Aerojet Rocketdyne Building New Rocket Engine in Alabama
Alabama Launchpad Marks Decade of Innovation
Alabama Launchpad, a program created by EDPA (a founding member of AAIA) to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Alabama, celebrated its 10th year in 2016. The program, launched in 2006 with eight Alabama university partners, hosted its first startup competition in 2007. In 2016, Alabama Launchpad awarded $597,000 in startup competition funding. Over the years, Alabama Launchpad companies have secured $50 million in follow-on funding. Launchpad has hosted six annual Alabama Innovation and Entrepreneurship conferences to celebrate innovation successes through the annual Alabama Innovation Awards, as well as bringing national innovators to our state. Recently, Alabama Launchpad initiated a regional program, with Shoals Alabama Launchpad becoming its first partner. To learn more about Alabama Launchpad and how you can connect with top Alabama innovators and entrepreneurs, visit Alabamalaunchpad.com
Boeing to Bring Jobs to Huntsville
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 15, 2016 – Boeing is taking steps to operate its Defense, Space & Security business more efficiently through facilities consolidations and work movements that will increase employment in Los Angeles County, St. Louis, and Huntsville, Ala.
“In order to push ourselves farther and win more business, we need to make the most of our resources and talent,” said Leanne Caret, president and CEO, Defense, Space & Security. “These steps will help us be a stronger partner for our customers worldwide.”
By the end of 2020 Boeing will reduce facilities space by approximately 4.5 million square feet. Along with that, many positions in Huntington Beach will move to El Segundo, Long Beach, and Seal Beach in Southern California, with others moving to St. Louis and Huntsville, Ala. Read more
Star Aviation Acquired by Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--October 3 --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE:CSL) today announced the acquisition of Star Aviation, Inc., a leading provider of design and engineering services, testing and certification work and manufactured products for in-flight connectivity applications on commercial, business and military aircraft. The business will operate as part of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, a global provider of specialty wire and cable, and interconnect components for commercial and military aircraft, avionics systems, in-flight entertainment, communications systems and medical devices. Read more
U.S. Army taps IBM for Private Cloud Data Center
January 20, 2017 | Written by: M. Wilson -
For the United States Army, security is a top concern. It’s a big reason why it chose IBM to build out and manage a private cloud data center at its Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama.
The contract for the data center would be worth $62 million over five years, if the Army exercises all its options. Along with the data center, the agreement also gives IBM the go-ahead to provide infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to migrate applications to the cloud. The goal is to move 35 apps within the first year.
The agreement requires Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Impact Level 5 (IL-5) authorization, which IBM announced it had received in February 2016. The authorization gives IBM the ability to manage “manage controlled, unclassified information.” As of this week, IBM is the only company to be authorized by DISA at IL-5 to run infrastructure-as-a-service solutions on government property. The Army expects to move IBM to IL-6 authorization, which would permit the company to work with classified information up to “secret,” within a year.
Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, US Army CIO, said, “Cloud computing is a game-changing architecture that provides improved performance with high efficiency, all in a secure environment.” Read more
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