Tag Archives: central command

Pivotal Software’s Keith Salisbury: Battlefield of Tomorrow Calls for DoD to Speed Up Software Dev’t

Keith Salisbury, vice president of federal business at Pivotal Software, told Government Matters in a video interview posted Wednesday that he believes the Defense Department needs to accelerate the way it develops applications in order to win future wars. “We believe the battlefield of tomorrow is one where you need to show …

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Navy Eyes General Atomics UAS Support for Task Force Southwest Missions

The U.S. Navy intends to award General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business a contract to provide contractor-owned/contractor-operated unmanned air systems to support Task Force Southwest missions across the U.S. Central Command area of operations in fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the Naval Air Systems Command will …

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Johns Hopkins Laser Communications Platform Wins TechConnect Defense Innovation Award

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has been recognized at the 2017 Defense Innovation Summit in Tampa, Florida for its high-bandwidth, free space optical communications system. The APL laser communications system landed TechConnect‘s defense innovation award which recognizes potential benefits of technologies to national and warfighter security, Johns Hopkins said Tuesday. …

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GSA Taps SOS International to Help Manage, Maintain Centcom Facilities

SOS International has received a five-year, $17 million contract from the General Services Administration to help manage and maintain U.S. Central Command facilities at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida and Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. The company said Monday it will provide asset management, billeting, emergency response planning, engineering services, help desk support, lodging …

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Kratos to Provide RF Services for DoD-Leased Commercial Bandwidth Under Contract Modification

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has received a $6.2 million contract modification from U.S. Strategic Command to provide radio frequency services for all Defense Department-leased Ku and C-band commercial bandwidth. San Diego-based Kratos said Monday Stratcom’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space awarded the modification that expands RF monitoring, interference detection and geolocation services …

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AAR Subsidiary Secures Transcom Contract Extension for Rotary-Wing Services in Afghanistan

The U.S. Transportation Command has awarded a potential nine-month, $33.5 million contract extension to an AAR subsidiary to provide rotary-wing services in Afghanistan. Airlift Group will continue to provide maintenance, logistics and flight operations support for four rotary-wing passenger and cargo aircraft of the U.S. Central Command, AAR said Monday. Steven Harrison, AAR …

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Intelsat General Secures Ku-Band Satellite Services Contract With Centcom

U.S. Central Command has awarded an Intelsat subsidiary a contract to deliver Ku-band satellite services to support operations across Centcom’s areas of responsibility in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Intelsat General will work to provide Centcom up to 288 megahertz of Ku-band connectivity via the subsidiary’s satellite communications technology, the company said Monday. Skot Butler, Intelsat General vice …

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Executive Profile: John Custer, EMC Director of Federal Missions and Programs

John Custer serves as director of federal strategic missions and programs at EMC Corp., where he is responsible for strategy, business development and program execution work for the company’s federal business division. The retired U.S. Army major general holds three decades of government experience in intelligence, secure communications architectures, information technology and surveillance operations. …

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The Complicated and Expensive World of Aviation Safety Meets International Scale as SkyLink Launches Compliance and Auditing Business

As an aviation services provider that rapidly deploys to austere and remote locations and operates under tight deadlines and great duress, SkyLink Aviation needs to stay at the forefront of aviation safety. “Aviation is an exacting science,” SkyLink CEO Dave Dacquino told ExecutiveBiz. “We fly in very unforgiving environments, so …

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Profile: Ideal Innovations’ SVP RJ Kolton

R.J. Kolton has been a member of Ideal Innovations‘ executive team since November 2010 and currently serves as senior vice president of the company’s strategy and corporate development. In his position, Kolton both plans and implements corporate growth strategies. He provides support to managers of the company’s business units, assisting in …

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Defense Official Confirms Cyber Attack

A senior defense official has confirmed that the breach of U.S. military networks as a result of an infected USB drive, which was placed into a military laptop in the Middle East in 2008. In an article published today in Foreign Affairs, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III writes …

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