeing has handed an updated airborne warning-and-control system aircraft over to NATO, the 14th and final platform the company modernized to help the international alliance comply with Europe’s navigation and air traffic management standards…
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KLX to Operate as Boeing’s Distribution Services Business

KLX Aerospace Solutions will rename itself “Boeing Distribution Services” in a move slated to take effect Feb. 4. The name change notice, published Tuesday, came two months after Boeing completed its purchase of the Florida-based aviation parts and services provider for $3…
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AbleVets to Help Secure DHA IT Network; Wyatt Smith Comments

AbleVets has received a potential three-year, $64.5M task order to provide life cycle network protection services to the Defense Health Agency. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center awarded the order, which contains one base year and two one-year options, under the U…
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Raytheon Gets $141M USAF Contract Option to Produce Lot 5 SDB II Munitions, Equipment

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) a $141.4M contract option to manufacture a fifth batch of air-launched, precision-strike glide bombs. Raytheon’s missile systems business will produce 1…
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GSA Seeks Cloud-Based Audit, Risk Management Tool

The General Services Administration has issued a request for information on ideas intended for the development of a risk management and single audit tool. GSA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Monday that it seeks to incorporate decision management, interagency award trend analysis, financial audit and storage capabilities through a single cloud-based platform with mobile device compatibility…
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