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BlackBerry’s Paul Battaglia: Derived Credentials Could Help Agencies Protect Mobile Devices

Paul Battaglia, vice president of government sales at BlackBerry (NYSE: BB), has said agencies should protect mobile devices from hackers and adversaries and one way to do that is through the use of derived credentials. Battaglia wrote that such an approach could help agencies verify the identity of government officials …

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Prime Contractor Lockheed Selects Companies for Payload Competition on Future USAF Missile Warning Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 8, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has named Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and a partnership between Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Ball Aerospace as potential suppliers of mission payloads for the U.S. Air Force‘s Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared geosynchronous Earth orbit satellite, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The …

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General Atomics Lined Up for Reaper Block 5 Production Contract From Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 5, 2018 — A General Atomics business unit is set to receive a sole-source contract from the U.S. Air Force for the production of MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 unmanned aircraft systems for fiscal year 2019, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Air Force Materiel Command said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday that …

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Raytheon Updates Air Force AOC Weapon System Software via Agile Method; Todd Probert Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 1, 2018 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has implemented an agile development approach to update the baseline software of the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System used by the U.S. Air Force, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 19. FlightGlobal reported Sept. 19 that the agile method has worked …

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Engility Tapped for Air Force Data Exchange Gateway Software Sustainment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 28, 2018 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) will help the U.S. Air Force maintain software for a tactical data exchange system used on aircraft under a $49.5M contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The contract provides for software sustainment support to the Joint Range Extension/Joint Range Extension Tactical Equipment Package, which …

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Pratt & Whitney Wins $250M USAF IDIQ to Develop Turbine Propulsion, Power & Thermal Systems

United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has won a potential eight-year, $250M contract to develop turbine propulsion, power and thermal systems for the U.S. Air Force. Pratt & Whitney will also demonstrate and transition the platforms under the first phase of USAF’s Advanced Turbine Technology for Affordable Mission-Capability …

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Boeing Lands $9.2B Air Force T-X Trainer Contract; Leanne Caret Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a potential 16-year, $9.2B contract to build up to 475 T-X trainer aircraft and 120 ground-based training platforms for the U.S. Air Force. “Today’s announcement is the culmination of years of unwavering focus by the Boeing and Saab team,” Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s …

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Lockheed to Build Two GPS IIIF Satellites Under $1.3B Air Force Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential nine-year, $1.3B contract to produce the 11th and 12th GPS IIIF satellites for the U.S. Air Force. The contract includes space vehicle test bed and simulators, nonrecurring engineering support, launch and on-orbit services, space vehicle storage and options for up to 22 GPS III …

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USAF Awards Enterprise IT Network Experimentation OTAs to AT&T, Microsoft

The U.S. Air Force has awarded AT&T (NYSE: T) an $87.4M “other transaction” agreement and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) a $34.4M OTA to set up enterprise information technology networks for experimentation. Both companies will each test a commercial data and voice network service intended to help Defense Department users access applications and …

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Leidos’ William Bender Talks Data Security, IT Modernization in Military

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 26, 2018 — William Bender, senior vice president of strategic accounts and government relations at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has urged organizations to establish an end-to-end understanding of their data assets in order to secure information as they move to modernize their information technology infrastructure, ExecutiveBiz reported …

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