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SAIC to Continue DIA Lab Operations Support; Michael LaRouche Quoted

Michael LaRouche Sector President SAIC

Science Applications International Corp. will continue to provide the Defense Intelligence Agency with laboratory operations and support services under a potential $200 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. “We are proud to continue our work delivering essential assessments and analysis to DIA, the Department of Defense and the intelligence community so that we are well-equipped to protect our warfighters with the necessary information to mitigate foreign threat systems,” said Michael LaRouche, president of SAIC's national security and space sector and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner.

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USPS Adopts Edge AI to Expedite Package Tracking; NVIDIA’s Anthony Robbins Quoted

Anthony Robbins VP of Federal NVIDIA

The U.S. Postal Service has implemented an edge artificial intelligence system on the NVIDIA EGX platform to help speed up the process of identifying and tracking packages within hours instead of several days. The distributed edge AI platform, called the Edge Computing Infrastructure Program, emerged from a three-week sprint in 2019. During the sprint, a USPS data scientist and NVIDIA architects identified ways to accelerate the analysis of billions of images of packages each USPS center generates by designing deep learning models.

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BETA Technologies Gets USAF Airworthiness Approval for ALIA Electric Aircraft

BETA Technologies ALIA flight simulator

BETA Technologies has received airworthiness approval from the U.S. Air Force for its electric vertical aircraft. The approval allows the company to begin operating its manned ALIA electric aircraft under the AFWERX Agility Prime Program that uses government resources to rapidly deploy new platforms to help broaden technology transition pathways and advance dual-use markets.

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GE Research to Build ‘Smart Warehouses’ Under DOD 5G Initiative; SM Hasan Quoted

SM Hasan 5G Mission Leader GE Research

General Electric’s technology development arm will use 5G-enabled technologies to develop “smart warehouses” at two military installations that support the deployment of supplies and other resources for critical missions worldwide. GE Research's two projects worth $36 million combined are part of the Department of Defense’s $600 million 5G experimentation initiative announced in October and will take place at the Naval Base in San Diego and Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia.

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Raytheon to Upgrade GPS IIIF Satellite Ground Control System; Sandy Brown Quoted

Raytheon Technologies

A Raytheon Technologies business will update the baseline Block 1 of the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System under a contract with the U.S. Space Force to facilitate the operation of GPS III Follow-On satellites. “The ground control upgrade will provide enhanced signal reliability, accuracy, integrity, advanced jam-resistant signals and effects-based operations,” said Sandy Brown, vice president of strategic systems at Raytheon Intelligence and Space.

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Completes Crew-1 Mission for NASA

SpaceX Crew-1 mission

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft carrying four astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday after a nearly six-month stay at the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Crew-1 mission. Resilience carrying NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Victor Glover and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi performed a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico at 2:56 a.m. Eastern time.

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