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  • Army Orders New Exelis Gen 3 Night Vision Equipment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Army Orders New Exelis Gen 3 Night Vision Equipment

    Exelis has received a contract worth $8 million to supply a new order of night vision systems to the military. The tactical goggles have a scheduled delivery date of late 2014 or early 2015, the company said Sept. 12. According to Exelis, the product uses Generation 3 tube technology that offers gains in the wearer“™s […] More

  • Jeanne Usher: Northrop Radar Winter Kit Seeks to Address Extreme Weather Challenges - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jeanne Usher: Northrop Radar Winter Kit Seeks to Address Extreme Weather Challenges

    Northrop Grumman has developed a heater kit that may extend the endurance of a marine vessel“™s navigational equipment under extreme climates. “Ships operating in the Arctic environments are exposed to a number of unique risks and we recognize the need to ensure that our equipment is capable of functioning effectively under the challenges of polar […] More

  • Paul Bleicher: Merck, Medica, Harvard, UMB Join Optum's Big Data Lab - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Paul Bleicher: Merck, Medica, Harvard, UMB Join Optum’s Big Data Lab

    Optum Labs CEO Paul Bleicher said he anticipates a growth in the research facility“™s studies on health and wellness with the recent addition of four new collaborators. Joining the innovation center“™s roster of stakeholders are the Department of Health Care Policy of Harvard Medical School, Minnetonka-based Medica Research Institute, Merck of Germany, and the University of […] More

  • TCS to Integrate Location Toolkit into AT&T Connected Car Platform; Jay Whitehurst Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TCS to Integrate Location Toolkit into AT&T Connected Car Platform; Jay Whitehurst Comments

    TeleCommunication Systems said it plans to lend its navigation and automotive telematics experience to Dallas-based AT&T“™s connected car initiative. Under the agreement, the company will release its TCS Location ToolKit to third-party developers, automakers and mobile operators through the AT&T Drive Studio facility, the company said Sept. 9. The TCS platform offers an integrated in-car […] More

  • Hughes Network Systems Updates Portable BGAN Terminals; Graham Avis, Martin Turner Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hughes Network Systems Updates Portable BGAN Terminals; Graham Avis, Martin Turner Comment

    Hughes Network Systems will release its latest portable BGAN terminal model in November. Graham Avis, vice president and general manager of Hughes San Diego, said Sept. 9 that the addition of the Hughes 9211-HDR to the BGAN terminal portfolio was precipitated by positive customer response toward an earlier model, the Hughes 9201. The new terminal […] More

  • MTSI Opens New LA Office, Robert Brady Named Site Lead - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MTSI Opens New LA Office, Robert Brady Named Site Lead

    Modern Technology Solutions Inc. has opened a new office in Los Angeles to expand its engineering and technology service operations for military and private sector customers in the Southern California region.   Robert Brady, formerly of LinQuest, TASC and Northrop Grumman, heads the LA site as director for Air Force space acquisition and technology in […] More

  • Dave Gulla: Raytheon Starts Work on MDA Critical Radar Components - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dave Gulla: Raytheon Starts Work on MDA Critical Radar Components

    Raytheon has started work on additional components for the Missile Defense Agency“™s Ballistic Missile Defense System radars. MDA awarded the $53,252,500 contract modification in early September, the company said Thursday. Under the contract, Raytheon will build two trailer-sized subcomponents that will be swapped with the AN/TPY-2 electronic and cooling equipment units currently in use and […] More

  • Northrop Introduces New Air Traffic Control Product Line - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Introduces New Air Traffic Control Product Line

    Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has rolled out a new line of products and services designed to optimize air traffic control management and communication systems. The Sapphire suite includes the upgraded ATC radio Park Air T6 and the MARC Server Internet-based control and monitoring solution, Northrop said Tuesday. Sapphire offers improved power-saving features, tool-free installation and extended […] More

  • Bob Picciano: IBM New Analytics Tool Seeks to Transform Big Data Access - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bob Picciano: IBM New Analytics Tool Seeks to Transform Big Data Access

    IBM has rolled out Watson Analytics, it“™s latest product designed to provide average business users with quick and easy access to powerful analytics using big data technology. Bob Picciano, IBM senior vice president for information and analytics, described the “transformational“ power of the analytics tool, which the company said offers everyone unhindered access to data […] More

  • Battelle Picks Astrotech Subsidiary to Develop Portable Chemical Detectors for Military - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Battelle Picks Astrotech Subsidiary to Develop Portable Chemical Detectors for Military

    Battelle has contracted Astrotech subsidiary 1st Detect Corp. to develop portable mass spectrometers for the U.S. military next-generation chemical detector program. The collaboration will rely on Batelle“™s experience in biological and chemical defense tools and 1st Detect“™s miniaturization technology to come up with a prototype multisample identifier, Astrotech said Thursday. Thomas B. Pickens III, chairman and […] More

  • Exelis Completes Testing on No. 2 GOES-R Imager Payload; Eric Webster Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis Completes Testing on No. 2 GOES-R Imager Payload; Eric Webster Comments

    Exelis has completed environment testing for the second of four advanced baseline imagers for the government“™s next-generation weather satellite. The imager payload will be attached to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration“™s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R scheduled for a 2016 launch, Exelis said Thursday. According to the company, the trials on the second ABI, which […] More

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