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Boeing Consolidates Production of 787 Jets; Stan Deal Quoted

Stan Deal

The Boeing Company will consolidate production of 787 jets at its facility in North Charleston, S.C., starting in mid-2021, to remediate the effects of COVID-19. The decision will preserve liquidity and reposition of business and enhance efficiency of performance. “The Boeing 787 is the tremendous success,” said Stan Deal president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. 

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3M Secures 2 Contacts from DoD to Expand N95 Respirator Development During COVID-19 Pandemic; Mike Roman Quoted

3M has been awarded two contracts through the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to further develop U.S. production of N95 respirators in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the company reported on Friday.

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IBM Releases Rapid Supplier Connect to Reduce Supply Chain Shortages During COVID-19; Phyllis McCready Quoted

IBM has  announced IBM Rapid Supplier Connect, a blockchain-based network designed to help government agencies and healthcare organizations identify new, non-traditional suppliers who have pivoted to address the shortage of equipment, devices and supplies needed for COVID-19 relief efforts, the company reported on Monday

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BlackBerry Launches QNX Black Channel to Provide Safe Data Communication Exchanges; Grant Courville Quoted


BlackBerry Limited has launched QNX Black Channel Communications Technology, a new software solution that OEMs and embedded software developers can use to ensure safe data communication exchanges within their safety-critical systems, the company announced on Tuesday.

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3M Chairman, CEO, Mike Roman, Releases Update on N95 Respirators in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic


3M chairman and CEO Mike Roman has issued an update concerning the progress of the company’s capacity of N95 respirators and measures to combat price gouging and counterfeiting, and new partnerships to help protect healthcare workers, the company announced on Wednesday

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Rapid Sustainment Office Builds 3D Parts for C-5 Airlift System

The Rapid Sustainment Office has leveraged 3D printing technologies to develop and install parts on the U.S. Air Force airlift platform. RSO worked with the Air Mobility Command, the C-5 Program Office and the 436th Airlift Wing to produce and install emergency light covers, window reveals, gasper and overhead panels on a C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Wednesday.

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon Eyes Tech Modernization Cuts for Fiscal 2017

The Defense Department looks to trim military equipment production, research and development programs during fiscal 2017 in a bid to maintain readiness levels and end strength, Defense News reported Sunday. Aaron Mehta writes DoD officials have indicated they will make program cuts to manage a $15 billion gap between the funding level that the …

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Frank Kendall: Data-Driven Policies Key to DoD Acquisition Cost Savings Push

Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, has discussed how DoD’s use of data in acquisition procedures and policies seeks to generate savings for the military in development and production programs, DoD News reported Tuesday. Kendall reviewed the department’s latest Performance of the Defense Acquisition System report at a Defense One-hosted event, Cheryl Pellerin …

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