Joanna Crews

IBM, VA Extend AI-Based Cancer Treatment Identification Partnership

The Department of Veterans Affairs has extended a partnership with IBM to identify treatment options for military veterans with cancer through the use of artificial intelligence technology. IBM said Thursday VA oncologists have used the company’s Watson for Genomics system to support precision oncology care programs under a public-private initiative formed in 2016. “It is incredibly …

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Chromalloy to Refurbish Navy Warship Turbine Engine Parts

The U.S. Navy‘s Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division, has selected Chromalloy to refresh components of propulsion gas turbines in surface combatant ships. Chromalloy will refurbish LM2500 hot-section kits that the Naval Air Systems Command intends to use for the modernization of the marine gas turbines, the Naval Sea Systems Command said Thursday. The contract allows the …

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Veritas Technologies, GSA Reach Governmentwide Procurement Deal for Cloud, Data Mgmt Platforms

Veritas Technologies has reached an agreement with the General Services Administration to help federal clients implement enterprise software products designed to support cloud management and data governance efforts. GSA said Tuesday government buyers can buy Veritas-made software platforms to manage and secure agencies’ data through the new enterprise software acquisition deal. Both parties negotiated …

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Lockheed Taps Harris for Audio Communications Tech for NASA Manned Space Mission

Harris will deliver a spacecraft audio communications system as a subcontractor of Lockheed Martin for a manned NASA deep-space mission slated for launch by 2022. The audio and speaker system for the Orion spacecraft will support Exploration Mission-2 operations and will facilitate communications between astronauts and NASA, Harris said Tuesday. Murali Krishnan, …

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Unisys to Help Navy Develop Tactical Messaging Platform; Andrew Boyd Comments

Unisys has received a potential five-year, $20 million contract to develop a tactical messaging system for the U.S. Navy‘s telecommunications stations and computers. The contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command covers software development, operations and management support for the Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Navy Modernized Hybrid …

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SES Government Solutions’ Paul Damphousse Named FAA Space Transport Adviser

Paul Damphousse, senior director of business development at SES‘ government solutions subsidiary, has joined the commercial space transportation advisory committee of the  Federal Aviation Administration. Elaine Chao, secretary of the Transportation Department, appointed Damphousse as COMSTAC’s senior industry representative and member to provide counsel to the government, SES said Wednesday. Damphousse said …

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AT&T to Compete for Federal IT Support Orders via Alliant 2 Contract; Xavier Williams Comments

AT&T can vie for task orders to provide information technology services to federal clients through a potential 10-year, $50 billion contract vehicle managed by the General Services Administration. “Alliant 2 presents a key opportunity for federal agencies to take a network-first approach to IT system modernization,” Xavier Williams, president of global public …

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L3-Air Tractor Partnership Offers ISR Aircraft Compatibility With BAE Sensor Tech

Air Tractor and L3 Technologies have updated a joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and light strike aircraft offering to support compatibility with a suite of BAE System-built sensors. The AT-802L Longsword platform can now accommodate BAE’s COBRA signals intelligence and electronic warfare sensor technologies on a wing station pod or in an inboard system, L3 …

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BGOV: USACE Eyes Construction Service Providers for Potential $2B DHS Border Program

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday a prequalification of sources for the Department of Homeland Security‘s prospective $1.8 billion Border Infrastructure Program, Bloomberg Government reported Monday. Potential projects under the USACE solicitation can cover border fencing, gates and lights; access and patrol roads; drainage and miscellaneous modifications; levee walls and …

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General Atomics Updates Remotely Piloted Aircraft Receivers for European Satellite Constellation Navigation

A General Atomics business has added a provision to the navigation receiver of a baseline remotely piloted aircraft to support connections with the European Union and the European Space Agency’s Galileo satellite constellation. The baseline MQ-9B initially used a triplex navigation platform compatible with the U.S. global positioning system and …

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Marines Employ Raytheon’s Approach, Landing Guidance System for Initial Aircraft Carrier Operation

The U.S. Marine Corps sampled a Raytheon-built approach and landing guidance system for the deployment of fighter jets from an amphibious assault ship in the Pacific. The service branch guided its F-35B Lightning II aircraft onto the USS Wasp through the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System of Raytheon’s intelligence, information …

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Retired Army Gen. John Campbell Named Systematic Board Chairman

John Campbell, a retired U.S. Army general, has been named chairman of the board at Centreville, Va.-based military software company Systematic. The 37-year Army veteran will provide guidance and direction to the firm’s strategic efforts in the command, control, communications, computers and intelligence market, Systematic said Monday. He previously commanded the U.S. Forces …

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HII to Refresh Aircraft Carrier After US Navy Completes Post-Delivery Trials

The U.S. Navy has brought an aircraft carrier at Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding division Saturday for a 12-month maintenance and repair phase after completing an 81-day post-delivery test and evaluation period. The post-shakedown availability or selected restricted availability for the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) follows almost …

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