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Engility to Evaluate TSA Security Screening Systems; Lynn Dugle Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 6, 2016 — A subsidiary of Engility (NYSE: EGL) will perform an evaluation of the Transportation Security Administration‘s security screening processes, systems and equipment under a potential $90 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday TASC will also provide test planning and data analysis …

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MTSI Appoints New Site Lead for Edwards AFB

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 5, 2016 — Modern Technology Solutions Inc. has appointed an Air Force Reserve officer to be its new site lead at Edwards Air Force Base in California, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday John Mikal, who is also a test pilot for the KC-46A tanker aircraft, succeeds Don Blanton …

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Raytheon Creates UAS Directorate to Support Small UAS Production

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 5, 2016 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has formed a new unit within its advanced missile systems organization to consolidate and boost the production of its Coyote and Silver Fox small unmanned aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the UAS directorate will be based in Arizona and aims …

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FAA, NASA, Hitachi Test Ground-to-Aircraft Aviation Data Exchange

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 5, 2016 — A Hitachi-developed wireless communication system for aircraft played a key part in a test conducted by NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration to check support for ground-to-aircraft information exchange, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. NASA said Wednesday ground operators transmitted aviation data to an FAA test plane using …

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CSRA Subsidiary to Connect Alabama Schools to the Internet Under $96M Deal

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 5, 2016 — A subsidiary of CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) will provide network services to 550 academic institutions in Alabama under a $96 million recompete contract from the state’s supercomputing agency, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. CSRA said Wednesday the Alabama Supercomputer Authority tapped CSC State and Local Solutions to set up …

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Vencore Unveils Updated Flight Data Analysis, Visualization Apps; Mac Curtis Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 5, 2016 — Vencore has updated its FlightViz and FlightAnalyst applications that work to support the analysis and visualization of flight data to determine aviation trends, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday new features include 3-D graphics with multiple terrain levels, audio replay functions and compatibility with the industry-standard …

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Orbital ATK Lands $210M in Army Orders for Small Caliber Ammunition

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) will supply the U.S. Army with three kinds of small-caliber ammunition under orders worth $210 million combined, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday it will produce .50 caliber, 5.56mm and 7.62mm ammunition at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Missouri …

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Lockheed’s Sikorsky Unit Completes Combat Rescue Air Vehicle Preliminary Design Review

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2016 — Sikorsky, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has concluded the preliminary design review of the HH-60W Pave Hawk air vehicle under the Combat Rescue Helicopter program, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Lockheed said Monday the program will now proceed to air vehicle and logistics system detailed …

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Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary Outfits ScanEagle UAS With Maritime ISR Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2016 — Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing (NYSE: BA), has worked with industry partners to equip Insitu’s ScanEagle and other small unmanned aircraft systems with maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technology, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Sentient Vision Systems provided software to run the Visual Detection and Ranging system, which Hood …

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Polycom-Genband Unified Comms Offering Now JITC-Certified; Sean Berg Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2016 — The combined offering of Polycom‘s (Nasdaq: PLCM) VVX voice and video technology and Genband‘s Application Server has received certification under the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s Joint Interoperability Test Command, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Genband said Monday the integrated offering will be available for deployment to Defense Department communication …

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