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General Dynamics Mission Systems Launches TechScout Outreach Program for Small Businesses

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business has unveiled a technical procurement outreach program organized to provide opportunities for small businesses to contribute in forming technologies that address the needs of General Dynamics customers. TechScout is part of the company’s EDGE Innovation Sourcing Network that seeks to enable small business vendors and suppliers to provide …

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SAIC to Incorporate Survivability Upgrades Into 3 Marine AAV Prototypes

Science Applications International Corp. has received a potential $11.3 million contract modification to rebuild three command variant prototypes of an assault amphibious vehicle for the U.S. Marine Corps. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will equip the prototypes with the AAV Survivability Upgrade design under the firm-fixed-price modification. SAIC has modernized …

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NASA, Lockheed Activate Orion Crew Module for Initial Power-On Test; Mike Hawes Comments

NASA and Lockheed Martin have powered up the company-built Orion crew module at the space agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first time. Engineers installed and tested vehicle management computers, power and data units and flight software on the spacecraft as part of the initial power-up event, Lockheed said Tuesday. “Orion was …

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Raytheon to Help Navy Implement IR Detector, Target Locator

Raytheon has received a potential $33.1 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to help the U.S. Navy implement a forward-looking infrared detection and identification technology designed to function in different battlefield conditions. The company will also support the implementation of a far target locator under the Navy’s Firepower Enhancement Program, the Defense Department said Monday. …

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General Atomics to Support Air Force Organic Depot Activation

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has secured a potential two-year, $18.8 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force activate an organic depot maintenance platform. The company will provide software, hardware and documentation services for the Air Force depot maintenance system’s computer software configuration item, the Defense Department said Monday. Work under the …

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IARPA Awards Contracts for Research on Human-Machine Geopolitical Forecasting Tech

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded research contracts under the Hybrid Forecasting Competition program that aims to enhance the accuracy of geopolitical event prediction methods. IARPA selected HRL Laboratories, Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary and the University of Southern California to conduct research on hybrid forecasting systems under the HFC program, the …

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Sonartech Atlas, DST Form 3-Year Partnership to Develop Australian Naval Capability

Sonartech Atlas and Australia’s Defense Science and Technology Group have entered into a three-year partnership agreement to pursue research and development in efforts to build on the country’s naval assets, Defence Connect reported Thursday. Christopher Pyne, minister for defense industry in Australia, has said the deal focuses on technologies in short-time signal …

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ThinkSmart Adds New Features to Workflow Automation Platform

ThinkSmart has updated a technology platform designed to help government and enterprise customers automate workflows and business processes. The company said Monday it incorporated new features into the Automation Platform that will work to help users configure and integrate the product with any system that runs Salesforce or Google application program interfaces. …

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OSIsoft, NIST to Collaborate on Security Architecture Development

OSIsoft has partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop security architectures and practical cybersecurity strategies. The company said Monday it will provide NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence access to the PI System as well as collaborate with other government and industry partners in efforts to accelerate the adoption of …

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Army Seeks Info on Manufacturing Processes for Cryopreserved Platelets

The U.S. Army is seeking information on current good manufacturing processes for a cryopreserved platelets product to aid the Army Medical Materiel Development Activity’s endeavors to treat severe hemorrhage caused by combat trauma. USAMMDA seeks to develop medical products through collaborations with commercial partners in efforts to protect military combatants as part …

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Technavio Forecasts 15% Annual Growth for Low-Light-Level Imaging Sensor Market

A Technavio report predicts that the global market for low-light-level imaging sensors will experience a 15-percent compound annual growth rate from 2017 through 2021. Technavio reported Thursday it found that night-vision devices accounted for nearly 55 percent of the total market revenue last year, driven by defense organizations’ increased adoption of low-light-level imaging sensors. …

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