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Boeing Earns FAA Certification for KC-46 Tanker’s 767-2C Configuration

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 27, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has secured certification from the Federal Aviation Administration following a series of tests on the 767-2C airframe configuration of the KC-46 tanker aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the Amended Type Certification serves to verify the core tanker design’s safety and reliability …

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Johns Hopkins APL Gets NASA Funding for Proposed Lander on Future Titan Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 27, 2017 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has secured a funding opportunity with NASA to mature its proposed Dragonfly dual-quadcopter vehicle in the aim to fulfill requirements under the New Frontiers program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The lab said Thursday the aerial vehicle will carry four science instruments and seek to facilitate scientific …

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Vencore Labs to Develop Spectrum Monitoring, Usage Mgmt Platforms for DoD

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 27, 2017 — The research arm of Vencore will work on the design, prototyping and demonstration of technologies that will serve to help the Defense Department monitor radio-frequency spectrum usage under $14.7 million in DoD contracts, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday Vencore Labs received a $7.9 million Comprehensive Spectrum Monitoring …

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Raytheon Lands Air Force Contract for GPS Receiver Cards

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 27, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will supply four-channel receiver cards for global positioning system tracking and navigation to the U.S. Air Force and Saudi Arabia under a potential $36.7 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Department said Thursday the contract includes foreign military sales and covers the …

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IBM’s Sam Gordy Urges Multi-Vendor DoD Contract for Cloud Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 22, 2017 — Sam Gordy, general manager of IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) federal business, urged the Defense Department to select multiple vendors for its planned procurement of commercial cloud computing services for unclassified, secret and top secret workloads in 2018, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 13. Gordy said in a Nextgov report …

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Red Hat Earns Common Criteria OSPP 3.9 Certification; Paul Smith Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 22, 2017 — Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has secured a new certification under the Common Criteria standards for its Enterprise Linux 7.1 operating system through Germany’s federal information security office, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 14. The company said Dec. 13 the certification under General-Purpose Operating System Protection Profile 3.9 serves to verify …

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CTC, Partners to Support FEMA Disaster Preparedness Efforts; Ed Sheehan Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 22, 2017 — Concurrent Technologies Corp. will perform research and communications services in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s individual and community preparedness division under a potential $7.66 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 14. The company said Dec. 13 it will work with Motivf and Action Research to fulfill the …

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BAE-Led Team to Update, Sustain UK Army Ground Vehicles

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 22, 2017 — BAE Systems and its partners Hobson Industries and Penman MW Engineering will deliver post-design services in support of the U.K. army’s Pinzgauer, Land Rover and Light Trailer ground vehicles under an estimated $16 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The industry team will work to sustain …

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Boeing Commits to $300M Investment for Employee & Charitable Programs

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 22, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has pledged a new $300 million investment in several initiatives for workforce development and charitable programs related to veterans, military personnel, education and local communities, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the move aims to facilitate innovation and growth …

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Cubic Mission Solutions Expands With New Tampa, Fla. Office; Mike Twyman Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 21, 2017 — A Cubic (NYSE: CUB) business unit has established a new office in Florida as it seeks to build on its command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance portfolio for the military, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 14. The company said Dec. 14 Cubic Mission Solutions Executive Director …

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