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Thursday, July 31, 2014

  • Posted at 11:46 AM
    Observations by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope of several stellar eruptions, called novae, firmly establish these relatively common outbursts almost always produce gamma rays, the most energetic form of light. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "There's a saying that one is a fluke, two is a coincidence, and three is a class, and we're now at four novae and counting with Fermi," said Teddy Cheung, an astrophysicist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, and the lead author of a paper reporting the findings ... read more
  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    PETALUMA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- In a statement released on July 30, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced they are finally going to release their fiscal year 2013 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard, as confirmed by the American Small Business League. The Scorecard will report on the specific dollar volume and the percentage of federal contracts awarded to small businesses. New SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will release the data in a press conference at NASA Goddard Space ... read more
  • Posted at 10:14 AM
    NASA will host a teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT today with the principal investigators of the selected instruments that will fly aboard the agency's Mars 2020 rover. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The agency announced at its headquarters in Washington that its next roving Mars laboratory will carry seven instruments that will conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet. Principal Investigators: -- James Bell, Arizona State University in Phoenix. -- Roger Wiens, Los Alamos National ... read more
  • Posted at 10:04 AM
    The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA announced the selected Mars 2020 rover instruments Thursday at the agency's headquarters in Washington. Managers made the selections out of 58 proposals received in January from researchers and engineers worldwide. Proposals received were twice the usual number submitted for instrument competitions in the recent past. This is an indicator of the extraordinary interest ... read more
  • Posted at 9:32 AM
    The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that Eric Stallmer has been named as its next President. Stallmer will join CSF staff in September and will assume the position of President following the departure of Michael Lopez-Alegria. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140731/132250 Stallmer comes to CSF from serving as Vice President of Government Relations at Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI) in Washington, DC, where he oversaw, developed and implemented the company's global legislative and regulatory strategy in a variety of areas including aerospace, ... read more
  • Posted at 9:05 AM
    Boeing (NYSE: BA) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith will speak at the Jefferies 2014 Global Industrials Conference in New York City on Aug. 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Visit http://wsw.com/webcast/jeff84/ba to access a link to the live broadcast of the conference. Individuals should check the website prior to the session to ensure access to the audio stream. Contact: Boeing Communications(312) 544-2002 SOURCE Boeing ... read more
  • Posted at 8:39 AM
    Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen here as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, this monster elliptical galaxy breaks the previous record-holder by 200 million years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO These "lensing" galaxies are so massive that their gravity bends, magnifies, and distorts light from objects behind it, a phenomenon called gravitational lensing. Finding one in such a small area of the sky is so rare that you ... read more
  • Posted at 8:36 AM
    In a Change of Command ceremony today at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Mass., District Commander Col. Charles P. Samaris passed the command flag, signifying change of command authority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New England, to new District Commander Col. Christopher J. Barron. Presiding over the ceremony was Brig. Gen. Kent D. Savre, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division. The custom of acknowledging a change in command officers of a military unit ... read more
  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    DENVER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- They put their lives on the line every day -- sometimes in high-speed chases, gun battles with felons, or rescuing car crash victims trapped on the side of a mountain during a blizzard. It's the stuff of a superhero action movie, only it's for real: Colorado State Troopers in action. This Friday, August 1 at 11am MTN time, Centennial-based Subsentio joins in honoring state troopers selected to receive the "Citizens Appreciate State Troopers" ... read more
  • Posted at 7:30 AM
    Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry announced today the acquisition of Aviation Controls, Inc. (ACI). ACI is a leading global provider of Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Services (MRO) for engine accessories, specializing in components and accessories for the GE J-85, Honeywell LTS-101, and Rolls Royce 250 engines. David B. Mast, President & CEO of PAG stated, "The acquisition of ACI further diversifies PAG's MRO ... read more
