Tag Archives: David Thompson

GovCon Vets Named to Virginia Business’ 2017 Most Influential List

The Virginia Business magazine has unveiled its list of 50 Most Influential Virginians for 2017 that includes some prominent individuals in the government contracting sector. Some of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s board members who made it to the publication’s list include Tony Moraco, president and CEO of Science Applications International Corp., …

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Orbital ATK Unveils New Rocket Motor Manufacturing Facilities in West Virginia

Orbital ATK has unveiled new large tactical motor manufacturing facilities at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in Rocket Center, West Virginia as part of the company’s efforts to fulfill demand for insensitive munitions rocket motors. The company said Wednesday the new facilities will help create a production line for Orbital ATK’s family of propulsion systems that …

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Orbital ATK Orders Thales Alenia Space Cargo Modules for ISS Resupply Missions

Thales Alenia Space will provide nine more pressurized cargo modules for future International Space Station resupply missions onboard Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft under a new contract between the two companies. The companies inked the contract at the Farnborough International Airshow in the U.K. for the transportation of crew supplies and science experiments to …

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GovCon Industry Execs Included in Virginia Business’ 50 Most Influential List

The trade publication Virginia Business has released the 50 Most Influential Virginians list that includes some prominent executives in the government contracting industry. The list included some of the Northern Virginia Technology Council‘s board members including SAIC President and CEO Tony Moraco, NVTC said Tuesday. NVTC added that representatives of the organization’s board …

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Orbital ATK Awards $135K Undergraduate Scholarships to 70 Students; David Thompson Comments

Orbital ATK has awarded a combined $135,000 in scholarships to help the children of the aerospace company’s employees pursue their post-secondary education for this coming academic year. The company said Wednesday Scholarship Management Services selected 70 scholarship recipients based on their test scores, grade average, class ranking, work experience, career objectives and …

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Orbital ATK to Help UAE Start Space Technology Academic Program

Orbital ATK will collaborate with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, satellite communications firm Yahsat and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency to form a new academic program focused on space technology. Masdar Institute will start to accept graduate students in UAE for the master’s degree program by January 2016 under the memorandum of …

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David Thompson: Orbital Sciences Seeks to Extend Launch Partnership With Skybox Imaging

Orbital Sciences will launch Skybox Imaging’s imaging and spacecraft into space in late 2015 under a contract of an undisclosed value. The commercial Minotaur-C space launch vehicle will be used to transport six Skybox spacecraft into low-Earth orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Orbital said Thursday. Orbital’s small-class launch vehicles unit …

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Government Contracting’s Second Quarter

Last week, many of the publicly-traded integrators operating across the Beltway held their second-quarter earnings calls.  The news was mostly good, especially from Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), whose earnings were up 25% over second quarter last year thanks to tax benefits and cost savings associated with consolidating their Gulf Coast shipbuilding …

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