Brenda Marie Rivers

CACI to Support DARPA’s R&D Effort on Wideband-Secure Tactical Radio Comms

CACI International

CACI International has received a four-year, $11.2 million contract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency develop technologies to enable secure radio communications. CACI will provide research and development support for DARPA's Wideband Secure and Protected Emitter and Receiver program as part of the completion contract, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

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WidePoint Secures $86M in DHS Wireless Cellular Support Task Orders

WidePoint

WidePoint has received task orders worth approximately $86 million combined to help the Department of Homeland Security deliver wireless cellular services across its components. WidePoint said Wednesday the task orders come as part of the potential $500 million Cellular Wireless Managed Services 2.0  indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that the company secured in November 2020.

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Army Taps AeroVironment to Update Avionics Tech for Raven sUAS Fleet

Raven UAS

AeroVironment has received a $20.9 million contract option to provide data link and avionics technology packages to update radio frequency elements of the U.S. Army's Raven unmanned aerial systems. AeroVironment said Thursday the contract action serves as the second option year of the potential $55 million flight control systems area of the Army's five-year Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems award.

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Applied Insight Includes Azure Government Region to Cloud Emulation Services; Dede Dascalu Quoted

Dede Dascalu CEO Applied Insight

Applied Insight has enabled its emulation cloud product to support Microsoft's Azure Government Secret cloud region to help software vendors develop cloud-native tools in line with government security requirements. Applied Insight said Wednesday its SHIFT platform now emulates Microsoft's cloud environment designed for government clients' data and workloads that have been designated as secret.

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DOD Taps Cubic Subsidiary to Develop Compact 5G Transceiver; Martin Amen Quoted

Martin Amen VP and GM Cubic Nuvotronics

A Cubic company has received a three-year contract worth approximately $10 million to help the Department of Defense develop a lightweight and compact dual-band transceiver for military 5G networks. Cubic Nuvotronics, which falls under the mission and performance solutions segment, secured the award through the National Spectrum Consortium and will build a  low size, weight and power 5G wireless network communications transceiver to support the DOD's “5G to Next G“ effort, Cubic said Wednesday.

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Insitu Extends Licensing Agreement for Vigilance-Built ISR Training Software; Mark Bauman Quoted

Mark Bauman VP of Global Growth Insitu

Boeing's Insitu subsidiary has extended its licensing agreement with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance company Vigilance to continue deploying the latter's ISR training system to operators worldwide. Insitu said Wednesday the companies signed the agreement in 2019 to integrate Vigilance's software with Insitu's Catalina and TacitView full-motion video platforms to develop courseware unique to Insitu's architecture.

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Cloud Services Professional Joshua Cornutt Named CTO at ORock Technologies

Joshua Cornutt CTO ORock Technologies

Joshua Cornutt, an industry veteran with more than 10 years of cloud implementation and virtualization experience, has been appointed as chief technology officer at Reston, Virginia-based hybrid cloud services company ORock Technologies. ORock said Tuesday Cornutt will oversee the company's product development functions and technology delivery to federal and commercial customers.

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Palo Alto Networks' John Davis: Agencies’ 5G Deployment Requires Zero Trust, Automated Threat Intelligence

John Davis VP Palo Alto Networks

John Davis, vice president and federal chief security officer at Palo Alto Networks, said agencies must assess their internet-of-things network infrastructures to prepare for secure 5G implementation. Davis wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday on FedTech Magazine that agencies must build on the knowledge that 5G implementation comes with cyber risks and vulnerabilities despite benefits such as low latencies and streamlined logistics for applications such as base operations and aircraft carrier missions.

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Engineering Sector Vet Al Weggeman to Join Training System Provider InVeris as CEO

InVeris

Al Weggeman, a professional with over two decades of engineering and manufacturing sector experience, has been appointed CEO of weapons training technology maker InVeris Training Solutions. The Pine Island Capital Partners portfolio company said Tuesday that Weggeman most recently served as president of chemical detection technology manufacturer Block Engineering and he will officially assume his new role on April 5.

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Thomas Kurian: Google Cloud Continues Support for State COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns

Google Cloud

Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google's cloud segment, said the company has ramped up efforts to use its automated platforms to support the COVID-19 vaccination programs of state and local governments. Kurian said in a blog post published Monday that Google Cloud has deployed its Intelligent Vaccine Impact technology to help manage vaccination campaigns across the nation.

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Alpha Omega Adds Deepak Hathiramani, Leif Ulstrup to Inaugural Advisory Board

Alpha Omega Integration

Alpha Omega Integration has established its inaugural board of advisors that will bring business management, federal consulting and technology insight to support the Information technology services company's $500 million goal by 2023. The board's new members include Deepak Hathiramani, founding partner and executive chairman of SteeleHarbour Capital Partners, and Leif Ulstrup, founder of consulting firm Primehook Technology and executive-in-residence at American University's Kogod School of Business, Alpha Omega said Monday.

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Idemia’s Biometrics Tech Demos Over 95% Accuracy for Masked Subjects During DHS Event

Facial recognition

An Idemia-developed algorithm has recorded over 95 percent accuracy during a Department of Homeland Security exercise aimed at assessing the capacity of facial recognition technology in identifying masked individuals. Idemia said Monday its algorithm also achieved a True Identification Rate of over 99.5 percent of subjects not wearing masks as part of the DHS Science and Technology Directorate's 2020 Biometric Technology Rally.

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Army Posts Sources Sought Notice for Apache Manned/Unmanned Teaming Tech Production

Apache helicopter

The U.S. Army is looking for information on potential sources of production services for a manned/unmanned teaming platform designed to integrate with the Apache attack helicopter. The Army said in a sources sought notice posted Friday that it seeks vendors for follow on production of the MUMT-eXpanded system and its associated subsystems including upper receiver antennas, remotely operated video-enabled receiver modems and data link system processors.

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Microsoft Introduces Vaccine Management Product for Government Agencies, Health Care Providers

Microsoft

Microsoft has released a technology offering built to help government and private health care organizations manage mass vaccination efforts from scheduling to logistics and outcome monitoring. The Microsoft Vaccination Management platform is based on the Power Platform -- a suite of business application development, visualization and process automation tools ““ and provides users access to records via a single app. according to a blog post published Friday.

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