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Booz Allen Names New Board Members Michele Flournoy & Ellen Jewett

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 11, 2018 — Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has added former Defense Department official and WestExec Advisors Co-Founder Michele Flournoy as well as Goldman Sachs veteran Ellen Jewett to the management and technology consulting firm’s board of directors, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday new compensation committee member Flournoy’s …

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Air Force Taps Northrop, ULA, Blue Origin for Rocket Prototype Dev’t OTAs

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin will build rocket prototypes under three separate other-transaction agreements with the U.S. Air Force in support of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. Northrop’s innovation systems business received a potential $791.6M OTA to develop the OmegA launch system and ULA …

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AM General Secures $121M Humvee Support Contract From US Army

AM General has received a $121.3M cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support the U.S. Army’s family of high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles. The service branch will determine work locations and funding upon issuance of each order under the contract which covers engineering, logistics and system support services for its Humvee units, the Defense …

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Google Withdraws Plans to Bid for DoD’s JEDI Cloud Contract

Google has dropped plans to compete for the Defense Department’s potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement contract, Federal News Network reported Monday. “We couldn’t be assured that it would be aligned with our artificial intelligence (AI) principles,” Aileen Black, an executive director at Google, said of the JEDI contract. …

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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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