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Northrop’s Unmanned Systems Center Expects More Gov’t Contracting Work

Northrop Grumman‘s unmanned aircraft systems facility in Moss Point, Miss. is expected to bring growth, investment and jobs to the area, according to the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation’s executive director, the Mississippi Business Journal blog reported Monday. JCEDF’s George Freeland said the $30 million Unmanned Systems Center also brings economic diversity because it adds to the …

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Neil Albert: MCR Federal Seeks More Prime Contracts Through GSA OASIS Vehicle Position

MCR Federal will compete in three pools as part of a potential 10-year, $60 billion General Services Administration contract vehicle covering professional services to federal agencies. The company said Monday its services will be available through the pools for aircraft, aircraft engine parts, auxiliary equipment, space vehicles, guided missiles, propulsion units and aircraft. “Our continued …

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Dell, ikaSystems to Help Washington State Org Refresh Health Plan Services; Sid Nair Comments

Dell Services and  ikaSystems will work with the nonprofit Community Health Plan of Washington to update health services for Washington state residents with the goal of complying with federal healthcare reform laws. Dell said Tuesday it will provide information technology and business process outsourcing services to the nonprofit, as well as deploy ikaSystems’ health IT claims and …

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Ball Aerospace’s Joint Polar Satellite System Bus Goes Live; Cary Ludtke Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has started to power the Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft bus, kicking off a nine-month integration and testing phase as the company prepares to deliver the spacecraft to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The company said Monday the continuous power on-off cycle involves operating the satellite system with the electrical power and distribution and command …

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Citrix Releases Update to XenMobile Enterprise Mobility Tool; Tom Simmons Comments

Citrix has updated its XenMobile enterprise mobility management tool with the goal of helping businesses and agencies manage diverse sets of devices, workforce productivity, security and compliance. The company said Wednesday that XenMobile 8.7 includes FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption for mobile apps, one-click access to communication and collaboration apps such as WorxMail, support for email …

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Lockheed to Continue NASA ISS Cargo Mission Support

Lockheed Martin‘s Integrated Systems division will continue providing analytical, physical and equipment processing services to support International Space Station activities at the Johnson Space Center in Houston as part of a $22 million, one-year contract option with NASA. Lockheed will extend its cargo mission planning, coordination and processing, and other services for pressurized and unpressurized cargo transportation of vehicle …

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Exelis Awarded $92M for Anti-Missile Electronic Jammer Systems

The electronic systems unit of Exelis has been awarded a $91.7 million contract to deliver 42 electronic jammer systems to the U.S. Navy for protecting aircraft from radar-guided missiles, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. John Keller writes the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. contracted Exelis to build the AN/ALQ-214(V)4 set for the F/A-18C/D and …

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Praescient Analytics Team Uses Analytics For Anti-Healthcare Fraud Work

Praescient Analytics has assembled a new analytics-as-a-service team to track suspicious patterns in the healthcare system that could indicate fraudulent activity. The company said Thursday that its A3S team looks at services provided at hospitals, individual practices and other aspects such as specialist referrals to detect potential issues such as duplicate and unnecessary lab work. …

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FireEye Paper for NATO Seeks to Connect Network Security, National Securiy

A paper by FireEye‘s senior global threat analyst has been published by NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence as the first volume of “The Tallinn Papers,” a cybersecurity research series. Kenneth Geers sought to highlight how international cyber attacks within a geopolitical context shows the relation between network and national security in his paper entitled “Pandemonium: …

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Lockheed to Test Navy Aircraft Radar Warning Systems

Lockheed Martin will perform technical work and module testing on early-warning radar systems used on U.S. Navy aircraft under a $16.2 million contract, Syracuse.com reported Thursday. Mark Weiner writes the Lockheed-built AN/APY-9 radar systems will be integrated into the 75 planned E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft with the goal of detecting hostile airborne and cruise …

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Andy Start: NSSLGlobal Joins Inmarsat SATCOM Net’s Reseller Network

NSSLGlobal a has agreed to work as value-added reseller of Inmarsat‘s Global Xpress satellite constellation for military and government customers in the European market, extending the companies’ existing GX VAR partnership for maritime services. Inmarsat said Tuesday it intends for NSSLGlobal to help address bandwidth, mobility, coverage and service availability needs for European government …

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Boeing, L-3 Wrap Up CF-188 Fighter Jet Modifications for Canada

Boeing International has delivered the last of the 76 CF-188 fighter jets that the Canadian air force ordered through a contract awarded in March 2011.  The contract called for the modified CF-188 fighters to have an upgraded electronics warfare suite and modified air-to-air and ground-to-air threats protection equipment, the Canadian Air Force …

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