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Army Uses IBM’s Watson AI for Stryker Predictive Maintenance; Sam Gordy Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 1, 2017 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has collaborated with the Army Materiel Command in efforts to deploy the company’s Watson artificial intelligence platform to help predict maintenance needs for the Stryker armored combat vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. GCN reported Thursday that AMC’s logistics support activity installed sensors …

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Iridium Eyes Sept. 30 Launch for 3rd Batch of ‘Next’ Satellites

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 1, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has scheduled the launch of the third batch of Iridium Next satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sept. 30 to bring the in-orbit constellation to 30 units, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The future 10-satellite launch, with a backup …

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Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler: Open Source Tech to Help Agencies Manage Big Data

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 31, 2017 — Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of public sector at Hortonworks (Nasdaq: HDP), has said open source technology platforms will work to help local and state government agencies process increasing volumes of data and generate insight to support their missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. StateScoop reported Wednesday that …

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Thomson Reuters: Gov’t Lawyers See Increased Workloads Amid Challenges; Steve Rubley Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 31, 2017 — Thomson Reuters has released a survey report on city, state and federal government lawyers that indicates a view toward increased workloads over the next years and added pressure due to resource constraints, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday 76 percent of the 238 polled lawyers …

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CSRA Partners With ScienceLogic on Joint Cybersecurity, Monitoring Services for Gov’t Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 31, 2017 — CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has teamed with ScienceLogic in efforts to deliver cybersecurity and cyber monitoring services to government customers in line with the administration’s cybersecurity mandate, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The alliance’s joint offerings will seek to facilitate visibility into the information technology infrastructure …

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Boeing, Air Force, NAVAIR Conduct Electromagnetic Tests on KC-46 Tanker

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 31, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has worked with the U.S. Air Force and Naval Air Systems Command to conduct a series of electromagnetic tests on the company’s KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The completed tests across several locations served to verify the tanker’s safe operations through …

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Northrop Grumman: F-16 Radar Update in EMD Phase With Further Market Opportunities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 31, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has moved forward to the engineering, manufacturing and development phase of its work to update the F-16 aircraft’s active electronically scanned array radar for the Air National Guard, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The National Interest reported Wednesday that Northrop CEO Wes Bush, …

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Cubic Supplies Combat Training Systems for Australia’s Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter Jet

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 28, 2017 — A Cubic (NYSE: CUB) business unit has marked the delivery of more than 60 P5 Combat Training Systems with Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation pods for the Australian air force’s fleet of Hawk 127 lead-in fighter aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Thursday its Cubic Global Defense business …

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Lockheed Martin Delivers 1st HIMARS Rocket Launcher Under Army FMS Deal With UAE

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 28, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the delivery of the first High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launcher to the Defense Department as part of a U.S. Army foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday it builds the HIMARS …

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Boeing Receives Navy Contract Modification for Poseidon Aircraft Support

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 28, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will continue to provide engineering services to the U.S. Navy in support of the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft under a $24.6 million contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Defense Department said Wednesday the award covers systems engineering technical and critical design review support …

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