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Cubic to Exhibit Training Platforms at Upcoming Army Symposium; Dave Buss Comments

Cubic‘s Global Defense business is set to exhibit six training platforms during the U.S. Army Association’s LANPAC Symposium and Exposition, which will take place May 22 to 24 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The company said Monday it will showcase these technologies during the international event, which seeks to emphasize the Army’s role in the Indo-Asia-Pacific …

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FirstNet Veteran Jason Karp Joins Secured Communications as Chief Legal Counsel, Board Member

Jason Karp, former senior executive of the First Responder Network Authority, has been appointed to serve as chief legal counsel and board member at Secured Communications. In his tenure with FirstNet, Karp helped determine the complex law that resulted in the organization’s creation and implemented a deployment strategy supporting the public safety broadband …

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Marines Use Aurora-Built Autonomous Flight Platform in Cargo Delivery Mission

Aurora Flight Sciences has helped the U.S. Marine Corps deliver cargo through an autonomous flight platform during the service branch’s recent integrated training exercise. A UH-1H helicopter equipped with the Aurora-built Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System delivered 520 pounds of water, gasoline, ready-to-eat meals, communications equipment and a cooler that contained urgent necessities to the California-based …

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Pennsylvania DOT Taps Woolpert to Deliver Photogrammetry Services

Woolpert is set to receive a five-year, $2 million contract to provide photogrammetry services for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The company said Thursday it will conduct geodetic survey and photogrammetric mapping for stereo-compliant aerial and mobile lidar collections under the contract. Services will also encompass vertical and oblique aerial photography acquisition, aerial lidar and mobile lidar acquisition, …

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DARPA Taps SRI International to Develop Adaptive AI System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected SRI International to construct an artificial intelligence platform with machine learning features to gradually improve task performance. The company said Wednesday it will perform this work under DARPA’s Lifelong Learning Machines Program. Modern AI systems may be prone to catastrophic forgetting that occurs when new …

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NASA Taps Alutiiq to Provide Security Services Under $76M Contract

Alaska-based Alutiiq‘s Advance Security Solutions business has received a potential $75.9 million contract to provide physical security services for multiple NASA sites. The company will work to secure Goddard Space Flight Center, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Wallops Flight Facility and the Independent Verification and Validation Facility, the space agency said Wednesday. The contract has a base of $18.1 million, …

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Sparton to Support Raytheon’s Navy Mine Neutralizer System Development; Jim Lackemacher Comments

Sparton will collaborate with Raytheon to design, test and deploy a mine neutralization system as part of the latter company’s potential $363 million contract with the U.S. Navy. De Leon Spring, Fla.-based Sparton said Wednesday it will produce a deployment packaging technology and a wireless communications buoy for Raytheon’s Barracuda  mine neutralizer vehicle. …

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WidePoint’s Telecom Lifecycle Mgmt Platform Gets CBP Recertification

The Customs and Border Protection has re-certified a WidePoint technology platform designed to help government customers manage telecommunications systems. WidePoint said Wednesday its ITMS telecommunications life cycle management platform received CBP recertification for compliance with the Section 508 amendment to law mandating that electronic and information technology offerings for the federal government are accessible to people with …

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Polaris Alpha to Work With Raytheon BBN-Led Team to Support DARPA AI Development Efforts

Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary has awarded a $2.3 million subcontract to Polaris Alpha for assistance in developing new artificial intelligence tools for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The team aims to develop semantic-based technologies for abductive reasoning under the agency’s Active Interpretation of Disparate Alternatives program that seeks to construct an adaptive engine that would interpret dynamic, dangerous …

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Kymeta, Microsoft to Perform Demonstrations at 2018 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference

Kymeta and Microsoft will simultaneously perform demonstrations for land mobile, maritime defense and first responder technologies during the 2018 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference and Connectivity Expo. Demonstrations will feature Kymeta’s KyWay satellite terminal connecting Microsoft’s land vehicles to the Internet-of-Things, the former said Tuesday. The tactical and patrol vehicles will make use of Windows …

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