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Air Force’s Rob Beutel on Pandemic-Driven Changes in Stakeholder Dialogue

U.S. Air Force

Rob Beutel, deputy chief information technology officer of the U.S. Air Force, has said that telework operations did not prevent his team from evaluating new technologies through online demonstrations. “Now, on a daily basis we can meet with [any] company,” he noted.

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Space Force, Lockheed Ship GPS III SV04 Satellite for Launch Preparations

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The U.S. Space Force and Lockheed Martin have delivered a new GPS satellite to Florida-based Astrotech Space Operations for launch preparations. GPS III Space Vehicle 04 will deliver anti-jam capabilities and work alongside other GPS satellites to provide positioning, navigation and timing across the globe.

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WESCO Announces Agreement with Canadian Competition Bureau

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC) today announced that it has reached a Consent Agreement with the Competition Bureau of Canada (“Bureau”) regarding its merger with Anixter International. As previously announced, the closing of the merger transaction with Anixter occurred on June 22, 2020 after the expiry of the applicable waiting period under Canadian competition law.

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Jacobs Teams with NASA’s JPL to Support Mars Perseverance Rover; Steve Arnette, Trevor Graff Quoted

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Jacobs announced on Thursday that the company has partnered with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to build a new calibration device for the Mars Perseverance Rover. The calibration device is mounted on the front of the rover so that researchers can check SHERLOC's analytical instrumentation's accuracy by directing it to scan the baseline materials on the calibration target. 

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American Systems Receives James S. Cogswell Award for Achievement in Industrial Security; Peter Smith Quoted

Peter Smith

American Systems announced on Wednesday that the company’s facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico has received the prestigious 2020 James S. Cogswell Award for security excellence from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). 

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Peraton Receives $188M in Contracts to Support Systems Development, Mission Capability Integration; Mike King Quoted

Peraton

Peraton has been awarded new and expanded multiple contracts worth a combined $188 million to support U.S. government customers leading high-consequence national missions spanning multiple warfighting domains. Peraton emphasizes emergent warfighting domains in space, cyber, and intelligence by building mission capability solutions to deliver mission success, not just tools or infrastructure. 

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