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Boeing-Sikorsky Team’s SB-1 Defiant Coaxial Helicopter Registered With FAA as S-100

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 10, 2018 — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky subsidiary has registered with the Federal Aviation Administration a proposed coaxial helicopter that it is developing with Boeing (NYSE: BA) for the U.S. Army, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The proposed SB-1 Defiant has been registered as S-100 with FAA five …

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ViON, Hitachi Vantara Federal Unveil Online Marketplace for IT Services; David Turner Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 9, 2018 — ViON, in collaboration with Hitachi Vantara’s federal business, launched an online platform designed to help users compare, procure and manage analytics, artificial intelligence, infrastructure and information technology tools and services to support federal IT modernization efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported July 26. The Hitachi Vantara …

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Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in 3D-Printing Tech Provider Digital Alloys

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 9, 2018 — Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) HorizonX Ventures division has invested in additive manufacturing system developer Digital Alloys to help the latter advance its development of 3D-printed aerospace parts, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The aircraft manufacturer said Tuesday HorizonX Ventures participated in a Series B funding round …

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ACT I Sponsors PSC-Hosted Federal Acquisition Conference; Michael Niggel Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 8, 2018 — Advanced Concepts and Technologies International has sponsored the Professional Services Council’s recent Federal Acquisition Conference that highlighted acquisition trends in government that affect the industry, ExecutiveBiz reported July 26. ACT I CEO Michael Niggel introduced keynote speaker Lesley Field, acting administrator at the Office …

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Siemens Proposes Mini-Grids for Resilience of Puerto Rico Energy Infrastructure; Alan Bloodgood Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 8, 2018 — A recent Siemens white paper has proposed a series of 10 mini-grids to be established in Puerto Rico to enhance the resilience of the U.S. territory’s current energy system in the event of natural disasters, ExecutiveBiz reported July 26. The company said July 23 the …

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AT&T, FirstNet Team With Sonim to Develop Portable Kits for Emergency Comms

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 8, 2018 — The First Responder Network Authority and AT&T (NYSE: T) team has collaborated with Sonim to develop portable kits designed to facilitate communications via the FirstNet network in remote and rural areas during emergencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. AT&T said Monday the emergency drop kits …

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General Dynamics Unveils 4G LTE Public Safety Comms System at 2018 APCO Expo

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 7, 2018 — General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) is launching a new 4G LTE communications platform at the 2018 APCO International Annual Conference and Expo that runs through Tuesday in Las Vegas, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday FirstRunner, which will undergo a compatibility test with …

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Lockheed Names WAV4M Reseller of Emergency Comms Platform to Public Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 6, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has picked WAV4M as a domestic reseller of Universal Communications Platform products that are designed to help users operate in emergency environments, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The defense contractor said Wednesday WAV4M will market the communications products, which work to facilitate interconnectivity between …

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CACI Receives ISO/IEC Certification for IT Service Management

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 1, 2018 — NSF International has certified that CACI International’s (NYSE: CACI) is compliant with International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission standards on information technology service management systems and processes, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. CACI said Monday it obtained the ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 certification after NSF conducted an external audit …

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Iridium’s Aireon Unit Enters Aircraft Surveillance Partnership With Airbus; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 1, 2018 — Iridium Communications’ (Nasdaq: IRDM) Aireon subsidiary has partnered with Airbus’ defense and space business to provide space-based aircraft tracking data to the latter’s recently launched airspace analytics platform, ExecutiveBiz reported July 20. Aireon said July 19 it will supply Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data to …

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