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  • Raytheon, Kord Demo High-Energy Laser's Capability Against Mortars, Drones; Byron Bright Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon, Kord Demo High-Energy Laser’s Capability Against Mortars, Drones; Byron Bright Quoted

    An industry team led by Raytheon Technologies’ intelligence and space business and KBR’s wholly owned subsidiary Kord conducted live-fire exercises of a 50 kilowatt-class laser mounted on a Stryker armored vehicle at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico and demonstrated the capability of the weapon system to counter multiple 60mm mortar rounds and drones. […] More

  • Leidos Receives ONC-Authorized Testing Laboratory Designation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leidos Receives ONC-Authorized Testing Laboratory Designation

    Leidos has been designated ONC-Authorized Testing Laboratory by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program helps ONC administer the Healthcare IT Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program by overseeing and certifying testing laboratories within the ONC Health IT Certification Program, ONC said Wednesday. The designation came after Leidos […] More

  • 6 Research Teams to Work on DARPA’s Morphogenic Interfaces Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    6 Research Teams to Work on DARPA’s Morphogenic Interfaces Program

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced the selection of six research teams for a program to improve the persistence and performance of anti-corrosion coatings, batteries and other electrochemical platforms that protect and power critical defense hardware and systems. The teams of university and industry researchers will develop solid-liquid interfaces for corrosion-resistant coatings and […] More

  • Mynaric to Demo Optical Comms Terminal on Airbus-Built ISS Bartolomeo Testbed; Tim Deaver Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mynaric to Demo Optical Comms Terminal on Airbus-Built ISS Bartolomeo Testbed; Tim Deaver Quoted

    Mynaric will host and demonstrate its optical communications terminal on a functional testbed, dubbed Bartolomeo, on the International Space Station under a contract with Airbus’ U.S. space and defense business. Mynaric said Thursday it will demonstrate and test a range of space-based laser communications use cases of its Condor Mk2 terminal, which will be hosted […] More

  • Raytheon Announces Investment in Hypersonic Aircraft Startup Hermeus; Daniel Ateya Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Announces Investment in Hypersonic Aircraft Startup Hermeus; Daniel Ateya Quoted

    Raytheon Technologies has invested in hypersonic aircraft developer Hermeus through its newly created venture capital group.  The investment from RTX Ventures will enable Hermeus to advance the development of its first hypersonic aircraft, Quarterhorse, and second platform, dubbed Darkhorse, Raytheon said Thursday. “Hermeus’ technical approach and business plan balances near-term defense applications with long-term commercial […] More

  • Battelle's Mobile Platform Can Break Down ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Wastewater - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Battelle’s Mobile Platform Can Break Down ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Wastewater

    Battelle developed a closed-loop, on-site platform designed to destroy per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or “forever chemicals” in contaminated water and conducted a pilot demonstration of the technology in early March at a wastewater treatment facility run by Heritage-Crystal Clean in Michigan.  The Battelle PFAS Annihilator Mobile Unit can break down PFAS chemicals to non-detectable levels […] More

  • BAE’s Australian Arm Gets ESSM Block 2 Missile Sub-Assemblies Delivery Contract From Raytheon - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE’s Australian Arm Gets ESSM Block 2 Missile Sub-Assemblies Delivery Contract From Raytheon

    BAE Systems’ Australian subsidiary will supply critical software and hardware sub-assemblies in support of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile Block 2 program under a three-year, $50 million full-rate production contract with Raytheon Technologies’ missiles and defense business. ESSM is a surface-to-air missile designed to protect combat ships from anti-ship cruise missiles, BAE said Wednesday. BAE Systems […] More

  • L3Harris to Modify 747-400 Aircraft to Support Virgin Orbit's Airborne Satellite Launch Fleet Expansion - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L3Harris to Modify 747-400 Aircraft to Support Virgin Orbit’s Airborne Satellite Launch Fleet Expansion

    Virgin Orbit will buy two Boeing 747-400 airframes under an agreement with L3Harris Technologies to meet the increasing demand for satellite launches among U.S. national security customers and its allies. Melbourne, Florida-based L3Harris said Tuesday it will modify and deliver one of the aircraft in 2023 to serve as the second airborne launcher for Virgin […] More

  • GDIT Study: Federal Officials Expect to Meet Zero Trust Goals by End of FY24 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GDIT Study: Federal Officials Expect to Meet Zero Trust Goals by End of FY24

    A General Dynamics Information Technology study has found that 63 percent of officials from federal civilian and defense agencies said their organizations are on schedule to meet the zero trust security requirements by the end of fiscal year 2024 under the cybersecurity executive order signed in 2021. GDIT said it commissioned government research firm Market […] More

  • Microsoft Launches New Line of Managed Security Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Launches New Line of Managed Security Services

    Microsoft has unveiled new and expanded security services under a category meant to help organizations achieve better security and productive outcomes. Microsoft Security Experts comes with three new managed services – Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting, Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise and Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR or extended detection and response, Vasu Jakkal, corporate […] More

  • Gregg Leone Promoted to VMD Chief Growth Officer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Gregg Leone Promoted to VMD Chief Growth Officer

    Gregg Leone, formerly executive vice president of business development at federal information technology services provider VMD, has been elevated to the newly created position of chief growth officer. He will directly report to VMD CEO Deepti Malhotra as he oversees strategic planning, business development, sales and marketing, proposals and strategic partnerships, the company said Monday. […] More

  • ISG Report Shows Rise in Public Sector Spending on Procurement Software, BPO; Nathan Frey Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ISG Report Shows Rise in Public Sector Spending on Procurement Software, BPO; Nathan Frey Quoted

    An Information Services Group report has found that the U.S. public sector is advancing efforts to enhance procurement systems amid challenges escalated by the COVID-19 pandemic. ISG said Friday the report showed an increase in spending among public sector organizations on business process outsourcing, procurement software and transformation in 2022 as such entities pursue cost […] More

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