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Raanan Horowitz: Elbit Systems of America to Install Safety Tech on Marine Helicopters

An Elbit Systems (NASDAQ: ESLT) subsidiary will install helmet display tracker system kits and tactical video data link systems on the U.S. Marine Corps‘ fleet of Bell AH-1W attack helicopters. The Marine Corps awarded an $11.6 million contract to Elbit Systems of America for the helmet display tracker system kits and a separate $8.5 million contract for the …

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Allan McArtor: Airbus Eyes Cyber Acquisitions, Growth Opportunities Abroad

Allan McArtor, CEO of Airbus‘ North American subsidiary said the company is looking to drive business growth through overseas opportunities and cyber acquisitions, Defense News reported Sunday. Paul McLeary writes the company will market its Lakota trainer helicopter to foreign governments seeking to replace their legacy fleets. McCartor became CEO …

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NASA: Names 5 Winners, 1 Fan Favorite in Int’l Space Apps Challenge

NASA has announced the winners and the voted fan favorite in the 2014 International Space Apps Challenge that saw approximately 8, 000 participants offer hardware, mobile or Web and data visualizations applications. The space agency said Friday that it launched the competition to generate direct applications of technology to space missions. Alert-Alert, PhoneSat, Space …

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Edward Siskel, Former White House Legal Adviser, Returns to Law Firm WilmerHale

Edward Siskel, formerly White House deputy counsel and deputy assistant to President Barack Obama, has returned to law firm WilmerHale to help spearhead its strategic response group based in Washington. He previously advised senior executive branch officials on legal issues associated with risk management, compliance, oversight and national security programs, …

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Commerce Dept Taps 5 Small Businesses for $150M Network Equipment Vehicle

The U.S. Commerce Department has awarded positions on a potential five-year, $150 million blanket delivery order to five small businesses for network equipment and maintenance services. Commerce aims to save up to $25 million in costs over the next five years and centralize its contract award processes through the BDO, the department …

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Mike Petters: Huntington Ingalls Targets Energy Infrastructure Market With UniversalPegasus Intl Buy

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has agreed to buy UniversalPegasus International Holdings, a project management services provider in the oil and gas industries, for an undisclosed amount. The deal is slated to close in June after federal antitrust review and customary regulatory approval, HII said Friday. UPI has been providing …

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Roger Krone: Boeing Sees Continued Int’l SATCOM Market Demand as Air Force Eyes 2 More WGS Satellites

Boeing (NYSE: BA) could receive an additional order for two communications satellites from the U.S. Air Force and that purchase would be backed by international partners, Space News reported Thursday. Mike Gruss writes the seventh Wideband Global Satcom satellite is scheduled for launch in 2015 while development of WGS-9 is underway …

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DISA Implements DoD Mobility Security Update for Android

The Defense Information Systems Agency has deployed the DoD Mobility Capability 2.0 release supporting Android/Samsung Knox platforms on May 9, as part of the DoD Mobility Unclassified Capability program. DISA said Wednesday that it wants the implementation to boost mobile capability for the military while leveraging a mobile device management system to secure devices …

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Esri Unveils Mapping Tech Licensing Program for Local Gov’t Customers

Geographic information systems provider Esri has introduced a licensing program that allows small U.S. government units to leverage its online mapping technology for an unlimited number of enterprise deployments. Esri aims to help public-sector clients integrate the ArcGIS software into servers, desktops and mobile devices through a Small Government Departmental …

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OpenGov Raises $15M in Andreessen Horowitz-Led Funding Round; Zac Bookman Comments

OpenGov has generated $15 million in investments from an Andreessen Horowitz-led funding round as the data visualization provider seeks to enter the federal market, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes existing investor Formation 8 also pumped money into OpenGov during the series b funding round. OpenGov works to host financial …

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