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BlackBerry’s Paul Battaglia: Derived Credentials Could Help Agencies Protect Mobile Devices

Paul Battaglia, vice president of government sales at BlackBerry (NYSE: BB), has said agencies should protect mobile devices from hackers and adversaries and one way to do that is through the use of derived credentials. Battaglia wrote that such an approach could help agencies verify the identity of government officials …

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Engility Eyes Work Under DoD’s $28B Info Analysis Center Contract; Lynn Dugle Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 8, 2018 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) will work to deliver technical research, scientific and analytical services to support the Defense Department through the company’s position on a potential $28B contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 24. The company is one of 15 companies selected for Pool 1 of the Information …

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SSL Lands Spot on $750M NASA Small Spacecraft Tech Prototyping IDIQ; Richard White Quoted

Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary has secured a position on a potential five-year, $750M contract from NASA to develop spacecraft technologies for the Defense Department. SSL is among three contractors selected to support the the Small Spacecraft Prototyping Engineering Development and Integration–Space Solutions program managed by NASA’s Ames Research Center, Maxar said Monday. Richard …

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General Dynamics Awarded $367M Army Stryker Vehicle Upgrade Contract Modification

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) land systems unit has received a $366.9M contract modification to reconfigure Stryker ground combat vehicles for the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Friday the company will convert the flat-bottom vehicles to the Double V-Hull Engineering Change Proposal 1 configuration. Work is scheduled to run through April 30, …

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Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras: Smallsat Investment Focused on ‘Solutions’ Amid Changing Customer Needs

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 3, 2018 — Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) intelligence, information and services business, has said the company focuses on the “solutions” side of its investment efforts amid the defense sector’s increasing interest in small satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 17. The Washington Post reported Sept. …

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Pentagon IDs Suspected Toxic Substance in Two Letters

The Defense Department on Tuesday announced that the Pentagon Force Protection Agency detected a substance that is suspected to be ricin in two envelopes received at DoD’s remote mail screening facility. DoD said in a tweet that it handed over the suspicious mail to FBI for further analysis. The Wall …

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ManTech Eyes RDT&E Work Under $28B DoD Information Analysis Center Vehicle; Kevin Phillips Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 2, 2018 — ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) will work to provide research, development, test and evaluation services to Defense Department customers through its position on the potential $28B Information Analysis Center Multiple Award Contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 21. The company said Sept. 20 it was selected by the Air …

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VMware’s Rob Sherry: IT Leaders, End Users Key to Manage Changes, Data Quality in EHR Modernization

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 2, 2018 — Rob Sherry, senior director of federal healthcare at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said information technology leaders working on electronic health record modernization should collaborate with end users to manage system changes and ensure the quality of data, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 20. FedScoop reported that …

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ECS Federal Lands $79M ML, Computer Vision Engineering Contract From Army

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 2, 2018 — ECS Federal will provide computer vision engineering and machine learning services to the U.S. Army under a potential $78.8M contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday fiscal 2018 budget for research, development, test and evaluation will fund the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, which covers work in …

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Lockheed, DoD Finalize $11.5B Contract for Lot 11 F-35s; Greg Ulmer Quoted

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the Defense Department have sealed a potential $11.5B deal for the company to build 141 lot 11 F-35 fighter jets for the U.S. and foreign allies. The contract includes the delivery of 91 low-rate initial production F-35s for U.S. service branches, 28 jets for international partners and …

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