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NASA and FAA Vet Terry Thompson to Lead LMI’s Aviation Environmental Analysis Efforts

Terry Thompson, the former vice president for energy and environment at Airbus subsidiary Metron Aviation, has joined LMI to work with the aviation industry to address environmental impacts and concerns, among other responsibilities. Shahab Hasan, program director for LMI’s operations and cost analysis, said Monday that LMI looks to tap Thompson’s experience …

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FAA Approves Boeing ScanEagle UAV for Commercial Use; Paul McDuffee Comments

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has been authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle for a commercial project, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported Monday. Steve Wilhelm writes the FAA gave Insitu permission to operate three ScanEagle drones to support environmental surveillance work by energy …

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Iraq Requests $700M US Air Traffic Control Equipment Sale

Iraq’s government has asked to purchase $700 million in air traffic control technology and support services from the U.S. government under a foreign military sales agreement. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a Tuesday notice that the contractor for the transaction will be determined through a competitive process. Equipment covered under …

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Lockheed Awarded $440M National Airspace System Contract Extension; Rick Hieb Comments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $440 million contract extension to continue performing integration and implementation services for the Federal Aviation Administration’s National Airspace System. The Bethesda, Md.-based company has performed task orders under the NAS Integration Support Contract for the past four years and will continue work through at least …

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Curt Kolcun: Army to Purchase 50K Microsoft Office 365 Licenses

The U.S. Army has awarded a blanket purchase agreement to Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) for 50, 000 Office 365 licenses that will be available to all Defense Department components. Office 365 encompasses shared email and calendar tools, Office Web Apps, Microsoft Lync and collaboration tools such as …

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Air Force Wants ‘Sense and Avoid’ UAV Tech

The U.S. Air Force is looking to add a common-airborne sense and avoid technology into unmanned aerial vehicles that are used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Proposed technologies are being mandated to fulfill Federal Aviation Administration requirements and be able to help vehicles perform integrated flight within the National …

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General Dynamics to Produce FAA Air Traffic Control Radios; Chris Marzilli Comments

General Dynamics C4 Systems (NYSE: GD) has received a $25 million production order from the Federal Aviation Administration for new air traffic control radios to replace the agency’s legacy analog radios. The radios are intended to help establish a networked ground communication infrastructure for air traffic controllers and the National …

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Lockheed Wins $500M FAA Transocean Air Traffic Mgmt Extension; Sandy Samuel Comments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a potential eight-year, $500 million contract extension to continue developing an air traffic management platform for the Federal Aviation Administration to manage aircraft safety over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The FAA uses the transoceanic air traffic management software and hardware for its Advanced Technologies and …

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AMERICAN SYSTEMS Leadership Talks Transition, Opportunities After Buying SAIC’s T&E Business

Executives Joe Kopfman, Peter Smith, Chris Braccio and Jason Frye break down the deal and its impact on the Chantilly, Va.-based professional, technical and information technology services contractor. In September 2012, AMERICAN SYSTEMS announced it would purchase SAIC‘s test and evaluation business as it looked to capture opportunities “in a market that traditionally …

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MITRE Wins Potential $1B Contract to Manage its 6th FFRDC; Alfred Grasso Comments

Mitre Corp. has won a possible $1 billion contract to operate a Federally Funded Research and Development Center for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, reports The Washington Business Journal. Currently, MITRE manages five FFRDC’s for agencies and government offices including the Defense Department, Federal Aviation Administration, Internal Revenue …

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