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Army Inches Closer to Deploying Laser Prototypes for Strykers in FY 2022; Col. Scott McLeod Quoted

Stryker Combat Vehicle

The U.S. Army is close to deploying a platoon of four Stryker combat vehicles equipped with 50 kilowatt-class laser weapon prototypes in fiscal year 2022 after completing an assessment of the new directed-energy capability. Marcia Holmes, the service’s deputy director of hypersonics, directed energy, space and rapid acquisition. 

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Col. Daniel Holland: Army Looks to Mount Attritable Sensor on High-Altitude Platform

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army is seeking new sensor technology that can fly on a balloon or a glider plane at an altitude of at least 60,000 feet and facilitate target jamming. “The idea is blanketing the deep area with low-cost attributable sensors to enable deep sensing and deep effects,” said Col. Daniel Holland, capability manager for electronic warfare at the Army.

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Epirus Appoints Mark Esper to its Board of Directors; Chairman Grant Verstandig Quoted

Mark Esper

Epirus announced Tuesday that former Secretary of Defense and two-time Wash100 Award recipient Mark Esper has joined the company's Board of Directors. Mark Esper’s appointment strengthens Epirus’s commitment to bring in experienced professionals to its Board of Directors to guide the company through its next phase of development and growth.

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Raytheon Intelligence and Space Awarded $175M USAF Contract for Intelligence Services; David Appel Quoted

David Appel

Raytheon Intelligence and Space (RI&S), a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, announced on Thursday that it has been awarded a U.S. Air Force intelligence program contract worth potentially $175 million. The contract period runs for five years and requires the company to provide signals intelligence services for the U.S. Air Force's Distributed Common Ground System, which collects, processes and analyzes intelligence.

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Raytheon Intelligence and Space Awarded $228M USSF Contract for OCX Ground Systems; Barbara Baker Quoted


Raytheon Intelligence and Space has been awarded a U.S. Space Force (USSF) contract for a follow-on control system for the GPS satellite constellation, estimated to be valued at $228 million. The contract will expand Raytheon’s current work on an innovative ground system for Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) GPS constellation. 

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Raytheon BBN Technologies Publishes Major Development to Detect Single Photon of Light; Brad Tousley, Kin Chung Fong Quoted

Quantum Computing

Raytheon announced on Tuesday that Raytheon BBN Technologies, a subsidiary of Raytheon Intelligence & Space, have published their research regarding, via the academic journal Science, a component called a “Josephson junction,” which is a new method to detect a single photon, or a particle of light. Raytheon BBN has been providing advanced technology research and development for more than 70 years. 

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Dr. Mark Esper Joins McCain Institute as John S. McCain Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Mark Esper

The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University has named Dr. Mark Esper, former Secretary of Defense and three-time Wash100 Award recipient, as its inaugural John S. McCain Distinguished Fellow to lead a bipartisan team to assess, discuss and promote policy solutions to the challenges facing U.S. national security decision-makers in the Executive Branch and Congress.

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DSA Names Gibson Le Boeuf to Federal Advisory Board of Directors

John Somplasky Named

Data Systems Analysts (DSA) has appointed Gibson Le Boeuf to the company’s Federal Advisory Board of Directors (FAB). Le Boeuf currently serves as president of GGL International, where he provides consulting services to domestic and international governments, private industry and academia on defense related matters. Le Boeuf has more than 34 years' experience in marine, naval architecture and mechanical engineering disciplines, including acquisition of major complex weapons systems.

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Executive Mosaic Names 2021 Wash100 Award Recipients; Cast Your 10 Votes TODAY

2021 Wash100

Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, has announced the recipients of the 2021 Wash100 Award. “We are thrilled to honor the winners of the 2021 Wash100 Award, said Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic. With the announcement, Executive Mosaic will begin to accept votes for this year’s Popular Vote Rankings.

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Space Force Eyes Government-Owned Open Platform for Data From Missile Warning Satellites; Lt. Col. Kellie Brownlee Quoted

Next Generation

The U.S. Space Force is advancing the development of a government-owned open system to process and share data derived from existing and future missile warning satellites. Lt. Col. Kellie Brownlee, materiel leader for future ground integration at SMC, said the service is working to transfer Lockheed Martin’s proprietary technology and data to a government-owned open architecture.

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