Mary-Louise Hoffman

NASA Names Six Entrepreneur’s Challenge Winners

Entrepreneurship

NASA has selected six entrepreneurial companies to receive $100K each as winners of a prize competition that sought concepts to build instruments and other technology that could support science exploration programs. The winning startups on the Entrepreneur's Challenge are Cognitive Space, Evermore Intelligence, MOBILion, Trace Matters Scientific, Guardion Technologies and Cold Quanta.

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Altamira to Help Develop Mission Data Processing Tech for Space Force; Blaine Worthington Quoted

Blaine Worthington COO Altamira Technologies

Altamira Technologies will collaborate with five other companies under a one-year, $8.5M contract to build a mission data processing application prototype for the U.S. Space Force's Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution program. “We are excited to have the opportunity to leverage our core capabilities and experience to further serve this important national space mission area," said Blaine Worthington, chief operating officer of Altamira.

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Inmarsat-Addvalue Partnership Intros Satellite Link Service; Todd McDonnell Quoted

Todd McDonell President

Inmarsat and Singapore-based communications firm Addvalue Innovation have introduced a service to facilitate data transfer between low-Earth orbit small satellites and ground stations. The partnership commissioned the Inter-satellite Data Relay System service Nov. 12 on Sequoia, a Capella Space synthetic aperture radar microsatellite, and launched the IDRS offering after completion of a live data connectivity demonstration, Inmarsat said Monday.

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Data and Analytic Solutions to Help Modernize IRS Procurement Operations; Shanna Webbers Quoted

Partnership

Fairfax, Virginia-based consulting firm Data and Analytic Solutions has been selected to help the Internal Revenue Service explore approaches to accelerate the agency's contracting process. IRS said Monday it will work with DAS through a research partnership aimed at bringing together procurement professionals, university professors and students who have been educated in machine learning.

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Forcepoint’s Michael Crouse: Agencies Need Enterprise-Level Visibility Into User Access to Systems, Data

Data access and security

Michael Crouse, a user protection specialist at Forcepoint, has said agencies should incorporate user and data protection approaches into their overall security strategy. In a GCN guest piece published Monday, Crose offers three questions agency leaders can ask to pinpoint privileged access management challenges and suggests potential measures to address such issues.

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