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Serco Receives ESA Contract for Specialist Scientific & Engineering Personnel

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 3, 2017 — Serco will provide personnel and specialist scientific and engineering services in support of eight directorates within the European Space Agency under a potential $78.1 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the contract calls for skilled experts in the fields of engineering, electromagnetics, optics, …

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Aili Kujawa: Johns Hopkins APL Continues Drive Toward Innovation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 26, 2017 — Aili Kujawa, director of human resources and services at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has noted that the lab continues to pursue new investment and innovation opportunities while building on traditional capabilities. “At APL, innovation is who we are and why we were established,” …

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Navy Secretary Nominee Spencer Downplays 355-Ship Fleet, Touts Unmanned Systems

Navy Secretary nominee Richard  Spencer downplayed President Donald Trump’s proposal of a 355-ship fleet, up from the current 276 number, while emphasizing that capability of weapons systems are paramount, Breaking Defense reported. The Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson has assessed that the Navy requires 355 ships, and he issued a …

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Richard White: SSL, Partners to Explore Robotics, Propulsion for NASA Commercial Space Habitat Effort

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 28, 2017 — Space Systems Loral has teamed with NanoRacks and United Launch Alliance to work with NASA in efforts to determine the feasibility of converting rocket upper stages into commercial space habitats, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. SSL said June 21 the Ixion Initiative Team will explore the potential for …

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Sutherland’s Teresa Weipert: Gov’t Eyes Customer Service as Part of Digital Transformation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 21, 2017 — Teresa Weipert, senior vice president of Sutherland Global Services‘ government solutions unit, has said the government has adopted the concept of the “chief customer officer” as part of its digital transformation and efforts to build on its services to the public. “The Chief Customer …

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Omar Balkissoon: OGSystems Aims for Smart Analytics, Efficient ISR

TYSONS CORNER, VA March 31, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz recently caught up with OGSystems CEO Omar Balkissoon, who talked about the company’s recent acquisition and areas of focus in the coming years. “We all know that there is a constant flow of data, but the trick is in the processing …

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iRobot to Upgrade U.S. Navy’s Robotic Systems; Frank Wilson Comments

iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) has won a three-year,  $13 million contract to upgrade the U.S. Navy‘s man transportable robotic systems. The company will also build MTRS spare parts for the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Indian head explosive ordnance disposal technology division under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract,  iRobot said Monday. iRobot is scheduled to complete all tasks …

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Google Buys Robotics Tech Maker Boston Dynamics

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has acquired engineering and robotics design company Boston Dynamics for an undisclosed amount, the New York Times reported Saturday. John Markoff writes that Waltham, Mass.-based Boston Dynamics will be integrated into Google’s robotics initiatives led by Andy Rubin, Google’s development lead for the Android operating system. The transaction …

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iRobot Wins Additional Bomb Disarm Robot Funds

IRobot Corp. has won a $28, 776, 935 U.S. Navy contract modification to acquire production systems, repair parts and spare kits for a robotics system used to detect and dispose of explosive devices. The company will also manage configurations and provide engineering services to the Navy for the Man Transportable …

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