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Parsons Hosts NSA’s 2017 Cyber Defense Exercise; Carey Smith Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 13, 2017 — Parsons is hosting a National Security Agency exercise at its cyber center in Columbia, Maryland, in support of information assurance and network security training for military participants, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the five-day Cyber Defense Exercise will run through April 14 and …

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Booz Allen Named a Partner in NTIS Joint Venture Program on Data Analytics

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 12, 2017 — Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has been included as a primary partner in a joint venture program of the Commerce Department‘s National Technical Information Service on data analytics, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday it will pursue work under the program to help federal agencies …

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General Atomics Tests Reaper Integration With Raytheon-Made Radar Warning Receiver

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 12, 2017 — General Atomics has installed and tested the Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) ALR-59A radar warning receiver on a Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft in order to validate performance against ground and air threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The radar warning receiver was carried within a standard payload pod and worked …

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Symantec: Similarities Found Between Cyber Espionage Group’s Practices & Vault 7 Info

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 12, 2017 — Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) has released a report that points to similarities in the hacking tools and techniques used by a cyber espionage group dubbed “Longhorn” and what appears to be CIA, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the Vault 7 documents that WikiLeaks …

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AWS Hosts Blackboard Learning Mgmt System on GovCloud (US) Region

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 12, 2017 — Amazon Web Services‘ (Nasdaq: AMZN) GovCloud (US) Region now supports Blackboard‘s learning management system as part of efforts to enable government agencies to utilize the cloud for online learning programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Blackboard said Monday the availability of Blackboard Learn on a cloud environment …

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Orbital ATK Gets $92M in Small-Caliber Ammo Orders From Army

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 12, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has received $92 million in orders from the U.S. Army for 7.62 mm and 5.56 mm ammunition as part of an existing supply contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday it will produce the small-caliber ammunition at its Lake City Army …

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TechnoMile Appoints Salesforce Ecosystem Vet Daniel Osborne as Managing Director; Ashish Khot Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 11, 2017 — TechnoMile has hired Daniel Osborne, formerly managing director at IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) Bluewolf subsidiary and an information technology veteran in the Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) ecosystem, to serve as managing director, GovCon Executive reported Monday. Osborne will be in charge of developing new and existing products and services …

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CenturyLink Lands GSA Contract for VoIP Services at FAS; Erich Sanchack Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 11, 2017 — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has secured a potential $6 million contract from the General Services Administration for hosted contact center and voice over internet protocol services to the Federal Acquisition Service, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the contract awarded through the IT Schedule 70 vehicle …

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DigitalGlobe, Hitachi Ink Reseller Agreement for Satellite Imagery Distribution in Japan

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 11, 2017 — DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has entered into a commercial reseller agreement with Hitachi for the distribution of the former’s satellite imagery products and services in Japan, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Hitachi will serve as exclusive reseller and Japan Space Imaging will be its exclusive subreseller in …

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Lockheed, Air Force, Calspan Conduct Teaming Drill for Manned, Unmanned Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 11, 2017 — Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Skunk Works business unit has collaborated with Calspan, the U.S. Air Force‘s Test Pilot School and the Air Force Research Laboratory in a teaming exercise for manned and unmanned systems at Edwards Air Force Base, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Have Raider …

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