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McAleese & Associates: Patrick Shanahan on Space Development Agency’s Acquisition Authority

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has issued a report on key takeaways from the testimonies of Department of Defense and Air Force officials at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing held Thursday. Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates and a 2019 Wash100 recipient, wrote in the report that …

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Suzi McBride Rejoins Iridium as COO; Matt Desch Quoted

Suzi McBride, formerly chief operations officer and senior vice president at OneWeb, has been named COO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) effective Feb. 11. She will succeed the retiring Scott Smith, who will continue to work at Iridium in a consulting capacity through March 15 to facilitate the transition, the …

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DigitalGlobe Gets Potential $900M NRO EnhancedView Imagery Contract Extension; Dan Jablonsky Quoted

Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) DigitalGlobe subsidiary has secured a potential three-year, $900M contract extension from the National Reconnaissance Office to provide commercial imagery to the U.S. government through its WorldView Legion satellite constellation. NRO added three option years worth approximately $300M annually to the EnhancedView Follow-On contract awarded in September after it assumed …

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DigitalGlobe Gets Potential $600M NRO Follow-On Contract for EnhancedView Satellite Imagery

Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) DigitalGlobe subsidiary has received a potential two-year, $600M contract from the National Reconnaissance Office to continue to provide the U.S. government access to the company’s WorldView satellite constellation and image archive. The EnhancedView Follow-On contract has a one-year base term and an option year worth approximately …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Geospatial Intelligence, Noblis and More

Weekly Roundup July 10 – July 14 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson This week, Noblis, Inc., a nonprofit provider of science, technology, and strategy services to government agencies, was awarded a $3 billion IDIQ contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

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Iridium Sets Dec. 16 Launch for Initial NEXT Satellites; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 6, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has set a Dec. 16 launch date for the first batch of the company’s next-generation communication satellites,  ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Ten initial NEXT satellites will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California into low-earth orbit via SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket, Iridium …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Falcon 9 Stage 1 Booster Delivered to California

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 29, 2016 — Matt Desch, Iridium (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO, announced in a Twitter post Nov. 21 that the stage 1 booster of SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket has been delivered to California to support the launch of 10 Iridium satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Ars Technica reported Nov. 21 SpaceX …

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Harris’ Antenna Reflectors Unveiled Onboard Navy MUOS-5 Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 10, 2016 — Two Harris-built (NYSE: HRS) unfurlable mesh antenna reflectors are part of the U.S. Navy‘s fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite and have been deployed Oct. 30, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Harris said Tuesday it provides a 45-foot and an 18-foot antenna per satellite on the MUOS …

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Air Force Picks Raytheon, L-3, ViaSat for Wideband Satcom Tactical Service Demo Contracts

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) and ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) have won separate contracts to provide protected tactical service field demonstration support services to the U.S. Air Force. The service branch awarded the cost-plus-incentive-fee contracts through a competitive acquisition process with five proposals received, the Defense Department said Thursday. The companies will …

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Inmarsat, Securiport Team for Border Security, Control Service

TYSONS CORNER, VA September 11, 2015 — Inmarsat and aviation systems company Securiport have teamed up to deliver a new security service that aims to help governments manage border control and security, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Inmarsat said the collaboration combines Securiport IICS/IIMS technology with Inmarsat’s satellite constellation to provide real-time analytics …

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