Anna Forrester

General Atomics to Update FY 2017 Air Force Reaper RPAs

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 22, 2018 — General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business will update the fiscal 2017 configuration of the U.S. Air Force’s MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft under a $37M contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Department of Defense said Thursday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will install force and vortex capabilities onto …

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Deloitte: Natural Language Processing Key to Utilize Unstructured Gov’t Data

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 18, 2018 — A Deloitte report has urged agencies to explore artificial intelligence, particularly the aspect of natural language processing, in order to gain insights from unstructured government data to support policy analysis and decision-making, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Deloitte said in an article published Wednesday that …

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Boeing’s Venture Capital Arm Invests in Satcom Terminal Developer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 18, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) HorizonX Ventures has placed an investment with Isotropic Systems in support of the latter’s effort to market its integrated satellite communications terminal product, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Isotropic Systems said Wednesday it raised a total of $14M during a Series A funding round …

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Noblis Unveils Additional DC Office in L’Enfant Plaza

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 17, 2018 — Noblis has inaugurated a new office in Washington, D.C., that features technology-equipped facilities and workspace for collaboration as well as houses more than 100 personnel, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The nonprofit science and technology organization said the office in L’Enfant Plaza will be the base for …

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Mitre Seeks Gov’t Employees to Apply for Systems Engineering Fellowship

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 17, 2018 — Mitre has opened the application process for its systems engineering fellowship program targeted toward federal employees with the goal to help them earn a master’s degree at the University of Virginia, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The nonprofit corporation said the 12-month program, which is now in …

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Microsoft Intros Outlook Mobile With Updated Architecture for DoD, Gov’t Cloud Compliance

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 17, 2018 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has unveiled an updated architecture for its Outlook mobile application in line with the security requirements of U.S. federal government and military customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday Outlook for iOS and Android is now built on “native” Microsoft …

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MTSI Creates AI R&D Lab in Huntsville, Ala.

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 16, 2018 — Modern Technology Solutions Inc. has unveiled a new research and development facility in Alabama that will house work on artificial intelligence-powered technologies that are geared to support the military, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. MTSI said Friday the laboratory based at its Huntsville office is aimed to …

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SSL to Work on Environmental Defense Fund Smallsat Design Project; Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 16, 2018 — SSL will design and establish requirements under an Environmental Defense Fund contract for the development of a small satellite that will work to monitor methane emissions from oil and gas plants, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) said Thursday its SSL business will collaborate …

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BAE to Expand Presence With Planned Office at Georgia Cyber Center; Peder Jungck Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 16, 2018 — The U.S. arm of BAE Systems aims to establish a new innovation hub in Georgia that will be housed at the state’s Augusta-based cyber complex as part of efforts to expand its presence in the region, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday BAE Systems Inc. …

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Leidos Gets Navy Contract for Acoustic Submarine Defense Against Torpedoes; Gerry Fasano Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 15, 2018 — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will work to build a submarine-based acoustic device designed to counter torpedo threats, under a potential $36M contract from the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the Naval Sea Systems Command awarded the contract for the development and …

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