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Leidos Autonomous Vessel Undergoes Trials for DARPA-ONR Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 26, 2016 — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has completed initial performance trials on the Sea Hunter trimaran as part of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the tests focused …

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Northrop Gets OTA Modification for DARPA Reconnaissance UAS Demonstrator Devt

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a $17.8 million “other transaction” agreement modification from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to perform additional tasks under phase III of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node project. The company will work to fabricate, assemble and checkout a second Tern unmanned air vehicle demonstrator platform for the …

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Airbus Names Paul Eremenko CTO, Andy Anderson Corporate Tech Office COO

Paul Eremenko, CEO of Airbus Group’s A3 innovation center, will take over as chief technology officer of the aerospace and defense contractor on July 1. Airbus said Tuesday Eremenko will continue to lead A3 in San Jose, California, until the company finds a successor. Andy Anderson, acting Airbus CTO, will …

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Erin Andre Named SRI Chief People Officer, Greg Kovacs to Serve as Biosciences Division President

SRI International has appointed Greg Kovacs, a 25-year professor at Stanford University, as president of its biosciences division and named Erin Andre, former chief human resource officer of Convergys, as the nonprofit’s chief people officer. Kovacs will collaborate with other executives of SRI and the biosciences division to  implement research, development and commercialization strategies, SRI …

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Former Bigelow Aerospace Exec Michael Gold Joins SSL as VP of DC Operations

Palo Alto, California-based aerospace company Space Systems Loral has appointed Michael Gold as vice president of its Washington operations. Gold, who previously worked for Bigelow Aerospace as director of Washington operations and business growth, will work to assist SSL’s government business expansion goals and establish its presence in the capital, SSL said Monday. …

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DARPA Names 8 Organizations for R&D on Ground X-Vehicle Technology

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 28, 2016 — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has picked Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), Honeywell (NYSE: HON), SRI International, QinetiQ, Pratt & Miller, Carnegie Mellon University and Southwest Research Institute for its Ground X-Vehicle Technology program, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. DARPA said Tuesday the selected companies will …

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Northrop Eyes Commercial Market as Alternative for Experimental Spaceplane

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) could launch its XS-1 concept in the commercial market as an alternative to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Experimental Spaceplane-1 program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. “If a responsive system can be built and start to fly with some flight rate for the …

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Vencore Lands DARPA Contract for DDoS Defense Research

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 15, 2016 — Vencore will provide research, development, test and evaluation services to support the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Extreme DDoS Defense program under a potential $7.7 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Defense Department said Wednesday the program works to augment computer network defense resilience against …

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DARPA Holds Leidos-Built Sea Hunter Christening Ceremony; Roger Krone Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 13, 2016 — The Leidos-built (NYSE: LDOS) Sea Hunter autonomous ship demonstrator has been christened at a dockside ceremony Thursday in Portland, Oregon, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the ship will be used for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program. “This …

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Jay Schnitzer Named VP, CTO at Mitre; Alfred Grasso Comments

Jay Schnitzer, formerly director of biomedical sciences at Mitre, has been appointed vice president and chief technology officer at the nonprofit technology and research organization. “[Schnitzer’s] technical and life sciences expertise offers an invaluable perspective as we look for new and innovative ways to solve complex challenges, particularly in the …

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