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Company Overview of General Atomics Corp.

Company Overview

General Atomics Corp. develops technology solutions for energy, environmental and defense applications worldwide. The company provides nuclear fuel cycle to electromagnetic systems, remotely operated surveillance aircraft, and airborne sensors; advanced electronic, wireless, and laser technologies; and biofuels. It offers energy solutions that include nuclear energy and nuclear fuels; defense solutions, such as electromagnetic aircraft launch systems, railgun systems, demilitarization-cryofracture and neutralization systems, hazardous waste destruction systems, and inertial fusion technology solutions; and unmanned aircraft systems and sensors, such as aircraft platforms, sensor systems, sen...

3550 General Atomics Court

San Diego, CA 92121-1122

United States

Founded in 1955





Key Executives for General Atomics Corp.

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 80
Chief Architect of Nirvana - Division and Director of Nirvana - Division
Director of Maglev Systems
Director of Business Development for Advanced Technologies Group
Director of EMS Contracts & Purchasing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

General Atomics Corp. Key Developments

General Atomics Releases Next Generation Nirvana 5.0

General Atomics announced the next generation of Nirvana, a premier metadata, data placement and data management software solution for the most demanding workflows in Life Sciences, Scientific Research, Media & Entertainment and Energy Exploration. Nirvana 5.0 reduces storage costs by 75% by turning geographically dispersed, multiple vendor storage silos into a single global namespace that automatically moves infrequently-accessed data to lower-cost storage or to the cloud. Nirvana 5.0 can locate hard-to-find data by querying comprehensive user-defined, workflow-specific metadata describing the data stored – no matter where it is located or when it was created. Nirvana 5.0 features significant performance and functionality enhancements: 1 million files per minute file system scan rate, Optimized for fast operation with PostgresSQL, upgraded intuitive Graphical User Interface, support for Google Cloud Storage, added Python and C# Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), query policies now support regular expressions using a "similar to" operation, full native 64-bit Windows support, enhanced documentation and Extensive coding examples included in the SDK. Compared to open-source solutions, Nirvana 5.0 is faster, more reliable with no single point of failure or need for separate zones, and it is easier to use with an integrated graphical user interface. Nirvana 5.0 also costs less by eliminating the need for expensive commercial database software, and requires fewer administrators and less hardware to operate.

General Atomics Announces Cooperative Agreement with Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Adminstration

A new cooperative agreement between the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Adminstration (NNSA) and General Atomics (GA) was announced under which NNSA will contribute $9.7 million to advance critical work to develop a U.S. based supply of the medical isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) without use of highly enriched uranium. According to a release from the company, GA is supported in this project by the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR), with its experience of isotope supply and operating history, and Nordion, with North America's only active Mo-99 purification capability.

General Atomics Wins $29,620,480 Task Order

General Atomics was awarded a $29,620,480 task order by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for material and labor necessary to manufacture, assemble, inspect, integrate, test and checkout the on-board repair parts for the electromagnetic aircraft launch systems and advanced arresting gears on the CVN 78 super carriers. The place of performance will be in Cheektowaga, New York; Cleveland; Cincinnati; Guilford, Connecticut; La Puente, Rialto, San Diego, San Marcos, and Vista, California; Lyme, New Hampshire; Newark, New Jersey; Seattle; Tempe, Arizona; and Tupelo, Mississippi.

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