Mary-Louise Hoffman

Northrop to Support Navy Triton UAV Mgmt Software, Airborne Collision Avoidance Tech

ExecutiveBiz - Northrop to Support Navy Triton UAV Mgmt Software, Airborne Collision Avoidance Tech

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a one-year, $9.6 million order to design, develop, analyze, integrate and test software for the U.S. Navy‘s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system. The Defense Department said Monday that Northrop will support the vehicle management software correction of deficiencies and integration of configuration updates into the MQ-4C under the cost-plus-fixed-fee order. …

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Navy Taps Compass Systems for Aircraft Procurement, Sustainment Support Contract

ExecutiveBiz - Navy Taps Compass Systems for Aircraft Procurement, Sustainment Support Contract

Compass Systems has received a potential five-year, $27.4 million contract to support the U.S. Navy‘s new technology development and aircraft procurement and sustainment efforts. The Defense Department said Friday the company will provide non-technical management and materials and non-materials engineering support services under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The Naval Air Warafer …

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Lockheed-Virginia Tech Alliance to Focus on Cybersecurity, Electronics & Autonomy Research

ExecutiveBiz - Lockheed-Virginia Tech Alliance to Focus on Cybersecurity, Electronics & Autonomy Research

Lockheed Martin and Virginia Tech have entered into a partnership to implement  joint research projects focused on cybersecurity, microelectronics, power electronics and autonomy. Virginia Tech said Nov. 21 it aims to further the university’s research collaboration, recruitment efforts and technical engagement with Lockheed as part of the agreement. “This agreement allows us to work together …

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Iridium Secures Follow-On DoD Satellite Network Support Contract

ExecutiveBiz - Iridium Secures Follow-On DoD Satellite Network Support Contract

Iridium Communications has been awarded a potential five-year, $45.8 million contract by the U.S. Navy to continue to provide communication services in support of the Defense Department‘s tactical, operational and strategic operations. DoD said Tuesday the follow-on contract has a base value of $8.7 million and covers satellite-based network services in the satellite, ground node, user equipment/terminal …

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CSRA’s New Louisiana Tech Facility to Offer Govt IT, Professional Services

ExecutiveBiz - CSRA's New Louisiana Tech Facility to Offer Govt IT, Professional Services

CSRA has opened a new facility in Bossier City, Louisiana to support the information technology services company’s federal clients and expects to create around 800 jobs on-site through mid-2018. The Integrated Technology Center is located in the city’s National Cyber Research Park and will employ various computer science professionals, college graduates and military veterans, …

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Navy Awards L-3 Night Vision Binocular Follow-On IDIQ

ExecutiveBiz - Navy Awards L-3 Night Vision Binocular Follow-On IDIQ

L-3 Communications has won a $49.5 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide binocular night vision devices to the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Monday that L-3 will supply the military branch with BNVD goggles that are equipped with white phosphor tubes and designed to increase visual acuity of special operations forces who operate in low light conditions. The …

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AT&T Joins NASA-Industry UAS Traffic Mgmt Initiative; Mike Leff Comments

ExecutiveBiz - AT&T Joins NASA-Industry UAS Traffic Mgmt Initiative; Mike Leff Comments

AT&T supports a NASA-led project to research and develop a traffic management system for the agency to manage the safety and security of unmanned aircraft system operations in U.S. airspace. The company said Thursday it aims to contribute networking, internet of things, cloud, identity management and cybersecurity expertise to NASA’s UAS traffic management initiative. “Drones are …

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Leidos Secures Australia Joint Command Support Environment Sustainment Extension

ExecutiveBiz - Leidos Secures Australia Joint Command Support Environment Sustainment Extension

Leidos has won a potential $42 million contract to continue sustainment work on the Joint Project 2030-Joint Command Support Environment for Australia’s military. The company said Thursday that its Australian subsidiary has supported the JCSE infrastructure since 2009 and the follow-on contract contains a base period of five years plus up to five option years. …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary to Modernize Navy Expeditionary Mobile Base Vessel

ExecutiveBiz - General Dynamics Subsidiary to Modernize Navy Expeditionary Mobile Base Vessel

General Dynamics‘ NASSCO subsidiary will perform post-delivery repair and modernization work on the USNS Lewis B. Puller expeditionary mobile base under a potential $38.3 million contract awarded by the U.S. Navy. The military branch received two offers for the contract through an online solicitation and obligated $34.5 million in funds at the time of award, the …

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Microsoft Signs ViON as Azure Govt Cloud Managed Service Provider; Tom Frana Comments

ExecutiveBiz - Microsoft Signs ViON as Azure Govt Cloud Managed Service Provider; Tom Frana Comments

Microsoft has signed up ViON as the newest managed service provider of the former’s cloud computing system for government agencies. ViON said Tuesday it can offer hybrid cloud platforms along with services intended to help customer agencies monitor and manage information technology systems as a Microsoft Azure Government MSP. Tom Frana, ViON CEO, …

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GE Secures Army Aircraft T700 Engine Support Contract

ExecutiveBiz - GE Secures Army Aircraft T700 Engine Support Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded General Electric‘s aviation subsidiary a potential five-year, $45.8 million contract for support work on T700 engines that currently power various multiple aircraft platforms. GE Aviation will perform work under the indefinite delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through Sept. 24, 2021, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The Army Contracting …

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Nikkei: Lockheed, Mitsubishi Submit Joint Response to Japan’s F-2 Replacement RFI

ExecutiveBiz - Nikkei: Lockheed, Mitsubishi Submit Joint Response to Japan's F-2 Replacement RFI

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson has said her company and its partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have jointly responded to Japan’s request for information on stealth fighter aircraft in August, Nikkei reported Saturday. Sam Nussey writes that Japan is considering whether to develop new aircraft domestically, tap foreign defense companies or just procure additional …

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Air Force Taps Lockheed for Gap-Filler Radar FMS Contract With Jordan

ExecutiveBiz - Air Force Taps Lockheed for Gap-Filler Radar FMS Contract With Jordan

Lockheed Martin has secured a potential $41.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to obtain, deliver and install a gap-filler radar system for Jordan as part of a foreign military sales deal. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will also supply two long-range radars and modernize an additional three radars as well as integrate the new and …

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