Matthew Nelson

Army Releases Electronic Countermeasure Support RFI

The U.S. Army has issued a request for information on potential providers of electronic countermeasures support services to the military branch’s explosive ordnance disposal mission. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the electronic warfare air/ground survivability division at the Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center needs assistance to conduct laboratory tests with …

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George Korch to Lead Battelle-Operated Nat’l Biodefense Analysis & Countermeasures Center

George Korch, former commander at the U.S. Army‘s Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, has joined Battelle as lab director for the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center. Battelle said Tuesday Korch succeeds Patrick Fitch, who will transition to a new role as associate lab director for chemical, earth and life …

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SAIC to Guide IronArch in Business Pursuits via DoD Mentor-Protege Program

Science Applications International Corp. and IronArch Technology have entered into an agreement that allows the service-disabled, veteran-owned company to receive business guidance and counsel through the Department of Defense‘s protege-mentor program. SAIC will help IronArch pursue new business opportunities, establish a corporate infrastructure and implement cloud and cybersecurity technologies, the companies said in …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Secures DARPA Propulsion Tech Development Contract

Aerojet Rocketdyne has received a potential two-year, $13.4M contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop propulsion systems for a ground-launched tactical weapon platform. The contract was awarded in support of DARPA’s Operational Fires program that aims to build new mobile missile technologies, the company said Tuesday. The OpFires …

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In-Q-Tel Invests in Immersive Wisdom’s Collaboration Tech

Intelligence community venture capital firm In-Q-Tel has invested in and partnered with Immersive Wisdom to further develop the latter company’s virtual and intelligence platform for government applications. Immersive Wisdom designed its software to help users access information in real time and view live 3D maps through a shared virtual workspace, IQT said Tuesday. The …

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Iron Mountain-QualX-TDEC Team to Help Army War College Digitize Military Records

A team composed of Iron Mountain, QualX and TDEC will provide records digitization and preservation services to the U.S. Army War College’s Heritage and Education Center under a potential five-year, $30M contract. The three companies will help USAHEC process, move and store a collection of the military branch’s artifacts, manuscripts, photographs …

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Perspecta Awarded CDC Public Health Data Analysis Support IDIQ; Mac Curtis Quoted

Perspecta has secured a potential five-year, $40M contract to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention address public health threats with the use of spatial data analysis and communication tools. The company said Tuesday it will combine geospatial statistics, epidemiology and environmental models with information technology methods in efforts to …

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Harris Eyes $125M Investment to Back R&D Projects in Florida; William Brown Quoted

Harris plans to make an investment worth over $125M in research-and-development projects in Florida to support tech innovation and talent recruitment efforts in the state. The company said Monday R&D initiatives will focus on robotics, avionics, small satellite units and electronic warfare and will occur at the firm’s facilities in Central Florida in support …

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Lockheed-Led Team Concludes Acceptance Trials of Eighth Freedom-Variant LCS

A Lockheed Martin-led industry group has wrapped up a series of acceptance trials of the U.S. Navy‘s eighth Freedom-variant littoral combat ship in Lake Michigan. USS Billings (LCS-15) underwent maneuverability tests and demonstrations of the ship’s combat systems against surface and aerial threats as well as aviation support and small boat launch-and-recovery …

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Aerospace Corp.’s Steve Isakowitz: Satellite Architecture Flexibility Key to Space Programs

Steve Isakowitz, president and CEO of Aerospace Corp., has said adopting a flexible architecture can help the U.S. military and industry update satellites with a new payload or augment constellations, SpaceNews reported Monday. He told the publication in an interview the government should use an enterprise-level approach and simplify the decision-making …

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Pratt & Whitney Inaugurates Puerto Rico Aerospace Engineering Hub

United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has established an aerospace engineering center in Puerto Rico through a partnership with the island’s government-owned industrial development company. Pratt & Whitney said Monday it opened the 104K-square-foot facility during a ceremony held Monday and attended by Gov. Ricardo Rosello and PRIDCO representatives. The building is designed …

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Ed Sheehan Marks 25 Years of Service With CTC

Ed Sheehan, president and CEO of Concurrent Technologies Corp., has celebrated his 25th anniversary at the nonprofit scientific research and development services contractor. CTC said Monday it awarded plaques to Sheehan and 33 other employees who have worked at the company for more than a quarter century. He joined the nonprofit in …

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PAE Gets $72M Navy Test Range Support Contract Option

PAE will continue to help the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division engineer, operate and maintain the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic test range under a $72M contract modification. The modification exercises an option in a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract and will include range sustainability, testing and data reduction services to NAWCAD’s marine operations division, the …

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