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Erin Andre Named SRI Chief People Officer, Greg Kovacs to Serve as Biosciences Division President

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SRI International has appointed Greg Kovacs, a 25-year professor at Stanford University, as president of its biosciences division and named Erin Andre, former chief human resource officer of Convergys, as the nonprofit’s chief people officer. Kovacs will collaborate with other executives of SRI and the biosciences division to  implement research, development and commercialization strategies, SRI …

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Former Bigelow Aerospace Exec Michael Gold Joins SSL as VP of DC Operations

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Palo Alto, California-based aerospace company Space Systems Loral has appointed Michael Gold as vice president of its Washington operations. Gold, who previously worked for Bigelow Aerospace as director of Washington operations and business growth, will work to assist SSL’s government business expansion goals and establish its presence in the capital, SSL said Monday. …

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DARPA Names 8 Organizations for R&D on Ground X-Vehicle Technology


TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 28, 2016 — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has picked Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), Honeywell (NYSE: HON), SRI International, QinetiQ, Pratt & Miller, Carnegie Mellon University and Southwest Research Institute for its Ground X-Vehicle Technology program, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. DARPA said Tuesday the selected companies will …

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Northrop Eyes Commercial Market as Alternative for Experimental Spaceplane

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) could launch its XS-1 concept in the commercial market as an alternative to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Experimental Spaceplane-1 program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. “If a responsive system can be built and start to fly with some flight rate for the …

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Vencore Lands DARPA Contract for DDoS Defense Research


TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 15, 2016 — Vencore will provide research, development, test and evaluation services to support the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Extreme DDoS Defense program under a potential $7.7 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Defense Department said Wednesday the program works to augment computer network defense resilience against …

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DARPA Holds Leidos-Built Sea Hunter Christening Ceremony; Roger Krone Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 13, 2016 — The Leidos-built (NYSE: LDOS) Sea Hunter autonomous ship demonstrator has been christened at a dockside ceremony Thursday in Portland, Oregon, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the ship will be used for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program. “This …

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Jay Schnitzer Named VP, CTO at Mitre; Alfred Grasso Comments

Jay Schnitzer

Jay Schnitzer, formerly director of biomedical sciences at Mitre, has been appointed vice president and chief technology officer at the nonprofit technology and research organization. “[Schnitzer’s] technical and life sciences expertise offers an invaluable perspective as we look for new and innovative ways to solve complex challenges, particularly in the …

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Weekly Roundup April 4 – April 8 2016: Leidos Adds Zika Vaccine Program to Burgeoning Health Biz & more


April 4 – April 8 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The global effort to combat the spread of mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere now will include the company soon to become the largest U.S. government services contractor. …

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Weekly Roundup Feb. 29 – Mar. 4 2016: Former DoD Logistics Head to Steward PSC & more

David Berteau

Feb. 29 – Mar. 4 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Government services contractors gained a new leading voice and public advocate this week in the form of a nearly 35-year veteran with a diverse background that includes high-profile roles in …

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DARPA Awards Aurora Flight Sciences $89M Contract to Continue VTOL X-Plane Development

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Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded an $89.4 million contract to further develop an unmanned vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft for the second and third phases of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s VTOL X-Plane program. DARPA received three offers for the acquisition program and is obligating $53.4 million in research and development funds at the time of award, the …

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