Ramona Adams

Farm Credit Administration Taps Xgility for System Devt Support

Information technology provider Xgility has received a task order from the Farm Credit Administration to perform systems development support. Xgility said Tuesday the order was issued through the General Services Administration‘s IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle. The Ashburn, Viginia-based company offers collaboration technologies and on-premise, hybrid and cloud-based IT services to government and commercial clients. Xgility has …

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Navy Holds Unmanned Systems Exercise With Industry, Academia

The U.S. Navy has facilitated technology demonstrations of various unmanned systems alongside technology developers from industry and academia during the two-day Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2017. The event dubbed “Battlespace Preparation in a Contested Environment” kicked off on Aug. 15  at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport in Rhode Island and …

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Riverbed’s Davis Johnson: Network Optimization Key to Cyber EO Compliance

Davis Johnson, vice president of public sector at Riverbed Technology, has said he believes federal agencies should prioritize network optimization to meet deadlines under President Donald Trump’s cybersecurity executive order. Johnson wrote in an article published Friday on SIGNAL magazine that modernization of information technology networks can help increase the performance …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Satcom Systems Support Caribbean, Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Operations

Iridium Communications continues to provide satellite communications services in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico to aid hurricane recovery efforts, NASASpaceflight.com reported Saturday. Iridium CEO Matt Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, told the publication that Iridium saw an increase in satcom demand in the Carribean and Puerto Rico “on …

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Battelle Concludes Carbon Dioxide Storage Project at AEP Power Plant

Battelle has completed a 15-year project to store carbon dioxide at American Electric Power‘s coal-fired power plant in West Virginia. The nonprofit research and development organization said Thursday it initiated the carbon capture and storage project at Mountaineer Plant in 2002 with funds from the Energy Department‘s National Energy Technology Laboratory. …

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SSL’s Rob Zitz: Maxar Technologies to Grow US Govt Business via ISR Offerings

Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Space Systems Loral‘s government systems business, has said Maxar Technologies will work to grow its business with the U.S. government through “persistent” intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance offerings, Via Satellite reported Wednesday. SSL’s parent company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates acquired DigitalGlobe earlier …

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NGA Seeks Info on Potential Sources of Cloud Devt & Industry Collaboration Services

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants information on potential vendors that can provide unclassified cloud development support and industry collaboration services. NGA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Oct. 18 that it needs to deliver cloud development and industry collaboration support for 40 individuals in St. Louis, Missouri. The agency plans …

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Fulcrum Eyes DoD, Intell Community Services Expansion via Army Contract; Jeff Handy Comments

Fulcrum seeks to expand research and development services and other offerings for Defense Department and intelligence community customers through the company’s position under a $480 million U.S. Army contract. The company said it won a spot under the Deployable Adaptive Global Responder Support indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, which covers electronic and electro-optic equipment; …

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Marillyn Hewson: Extended Continuing Resolution Would Affect 2018 Lockheed Orders

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson has said the company’s 2018 orders and backlog levels could take a hit if Congress passes another stopgap measure to fund U.S. government operations, CNBC reported Tuesday. Hewson, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, stated at Lockheed’s third-quarter earnings conference call that the company expects its 2017 financials …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Starts Manufacturing Facility Construction in Alabama

Aerojet Rocketdyne held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a new manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama. The 136,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing Facility is scheduled to start operations in late 2019 and will support the production of various aerospace platforms as well as additive manufacturing work, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday. The company will also conduct advanced rocket propulsion research and …

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