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  • Executive Profile: Leah Lackey, Communications & Marketing Director at Exelis Information Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Profile: Leah Lackey, Communications & Marketing Director at Exelis Information Systems

    Leah Lackey serves as the communications and marketing director at Exelis‘ information systems division in¬†Herndon, Virginia, where she oversees corporate and executive communications, marketing, public relations and brand positioning. She is also in charge of the company’s thought leadership, employee engagement, corporate philanthropy and crisis and change management¬†functions such as strategies to¬†address reorganizations, acquisitions and […] More

  • Executive Profile: David Fastabend, Exelis Advanced Info Systems VP - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Profile: David Fastabend, Exelis Advanced Info Systems VP

    David Fastabend serves as vice president of advanced information systems at Exelis¬†and leads an organization that works on new products for customers in the¬†defense and intelligence, air traffic management, space, earth science and homeland defense markets. Fastabend joined the company in January 2011¬†and has also served as Exelis’ director of strategic planning and technology development. […] More

  • Exelis Unveils CorvusEye Sensor for Nighttime Video Surveillance; Mike Hayes Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis Unveils CorvusEye Sensor for Nighttime Video Surveillance; Mike Hayes Comments

    Exelis¬†has launched a new visible color and infrared sensor for its CorvusEye 1500¬†imagery system¬†for¬†airborne surveillance functions during daytime and nighttime conditions. The company said Monday¬†this new sensor works to¬†complement another Exelis electro-optical sensor for daytime surveillance and capture motion imagery of potential threats, as well as other¬†activity up to 1.24 miles away. “The cover of […] More

  • Exelis to Build Composite Missile Bodies for Lockheed's Standoff Missile; Mike Blair Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis to Build Composite Missile Bodies for Lockheed’s Standoff Missile; Mike Blair Comments

    Exelis¬†will build¬†composite missile structures for Lockheed Martin‘s two batches of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile under a $20 million contract. Exelis will¬†manufacture the¬†structures for more than 400 baseline and extended-range JASSM versions by¬†composite braiding and resin-transfer mold technologies,¬†Exelis said Wednesday. ‚ÄúWe believe this contract is a reflection of our customer's confidence in Exelis as a […] More

  • Exelis to Launch New Electronic Warfare Offering; Joe Rambala Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis to Launch New Electronic Warfare Offering; Joe Rambala Comments

    Exelis¬†will unveil a¬†multifunctional electronic warfare system at a symposium Tuesday in Washington. The¬†Disruptor SRx EW technology works to respond to changing mission requirements in real time, Exelis said Monday. ‚ÄúDisruptor SRx is an important milestone in the company's long history of innovating to protect against evolving electronic threats,‚Äú¬Ě said Joe Rambala, vice president and general […] More

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    Japan Preps Launch for Satellite with Exelis Weather Imager; Eric Webster Comments

    The Japan Meteorological Agency has¬†set a Tuesday launch for the Himawari-8 weather satellite outfitted with an Exelis ABI-class imager. Exelis said Monday that it modified the advanced baseline imager technology it developed for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to create the advanced Himawari imager. The AHI meteorological imaging instrument is designed to provide JMA […] More

  • Airbus, Exelis to Offer Integrated Geospatial Software Products; Stuart Blundell Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus, Exelis to Offer Integrated Geospatial Software Products; Stuart Blundell Comments

    An Airbus subsidiary and Exelis have partnered to embed a geodatabase into Exelis’ spectral image analysis and sensor data processing platform offerings. Exelis said Monday its ENVI software customers will have access to Airbus Defense and Space’s collection of geospatial imagery between Oct. 6 and Dec. 31. The geospatial data catalog plugin is available for […] More

  • Exelis Reaches New ADS-B Milestone for FAA NextGen Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis Reaches New ADS-B Milestone for FAA NextGen Project

    Exelis has completed a round of milestones for the Federal Aviation Administration's flagship program designed to help modernize air traffic control in the country. The company said Sept. 25¬†that it has delivered more than the required surveillance coverage for the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system while staying within cost obligations. Exelis indicated that it has installed […] More

  • Exelis Receives Pentagon Certification for F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis Receives Pentagon Certification for F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech

    The U.S. Defense Department has approved Exelis-made electronic warfare pods for installation aboard Block 15 F-16A/B fighters operated by foreign military sale customers. Exelis said Thursday its Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare System has been validated through the SEEK EAGLE aircraft-stores certification program. The AIDEWS approval could be immediately extended to domestic and international F-16 […] More

  • David Melcher: Aerostructure Business Key to Exelis' Peformance - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    David Melcher: Aerostructure Business Key to Exelis’ Peformance

    David Melcher, CEO of Exelis, has said the company applied previous spinoff experience in order to carry out the separation of its mission systems business in just nine months, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. Melcher told WBJ reporter Jill Aitoro in a recent interview he expects the shareholder base of government services spinoff company […] More

  • Profile: Stan Griswold, Exelis Info Systems VP For Strategy, Business Development - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Profile: Stan Griswold, Exelis Info Systems VP For Strategy, Business Development

    Stan Griswold¬†serves as¬†vice president of strategy and business development at Exelis‘ information systems unit. Griswold leads business development activities for an organization that works in air traffic management, networks, information, defense technologies, systems engineering and integration. He has worked to develop¬†unit’s resource allocation strategies, as well as align¬†business development with¬†independent research and development resources. Griswold […] More

  • Exelis Imaging System Captures California Forest Fire; Rob Mitrevski Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis Imaging System Captures California Forest Fire; Rob Mitrevski Comments

    DigitalGlobe has released a new series images taken by its WorldView-3 satellite¬†with the¬†Exelis‘¬†shortwave infrared imager, which works¬†to capture images through atmospheric conditions¬†such as smoke. Exelis said Wednesday¬†that the¬†imaging system — which contains¬†the¬†SWIR, a telescope and sensors –¬†captured the image of¬†a¬†forest fire at the Klamath National Forest in California through thick smoke. “SWIR can remove some […] More

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