Lisa Finneran: General Dynamics to Apply Open Architecture to AF ICBM Guidance Evaluations

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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (NYSE: GD) will assess Intercontinental Ballistic Missile guidance technology options for the U.S. Air Force. under a $6.4 million contract. The business unit of General Dynamics work to analyze and design test strategies and plans for the Air Force to match program requirements with the Minuteman III and ICBM weapon systems, General Dynamics said Tuesday. Lisa...

Steve Bouley: Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Rocket Engine Applications for AF Payloads

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a contract to develop large-scale liquid rocket engine applications for space launch services of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The company and its partners will work to design and build the liquid rocket engines by using laser melting machines to convert the engines from traditional manufacturing to three-dimensional printing, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday. Steve...

CSC Vet Sam Visner Joins ICF as Cybersecurity Business SVP, GM

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Sam Visner Sam Visner, a 35-year cybersecurity and intelligence veteran and a former Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) executive, has joined ICF International as senior vice president and general manager of the Fairfax, Virginia-based company’s cybersecurity business. “Sam is a recognized authority in cyber policy, programs and technology. Bringing Sam to ICF demonstrates our commitment...

Robert Mehrabian: Teledyne Buys Atlas Hydrographic to Grow Marine Acoustics Portfolio

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Robert Mehrabian Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY) has moved to grow its marine acoustic imaging business by purchasing Atlas Hydrographic, a developer of sonar technology for mid and deep water environments. Robert Mehrabian, Teledyne president and CEO, said Monday the company adds multi-beam transmitters for marine science and ocean surveying applications to its portfolio through the acquisition. Germany-based...

VMware Adds COO Title to CFO Jonathan Chadwick in Series of Exec Changes

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VMware (NYSE: VMW) has made several changes in its executive leadership as the company seeks to bolster its efforts in growth, technology innovation and customer service. The company said Tuesday it has expanded the roles of President Carl Eschenbach and Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Chadwick and promoted executives Betsy Sutter, Bill Fathers and Martin Casado. Eschenbach will now oversee...

US Navy Orders 60 General Dynamics Computers for Growler Fighter Jets

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The U.S. Navy has awarded a $16,286,671 contract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (NYSE: GD) for the production of 60 mission computers for E/A/18-G Growler fighter jets. General Dynamics will build 48 of the Type 3 Advanced Mission Computers for the U.S. Navy and 12 for Australia, which that country plans to acquire through a foreign military sales agreement, the Defense Department...

Jacobs, NASA Ink $120M Marshall Center Services Modification

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Jacobs Technology (NYSE: JEC) and NASA have signed a potential one-year, $120 million contract modification for the company to continue engineering and science services at the agency’s based Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. NASA said Monday the modification falls under a potential $600 million contract the company was awarded in July 2012 and covers work from Sept. 27, 2014...

NASA Issues Helium Supply RFP

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NASA has started accepting proposals from contractors to supply helium at agency-run flight and research centers for a period of up to five years. The contract contains a two-year base period and three option years that could extend work through Sept. 30, 2019, NASA said in an Aug. 8 FedBizOpps notice. Helium would be delivered at several NASA facilities, including the Ames Research Center, Jet Propulsion...

Gene Colabatistto: CAE to Integrate Defense, Healthcare Tech in Training System for USAF Reserves

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Gene Colabatistto CAE (NYSE: CAE) will provide its Aeromedical Evacuation Training System to the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command under a new contract to support ADS as part of the Defense Logistics Agency‘s tailored logistics support program. CAE said Monday the system includes a C-130 fuselage trainer equipped with CAE Healthcare’s iStan robotic technology, which simulates the cardiovascular,...

Navy Selects Lockheed Exoskeletons for Testing, Evaluations; Adam Miller Comments

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built industrial exoskeletons have been chosen through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences for a U.S. Navy evaluation under a contract of an undisclosed amount. FORTIS exoskeletons work to transfer the weight of loads from the operator’s body to the ground in order to boost the user’s strength and endurance, Lockheed Martin said Monday. “By wearing the...