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Navy Taps Northrop Grumman to Support E-2D Trainer Development for Japan

Northrop Grumman has received a $13.8 million contract to deliver programmatic and engineering services for the Japanese government’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye weapon system trainer. Services will be done to support the development, integration and verification of the early warning aircraft trainer under a foreign military sales effort with Japan, the Defense Department said Friday. …

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Siemens’ Federal Arm Selected for NC Indian Reservation Solar Project; Barbara Humpton Comments

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has chosen Siemens‘ U.S. federal subsidiary to support the installation, operation and maintenance of a power farm near Murphy, North Carolina. Arlington, Virginia-based Siemens Government Technologies will install and manage a 2,000 photovoltaic solar panel array for EBCI under a $2.36 million contract, the company said Thursday. We are proud …

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Lockheed Subsidiary Wins $66M Navy Torpedo Engineering, Maintenance Contract

A Lockheed Martin subsidiary has won a potential five-year, $65.9 million contract  to maintain and engineer MK48 torpedoes for the U.S. Navy‘s Intermediate Maintenance Activity in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded the contract to Lockheed Martin Sippican after a competitive solicitation that garnered two proposals, the Defense Department said Thursday. DoD noted …

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CSRA Joins Google Cloud Partner Program; Larry Prior Comments

Google has added CSRA to its Cloud Partner Program as both companies aim to implement artificial intelligence-based technology platforms in the federal sector. CSRA said Thursday the Falls Church, Virginia-based company seeks to expand its government IT offerings through the partnership. The Google Cloud Platform and G Suite are designed to help customers modernize enterprise operations. “Our longstanding …

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Google Cloud Platform Gets FedRAMP Provisional Authorization

Google has received a provisional authority to operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for its suite of cloud computing services and underlying common infrastructure. FedRAMP’s Joint Authorization Board issued Rev. 4 P-ATO approval to the Google Cloud Platform at the moderate impact level, Jennifer Lin, director of product management for …

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State Dept Clears Second Kratos UAS Offering for International Markets

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has received State Department approval to market a second tactical unmanned aerial system in select countries within North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The department initially cleared Kratos’ Mako UAS for the European and APAC markets, the company said Wednesday. Eric DeMarco, president and CEO of Kratos, said the …

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PARC, University of Wisconsin Partner to Develop AI-Based Design Automation Tool for DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected a team of Xerox‘s PARC subsidiary and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to create artificial intelligence software that would automate design of complex mechanical systems. Xerox said Tuesday PARC and UW-Madison will collaborate to develop the Design by Function-sharing thrOugh Compositional qUalitative Synthesis platform through DARPA’s  Disruptioneering program. D-FOCUS …

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TSA Taps McAfee for Cyber Threat Response Support

McAfee has received a contract to provide cyber threat response software assets to support the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. The company said Tuesday the software will make use of the Data Exchange Layer messaging fabric and OpenDXL initiative to deliver communications across 70 different security platforms. Under the contract, McAfee will deliver …

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Pratt & Whitney, JSF Program Partners Update F-35 Fleet Mgmt System

United Technologies Corp.‘s Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has collaborated with partners under the Joint Strike Fighter program to update and deploy a logistics management system at 12 F-35 fleet locations worldwide, American Machinist reported Monday. The Autonomic Logistics Information System is designed to automatically track F-35 propulsion components by gathering and analyzing condition-based data. …

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DARPA Taps Charles River Analytics to Develop Security Threat Analytical Tool

Charles River Analytics has received a four-year, $4.4 million Defense Advanced Research Project Agency contract to develop an analytical tool to help study and address security threats occurring within the country and across the globe. The company said Monday it intends to design the Sensitivity Analysis of Uncertainty in Causal Environments technology as a …

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HHS Seeks AI-Based Acquisition Support Tool

The Health and Human Services Department has posted solicitations seeking contractors with the capacity to build an artificial intelligence tool for acquisition support, NextGov reported Monday. HHS intends for the future BUYSMARTER Acquisitions system to analytically process contract data through the use of AI, to generate information capable of supporting the department’s procurement …

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Rolls-Royce Secures $69M Navy Trainer Aircraft Engine Support Contract Option

Rolls-Royce has received a six-month, $69.4 million contract option to maintain and provide logistics support for the U.S. Navy‘s T-45 training aircraft engines. The company will perform intermediate and depot-level maintenance work on 209 F405-RR-401 Adour engines as part of the exercised option, the Defense Department said Monday. Forty-six percent of contract work will occur at …

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