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General Dynamics Eyes $850M Investment for Submarine Builder Expansion in Connecticut

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 3, 2018 — General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) is anticipated to invest an estimated $850 million to establish a new facility and expand operations in Connecticut in support of its General Dynamics Electric Boat subsidiary, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Connecticut Post reported Tuesday the company is set to receive $83 …

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CGI’s Michelle Hertz: Pre-Acquisition Collaboration Removes Risk, Facilitates Efficiencies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 2, 2018 — Michelle Hertz, a vice president at CGI Federal (NYSE: GIB), has indicated the importance of dialogue between the federal government and industry acquisition professionals in order to establish and clarify requirements, determine potential limitations and drive efficiencies. “Implementing a more robust pre-acquisition process would …

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General Atomics to Conduct Nuclear Reactor Fuel R&D Under DOE Grants

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 2, 2018 — General Atomics has received funds via grants under the Energy Department‘s U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development program to advance research and development on new fuel types for nuclear reactors, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday DOE will support two projects worth an estimated …

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Report: Matt Desch Confident in Iridium’s Broadband Services as LEO Satellites Increase

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has expressed confidence in the company’s broadband services portfolio amid the prevalence of low-Earth orbit satellites in space, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Desch, a 2018 Wash100 inductee, said in an earnings call that Iridium’s upcoming “specialty” broadband …

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Ensco Names New Government Surface Transportation Director

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2018 — Ensco has hired Ruben Pena, former marketing and business development director at Transportation Technology Center Inc., as director of the government surface transportation business, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Pena will work as part of the applied technology and engineering division at Ensco and help develop customer relationships as …

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General Dynamics Unit Secures Work for Aircraft Computer System Repairs, Replacement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2018 — A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit will perform repairs on the computer systems onboard the U.S. Navy‘s F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler and AV-8B Harrier II aircraft under a potential $36.3 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday General Dynamics Mission Systems will replace, …

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CAE Defense & Security Opens Canberra Office in Australia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2018 — CAE has unveiled a new facility for its defense and security business in Australia as the company works to secure a contract for the military’s Project Air 7003 with industry partners including General Atomics, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Canberra office, which serves to expand CAE’s …

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BAE Works With AFRL, DARPA to Build AI-Powered Platform for Battle Comms

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2018 — BAE Systems is helping develop a platform to analyze and share mission-planning and force-tracking data between manned and unmanned aerial systems as part of a program with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Air Force Research Laboratory, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. C4ISRNet reported Friday …

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ICF Tapped for Air Combat Command Cyberspace Support Under $52M Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 30, 2018 — ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI) has landed a potential $51.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide cyber support to the  Air Combat Command, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Department said Thursday the award covers technical and programmatic services in support of cyber operations at Joint Base …

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Boeing Anticipates FAA Airworthiness Certification for KC-46 After Flight Tests

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 30, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has completed tests required for the KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft to secure a Supplemental Type Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration in efforts to establish airworthiness, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the tanker underwent tests including validation of the boom and drogue …

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