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Boeing Completes Starliner Software Qualification; John Vollmer Quoted

CST-100 Starliner

Boeing has completed its formal requalification of the CST-100 Starliner’s flight software. With the qualification, Boeing will prepare for its next test flight.  Boeing’s starliner will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) during Orbital Flight Test-2, a second uncrewed flight test, in March 2021. “The work this team put into exhaustively wringing out our software is a defining moment for the program,” said John Vollmer.

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Perspecta Labs Wins Contract to Develop DoD Spectrum Access Manager

Petros Mouchtaris

Perspecta Labs has been awarded a three-year, $6.2 million prime contract to develop a spectrum access manager for the Department of Defense (DoD) under the National Spectrum Consortium's Spectrum Base Agreement. “Perspecta Labs will leverage its leading expertise in RF spectrum solutions to design, develop, integrate and demonstrate a spectrum access management and planning tool,” said Petros Mouchtaris, Ph.D., president of Perspecta Labs. 

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Northrop Grumman, NASA Complete Last Sunshield Deployment Test for James Webb Space Telescope

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation and NASA have successfully completed the final sunshield deployment test on the James Webb Space Telescope, the company reported on Friday. The successful test will prepare the telescope for launch in 2021. “The success of this important milestone demonstrates the rigor and dedication of the Northrop Grumman and NASA team,” said Scott Willoughby.

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PAE Secures Task Order to Provide COVID-19 Testing Services; John Heller Quoted

John Heller

PAE has been awarded a task order to provide COVID-19 testing services for winter and spring sports for all 14 universities of the Southeastern Conference. "PAE is providing its expeditionary skillset to entities across the country for COVID-19 response efforts,” said John Heller, president and CEO of PAE and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

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Boeing & US Navy Complete First Test Flight for MQ-25 T1 with ARS

Boeing

Boeing and the U.S. Navy have completed the first test flight for MQ-25 T1 with an aerial refueling store (ARS). The successful 2.5-hour flight with the Cobham ARS was designed to test the aircraft’s aerodynamics with the ARS mounted under the wing. The flight was conducted by Boeing test pilots operating from a ground control station at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.

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Vectrus to Support US Army Environmental Sustainability; Chuck Prow Quoted

Chuck Prow

Vectrus has begun testing procured biodegradable materials with food waste from base dining facilities in a live composting demonstration at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in support of the U.S. Army’s environmental sustainability goals. “We are excited to help lead this compost testing phase at Camp Arifjan that represents significant progress in meeting the Army's environmental sustainability goals in Kuwait,” said Chuck Prow.

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KPMG Launches New Tech Architecture to Drive COVID-19 Recovery; Cliff Justice, Bharat Rao Quoted

Cliff Justice

KPMG has developed a technology architecture to match patients in clinical trials for convalescent plasma therapy to recovered patients willing to donate their antibodies, to advance the response and recovery of COVID-19 patients, the company reported on Thursday.

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Telos Launches The Epios Project to Facilitate COVID-19 Testing; Suvi Rinkinen, Douglas Horn Quoted

Telos

Telos has launched The Epios Project, designed to facilitate anonymous testing for COVID-19 and other epidemics, on Thursday. Within the project, Telos will utilize a mobile app to connect  anonymous testers with providers that supply and process test kits in compliance with local requirements.

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