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  • Exelis to Help Navy Build, Test EW Decoys - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis to Help Navy Build, Test EW Decoys

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Exelis a potential three-year, $53.5 million contract to perform engineering and technical support work on decoy architecture payloads for electronic warfare. Exelis will help the Naval Research Laboratory’s tactical EW unit to develop and test the payloads under the sole-source contract, the Defense Department said Friday. The company will work […] More

  • Semprius Awarded DOE Solar Tech Development Grant; Scott Burroughs Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Semprius Awarded DOE Solar Tech Development Grant; Scott Burroughs Comments

    The Energy Department has awarded Semprius a $2.9 million grant to develop photovoltaic solar modules through the use of small lenses and micro-solar cells. Semprius said Thursday it will collaborate with the Naval Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, George Washington University and Veeco for the Micro-scale Optimized Solar-cell Arrays with Integrated Concentration program. “We intend to drive down the […] More

  • Lockheed Martin Lands US Air Force Common Ground Architecture Contract Modification - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Martin Lands US Air Force Common Ground Architecture Contract Modification

    Lockheed Martin has received a $10,071,486 contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to further the service's common ground architecture implementation work. Lockheed Martin will assist the Air Force in surveillance tasking and space-based infrared systems refactoring to help extend the capabilities of the Naval Research Laboratory’s Neptune CGA, the Defense Department said Thursday. The company […] More

  • Creative Microsystems to Develop Night-Vision Goggles for the Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Creative Microsystems to Develop Night-Vision Goggles for the Navy

    Creative Microsystems Corp. has been awarded a two-year, $2.7 million contract to design and build lightweight night-vision goggles for the U.S. Navy, Military $ Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes the Naval Research Laboratory plans to award the research contract for the development of the Micro Optic Low Light Imager project. Waitsfield, Vt.-based Creative […] More

  • Paul Dillahay: ASRC Federal to Help Navy Researchers Manage Tracking Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Paul Dillahay: ASRC Federal to Help Navy Researchers Manage Tracking Facility

    ASRC Federal's space and defense division will help operate spacecraft and facilities for the Naval Research Laboratory under a potential five-year, $40 million contract. The Charles County, Md.-based Blossom Point Tracking Facility performs command and control functions for the federal government's research and development satellites, ASRC Federal said Tuesday. Paul Dillahay, ASRC Federal president and CEO, said […] More

  • QinetiQ NA to Develop Naval Oceanography Mapping, Prediction Models; Dave Shrum Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    QinetiQ NA to Develop Naval Oceanography Mapping, Prediction Models; Dave Shrum Comments

    QinetiQ North America has won a $12 million contract to develop mapping and prediction models for the Naval Research Laboratory‘s oceanography programs. QNA will build ocean modeling, remote sensing and physical oceanography systems under the three-year contract, QNA said Wednesday. “We have over 25 years of expertise in ocean modeling and related support, and we appreciate […] More

  • Exelis, NovaSol Complete Navy Data Transfer System Test; Joe Rambala Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis, NovaSol Complete Navy Data Transfer System Test; Joe Rambala Comments

    Exelis and NovaSol have concluded a month-long evaluation of a free-space optical communications platform intended to help  the U.S. Navy transfer data while in the field. The Tactical Line-of-Sight Optical Network system is included in the Office of Naval Research‘s plans to add networks, software and other information technology components into warfare strategy building, Exelis said Monday. […] More

  • Exelis to Design Surface Ship Electronic Warfare Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis to Design Surface Ship Electronic Warfare Tech

    ITT Exelis has won a potential $65 million contract to design and install an electronic warfare system for U.S. Navy surface warships, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday. John Keller writes Exelis’ electronic systems division and the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington will jointly develop technology to protect vessels against a newly discovered and undisclosed […] More

  • Executive Profile: Thomas Wilson, ATK VP&GM for Spacecraft Systems and Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Profile: Thomas Wilson, ATK VP&GM for Spacecraft Systems and Services

    Thomas Wilson is vice president and general manager of spacecraft systems and services for aerospace systems at ATK, an aerospace and defense company with revenues of approximately $4.8 billion. As GM of SSS, Wilson is responsible for leading all aspects of the business with a team of over 560 employees located in California, Maryland and Virginia. Previously, […] More

  • Profile: Jeff Handy, Fulcrum IT Services President and CEO - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Profile: Jeff Handy, Fulcrum IT Services President and CEO

    Jeff Handy is president and CEO of Fulcrum IT Services, where he manages overall company performance, profitability and growth in the technical services area. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Handy served as president of Government Micro Resources Inc., where GMRI credits him with transitioning that company from being a reseller of commercial products to an IT […] More

  • Sotera to Support Naval Research Lab Studies; John Hillen Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sotera to Support Naval Research Lab Studies; John Hillen Comments

    Sotera Defense Solutions was recently awarded a potential $34 million contract to continue supporting Naval Research Laboratory experiments and studies, the company announced today. Sotera said the contract is with the Laboratory and At Sea Based Acoustic Techniques program, has a base year worth $6 million and contains four option years. Sotera will support the physical acoustics branch’s […] More

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    Naval Research Lab to Launch Experimental Satellite Today, Improve Mountainous Troop Comm.

    The Naval Research Laboratory will launch its tactical satellite IV today, an experimental spacecraft employing new technologies and satellite communications techniques. TacSat-4, as it is known, provides 10 ultra high frequency channels and allows “troops using existing radios to communicate on-the-move from obscured regions without the need for dangerous antenna positioning and pointing,” NRL said […] More

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