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Northrop to Begin Development of Space Force’s North Pole Satcom Ground Component

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has completed the delta critical design review phase of a U.S. Space Force program that aims to modernize ground infrastructure for military satellite communications in the North Polar region. The company said Tuesday it can now start efforts to develop, integrate and test the Enhanced Polar System Recapitalization Control and Planning Segment.

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Lockheed, University Partner for SmallSat Launch Initiative

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Lockheed Martin has partnered with the University of Southern California to launch student-made CubeSat small satellites, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. Students from the university will produce the CubeSats that will undergo integration with a payload built on Lockheed's SmartSat software-defined architecture. SmartSat allows satellite operators to conduct in-orbit mission shifts.

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DHS Issues Phase Two Small Business Contracts for Credential Security Tech to Oasys International, Waverly Labs

DHS

Oasys International and Waverly Labs have received a combined total of $1.97M in awards to develop credential security technologies for first responders under agreements with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The two companies will develop Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) on-the-fly tools that support interoperability, security and scalability across first responder operations. 

 

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Former Verizon Exec Peter Davidson Joins Intelsat as Global Gov’t Affairs, Policy VP

Peter Davidson

Peter Davidson, who previously served as an executive at Verizon Communications and general counsel at the Department of Commerce, has joined Intelsat as vice president of global government affairs and policy. He will be responsible for developing Intelsat's global government engagement strategy and will work from its office in McLean, Va., the communications satellite company said Monday.

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AppTek Adds 41 Languages to Booz Allen’s Enterprise AI Marketplace; Josh Sullivan Quoted

Josh Sullivan

AppTek has introduced 16 languages for automatic speech recognition and 25 for neural machine translation via Booz Allen Hamilton's enterprise artificial intelligence platform and marketplace. Booz Allen introduced the Modzy software offering in late 2019 for government and enterprise customers to access, deploy and manage AI models, AppTek said Thursday.

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USGS Selects Dewberry for Utah Mapping Project

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Dewberry will map approximately 13,600 square miles of land across 12 counties in Utah under a mapping service contract from the U.S. Geological Survey. The company said Thursday it will collect and analyze data using a light detection and ranging system for the project area encompassing the counties of Cache, Carbon, Dagget, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, Morgan, Iron, Weber, Summit, Washington and Uintah.

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