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KBRwyle, EY Collaborate on Support Contract With Australia’s Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 2, 2018 — The government services business of KBR (NYSE: KBR) will support the Australian defense department’s capability acquisition and sustainment group through lifecycle processes under a potential 11-year deal, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. KBRwyle is one of four major service providers selected to deliver larger, longer-term and integrated …

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AWS Offers Text-to-Speech Service on GovCloud (US) Region

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 2, 2018 — Amazon Web Services has added a text-to-speech service available through its AWS GovCloud (US) Region that works to convert text to voice audio in multiple languages, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the cloud-based Amazon Polly technology utilizes deep learning and serves to integrate speech synthesis …

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SAIC, Partner Offer Cyber Services Against DNS-Based Threats; Paul Welch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 1, 2018 — Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has entered into a partnership with Community DNS for the delivery of cybersecurity and intelligence services against distributed denial-of-service attacks, ExecutiveBiz reported. The cloud-based services will be part of SAIC’s as-a-service cyber portfolio and work to boost enterprise …

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Iron Mountain Opens Federal Records Center Near Joint Base Andrews

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 1, 2018 — Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) has established a new 125,000-square-foot facility in Maryland that features 1.5 million cubic feet of storage in support of federal government customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Monday the federal records center is near Joint Base Andrews in Suitland and is …

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Boeing, Northrop Move Forward in Design of Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 1, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) are working to develop designs for the U.S. Air Force‘s Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile following technology maturation and risk reduction work, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Space News reported Tuesday the Air Force will assess the design …

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Kratos Supplies VM-Based Satcom Platform to Operate WGS Payload

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 1, 2018 — A subsidiary of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has provided a virtual machine-based satellite communications architecture for the command and control of the Wideband Global SATCOM system, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday Kratos RT Logic will replace a legacy command-and-control technology with …

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Cubic, Lockheed Units Selected for Navy Effort to Study Combined Arms Concepts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 27, 2018 — Cubic (NYSE: CUB) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) businesses have secured contracts from the U.S. Navy for the development of quantitative assessment methods for urban-based combined arms concepts, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday Cubic’s defense applications unit and Lockheed’s rotary and mission …

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Boeing Unveils F-15 Wing Redesign for Qatar, Other Potential Customers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 27, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will deliver an updated wing structure for Qatar’s F-15 Advanced Eagle fighter aircraft that works to optimize the section’s internal build without affecting aerodynamics, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Flightglobal reported Friday the company is planning to offer the wing redesign as a service life extension …

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Northrop Grumman in Australia Names New Strategy Director

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 27, 2018 — Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) business in Australia has named a former executive at Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) Australian arm and L3 Technologies‘ (NYSE: LLL) Oceania business as strategy director, GovCon Executive reported Monday. Mike Gallagher, as strategy director, will work with Northrop Grumman Australia Chief …

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Former Stratcom Head Joins SPA Board; William Vantine Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 27, 2018 — Systems Planning and Analysis has added Cecil Haney, former commander of U.S. Strategic Command, to the company’s board of directors, GovCon Executive reported. SPA said the retired U.S. Navy admiral brings experience from his military service in areas such as defense acquisition, nuclear deterrence, missile …

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