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Boeing, Lockheed Secure Design Work on Navy’s Extra Large UUV Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 19, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) are working to develop designs for an extra large unmanned undersea vehicle after the U.S. Navy awarded the companies two separate contracts for the program, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. USNI News reported Tuesday the service branch has …

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CenturyLink Opens Customer Experience Center in Arlington, VA; Erich Sanchack Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 18, 2017 — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has established a facility in Arlington, Virginia, that would facilitate the development and demonstration of new platforms and capabilities designed to support federal digital transformation efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Oct. 5. The Customer Experience Center serves to provide the company as well as …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson to Present at Upcoming Symposium on UAS Policies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 18, 2017 — Chris Pehrson, vice president for strategic development at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, will be a guest speaker at Technology Training Corp.‘s Unmanned Aircraft Systems East for Defense and Government symposium from Nov. 7 to 8, GovCon Executive reported Oct. 6. TTC said Oct. 5 Pehrson will join other …

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Microsoft Gets FedRAMP ATO for Dynamics 365 Offerings to US Gov’t

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 18, 2017 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has secured certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for the deployment of its “intelligent” business applications to U.S. government agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. James Townsend, CEO of Microsoft partner company Infostrat, said in a blog post published Monday that the …

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Raytheon’s New Engineering Facility in NM to Support Telemetry Systems Manufacturing

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 18, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has unveiled a new facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that will serve to provide engineering support for range monitoring and telemetry systems production, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the engineering hub at the Sandia Science and Technology Park aims to …

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Unisys Appoints New VP for Global Security Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 18, 2017 — Unisys (NYSE: UIS) has named Jonathan Goldberger, formerly director of advanced security services at Cisco Systems, as vice president of the Unisys global security business, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday the new VP will oversee the strategy and daily operations of the global security …

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AWS to Support Organization of American States’ Cyber Education Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 17, 2017 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has entered into an agreement to work with the Organization of American States in efforts to educate and engage member nation-states on cybersecurity matters, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. AWS said Friday the partnership will facilitate the publication of whitepapers, scheduling …

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Huntington Ingalls CEO Named Board Member at National Association of Manufacturers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 17, 2017 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) CEO Mike Petters has been added to the National Association of Manufacturers’ board of directors, where he will help advance manufacturing policy agenda, GovCon Executive reported Monday. NAM said Friday Petters joins other industrial leaders in working to promote the trade association’s …

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L3 Subsidiary to Develop Simulator for Army Nuclear Effects Laboratory

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 17, 2017 — An L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) subsidiary will design, build and test a simulation platform for the U.S. Army‘s nuclear effects laboratory at the White Sands Missile Range under an $18.5 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday L3 Applied Technologies will also integrate, manage, document …

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AWS, Microsoft Unveil Deep Learning Interface for Machine Learning Model Dev’t

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 17, 2017 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) have collaborated to launch a deep learning library that will work to support the development, prototyping and deployment of machine learning models, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Microsoft said Thursday the open source Gluon platform seeks to facilitate …

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