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BAE Systems, University Partner Develop ‘Adaptable’ Hybrid UAV Concept

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 3, 2017 — BAE Systems has teamed with Cranfield University in the U.K. to develop a conceptual hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle that could shift between rotary-wing and fixed-wing modes and work with different launch and recovery settings, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the Adaptable UAV concept is …

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New Thales Innovation Hub in UK to Help Drive Digital Transformation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 3, 2017 — Thales has unveiled a new facility in Cambridge, England, that will work to facilitate collaboration with customers, partners and suppliers as part of the company’s efforts to support digital transformation, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Thales e-Security said Friday the One Station Square office will house more than …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Team to Offer ‘Complete’ Package for Air Force Shift to Cloud

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 2, 2017 — Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer for the federal sector at Dell EMC, has said the company has a complete technology platform that will work to support the U.S. Air Force‘s business transformation as part of its move to the cloud, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. …

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Boeing Provides Gift to Support Future B-29 ‘Doc’ Hangar; Leanne Caret Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 2, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has partnered with nonprofit organization Doc’s Friends to help build an interactive hangar and education facility for a company-manufactured B-29 Superfortress bomber aircraft dubbed “Doc,” GovCon Executive reported Sept. 25. Doc’s Friends said Sept. 23 Boeing has granted a gift to support the $6.5 …

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ViON’s Rob Davies Backs Cloud Migration Acceleration Effort at DoD

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 2, 2017 — Rob Davies, executive vice president of operations at ViON, has joined other industry executives in backing the Defense Department‘s effort to accelerate its information technology systems migration to the cloud, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. “There’s a ton of innovation that’s available to the government and …

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Noblis Names Former USAF Sec. Deborah Lee James to Board of Trustees

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 2, 2017 — Noblis has added Deborah Lee James, former secretary of the U.S. Air Force, to the nonprofit science and technology organization’s board of trustees, GovCon Executive reported Friday. James brings more than three decades of experience in the homeland and national security sectors covering legislative …

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Raytheon Offers Automotive Technician Training at New UK Apprenticeship Center

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 2, 2017 — Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) professional services unit has opened a new facility in Doncaster, England, that will work to provide apprenticeship and training programs to automotive technicians in the U.K., GovCon Executive reported Friday. The company said Friday the national apprenticeship center will offer classroom and virtual …

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IBM’s Greg Souchack: Watson AI, Analytics to Drive Army Condition-Based Maintenance Effort

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 29, 2017 — Greg Souchack, partner for managed services and cloud solutions at IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) global business services unit, has said the U.S. Army can utilize the Watson artificial intelligence technology to establish an “analytical edge” for condition-based maintenance, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. “[Watson] can read and analyze pools of …

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Orbital ATK’s Chris Long: Air Force Space Training Should Consider Shift to Combat

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 29, 2017 — Chris Long, vice president of the national security systems unit at Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), has urged the U.S. Air Force to expand space training programs to include combat skills in order to mitigate potential future threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 21. Defense Systems reported Sept. …

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SAIC to Help Build Consolidated IT Marketplace for Virginia; Bob Genter Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 29, 2017 — Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) will develop a consolidated information technology marketplace for the state of Virginia under a potential $272 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 22. The company said Sept. 21 the contract has a base value of $165 million and covers work …

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