Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/20/2018

Navy Awards $160M ONE-Net IT Services Contract Modification to General Dynamics

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology business has received a potential $159.6M contract modification to continue to provide IT services for the U.S. Navy‘s naval enterprise network outside the continental U…
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General Dynamics Vet Don Hirsch Joins Cloud Service Provider 1901 Group in SVP Role

Don Hirsch, a former vice president of General Dynamics‘ information technology business, has joined 1901 Group as senior VP of service delivery at the Reston, Va.-based cloud computing services contractor…
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Optum Awarded Two VA Healthcare Services Contracts

Optum‘s federal government health services unit has secured two contracts from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide medical disability exams and telehealth lifestyle coaching services to military veterans…
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Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras on Acquisition Reform, Authorities in Federal Government

Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business, told the Washington Business Journal in an interview published Wednesday that he believes the federal government passed a critical point this year when it comes to procurement reform…
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General Dynamics Team Gets Army OK to Move Bradley Active Protection Tech to Phase 2 Dev’t

A General Dynamics business unit and its partners will move to the second phase of development an active protection system for the U.S. Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicles. A team of General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Elbit Systems and IMI received positive feedback from the Army Requirements Oversight Council for the Iron Fist Light APS, the Falls Church, Va…
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Viasat Updates NSA-Certified Network Encryption Device; Ken Peterman Quoted

Viasat has updated a device built to help government and military customers secure networks that process sensitive information. KG-142 now works to protect Layer 2 Ethernet communications for big data processing and cloud computing applications, Viasat said Wednesday…
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FLIR to Produce Electro-Optical Sensors for USAF’s Future MH-139 Helicopter Fleet

Boeing has awarded FLIR Systems a $40M initial contract to provide an electro-optical/infrared surveillance sensor technology to the U.S. Air Force‘s UH-1N helicopter replacement program. FLIR said Wednesday it will supply the Star SAFIRE 380-HDc EO/IR system for integration onto the first four MH-139 helicopters that a Boeing-Leonardo team will build for the military service…
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Deloitte Wins Navy Virtual Training Platform Dev’t Contract for Consolidated Shipboard Network

Deloitte‘s consulting business has received a potential five-year, $23M contract from the U.S. Navy to build a training virtual environment for the service’s enterprise shipboard network. The scope of work covers the development of a cloud-based virtual environment for the service’s Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services system, the Department of Defense said Wednesday…
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Army Reserve Officer Danny Pickens Appointed Fidelis Threat Research Head

Danny Pickens, a noncommissioned officer in charge of an intelligence team at U.S. Army Reserve, has been named director of Fidelis Cybersecurity‘s threat research group. He brings more than 10 years of military intelligence, cybersecurity and counterterrorism experience to Fidelis and will lead the team that incorporates data and insight into the Elevate threat detection platform, the company said Wednesday…
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SSL Demos Solar Electric Spacecraft Propulsion Tech; Dario Zamarian Quoted

SSL demonstrated its solar electric propulsion system on two communications satellites that were launched into geostationary orbit this year. The Maxar Technologies subsidiary said Wednesday SPT-140 is an updated version of the SPT-100 electric thruster that has supported 34 missions and logged more than 100K firing hours…
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DHS Issues Solicitation on Security Technology Concepts; William Bryan Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a request for proposals on security technology concepts based on key topics under the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research program. The solicitation covers two subject areas for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office’s missions and eight potential topics for DHS Science and Technology Directorate projects, DHS S&T said Wednesday…
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Raytheon to Help Air Force Develop Target ID Sensor

Raytheon has won a potential $16.6M contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop combat identification technologies. The company will focus on radar-based ID sensors designed to help reconnaissance and tactical aircraft identify ground and aerial targets under the Precision Real-Time Engagement Combat Identification Sensor Exploitation program, the Department of Defense said Wednesday…
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