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  • Lockheed Eyes Hercules Training Center Launch in September; Vic Torla Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Eyes Hercules Training Center Launch in September; Vic Torla Comments

    Vic Torla, director of business development training and logistics solutions at Lockheed Martin‘s rotary and mission systems business, said in a Shepard Media report published Wednesday the company expects the certification for the Hercules Full Mission Simulator to be completed by September. The Hercules Training Center co-located with the aircraft production and collection facility in Marietta, Ga. […] More

  • Apptio Offers Machine Learning Platform for Federal Technology Business Management - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Apptio Offers Machine Learning Platform for Federal Technology Business Management

    Bellevue, Wash.-based tech software provider Apptio has launched an early adopter program to help government agencies field a machine learning system for technology business management. The Apptio TBM Unified Model can help assist government agencies and participants in the public sector to immediately gauge information technology costs from financial systems like ledgers and vendor invoices, the company said […] More

  • Air Force Selects Perspecta for $50M Nuclear Detonation Monitoring Support IDIQ - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Selects Perspecta for $50M Nuclear Detonation Monitoring Support IDIQ

    Perspecta has won a potential six-year, $49.8 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force research and develop technology platforms that can support efforts to monitor space, atmosphere and subsurface nuclear detonations. The company will provide analytical, engineering and scientific services to mature approaches, processes, tools and systems used to track nuclear treaties and directed technology applications, the […] More

  • DHS Grants SAFETY Act Designations for Motorola Solutions' Access Management, Surveillance Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Grants SAFETY Act Designations for Motorola Solutions' Access Management, Surveillance Systems

    The Department of Homeland Security has authorized designations for the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act to the access management and video surveillance products of a Motorola Solutions business. Avigilon‘s Access Control Manager software was assigned the developmental testing and evaluation designation and the Avigilon Control Center was fully designated as a qualified anti-terrorism technology, Motorola Solutions said […] More

  • Rocket Lab Eyes U.S. Spaceports for Second Launch Site; Peter Beck Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rocket Lab Eyes U.S. Spaceports for Second Launch Site; Peter Beck Comments

    Rocket Lab has shortlisted Vandenberg Air Force Base, Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska, Wallops Flight Facility and Cape Canaveral for its second launch site. The company said Tuesday it plans to select by August 2018 the location of the future Launch Complex 2, which will expand its Electron rocket production and customer access to orbit. Peter Beck, founder and chief executive […] More

  • Altamira to Help Air Force Research Lab Develop RF Sensing Tech; Jonathan Moneymaker Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Altamira to Help Air Force Research Lab Develop RF Sensing Tech; Jonathan Moneymaker Comments

    Altamira Technologies has received a potential five-year, $24.6 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop a radio frequency sensing technology intended for areas with a contested and congested spectrum. The company said Tuesday it will use previous work on internal and client-backed RF technology research and development efforts to support AFRL’s Distributed Radio Frequency Sensing […] More

  • Todd Probert: Raytheon to Present Avionics Cybersecurity at Airshow - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Todd Probert: Raytheon to Present Avionics Cybersecurity at Airshow

    Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon‘s intelligence, information and services business, told Shephard Media in an interview published Monday that the company’s presentation at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow will cover vulnerability assessment. “Every weapon system brings a new computer that represents a cyber vulnerability,” Probert said. He explained that Raytheon’s […] More

  • BAE, L3 Start Aircraft Migration of Air Force Electronic Warfare Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE, L3 Start Aircraft Migration of Air Force Electronic Warfare Tech

    Under the U.S. Air Force Cross Deck initiative, BAE Systems  will transition its Compass Call electronic warfare system from the EC-130H to the EC-37B aircraft platform, the company said Monday. Pamela Potter, director of BAE’s electronic attack solutions unit, said the system provides for both offensive capabilities and critical mission protection, ensuring the Air Force maintains its existing EW superiority. Working […] More

  • Interior Dept. Issues FedRAMP ATO to Esri's Cloud-Based Spatial Analytics Platform - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Interior Dept. Issues FedRAMP ATO to Esri’s Cloud-Based Spatial Analytics Platform

    Esri has received authority-to-operate certification from the Interior Department to provide cloud-based spatial analytics support to U.S. federal clients. The company said Monday its ArcGIS Online service offering obtained ATO under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for availability on the FedRAMP Marketplace and deployment in Amazon Web Services‘ and Microsoft‘s cloud environments. Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri, said […] More

  • ManTech Books $60M in DARPA Systems Engineering, Technical Assistance Orders; Matt Tait Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ManTech Books $60M in DARPA Systems Engineering, Technical Assistance Orders; Matt Tait Comments

    ManTech International has received four task orders worth up to $60 million combined to provide systems engineering and technical assistance to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The company said Monday it will support DARPA’s Strategic Technologies Office in various program areas such as sensor modernization, maritime defense, radar, communications and battle management control. The orders fall under […] More

  • Northrop-Built Unmanned Helicopter Completes Initial Operational Test Aboard Navy LCS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop-Built Unmanned Helicopter Completes Initial Operational Test Aboard Navy LCS

    A U.S. Navy aviation unit has conducted an initial operational test and evaluation of an MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter produced by Northrop Grumman. Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 assessed Fire Scout’s intelligence gathering, target identification and surface warfare functions through simulated engagements onboard USS Coronado, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Friday. The IOT&E activity took place June 28 off […] More

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