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  • Northrop’s SpaceLogistics Announces Contracts With SpaceX, Optus for On-Orbit Satellite Servicing Technologies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop’s SpaceLogistics Announces Contracts With SpaceX, Optus for On-Orbit Satellite Servicing Technologies

    A Northrop Grumman subsidiary has signed a launch agreement with SpaceX for its Mission Robotic Vehicle spacecraft and finalized a sales contract with Australia-based satellite operator Optus for its Mission Extension Pod. SpaceLogistics has tapped SpaceX to help launch its MRV and several MEPs by the spring of 2024, Northrop said Monday. SpaceLogistics’ MRV spacecraft […] More

  • Northrop Subsidiary Eyes 2024 Launch for Mission Robotic Vehicle - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Subsidiary Eyes 2024 Launch for Mission Robotic Vehicle

    Northrop Grumman’s Space Logistics subsidiary plans to launch a robotic satellite servicing vehicle in 2024, SpaceNews reported Thursday. The Mission Robotic Vehicle is equipped with a robotic arm developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and is designed to install small propulsion equipment to extend the lives of satellites in the geostationary orbit by […] More

  • Orbital ATK Unveils In-Space Robotic Vehicle, Mission Extension Pods - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK Unveils In-Space Robotic Vehicle, Mission Extension Pods

    Orbital ATK unveiled two in-orbit satellite servicing platforms at the Satellite 2018 conference and exhibition. The company said Tuesday the Mission Robotic Vehicle and Mission Extension Pods comprise a system designed to facilitate repairs and extend the life of satellite assets. MRV works to carry out space robotic functions and install MEPs and other payloads on […] More

  • NIST to Back 12 Manufacturing Partnership Centers in US, Puerto Rico - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NIST to Back 12 Manufacturing Partnership Centers in US, Puerto Rico

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology will obligate $36 million in annual  funds to 12 organizations to run Manufacturing Extension Partnership centers that will support small- and medium-sized manufacturers. NIST said Thursday the organizations will operate the MEP facilities in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont and Puerto Rico under cooperative agreements that […] More

  • NIST to Fund Organizations in 11 States to Operate Manufacturing Centers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NIST to Fund Organizations in 11 States to Operate Manufacturing Centers

    The Commerce Department‘s National Institute of Standards and Technology has begun the fourth round of competitions for cooperative funding agreement opportunities for Manufacturing Extension Partnership centers across 11 states. NIST said Thursday it will provide a potential $60 million to fund organizations in Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and Wyoming to operate the MEP […] More

  • NIST Invests $7M in Small Manufacturing Pilot Projects; Penny Pritzker Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NIST Invests $7M in Small Manufacturing Pilot Projects; Penny Pritzker Comments

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology has allotted $7 million in funding for pilot projects meant to help small manufacturers engage with the Manufacturing Innovation Institutes for technology transfer efforts. The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation consists of multiple linked Manufacturing Innovation Institutes. Each has a unique technological concentration, but is also designed to […] More

  • Mission Essential Rolls Out New Website; Peter Horvath Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mission Essential Rolls Out New Website; Peter Horvath Comments

    Mission Essential Personnel has renamed itself Mission Essential and marked the rebranding with the launch of a new website that highlights its services in a mobile friendly interface designed for easy navigation. The new site replaces the previous MissionEP.com URL and includes content about its linguists, intelligence analysts, cultural advisors and operational support staff and […] More

  • Executive Spotlight: Brett Mason, MEP VP and GM for Intelligence Solutions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Spotlight: Brett Mason, MEP VP and GM for Intelligence Solutions

    Brett Mason is vice president and general manager of Mission Eessential Personnel‘s intelligence solutions group, where he manages the company’s relations with U.S. intelligence agencies. He is the co-owner and co-founder at RW Sterling Investments Ltd, where he also served as president, and was a senior program manager at L-3 Communications’ intelligence solutions division. Prior […] More

  • Research Firm Names MEP 2011 Highest-Earning Lingustics Firm; Marc Peltier Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Research Firm Names MEP 2011 Highest-Earning Lingustics Firm; Marc Peltier Comments

    An independent market research firm has named Mission Essential Personnel the highest-earning firm out of 100 translation and interpreting providers for the second straight year, MEP announced Tuesday. According to Common Sense Advisory’s survey, the company's 2011 revenue reached $725.5 million. In the release, President Marc Peltier credited the company's growth in the market to […] More

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