Mary-Louise Hoffman

BAE, General Dynamics Bid for Army Bradley Replacement Competition

Bradley M2A3 IFV

Industry teams led by BAE Systems and General Dynamics have submitted bids to the U.S. Army for a competitive program to replace the branch's Bradley infantry fighting vehicle platform. The two companies separately confirmed plans to join the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle competition nearly six months after Rheinmetall's U.S. subsidiary unveiled its own team that will pursue the OMFV program.

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Former LMI Exec Caron Ward Joins IronArch in EVP Role

Caron Ward EVP IronArch Technology

Caron Ward, formerly director of LMI's program and implementation management practice, has been named executive vice president of customer experience and delivery engagement at McLean, Virginia-based federal consulting services provider IronArch Technology. She previously supported multiple engagements with government clients and worked at Hewlett Packard and IBM earlier in her career.

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MetTel to Help NARA Adopt SD-WAN Architecture; Robert Dapkiewicz Quoted

MetTel

MetTel has received a potential $65 million task order to transform the National Archives and Records Administration's networking infrastructure to a software-defined wide area network. The company said Thursday it will help the agency implement and manage SD-WAN architecture that uses embedded encryption technology designed to secure communications as part of the task order awarded under the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract vehicle.

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Everbridge to Continue Support for Army Threat Data Analysis Platform; Mike Mostow Quoted

Mike Mostow VP of Federal Everbridge

Everbridge has received a three-year contract from the U.S. Army to continue software services for an enterprise technology platform used to analyze and share data on critical events worldwide. The company said Wednesday its software powers the branch's Joint Analytic Real-time Virtual Information Sharing System, a mobile and desktop application designed to help Department of Defense users exchange threat information from various sources.

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FLIR Wins DARPA Contract to Develop Fabric for Biological, Chemical Hazard Protection

DARPA PPB program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded FLIR Systems a potential five-year, $20.5 million contract to produce a fabric material with built-in features that could offer warfighters protection from harmful biological and chemical agents. FLIR said Monday it initially secured $11.2 million from the agency to perform prototyping work under the Personalized Protective Biosystems effort with the goal of creating a suite of fabrics and garments for military use.

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HawkEye 360 Raises $55M to Expand RF Sensing Satellite Constellation; John Serafini Quoted

HawkEye 360

HawkEye 360 has generated $55 million from a Series C fundraising round, led by venture capital firm Night Dragon, to seed radio frequency sensing satellite development and deployment. The new capital, which brings HawkEye 360's total funds raised to more than $155 million, will be used to build nine additional satellites in three clusters for RF data collection and analytics work, the company said Monday.

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Air Force Taps Lockheed to Develop Long-Range Radar Interface

TPS-75 radar

Lockheed Martin has received a follow-on contract to develop a data transmission interface as part of the U.S. Air Force's rapid prototyping competition to modernize the legacy TPS-75 military radar system. The integration contract under the Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar development program has options for the company to manufacture up to 35 systems, the military service said Wednesday.

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BAE to Help DARPA Create Wideband RF Interference Protection Mechanisms

WARP concept

BAE Systems has received a pair of contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design methods for protecting wideband receiver systems from radio frequency signal interference when used in electromagnetic spectrum operations. The company said Wednesday it will help DARPA explore self-interference or external signal cancelation approaches as part of the Wideband Adaptive RF Protection effort.

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Army Taps SAIC-Led Team for $3.6B Embedded System Test Support Contract; Gabe Camarillo Quoted

Gabe Camarillo SVP of Army Business Unit SAIC

An industry team led by Science Applications International Corp. has won a potential $3.6 billion contract to help the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Aviation and Missile Center engineer testing platforms for embedded devices and other systems. SAIC said Wednesday it will provide life cycle engineering support for hardware-in-the-loop simulation and modeling processes at the software, simulation, systems engineering and integration directorate under DEVCOM AvMC.

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Roy Azevedo on Raytheon’s DC Operations, Space Market Opportunities Post-Blue Canyon Acquisition

Roy Azevedo Raytheon Technologies

Roy Azevedo, president of the intelligence and space unit at Raytheon Technologies and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said the company employs professionals across Washington, D.C. who support operations and programs via telework or on-site work. "We continue to be focused in the D.C. market, not just for employees that we are able to offer teleworking flexibility, but also we're still hiring on every element of engineering," Azevedo told the Washington Business Journal in an interview.

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