Nicholas Hoffman

Charles Verdon Appointed NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs

President Donald Trump has appointed Charles Verdon, a principal associate director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as deputy administrator for defense programs at the Energy Department‘s National Nuclear Security Administration. At LLNL, Verdon leads the federal research facility’s weapons and complex integration directorate that focuses on nuclear weapons programs, the White House …

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Japan Receives First JASDF F-35A Aircraft

The first F-35A aircraft directly assigned to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force has landed on Misawa Air Base, Japan. The jet will be assigned to the JASDF’s 3rd wing, and is the second of its kind built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries‘ Nagoya-based final assembly and check-out facility, Lockheed Martin F-35 said Saturday. The particular …

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Army to Update Target Surveillance & Acquisition System

The U.S. Army will install upgrades into a target surveillance and acquisition system designed to boost target identification accuracy and protect scouts while searching for targets, Army Times reported Monday. Army researchers are working to update the Long-Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System with a third-generation forward-looking infrared radar. The Raytheon-built LRAS3 …

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Report: Bill Would Reform Navy Surface Ship Operations

Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and John McCain, R-Ariz., have introduced a bill that would implement changes to the U.S. Navy‘s surface fleet operations, USNI News reported Monday. The Surface Warfare Enhancement Act of 2018 was created in response to ship collisions that involved the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain guided-missile …

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NASA, Rice University Develop ‘Upper Extremity’ Wearable Tech

NASA and Rice University have collaborated to build a wearable technology designed to activate the user’s elbow joints and the shoulder with a cable transmission system. The Soft Wearable Upper Extremity Garment, nicknamed “Armstrong,” uses Bowden cable actuators to manipulate synthetic tendons that cross the upper body, NASA said Saturday. The agency’s Wearable Robotics Laboratory …

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Report: DoD Seeks 12% Military Electronics Funding Boost for Fiscal 2019

The Defense Department has asked Congress to earmark $12.93 billion in fiscal 2019 funds for research and procurement of communications, electronics, telecommunications and intelligence technology platforms, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. DoD’s proposed CET&I budget represents a 12.3-percent increase from the amount requested for FY 2018 and excludes military activities that cover “substantial” …

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THE TOP 17 EXECUTIVEBIZ ARTICLES FOR 2017

(LISTED BELOW) For an end of year wrap-up, we are publishing the top 17 ExecutiveBiz stories for 2017. These articles were reviewed and analyzed to be the 17 stories with the highest readership for this year.           Oracle to Dramatically Cut Sales Team, Grow Cloud Sierra Nevada-Turkish Aerospace Industries …

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Mercedes LeGrand Receives ExecutiveBiz’s 2017 Top 10 GovCon Executive Recruiter Award

ExecutiveBiz is pleased to name Mercedes LeGrand, Executive Director at Russell Reynolds Associates, as a recipient of its 2017 Top 10 GovCon Executive Recruiters Award. Mercedes LeGrand is a member of the Russell Reynolds Associates’ Technology and Industrial Goods Sectors. She focuses primarily on defense-related technology companies and associated market …

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