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CGI Secures $100M Task Order to Update DIA Data Processing System; Tim Spadafore Quoted

CGI Secures $100M Task Order to Update DIA Data Processing System; Tim Spadafore Quoted

CGI has received a potential five-year, $100 million task order to help the Defense Intelligence Agency modernize a technology environment for processing data. The company said Tuesday it will support DIA in efforts to build and deploy a compatible transition database as the agency transitions from the Modernized Integrated Database to the new Machine-assisted Rapid-repository System. […]

Lockheed Inaugurates Hypersonic Tech Production Facility in Alabama

Lockheed Inaugurates Hypersonic Tech Production Facility in Alabama

Lockheed Martin has opened a new facility in Courtland, Alabama, for the production and development of advanced hypersonic strike systems intended to mitigate near-peer threats and support U.S. military branches. The Hypersonic Missile Assembly Building 4 covers a 65,000-square-foot area and will serve as Lockheed’s base for hypersonic strike programs, the company said Monday. Sarah Hiza, […]

Comtech President, COO Michael Porcelain to Succeed Fred Kornberg as CEO

Comtech President, COO Michael Porcelain to Succeed Fred Kornberg as CEO

Michael Porcelain, president and chief operating officer at Comtech Telecommunications, was selected to succeed Fred Kornberg as the company’s chief executive by the end of the year. The executive move will complete the CEO succession plan of Comtech and will see Porcelain also joining the board of directors and Kornberg potentially continuing as a director […]

BAE Receives $69M Navy IDIQ for Automatic Carrier Landing System Support

BAE Receives $69M Navy IDIQ for Automatic Carrier Landing System Support

BAE Systems has secured a $68.5 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Navy for lifecycle sustainment, integration and engineering services in support of precision approach and landing systems onboard aircraft carriers. The defense company said Monday it will continue developing, producing, integrating, testing, evaluating, sustaining and updating the AN/SPN-46(V) Automatic Carrier Landing System under the […]

Northrop, Raytheon to Participate in DARPA’s Drone Swarm Control Tech Demo; Erin Cherry Quoted

Northrop, Raytheon to Participate in DARPA’s Drone Swarm Control Tech Demo; Erin Cherry Quoted

Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Technologies plan to participate in a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency exercise that seeks to demonstrate how a single user can operate a swarm of about 200 unmanned systems in urban areas, C4ISRNET reported Monday. The exercise will be held in November at Fort Campbell in Kentucky as part of DARPA’s […]

Palantir Gets $60M NIH Contract to Continue Centralized Data Support for COVID-19 Research

Palantir Gets $60M NIH Contract to Continue Centralized Data Support for COVID-19 Research

Palantir Technologies was awarded a potential $59.5 million contract to continue providing the National Institutes of Health with a cloud-based data enclave intended for COVID-19 data centralization in support of a collaborative clinical research. As part of the National COVID Cohort Collaborative, NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences contracted Palantir for its software that integrates […]

IC Vet Susan Gordon Named to BlackSky’s Board of Directors; Brian O’Toole Quoted

IC Vet Susan Gordon Named to BlackSky’s Board of Directors; Brian O’Toole Quoted

Susan Gordon, former principal deputy director of national intelligence and two-time Wash100 Award winner, has been appointed to BlackSky’s board of directors. Gordon’s intelligence career spans over four decades and includes serving in the nation’s highest-ranking intelligence officer position as key adviser to the President and the National Security Council. “Sue is a visionary leader, and we […]

Collins Aerospace Establishes New Collaborative Center to Support Army Aviation Projects

Collins Aerospace Establishes New Collaborative Center to Support Army Aviation Projects

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies business, has opened a new customer experience center in Huntsville, Alabama, to support aviation programs of the U.S. Army and offer technology demonstration and collaborative spaces. The company said Monday its new facility is located near the Army’s Alabama-based Redstone Arsenal and will support a range of aviation efforts including […]

Former DOD Exec Mark Lewis Added to Stratolaunch Technical Advisory Group

Former DOD Exec Mark Lewis Added to Stratolaunch Technical Advisory Group

Mark Lewis, former acting deputy undersecretary of the Department of Defense for research and engineering, has joined Stratolaunch‘s technical advisory group. He brings experience in overseeing research and development activities across the DOD, having held positions at the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and other department components, Stratolaunch said Monday. Lewis […]

Platform Aerospace-Built Vanilla UAS Demos 8 Days of Continuous Flight

Platform Aerospace-Built Vanilla UAS Demos 8 Days of Continuous Flight

A Platform Aerospace-developed unmanned aircraft system broke the world record for unrefueled flight after flying for eight straight days over Edwards Air Force Base in California. Vanilla Unmanned took off from Rogers Dry Lakebed on Sept. 24 equipped with a communications relay system and a ballast to carry other sensors and continued flying through Saturday, […]

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