Elizabeth Leigh

US Air Force Student Pilots Complete Flight Tests of Textron’s Prototype Defense Aircraft; Russ Bartlett Comments

Students from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School have completed a series of flight tests of two prototype aircraft from Textron subsidiaries Textron AirLand and Beechcraft Defense Co. for the school’s Capstone Project. The student pilots performed 19 flight demonstrations at the company’s test centers in Wichita, Kansas, to assess …

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1K Businesses Adopt IBM Cloud-Based Threat Intell Exchange Network; Brendan Hannigan Comments

At least 1,000 enterprises in many sectors have started to access IBM’s threat intelligence database through a cloud-based network to facilitate information sharing and industry collaboration in an effort to address cyber attacks. The company said Thursday the IBM X-Force Exchange platform, launched in April, is designed to provide users access to …

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Airbus Unit Lands Maintenance Service Deal for Beijing Government Shared Tetra Network

Airbus Defence and Space has secured a three-year contract with Beijing Just Top Network Communications Co. Ltd to provide maintenance services for the Beijing government’s digital trunked system. Under the deal, Airbus will perform software and hardware maintenance, help desk and emergency support services for the Beijing Government Shared Tetra Network, …

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CenturyLink Picks Central Washington Site for Hydro-Powered Data Center; David Meredith Comments

CenturyLink has launched a hydroelectric-powered data center that can back up to 30 megawatts of information technology workload in central Washington. The company said Wednesday the Moses Lake, Washington-based facility will get part of its electricity supply from Columbia River and will provide colocation, network, cloud and managed services to …

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Cubic Subsidiary Expands Use of Passenger Information System in Queensland; Tom Walker, Jim Perry Comment

A subsidiary of Cubic Corp. has expanded the use of its passenger information technology in the Australian northeastern state of Queensland to enable more commuters to monitor bus and ferry schedules via their mobile devices and transport information displays. Cubic Transportation Systems and Jackie Trad, Queensland deputy premier and minister for …

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