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Lt. Gen. John Thompson: Space Force Plans Launch Service Phase 2 Contract Awards This Summer

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Lt. Gen. John “JT” Thompson, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center, said the U.S. Space Force is on schedule to award this summer contracts to two launch service providers under the second phase of the National Security Space Launch program, Via Satellite reported Thursday.

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Lockheed Gets $7.2B Air Force Follow-On Contract for GPS III Satellites

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a potential $7.2B follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force to build an additional 22 GPS III satellites. The service said Friday it expects the initial GPS IIIF satellite to be available for liftoff by 2026 under the fixed-price contract. “Getting to a manufacturing …

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Census Bureau Chief John Thompson Steps Down

The Census Bureau announced Tuesday that Director John Thompson will leave the agency next month. The 27 year agency veteran, who has led the agency since 2013, steps down amid costs about funding concerns. Though his five-year term expired in December, he had been expected to stay on through at least the end of …

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Phantom Raises Series B Funds for Security Automation Platform

Phantom has obtained $13.5 million in a Series B funding round led by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and backed by In-Q-Tel. Phantom will use the funds to expand engineering, sales and marketing operations in support of its platform that works to automate and orchestrate security operations, the …

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Satya Nadella Unveiled as Microsoft CEO, John Thompson to Chair Board of Directors

Satya Nadella,  executive vice president of Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) cloud and enterprise group, has been appointed to succeed the retiring Steve Ballmer as CEO of the software maker. Nadella joined the company in 1992 and led its transition to a cloud computing environment along with other strategy and technical shifts, …

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Boeing, Air Force Agree on Final KC-46A Design

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Air Force have agreed on the final design of the company’s KC-46A tanker jet after months of component and subsystem reviews and a three-day weapon system critical design review in July. The company intends to deliver 179 total tankers to the Air Force, as well …

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