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Dave Schmitz, former VP and GM for Cobham Sensor System’s microwave business, has assumed the newly created COO role at Cubic Defense Applications (CDA).
Brad FeldmannThe 20-year defense electronics veteran will be responsible for CDA’s worldwide operations, engineering and the daily performance of its product line.
He will also directly support business development initiatives and report to CDA President Brad Feldmann (left).
 Former NIST Director Arati Prabhakar to Serve as New DARPA Director
Arati<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> PrabhakarThe Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has chosen former National Institute of Standards and Technology director Arati Prabhakar(right) to succeed Regina Dugan (left) as director.Dr. Regina Dugan
CalTech doctorate, Prabhakar has served at U.S. Venture Partners since 2001 and previously worked at DARPA, where she founded the Microelectronics Technology Office.
Dugan left the agency in March after more than two years of service for an executive position at Google.
 Larry Prior on BAE’s Team with Northrop, L-3 for $11B Air Force Award
BAE Systems-led team featuring Northrop Grumman and L-3 Communications is preparing a bid for a contract worth an estimated $11 billion to supply the U.S. Air Force with 350 training jets.
Larry<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> PriorBAE Systems Inc. COO Larry Prior said his company will use Northrop’s experience as the original equipment manufacturer of the current T-38 Talon training jet as it prepares its Hawk AJTS trainer.
That trainer would be assembled in the U.S., with half of component production in the UK. Lockheed Martinis also preparing an offer for the contract, which is expected to be awarded in early 2014 and fully implemented in 2020.
BAE, CACI, L3 Win Positions on New $5.6B Intelligence Contract
Eleven firms have been awarded positions on the Defense Department‘s new $5.6 billion Solutions for Intelligence Analysis IIIDIQ.
Contractors including BAECACIBooz AllenCTCL-3 and Mission Essential Personnel will compete for professional support services work under the award.
Those services will support intelligence analysis missions, national security policy makers, defense planners and war fighters.