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Scott Kaine: Cyveillance Threat Intell Platform to Focus on Analysis

A QinetiQ subsidiary has launched a new cloud-based platform that aims to help security and risk professionals perform their own analyses of available threat intelligence using various investigative tools and data sources. Cyveillance‘s Cyber Threat Center platform also works to use intelligence reports, web search and social media monitoring to collect threat data that can be …

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Battelle’s Matthew Shaw: US, Int’l Partners Focus on Early Bio-Threat Detection Systems

Battelle‘s Matthew Shaw has outlined what he says is a growing focus of U.S. and international government, intelligence and law enforcement organizations on technologies to detect and classify biological threats that are both natural man-made. Shaw, head of the CBRNE defense business within Battelle’s national security segment, writes in a piece published Monday on …

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Lockheed Tests Beam Control Turret’s 360-Degree Coverage; Doug Graham Comments

Lockheed Martin has completed a series of initial flight tests on its new beam control turret designed to provide military aircraft with a 360-degree coverage area to engage missiles or other aircraft with laser weapons. The company said Monday it worked with the University of Notre Dame and the Air Force Research Laboratory to demonstrate the functions of the Aero-adaptive Aero-optic …

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Surrey Subsidiary to Research Landsat Sensor Alternatives; Doug Gerull Comments

Surrey Satellite Technology US will conduct a study on sustainable land imaging reduced instrument envelope as an alternative to the current Landsat imaging sensors under a new contract from NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center. The Colorado-based subsidiary of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. said Friday the six-month study will look into developing a smaller form factor …

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Deep Knowledge Ventures to Fund Transplanetary for AI, Space Program

Hong Kong-based Deep Knowledge Ventures has invested in space development firm Transplanetary to help develop the Space Program Ontologically Computed Knowledge program to guide DKV through its investment decisions in the space sector. Deep Knowledge Ventures said Wednesday SPOCK is a machine learning program that uses publicly-available data on the global space ecosystem from commercial, government and academic space organizations. DKV will …

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CGI, Nordic Card Services Firm Renew Contract for IT Support; Leena-Mari Lahteenmaa Comments

CGI will continue to provide operational information technology and infrastructure services to a Nordic payment and card services firm for another three years under a three-year contract extension. CGI said Wednesday it has been providing IT support, including server and data center hosting, to the Nordic payment and card services company since 2010. “In addition …

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NASA Extends Wyle’s NASA Space Crew Support Contract

Wyle‘s science, technology and engineering business unit in Houston has received a $75 million contract modification from NASA for continued support to the Johnson Space Center’s human health and performance directorate. The modification brings the contract’s value to nearly $1.5 billion and extends Wyle’s support until at least the end of April 2015, NASA …

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CSC, HP Forge Testing-as-a-Service Platform Partnership; Raffi Magaliot Comments

CSC has partnered with HP to provide clients with a testing-as-a-service platform that offers HP’s quality management and application testing tools to clients on a pay-as-you-go basis. CSC said Thursday it wants platform to help clients that want to make their development projects more agile and bolster time-to-market by supporting the testing and delivery of their applications and software. “It’s not enough …

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Robert Brumley: Laser Light Taps Ball Aerospace to Help Analyze Optical Satellite System’s Design

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has been awarded a prime contract to provide design analysis services for Laser Light Communications‘s all-optical satellite system that will support space-based laser communications. Under the first-phase contract, Ball Aerospace will help complete eight out of 12 satellites in Laser Light’s constellation on medium Earth orbit, Ball Aerospace said Wednesday. …

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Navy to Hold Technical Interchange Meetings With Industry on Aircraft Replacement Concerns

The Department of the Navy will conduct a series of technical interchange meetings with industry ahead of a scheduled analysis of alternatives in 2015 on potential replacements for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. A notice posted Tuesday on FedBizOpps says the Naval Air System Command‘s Warfare Analysis and Integration Department plans to build on its …

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Joyce Mullen: Dell ‘Internet of Things’ Lab Built for Customer Testing

Dell‘s OEM Solutions division has partnered with Intel to open the new Dell Internet of Things Lab in Santa Clara, California as the companies aim to help customers develop and test IoT solutions. Dell said Tuesday the lab is intended to help customers explore IoT technologies in order to apply the tools to manage business outcomes and time-to-market for …

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Rick Ambrose: New Lockheed Martin COE to Offer Design-to-Production Work on Optical Systems

Lockheed Martin has opened a new optical systems technology center in Palo Alto, California, that will house the company’s design teams and partners from industry and research universities who are collaborating on optical payload technologies. “The Optical Payload Center of Excellence will benefit from the digital tapestry that links all stages of development, …

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