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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Completes 6th Cargo Delivery Mission to ISS

Orbital ATK

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 2, 2016 — Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft has completed its sixth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station as part of NASA‘s OA-5 mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The mission marked the company’s return to flight operations at the space agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, as well as …

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General Atomics, Partner to Assess Infrasound Tech as Tornado Detection Method

General Atomics

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 17, 2016 — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a grant to a General Atomics business unit to study and assess infrasound technology as a method to detect tornadoes, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will partner with the University of Alabama in Huntsville to …

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AT&T, NASA Partner to Study UAS Traffic Management Methods; Mike Leff Comments

Mike Leff

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2016 — AT&T (NYSE: T) and NASA have partnered to study traffic management methods for unmanned aircraft systems in support of secure drone operations within the national airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it collaborated with the space agency and other firms to develop …

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Intel’s Neil Green: High-Performance Computing Supports Research, Government Initiatives


TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 14, 2016 — Neil Green, president of Intel‘s (Nasdaq: INTC) federal business, has stated that high-performance computing has supported new research and government technology programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. He wrote in an FCW opinion piece published Tuesday that the development and availability of computing technology has allowed HPC …

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Engility-Backed HPC Research to Feature at Supercomputing 2016 Conference; Kirk Dye Comments

Kirk Dye

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 10, 2016 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) has contributed to six of the 122 research projects to be presented at the six-day Supercomputing 2016 conference beginning Nov. 13 in Salt Lake City, Utah, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the research posters will be displayed during the event …

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USAF Taps Leidos, Riverside Research Institute for Open Architecture R&D IDIQs


Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and the Riverside Research Institute have won a pair of indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts worth a combined $48 million to support the U.S. Air Force‘s mission systems open architecture science and technology program. The Defense Department said Thursday task orders under the program encompass applied and advanced research and development services as …

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Johns Hopkins APL Names New Mission Area Exec for Research & Exploratory Dev’t


TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 28, 2016 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has appointed Andrew Merkle, formerly program area manager for research and exploratory development, as RED mission area executive, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. The lab said Wednesday Merkle will be in charge of a team that performs research across various …

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Deloitte Forms Center for Government Insights


TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 27, 2016 — Deloitte has unveiled its new Center for Government Insights that will work to pursue research and collaboration on ways to drive government innovation and address challenges, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the center will facilitate forums, workshops, publications and other immersive learning programs as well as partnerships with …

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General Dynamics, Universal Technology to Support Air Force Manufacturing, Industrial Tech R&D Program

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General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology business and Universal Technology have won positions on a potential eight-year, $46.6 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force  research and develop manufacturing technology. The Defense Department said Wednesday the two companies will provide R&D services for the Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies program that aims to …

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Postal Service Taps 6 Firms for Delivery Vehicle Prototyping Contracts


The U.S. Postal Service has awarded contracts worth $37.4 million combined to six companies to produce a total of 50 prototype next-generation delivery vehicles for USPS. USPS said Sept. 16 half of the prototypes to be developed under the agency’s NGDV acquisition effort will include hybrid and new technologies such as alternative fuel capacity and …

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