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Engineering Solutions & Products Gets $100M Contract to Support Army Tactical Radio Systems

Engineering Solutions & Products has received a potential five-year, $100M contract to provide technical support services to the U.S. Army‘s product manager for tactical radios. The company said it will help the service branch engineer, architect, integrate and ensure readiness of radio systems throughout the product life cycle. Work covers systems …

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Micro Focus’ Rob Roy: IT Modernization Offers Agencies Opportunity to Address Cyber Risks One Step at a Time

Rob Roy, public sector chief technology officer at Micro Focus Government Solutions, has said information technology modernization offers agencies an opportunity to make incremental changes to address cybersecurity risks. Roy wrote that agencies should consider alternatives to an all-or-nothing type of encryption, which could provide hackers a chance to unlock data …

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Report: Trump to Order Establishment of Space Command

President Donald Trump is expected this week to order the creation of a new combatant command that would focus on space, CNN reported Monday. Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Tuesday Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Pentagon this week to talk about the administration’s plan for …

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Army Selects BAE, General Dynamics to Develop Mobile Protected Firepower Vehicle Prototypes

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a $376M contract and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) a $335M contract to build ground combat vehicle prototypes intended for U.S. Army infantry brigade combat teams. Both companies will produce Mobile Protected Firepower vehicles under the MPF middle tier and rapid prototyping contracts that include low-rate initial …

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Report: Carlyle Group Close to Sealing StandardAero Acquisition Deal

The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) is close to finalizing a deal worth more than $5B to buy StandardAero from Veritas Capital, Reuters reported Tuesday. Scottsdale, Ariz.-based StandardAero offers aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul support services to clients in military, general aviation and commercial sectors. Sources told Reuters the transaction could be disclosed …

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McAleese & Associates: Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Hypersonics

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan’s speech at a National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored briefing on hypersonics. Shanahan said Thursday at the NDIA event that hypersonic technologies need to be operationalized. “This is about industrializing…scale…deploying [offensive-hypersonic] deterrent…and then moving to [hypersonic] defense,” he noted. He said the …

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NOAA Vet Philip Kenul Appointed ECS Science, Engineering Consultant; George Wilson Quoted

Philip Kenul, a former director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s homeland security office and head of the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center, has been named a consultant of ECS‘ science and engineering division. The retired NOAA Corps rear admiral will provide research, strategic development and consulting support in his new position, the company said …

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Lockheed Secures $92M Contract to Update H-60 Helicopters for Navy, Int’l Clients

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a potential $92.5M contract to provide support services for H-60 multirole helicopters of the U.S. Navy as well as Australia, Denmark and Saudi Arabia under the foreign military sales program. The company will update, implement and maintain H-60 software and systems configurations under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, the …

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Report: Deloitte Board Selects Janet Foutty as US Chair

Janet Foutty, currently chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP and previously leader of Deloitte‘s federal practice, has been nominated by the board of directors to the role of U.S. chairman, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. The report said the professional services firm’s partners and principals will vote early next year …

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Leonardo to Launch New Unit as Part of Defense, Security Electronics Portfolio Reorg

Italy-based conglomerate Leonardo has moved to combine three divisions into a new electronics division as part of growth efforts in the defense and security technology market. Leonardo said Thursday the new business will consolidate the firm’s land and naval defence electronics, airborne and space systems and defense systems businesses. The …

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