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General Dynamics Picks Iridium Satellite Handsets for Govt Agencies; Scott Scheimreif Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 17, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) will provide the Iridium Extreme 9575 satellite handset for U.S. and foreign government use, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Iridium said Tuesday General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has selected the company in an effort to provide government agencies and service members  a …

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SAIC’s Tony Moraco: Small Businesses Should Look at Teaming Opportunities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 17, 2016 — Tony Moraco, CEO of Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), has advised small businesses that aspire to collaborate with other companies to look at the mission requirements and market access of their prospects, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Washington Technology reported Friday SAIC itself is exploring the …

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In-Q-Tel to Upgrade Cylance’s Cybersecurity Technology

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 17, 2016 — In-Q-Tel will help Cylance upgrade its CylancePROTECT system, which works to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to prevent cyberattacks, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. “Our partnership with Cylance is intended to further enhance how artificial intelligence and related technologies prevent malware and advanced threats …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: ‘Satcom as a Service’ to Drive Value in Milsatcom

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 17, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for U.S. government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said “satcom as a service” can help the military drive value from satellite communications technology, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday that the model works to support …

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Boeing Considers Self-Funding Materials for Extended F/A-18 Production

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 17, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will decide in the coming weeks if it will pursue a company investment to self-fund the continued production of F/A-18 fighter aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Reuters reported Friday that Dan Gillian, head of Boeing’s F/A-18E/F and EA-18G programs, has indicated the plan to purchase …

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Microsoft Caters IT Skills Training for Soldiers’ Career Transition

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 16, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is set to offer Microsoft Software & Systems Academy courses at five U.S. Army bases to help active-duty and former soldiers transition to civilian careers in IT, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Chris Cortez, vice president of military affairs at Microsoft, wrote in an article …

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DigitalGlobe Offers GEOINT Security Package for Rio Olympics

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 16, 2016 — DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) will offer security services for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, based on geospatial data and satellite imagery, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. DigitalGlobe said Thursday the offering includes the Basemap+Daily imagery subscription service, the Human Landscape database of the local environment …

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CAE to Integrate KC-135 Trainers to USAF Network; Ray Duquette Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 16, 2016 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) will update and integrate the U.S. Air Force‘s KC-135 aircrew training platforms to the service branch’s Distributed Training Center Network, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the contract covers updates to the Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) tanker aircraft’s boom operator weapon systems trainers and operational flight …

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US Approves Saudi Arabia’s Proposed $155M Buy of Raytheon Weapons Upgrade

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 16, 2016 — Saudi Arabia’s proposed $154.9 million purchase of Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) upgraded MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons Systems has received approval from the U.S. government, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday the potential foreign military sale includes Block 1B Baseline 2 CIWS kits for Block …

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CA Technologies to Deploy API Mgmt Platform for UK Cloud, Mobile Weather Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 16, 2016 — CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) will provide its API Management platform to the U.K. meteorological office to support cloud- and mobile-based weather data services, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the technology works to bolster data privacy and customer experience and facilitate the launch of …

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