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Inmarsat to Lead Mobile SatCom Tech Feasibility Study for ESA

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 20, 2015 — Inmarsat has forged an alliance with the European Space Agency to expand and promote mobile satellite communications technology, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Under the public private partnership deal, the company said it will head a $6.5 million-funded study to look into the viability of …

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FireEye to Provide Threat Intell Cyber Training for State Govts

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 20, 2015 — FireEye will provide cyber training and technology to state governments under a threat intelligence sharing program in collaboration with the National Fusion Center Association, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. According to FireEye the partnership aims to mobilize technical support during critical cyber events and train …

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IBM Big Data, Analytics Tech Boosts Energy Department’s Solar, Wind Forecasts

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 17, 2015 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) said its weather model and renewable forecasting technology has helped the Energy Department fine-tune its solar and wind forecast accuracy as much as 30 percent compared to using conventional tools, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The system, dubbed SMT, uses big data, …

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Air Force Launches 10th Boeing-Built GPS IIF Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 17, 2015 — The U.S. Air Force launched a Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) GPS IIF satellite aboard an Atlas V rocket on Wednesday, the tenth to join the GPS constellation that provides space-based navigation, positioning, timing services for military, commercial and civilian applications, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. “Today’s …

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Lockheed’s Stephanie Hill Points to IT Gender Gap in STEM Programs

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 17, 2015 — Stephanie Hill, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) information systems and global solutions-civil business, said there is a need to address the information technology gender gap in programs for science, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Hill, in a joint opinion piece …

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Rick Ambrose on Lockheed’s Commercial Satellite Portfolio Push

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 17, 2015 — Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) space systems unit, said the company is looking to further strengthen its commercial satellite portfolio with a view of making three commercial deals a year, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Via Satellite said Ambrose indicated in an …

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SAIC Taps Virtual Learning Platform Through Blackboard Lean

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 16, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday on Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) making its education and training materials available through the Blackboard Lean learning management system in a bid to widen its client reach. The courseware includes doctrine, experimentation, war gaming and advanced analysis tools …

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Iridium NEXT Functionality Undergoes CATR Testing

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 16, 2015 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has completed compact antenna test range testing for the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The evaluation looked at the functionality of the main mission antenna as well as the feeder link and crosslink antennas, a step that puts …

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Mary Ann Hopkins: Parsons Wins Engineering, Integration Work to Support MDA BMDS

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 16, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday on Parsons securing a Missile Defense Agency contract to provide weapons and missile systems engineering work in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System development and deployment mission. The company said Tuesday it will carry out majority of the contract in Huntsville, …

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Randy Fuerst: Oceus Looks to Evolve Broadband Capability with Updated LTE Offering

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 16, 2015 — Oceus Networks has rolled out the latest iteration of its Xiphos 4G LTE broadband platform to offer more capabilities in connectivity, synchronization and communications security to warfighters, first responders and other tactical users in the field, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. “We’ve worked closely with our …

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