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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

northrop Grumman_BLUE

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

Roger Krone

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

VTOL X-Plane

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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Sotera to Provide R&D Support for DARPA Counter-Insurgency Project

Sotera defense solutions

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 26, 2016 — Sotera Defense Solutions will provide research and development support for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s counter-insurgency operations program under an $11.4 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Thursday the contract from the U.S. Army covers support through Jan. 20, 2019. About Executive …

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DARPA Seeks Input on Anti-Submarine Bistatic Sonar System

Virginia class submarine

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has begun its search for an anti-submarine bistatic sonar system that works to maintain a ship’s stealth while in operation, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Monday. John Keller writes DARPA seeks companies to develop active sonar sources, signal processing and undersea communications technology for …

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