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  • Chemring Group Names Jim Batina as Chemring Ordnance Business Development Vice President - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Chemring Group Names Jim Batina as Chemring Ordnance Business Development Vice President

    Jim Batina has been appointed by the Chemring Group as business development vice president for its Chemring Ordnance subsidiary and will handle the business development efforts of that unit and Chemring Military Products. Batina started at COR in 2012 under its business development group and has since worked in the areas of defense business capture, manufacturing and research and development, COR […] More

  • Executive Profile: Alex Heidt, Alion Science SVP and GM - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Profile: Alex Heidt, Alion Science SVP and GM

    Alex Heidt serves as a senior vice president and general manager at Alion Science and Technology, which he joined in March 2013 after service as SVP and GM at Harris Corp.’s information technology services business. Heidt has also served as a VP of Air Force programs at Harris and was responsible for profit-and-loss management, program execution, and business […] More

  • Orbital Satellite to Deliver Comm Services to South America; Christopher Richmond Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital Satellite to Deliver Comm Services to South America; Christopher Richmond Comments

    Orbital Sciences Corp. is preparing to launch a commercial communications satellite aboard Arianespace“™s Ariane 5 ECA rocket on Friday, as the company expects to deliver Ku-band  satellite connectivity to South America. The Amazonas 4A geosynchronous Earth orbit spacecraft was built and tested at the company’s production facility in Dulles, Va., under a contract with Spain’s Hispasat, Orbital said Thursday. “I want to thank Hispasat […] More

  • ATK Wins Propulsion Delivery Contract from Orbital Sciences; Scott Lehr Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ATK Wins Propulsion Delivery Contract from Orbital Sciences; Scott Lehr Comments

    ATK has won a contract from Orbital Sciences Corp. to provide the propulsion system for an air-launched space rocket. ATK will design, develop and provide the flight hardware of the first and second stage propulsion for Orbital’s air launch vehicle for Alabama-based Stratolaunch, ATK announced Tuesday. “Our design solution for the ALV will take full advantage […] More

  • ATK Snags $20M to Provide Solar Array Tech to NASA Spacecraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ATK Snags $20M to Provide Solar Array Tech to NASA Spacecraft

    ATK has won a $20 million contract from the Orbital Sciences Corporation to provide its solar array technology to power a logistics space vehicle being used under NASA‘s Commercial Resupply System contract. The contract calls for ATK’s UltraFlex solar arrays to power Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft, which will incorporate a larger pressurized cargo module capable of carrying […] More

  • SAIC Launches Commercially-Hosted Infrared Payload for U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SAIC Launches Commercially-Hosted Infrared Payload for U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

      SAIC announced today the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, SES Government Solutions, Orbital Sciences Corporation, and SAIC team has successfully launched the Commercially-Hosted Infrared Payload sensor into space. “The launch of CHIRP represents years of dedicated research, design development, and testing performed by SAIC, SMC, SES Government Solutions and Orbital,“ said […] More

  • Government Contracting's Second Quarter - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 operations. “Shipbuilding, before the consolidation-related […] More

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