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Avaya to Provide Cloud-Based Contact Center Tech for ‘NORAD Tracks Santa’ Program; Jerry Dotson Quoted

Jerry Dotson VP of Public Sector Avaya

Avaya will support the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s annual Tracks Santa program by deploying its cloud-based contact center platform designed to handle calls from the public. "The capability to create meaningful connections across a variety of platforms makes for happier customers and a happier holiday season. We are proud to serve so many, including the NORAD Tracks Santa program, and pleased that our technology continues to help spread cheer across the globe,” said Jerry Dotson, vice president of Avaya's public sector business.

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NASA Lists Major Milestones Achieved in 2020; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine Administrator NASA

NASA has claimed that it made notable progress on the Moon to Mars exploration strategy, the Artemis program, scientific advancements and spaceflight capabilities in 2020. “We made history with a U.S. commercial partner, made groundbreaking discoveries, advanced science, furthered aeronautics research and technology development, and even joined in the fight against COVID-19,” said  Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient.

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Exolaunch-SpaceX Partnership Integrates Small Sats for First Dedicated Rideshare Launch

SpaceX Falcon 9

Exolaunch has initiated its launch campaign that will integrate 30 small satellites from the U.S. and Europe aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rideshare mission. The launch is scheduled for no earlier than January 2021. “Through our partnership with SpaceX, Exolaunch has become the bridge for multiple European smallsat developers and others from around the world interested to launch on Falcon 9,” said Jeanne Medvedeva, vice president of Launch Services at Exolaunch.

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Northrop Wins Potential $250M Navy Production Contract for Coyote Target Missiles

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a potential $250 million production contract by the U.S. Navy to deliver up to 103 GQM-163A “Coyote” supersonic sea-skimming target (SSST) vehicles. Northrop Grumman’s contract has a base value of $57 million that provides for 19 Coyote vehicles. “The Coyote is the only supersonic sea skimming target in production in the U.S.,” said Rich Straka, vice president of launch vehicles at Northrop Grumman.

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NuWave Buys ProModel Gov’t Services Unit, Baird Advises on Sell Side; GovCon Expert Reggie Brothers Quoted

Reggie Brothers CEO NuWave Solutions

NuWave Solutions has purchased a ProModel Corp. business segment that offers analytic software platforms to the U.S. government, for an undisclosed sum. “ProModel Government Services is uniquely qualified to help federal government agencies with their decision making,” said Reggie Brothers, CEO of NuWave and a GovCon Expert.

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BMC-Made Cloud Software Certified for Provisional Use on Defense IT Systems

BMC

Autonomous software provider BMC has received a new provisional authorization to provide cloud service products to the Department of Defense in support of its information technology service management modernization. BMC said Monday it received the Defense Information Systems Agency's Impact Level 4 PA for the company's Helix ITSM product designed to support cloud migration and digital transformation.

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