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Northrop to Provide Satellite Navigation System Under SSL Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 5, 2018 — SSL has tasked Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to supply the Scalable Space Inertial Reference Unit through a contract in support of commercial, government and civilian space operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Northrop said Thursday the Scalable SIRU is a navigation system that will work to facilitate stabilization of …

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Thales Study Reports on Federal Cyber Concerns; Nick Jovanovic Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 2, 2018 — Thales has found that 57 percent of U.S. federal government respondents say their agencies experienced a data breach over the past year, with vulnerabilities from shared infrastructures topping the list of cybersecurity concerns, ExecutiveBiz reported. The “2018 Thales Data Threat Report, Federal Edition” ranked …

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Accenture Federal Unit Eyes San Antonio SOC to Build Federal Cyber Portfolio

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 2, 2018 — Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business is set to open a security operations center in San Antonio, Texas, in efforts to provide cybersecurity services to federal agency customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. San Antonio Express-News reported that Accenture Federal Services sees San Antonio as a “critical” location …

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Northrop Grumman-Built Marine Corps Radar Reaches Initial Operational Capability

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 2, 2018 — Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar has achieved initial operational capability after the delivery of six units to the U.S. Marine Corps, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday it received clearance for early fielding of the radar following the completion of Lots 1 …

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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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