  • Posted at 6:54 AM
    JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) announced today that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded a contract exceeding $8 million to supply gate equipment for the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. The order, placed by the Wichita Airport Authority, includes glass-sided Jetway® passenger boarding bridges, JetAire® preconditioned air units and Jetpower® 400 Hz ground power units. This is one of the largest orders for glass-walled boarding bridges in the United States. "This is a great opportunity for the City of Wichita ... read more
  • Posted at 6:20 AM
    BAE Systems announces it has entered into an agreement for the proposed bolt-on acquisition of Signal Innovations Group, Inc. (SIG), a provider of imaging technologies and analytics to the U.S. intelligence and defense communities. “Combining SIG’s technologies with our ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded BAE Systems a $335 million contract to assist in transforming the collection, maintenance, and utilization of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) data and products. The award supports NGA’s dynamic Map of the World project, which is giving U.S. military leaders clearer ... read more
  • Posted at 5:30 AM
    TUCSON, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- CDEX Inc. (OTCBB: CDEX) (OTCQB: CDEX), a pioneering developer, manufacturer and distributor of patented, real-time chemical detection and validation technologies for the healthcare and security markets, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application No. 13/673,270 with claims that cover methods for identifying and determining unknown substances using enhanced photoemission spectroscopy ("EPS"). Jeffrey Brumfield, CDEX Chairman and CEO, stated, "Issuance of this ... read more
  • Posted at 5:28 AM
    The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) applauds the governors of California, Oregon and Washington for their support of the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2014 (S. 1875 and H.R. 3992). That support, indicated in a letter signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown of California, Governor John A. Kitzhaber of Oregon, and Governor Jay Inslee of Washington, was sent to their States' Congressional delegations in an effort to fast-track the legislation. We also want to thank Senator Wyden, ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and MD Helicopters, Inc. successfully fired four TALON laser guided rockets from the MD 530G armed aerial scout (AAS) helicopter during a series of tests at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. "This test further demonstrates the maturity of the TALON Laser Guided Rocket weapon system as a complement to MD's AAS platform," said Darryl Kreitman, Raytheon TALON program director. "These test shots included four firings showcasing TALON's versatility over the entire firing envelope with direct hits for ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    UTC Aerospace Systems announces a new Cloud Cap Technology TASE500 camera system configuration. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). This optimized system brings capabilities of much larger and heavier imaging payloads to the compact TASE500 10-inch, 25 -pound package. Compared to other 10-inch payloads, the TASE500 offers a 10-20 -pound weight savings with increased optical performance, making it the ideal choice where SWaP (size, weight and power) is paramount. Together with the Sensors Unlimited Shortwave ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Excalibur Ib precision guided projectile has entered full rate production (FRP). U.S. Army approval of FRP completes Excalibur Ib's low rate initial production phase. Additionally, the U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon $52 million for continued Excalibur Ib production. "The full rate production decision is the culmination of superb teamwork between the U.S. Army and Raytheon," said Lieutenant Colonel Josh Walsh, U.S. Army Excalibur product manager. "I am proud of the combined team's effort that is putting ... read more
  • Wideband Small Tactical Terminal Certified by NSA --- CARLSBAD, Calif., July 31, 2014
    Posted at 5:00 AM
    The Wideband Small Tactical Terminal (STT) (KOR-24A), co-developed by ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) and Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been certified by NSA and is ready for delivery to U.S. and international military customers. The two-channel KOR-24A is being delivered with a Link 16 channel together with the ability to simultaneously use the wideband UHF Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) or Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2). Integration with multiple platforms is in progress and nearly 100 terminals are already on order. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20091216/VIASATLOGO Along with the ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    DENVER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. (OTCBB: BLPG) (OTCQB: BLPG), a leader in providing regulatory compliance, security consultation and protection services to high-value asset industries, today announced that retired sheriff's office sergeant and SWAT Team Leader, Grant Whitus, has joined the Company as its National Training Director. Whitus served 26 years at the Jefferson County, Colorado Sheriff's Office and 17 years on its SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) unit, seven of which were ... read more