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DigitalGlobe Crowdsourcing Tech Used in Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has launched a program with its Tomnod crowdsourcing platform to help in the search of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 jetliner that went missing on Saturday. The FirstLook subscription service works to compate pre- and post-event satellite imagery for emergency management functions,  the company said Monday. Two DigitalGlobe satellites have …

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Larry McDonald: BRTRC Buys SecureForce in Cyber, Big Data Market Push

BRTRC has acquired cybersecurity contractor SecureForce for an undisclosed amount in a move that Larry McDonald, BRTRC’s chief operating officer, says is intended to grow his company’s cyber, big data and analytics technologies. SecureForce provides cybersecurity and information assurance services to government agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, Transportation …

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Jeffrey Palombo: Northrop Radar Designed to Help Marines Detect, Engage Targets

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will enter the low-rate initial production phase on ground and air task-oriented radars for U.S. Marine Corps troops to monitor and engage targets. The Navy’s assistant secretary for research development and acquisition approved the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar program production at a Defense Department event on …

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Peg Grayson: New MTN Government Cyber Offering Looks to Protect Agencies Through Social Media and Predictive Analytics

MTN Government has launched a cyber management service offering designed to help public sector organizations analyze and block malicious threats arising from the use of social networks. The service uses a ZeroFOX-built security platform to deliver social media threat intelligence to help agencies avoid attacks on computer systems and mobile …

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Leidos to Help Naval Health Research Center Investigate Warfighter Stress; Steve Comber Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will work with the Naval Health Research Center to investigate the effects of stress on warfighters under a potential five-year, $7.3 million contract. The single-award, cost-plus fixed-fee contract contains one base year and four one-year options, Leidos said Monday. The NHRC’s behavior sciences and epidemiology department aims …

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Siki Giunta to Head Verizon’s Cloud, Enterprise IT Business

Siki Giunta, formerly a cloud computing executive at Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has joined Verizon Enterprise Solutions (NYSE: VZ) to lead the Verizon Cloud offering, Telecom Lead reported Friday. Giunta will also oversee the company’s technology convergence work and connected offerings through wireline and wireless networks. Her background includes service as CEO at …

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DLA Hands Down Potential $10B Equipment Logistics IDIQ

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded positions on a potential five-year, $10 billion contract to six small businesses for logistics support of special operations equipment. DLA received 20 offers for the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Friday. Federal civilian agencies and all four military branches are listed as using …

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Raytheon to Build Naval Aircraft Circuit Card Assemblies for US, Australia and Canada

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will build aircraft circuit card assemblies for the U.S. Navy and two other countries under a potential $8, 970, 000 contract. The Defense Logistics Agency awarded the firm-fixed-price contract to Raytheon’s space and airborne systems unit on a sole source basis, the Defense Department said Friday. Australia and …

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Jonathan Goldman, USIS Vet, Joins FCi Federal as Chief Growth Officer; Sharon Virts Comments

Jonathan Goldman, a former vice president at KeyPoint Government Solutions and USIS, has joined FCi Federal to manage growth strategy and operations in the newly-created position of chief growth officer. Sharon Virts, FCi Federal founder and CEO, said Thursday that Goldman will be responsible for helping to expand the business and deliver new …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Plans Long-Range Bomber RFP For Later This Year

The U.S. Air Force is requesting $11.8 billion in funding to build a new long-range bomber, Bloomberg News reported Thursday. Tony Capaccio writes the branch intends to acquire up to 100 Long-Range Strike Bomber units for $55 billion total over five years. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said earlier this month at a Bloomberg Government …

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