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KBR Strikes $570M Deal For Engineering, Science Contractor Wyle

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Houston-based KBR (NYSE: KBR) has agreed to purchase U.S. federal engineering and scientific services contractor Wyle Laboratories for $570 million in a move both companies expect to create a global government services business segment with an estimated $2 billion in projected annual contract work. KBR said Monday it expects to …

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NASA Extends Harris’ Space Communications Network Support Contract


NASA has exercised two one-year options on a previously awarded contract to Harris (NYSE: HRS) for communications, telemetry and tracking support to the International Space Station and various satellites in low-Earth orbit. The options increase the ceiling value of the company’s Space Communications Network Services contract with NASA by about $384 million, Harris said Monday. Harris booked the …

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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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Weekly Roundup May 16 – May 20 2016: The Private Sector’s Role in Fed Workforce Support & more


May 16 – May 20 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The future of the federal government and contractor workforces is our focus here as we look at a pair of new initiatives announced this week that aim to help build …

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Lockheed Martin to Introduce ‘Mars Base Camp’ Concept

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 20, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has said NASA can use a manned spacecraft orbiting Mars as a platform to send humans to the planet by the 2030s as part of the company’s Mars Base Camp concept, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Popular Science reported Wednesday that Lockheed is …

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Frank Culbertson: Orbital ATK Eyes Manned Cislunar Habitat by 2020

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 20, 2016 — Frank Culbertson, president of Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) space systems group, has indicated that the company seeks to use the Cygnus spacecraft as the model for a manned habitat in cislunar space, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday Culbertson, who is also an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s …

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Orbital ATK Readies 2nd Qualification Motor for NASA SLS Booster Test

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 11, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has completed the installation of a second qualification motor for the Space Launch System boosters at a Utah facility ahead of a planned static-fire test on June 28, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the QM-2 motor will be used in a …

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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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NASA Astronauts Test Boeing Training Simulators for Starliner Spacecraft


TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 6, 2016 — NASA astronauts visited Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) St. Louis facility in Missouri to train on launch, flight and return operations for the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft using cloud-based, touchscreen simulators, Executive Gov reported Thursday. The space agency said April 27 two commercial crew astronauts tested the part-task trainers …

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FAA, NASA, Hitachi Test Ground-to-Aircraft Aviation Data Exchange

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 5, 2016 — A Hitachi-developed wireless communication system for aircraft played a key part in a test conducted by NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration to check support for ground-to-aircraft information exchange, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. NASA said Wednesday ground operators transmitted aviation data to an FAA test plane using …

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