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  • Lockheed, EOS Subsidiary Forge Space-Tracking Service Partnership; Rick Ambrose Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed, EOS Subsidiary Forge Space-Tracking Service Partnership; Rick Ambrose Comments

    Lockheed Martin has signed a cooperation agreement with EOS Space Systems to jointly develop, deploy and operate space-tracking sensor technology that they will house at a future site in Western Australia. The companies said Tuesday they want the planned facility to increase the tracking service’s capacity and commercial coverage to meet the demand for such data across the space […] More

  • John Reeher, Chris Jackson: Choose Certified Vendors, Cost-Security Balance in Cloud Adoption - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    John Reeher, Chris Jackson: Choose Certified Vendors, Cost-Security Balance in Cloud Adoption

    Systems Made Simple‘s John Reeher and Chris Jackson have outlined several tactics they believe can help government agencies move their IT systems into a cloud environment in a guest column for GCN published Thursday. Reeher, a system architect, and Jackson, a subject-matter expert on infrastructure services, write that agencies should plan ahead by determining the right technology, security controls […] More

  • Chris Petersen: LogRhythm Launches Threat Intell Ecosystem to Expand Security Coverage - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Chris Petersen: LogRhythm Launches Threat Intell Ecosystem to Expand Security Coverage

    Symantec has joined CrowdStrike, Norse, ThreatStream and Webroot as partners in LogRhythm‘s threat intelligence vendor consortium that aims to provide a platform for security analytics and intelligence services against cyber threats. The Threat Intelligence Ecosystem is intended to help customers use threat data from any of the ecosystem partners via LogRhythm’s Security Intelligence Platform, LogRhythm said Aug. 19. “Our ecosystem approach ensures that […] More

  • DynCorp-NASA Team Rebuilds WB-57 Aircraft to Carry New Payloads - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DynCorp-NASA Team Rebuilds WB-57 Aircraft to Carry New Payloads

    DynCorp International has helped NASA rebuild the WB-57 aircraft as part of the agency’s Aircraft Maintenance Operational Support program in a move to revive the plane 40 years of extended storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. DynCorp said Thursday that the team worked with mechanics, engineers, logisticians and other specialists as they reconstructed the aircraft – now known as N927 – and addressed issues […] More

  • Deltek's John Slye: USAID, State to Lead Gov't IT Spending in September - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Deltek’s John Slye: USAID, State to Lead Gov’t IT Spending in September

    John Slye, an advisory research analyst at Deltek, projects USAID and the State Department to respectively spend 38 percent and 35 percent of their IT contracting budgets in September as the fiscal year closes. Slye writes Thursday that the above two agencies lead the 25 federal organizations that are likely to spend a total of $17.3 billion on IT […] More

  • Frost & Sullivan: Tech Procurement, Fleet Renewals to Steer Defense Spending in 10 Countries - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Frost & Sullivan: Tech Procurement, Fleet Renewals to Steer Defense Spending in 10 Countries

    A recent Frost & Sullivan report on defense markets projects military spending across 10 selected countries to reach $3.41 trillion by 2022 due to military reorganization, increased threat perceptions, penetrable borders and territorial disputes. The study covers defense budgets in Algeria, Brazil, Chile, India, Indonesia, Japan, Oman, Poland, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, the firm said Wednesday. […] More

  • NetApp's Kirk Kern: Feds Should Plan Strategy Before Moving IT Systems to Cloud - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NetApp’s Kirk Kern: Feds Should Plan Strategy Before Moving IT Systems to Cloud

    Kirk Kern, chief technology officer for cloud at NetApp‘s U.S. public sector practice, has outlined five strategies that federal agencies can adopt when restructuring their IT systems for a cloud environment, FCW reported Wednesday. According to Kern, agencies are increasingly turning to the cloud and other IT re-architecture solutions to address concerns with operational costs, […] More

  • Dennis Kelly: A-T Solutions to Launch New Mobile Data Collection Tools - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dennis Kelly: A-T Solutions to Launch New Mobile Data Collection Tools

    A-T Solutions is participating at Fed Summits‘ 2014 Federal Mobile Computing Summit this week in Washington, where CEO Dennis Kelly said the company will unveil its new mobile data collection tools. The company said Wednesday it will showcase the new Data Collection Toolkit and release the “Top Three Ways In-Field Data Collection Helps Achieve Urgent Objectives” white paper. A-T Solutions wrote […] More

  • Lockheed Puts New Northrop AESA Radars In F-16V Jet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Puts New Northrop AESA Radars In F-16V Jet

    Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of Northrop Grumman‘s Scalable Agile Beam Radar into the F-16V aircraft as part of a design review stage in the U.S. Air Force‘s F-16 modernization program. Lockheed said Wednesday that the active electronically scanned array radar meets its requirements and those of the Air Force as they aim to launch the F-16V variant in Taiwan. Other updates to Taiwan’s fleet […] More

  • Research and Markets: APAC, Middle East to Lead Global Ammo Market by 2020 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Research and Markets: APAC, Middle East to Lead Global Ammo Market by 2020

    A new Research and Markets report forecasts a 4.2 percent compound annual growth rate for the global ammunition market by 2020 due to modernization programs and ongoing conflicts in some parts of the world. The market research firm said Tuesday that ATK, BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Nammo and Raytheon could lead the market as it shifts focus from the west to Asia-Pacific and the Middle […] More

  • Jacobs to Continue Hong Kong Public Works Lab Support; Kevin McMahon Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jacobs to Continue Hong Kong Public Works Lab Support; Kevin McMahon Comments

    Jacobs Engineering Group has received a new four-year contract from Hong Kong’s civil engineering and development department to continue managing and operating the Public Works Regional Laboratory in Tai Po. The company said Tuesday that it will oversee compliance testing of construction materials for public works projects. Kevin McMahon, Jacobs group vice president, said that the company also provides management and operational support […] More

  • Navy Fires Raytheon's SM-6 Missile in 'Juliet' Test; Michael Ladner Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Fires Raytheon’s SM-6 Missile in ‘Juliet’ Test; Michael Ladner Comments

    Raytheon‘s Standard Missile-6 has completed a flight test held by the U.S. Navy, which sought to demonstrate how the surface-to-air missile works to detect and intercept a subsonic target at low altitude. The Navy said Friday the so-called “Juliet” test was part of a series of follow-on test and evaluation events to assess the operational performance of SM-6. Capt. Michael Ladner, a […] More

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