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Boeing Drafts 10 Local Firms for Bid on Germany’s Heavy-Lift Helicopter Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 27, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has gathered 10 local companies in Germany to be part of an industry team that would bid on a potential $5 billion contract for the German military’s procurement of heavy-lift helicopters, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Reuters reported Wednesday that the group includes the …

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DynCorp Lands Contract Modification for Continued Supply Support at Military Bases

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 27, 2018 — DynCorp International will continue to support the maintenance and operations of supply activities at several military installations under a $59.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Defense Department said Wednesday the award covers base supply support at the Columbus, Laughlin, …

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Iridium Preps 5 ‘NEXT’ Satellites for May 19 Launch From Vandenberg AFB

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 27, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has delivered the sixth batch of Iridium NEXT satellites to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for their launch on May 19, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the five satellites will undergo pre-launch processing procedures, including fueling, …

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IBM Cloud-Based Collaboration Tech Cleared Under FedRAMP

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 27, 2018 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has secured approval under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to offer its collaboration platform to government customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Federal Times reported Wednesday that John Hamilton, manager of operations for FedRAMP, unveiled the authorization of IBM Connections on Twitter …

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Raytheon, Virsec Offer Commercial Tech for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity; John DeSimone Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 27, 2018 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has entered into a partnership with Virsec in an effort to provide customers in the global government and critical infrastructure sectors access to commercial cybersecurity technology, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Virsec’s Trusted Execution platform will leverage Raytheon’s experience in cyber defense to help protect …

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NASA Preps Launch of Lockheed-Built Spacecraft for Mars Interior Study

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 26, 2018 — A Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) spacecraft is scheduled for launch in May to support a NASA mission that aims to study Mars’ seismic activity and interior components, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Tuesday the InSight lander will lift off on May 5 …

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IBM’s Andras Szakal Lands Award for Work on Open Tech Standards

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 26, 2018 — Andras Szakal, vice president and chief technology officer of the U.S. federal business at IBM (NYSE: IBM), has received recognition from The Open Group industry consortium for his contribution to drive innovation through open technology standards, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The organization said Friday Szakal …

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Engility CEO Lynn Dugle, Other Defense Execs Cite Faster Contract Process at Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2018 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) Chairman and CEO Lynn Dugle has said she believes the U.S. Air Force and units such as the Space and Missile Systems Center have taken steps to accelerate space projects, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Defense One reported April 17 that she and …

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General Atomics Unit Concludes Pre-Flight Tests on Orbital Test Bed Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2018 — A business unit of General Atomics has completed tests on the Orbital Test Bed satellite platform ahead of its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket to perform on-orbit demonstrations of various hosted technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems conducted full-system pre-flight tests …

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PAE Exec Warren Stembridge Awarded CIA’s Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 24, 2018 — An executive from PAE has received a CIA award in recognition of his work with customers in the intelligence community, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Warren Stembridge, executive vice president of the intelligence business at PAE who worked at CIA for 32 years, was awarded the Distinguished …

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