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Stratolaunch Selects Aerojet Rocketdyne Engines for Unmanned Rocket; Steve Bouley Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne will supply six RL10C-1 production engines to Stratolaunch Systems Corp. under a contract for the third stage of a commercial air-launch system for Stratolaunch’s unmanned Thunderbolt rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday the contract also contains an option for six additional RL10C-1 engines for The Eagles Launch System, which is scheduled to launch Thunderbolt into space in 2018. “This …

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Hugo Frega: Hughes, HISPASAT Team for Colombian Internet Access Project

Hughes Network Systems will provide an HX broadband satellite system and terminals for delivering satellite Internet services to the Colombian subsidiary of satellite operator HISPASAT. The contract is part of the Vive Digital program, through which Colombia’s ministry of information technology and communication aims to increase Internet access in the country, Hughes said Tuesday. “HISPASAT is …

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DynCorp to Perform Land Systems Support for Army Depot; Michael Herrington Comments

DynCorp International and the U.S. Army‘s Red River Army Depot have inked a public-private partnership agreement to integrate the company’s land systems life-cycle support capabilities with RRAD’s depot-level operations. Michael Herrington, vice president of operations for DynGlobal Group, said Tuesday that the new agreement makes his company better able to handle surge requirements, due …

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Ed Morche on Level 3’s Growth During Sequestration, Bringing Commercial Solutions into Government & the Benefits of a ‘Shared First’ Approach

Ed Morche leads Level 3 Communications‘ government markets group as its senior vice president and general manager, leading all functional activities in support of the firm’s civilian, defense, intelligence and other customers. In that role, the more-than-20-year telecommunications veteran also sets strategic direction for the firm’s capture strategy for government …

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BAE-Infor Team to Install ERP Software for Gov’t Clients; Lynn Sauder Comments

BAE Systems and Infor have partnered to install and operate the latter’s enterprise resource planning software on U.S. government networks for consolidating an organization’s functions into a single computer system. The partnership covers deployment of the Infor Public Sector (Hansen) suite, Infor ION, Infor Enterprise Asset Management, Infor Lawson and Infor Approva, the companies said Tuesday. “Our …

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Navy Deploys Raytheon’s Latest Ballistic Missile; Taylor Lawrence Comments

Raytheon‘s Standard Missile-3 Block IB has recently been deployed by the U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency as part of the Phased Adaptive Approach’s second phase. Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems, said Sunday the completion and results of operational testing for the SM-3 Block IB is intended to boost ballistic missile countermeasures. …

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IBM to Build Cloud Platform for South Korea’s Anti-Corruption Agency

IBM will build an open-source hybrid cloud infrastructure for South Korea’s anti-corruption and civil rights commission to centralize operations and consolidate public service phone numbers into one communications channel. The company said Friday that the agency has adopted the IBM zCloud platform for electronic services such as e-People and The 110 Government Call Center, which processes complaints, …

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UTC Unit to Continue Design, Development of Undersea Drone Energy System; Allen Flynt Comments

A United Technologies Corp.‘s business unit will push forward the design and development of an energy system for the Office of Naval Research‘s Long Endurance Undersea Vehicle Propulsion program. As part of the program’s next phases, UTC Aerospace Systems will create an energy system for an unmanned undersea vehicle using proton exchange …

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Buck Consultants Survey: Healthcare Cost Increases to Slow

A survey from Xerox subsidiary Buck Consultants shows a 0.1-to-0.5 percent decline in the projected increase of healthcare benefit costs, a steady downward trend the company said started in 2010. Xerox said Thursday data from the National Health Care Trend Survey, which 126 healthcare insurers and administrators of employer-provided medical plans responded …

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CNSI’s Health and Human Services Earns CMMI Maturity Level 3; B. Chatterjee Comments

CNSI‘s health and human services organization unit has been rated at Level 3 under the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration based on the results of an appraisal conducted by CUNIX Infotech. The maturity level 3 rating considered the costs, schedule and quality of CNSI’s HHS processes and indicates a “defined” level of performance, …

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Chris Marzilli: State Dept Uses General Dynamics VoIP Phone to ‘Harden’ Comm Net

The State Department has received its 4,000th General Dynamics-built Sectera vIPer Universal Secure Phone as part of the agency’s efforts replace legacy Secure Terminal Equipment phones and upgrade voice and data communications for government personnel. General Dynamics C4 Systems designed the Voice over Internet Protocol phones for communication of top-secret and sensitive information and …

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Harris to Add Internet in Central Asian Country’s Tactical Comm System; Brendan O’Connell Comments

Harris Corp. has won a $78 million contract to add a mobile tactical Internet to a tactical communications system for an unnamed country based in Central Asia that seeks to bolster its military’s command-and-control capabilities. The country plans to use the expanded Harris Integrated Tactical Area Communications System to enable voice, data and video …

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Sikorsky to Create Autonomous, Black Hawk-Based Cargo Aircraft; Samir Mehta Comments

Sikorsky Aircraft has announced plans to develop its first Matrix Technology-based aircraft by upgrading a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter into an autonomous, optionally piloted version, following more than a year of prototype design work. The company said Tuesday the cargo resupply aircraft will utilize autonomy and fleet management technology and feature internal and external cargo capability …

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QinetiQ to Continue Hardware Service Work on Int’l Space Station Module

QinetiQ will continue to help maintain hardware components the company developed for the International Space Station’s Columbus module under a contract extension through the end of this year. The company said Tuesday that it has also been working with Airbus to support the QinetiQ-developed scientific instruments for research inside the module. Airbus acts as …

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