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Derek Tournear Named Acting Director at Space Dev’t Agency

Derek Tournear, formerly assistant director for space at the Department of Defense, has been named acting director of the Space Development Agency, Air Force Magazine reported Tuesday. Tournear will manage the agency's research and engineering framework to address potential DoD space architecture concerns under his new capacity.

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Elbit Systems Agrees to Acquire Harris Night Vision for $350M, Bezhalel Machlis Quoted

Elbit Systems of America, the U.S. subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., announced on Friday that it signed an agreement with the Harris Corporation to acquire Harris Night Vision business for $350 million. The transaction is conditioned upon completion of the proposed merger between Harris and L3 Technologies, Inc., customary closing conditions, which includes a receipt of all regulatory approvals.

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Report: Jim Faist, Milan Nikolich Named Directors at DoD’s Research & Engineering Org

The Defense Department has appointed government industry veterans Jim Faist and Milan "Mitch" Nikolich as directors within the newly created research and engineering division, Inside Defense reported Thursday. Faist will oversee hypersonics, autonomy, space and networked command, control and communications areas as director of defense research and engineering for capabilities, a DoD spokeswoman told the publication.

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White House to Discuss Job Creation Efforts With Industry Execs

President Donald Trump has launched an initiative that seeks to engage U.S. business leaders in efforts to increase job growth opportunities. Trump plans to hold meetings with executives to gather information about their experiences and insights on job creation as part of the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, according to a White House press release published Friday. …

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NOAA Sets Nov. 4 Launch Date for 1st Next-Generation Geostationary Weather Satellite

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has scheduled the launch of its first out of four next-generation geostationary weather satellites into space for Nov. 4 from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard an Atlas V rocket. NOAA said Tuesday the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R is designed to scan the Earth five times faster, provide four times greater image resolution and use triple …

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Pentagon Seeks $6B in FY 2015 C4I Funding

The Defense Department has proposed $6 billion in fiscal year 2015 funding for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence systems, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes the Pentagon plans to spend $541.5 million on research and procurement of 3,294 radio systems under the Tactical Networking Radio Systems …

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ExecutiveBiz Keeps Focus on GovCon Healthcare IT Movements

Executive Mosaic staffers cast their eye every day on the GovCon industry’s largest players by tracking the latest executive appointments and business activity that shapes the sector. One area our media team has seen increased activity in is healthcare IT, where agencies are increasingly looking to contractors for cutting-edge technology …

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