Tag Archives: r&D

Heidi Shyu Makes Wash100 List for Leadership in R&D and Procurement

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA March 3, 2015 – Heidu Shyu, U.S. Army assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, has been named to this year’s list of Wash100 most influential leaders in GovCon for her leadership on federal procurement and research. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public …

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Schafer to Support DARPA Tactical Technology Office R&D for $97M

Schafer‘s government services business will provide the Tactical Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency with scientific, engineering and technical assistance under a potential three-year, $96.9 million contract. The company said Thursday it will support DARPA TTO’s research and development activities for new prototype weapons, systems or platforms that create or prevent …

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John Fratamico: Leidos to Help Army R&D Aviation, Missile Platforms

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has been awarded a $37 million contract with the U.S. Army to provide engineering and technical program services for aviation and missile research efforts. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract contains a one-year base period of performance and Leidos will perform work within and outside the U.S., Leidos said Thursday. John Fratamico,  Leidos group president, …

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IARPA Taps IBM, Northrop, Raytheon BBN Teams for Cryogenic Computer Tech Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has selected three industry teams to perform research and development work on a future energy-efficient superconducting computer as part of IARPA’s multi-year Cryogenic Computer Complexity program. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Wednesday that teams led by IBM, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary received research …

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Richard Stapp Joins Northrop as VP of Aerospace Systems Tech Development

Richard Stapp, formerly director of special programs at the office of the defense secretary, has joined Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as vice president of technology development in the company’s aerospace systems sector. The retired Air Force brigadier general will report to Dale Burton, VP of research and technology within Northrop’s aerospace systems sector,  Northrop said …

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Byron Callan: 5 Defense Firms Collectively Spent $4B on R&D Projects in 2013

Data compiled by Capital Alpha Partners analyst Byron Callan shows that five U.S. defense firms collectively spent $800 million more on research and development last year than they did in 2012, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday. The publication reports that Boeing (NYSE: BA), L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: …

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David Melcher: Exelis Eyes Asia-Pacific Market Expansion With Regional HQ

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) plans to open a regional headquarters in Melbourne to address aerospace, defense and information security requirements of customers across the Asia-Pacific region. The company will also build a facility in Melbourne that will research, develop, test and integrate technology in areas such as networking, analytics and electronic …

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Army Selects 5 Companies to R&D Engineering Integration Systems

Five companies have been selected to compete on a three-year, $9.9 million contract with the U.S. Army for research and development work on engineering integration systems. Six bids were received by the Army for the firm-fixed-price contract and the branch will determine funding and work location with each order, the Defense …

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Julie Bowen Named MITRE VP, General Counsel; Alfred Grasso Comments

Julie Bowen has been appointed to the vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary roles at MITRE Corp. The cybersecurity and intellectual property law veteran joined MITRE in 2006 as associate general counsel, with responsibility in the organization’s technology transfer office, MITRE said Tuesday. Bowen will lead MITRE’s legal team in …

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Ben Fathi Named VMware CTO; Pat Gelsinger Comments

Ben Fathi, formerly senior vice president for research and development at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has been appointed to the role of chief technology officer. Fathi will report directly to CEO Pat Gelsinger and be responsible for the company’s product development and programs, academic partnerships and R&D community, VMware said Wednesday. Gelsinger …

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