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General Dynamics-Built Radio Supported NASA Cassini Mission; Manny Mora Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has supported the final data transmission of NASA‘s Cassini spacecraft before the Saturn orbiter ended its 13-year mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday it built the transponder or radio that Cassini had used to send images and other …

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SAP NS2 to Support Nat’l Security-Focused Business Accelerator; Mark Testoni Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — SAP National Security Services (NYSE: SAP) will collaborate with technology investment company C5 Accelerate in support of a business accelerator program for companies in the national security market, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The innovation partnership will utilize the latter’s data management and analytics technologies …

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Intel Posts $1B Investment to Drive AI Innovation; Brian Krzanich Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) seeks to support startup companies and other partners in government, academia and local communities with an estimated $1 billion investment that is aimed to advance the development of artificial intelligence technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. “Our belief is that AI will …

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General Atomics Holds 1st Flight Test at New Facility in North Dakota

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has completed the first test flight activity at its recently opened Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, using a Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical …

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AT&T, FirstNet to Get $73M FY 2018 Budget for Public Safety Network

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — The First Responder Network Authority board has cleared a $73.5 million budget for fiscal year 2018 to support the efforts of FirstNet and contractor AT&T (NYSE: T) to deploy a nationwide broadband network for public safety, ExecutiveGov reported Tuesday. The agency said Thursday its public-private …

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Rob Zitz: Cloud, Analytics, AI to Supplement SSL Services in Gov’t Space Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 19, 2017 — Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer of Space Systems Loral‘s government systems business, has said the company sees continued opportunities in the areas of in-orbit satellite servicing, small satellites and space robotics. He told ExecutiveBiz in an interview published Wednesday that …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Centralized IT, Shared Services to Enable Greater Control of Gov’t Cybersecurity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 19, 2017 — Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said the federal government should work to centralize non-mission-critical information technology systems in order to reduce the network attack surface, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 12. MeriTalk reported Sept. 11 that Chehreh noted the need for shared services …

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HII Hosts Christening of Navy’s USS Tripoli Amphibious Assault Ship

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 19, 2017 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and the U.S. Navy have held the christening ceremony for the USS Tripoli America-class multi-purpose amphibious assault ship in Mississippi, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Saturday Lynne Mabus, wife of former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, served as the ship sponsor while …

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Iron Mountain Unveils 1st of 4 Planned Data Centers in Northern Virginia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 19, 2017 — Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) has launched a new 165,000-square-foot data center in Northern Virginia following an $80 million initial investment in efforts to address the security and compliance requirements of government and enterprise customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the facility is the first …

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SOSi Lands Task Order for Continued Training Support to US Airmen in Africa

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 19, 2017 — SOS International will continue its support for U.S. Air Force field and live-fly training in Africa under a task order through the U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa Advisory and Assistance III contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the task order covers …

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