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SAIC Moves Forward on Assault Amphibious Vehicle Survivability Updates for Marines

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 21, 2017 — Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) will proceed to the production and deployment phase of the U.S. Marine Corps‘ Assault Amphibious Vehicle survivability upgrade program after getting clearance from the program executive officer for land systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the Marine Corps …

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Deloitte Consulting Names Specialist Leader for Space Innovation Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 21, 2017 — Deloitte‘s consulting business has hired Jeff Matthews, formerly director of venture strategy and research at the Space Frontier Foundation, as a specialist leader for space innovation and technology workforce advancement efforts, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. Matthews will contribute to Deloitte’s efforts to expand its …

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General Dynamics-Built Radio Supported NASA Cassini Mission; Manny Mora Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has supported the final data transmission of NASA‘s Cassini spacecraft before the Saturn orbiter ended its 13-year mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday it built the transponder or radio that Cassini had used to send images and other …

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SAP NS2 to Support Nat’l Security-Focused Business Accelerator; Mark Testoni Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — SAP National Security Services (NYSE: SAP) will collaborate with technology investment company C5 Accelerate in support of a business accelerator program for companies in the national security market, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The innovation partnership will utilize the latter’s data management and analytics technologies …

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Intel Posts $1B Investment to Drive AI Innovation; Brian Krzanich Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) seeks to support startup companies and other partners in government, academia and local communities with an estimated $1 billion investment that is aimed to advance the development of artificial intelligence technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. “Our belief is that AI will …

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General Atomics Holds 1st Flight Test at New Facility in North Dakota

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has completed the first test flight activity at its recently opened Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, using a Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical …

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AT&T, FirstNet to Get $73M FY 2018 Budget for Public Safety Network

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — The First Responder Network Authority board has cleared a $73.5 million budget for fiscal year 2018 to support the efforts of FirstNet and contractor AT&T (NYSE: T) to deploy a nationwide broadband network for public safety, ExecutiveGov reported Tuesday. The agency said Thursday its public-private …

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Rob Zitz: Cloud, Analytics, AI to Supplement SSL Services in Gov’t Space Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 19, 2017 — Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer of Space Systems Loral‘s government systems business, has said the company sees continued opportunities in the areas of in-orbit satellite servicing, small satellites and space robotics. He told ExecutiveBiz in an interview published Wednesday that …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Centralized IT, Shared Services to Enable Greater Control of Gov’t Cybersecurity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 19, 2017 — Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said the federal government should work to centralize non-mission-critical information technology systems in order to reduce the network attack surface, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 12. MeriTalk reported Sept. 11 that Chehreh noted the need for shared services …

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HII Hosts Christening of Navy’s USS Tripoli Amphibious Assault Ship

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 19, 2017 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and the U.S. Navy have held the christening ceremony for the USS Tripoli America-class multi-purpose amphibious assault ship in Mississippi, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Saturday Lynne Mabus, wife of former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, served as the ship sponsor while …

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