Scott Nicholas

IvySys to Help DARPA Model Adversarial Activity

IvySys Technologies has received a potential $4.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory on behalf of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help create mathematical and computational strategies that can model adversarial activity. The DARPA Information Innovation Office’s four-year MAA program will use the new approaches in …

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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: DoD Seeks $2.4B Annual Budget for AI/Machine Learning, Other Tech Projects

A Deltek analysis of the Defense Department‘s proposed fiscal 2018 research, development and procurement budget indicates that DoD is seeking approximately $2.4 billion per year to fund programs that include artificial intelligence and machine learning systems through fiscal 2022. Alex Rossino, a principal research analyst at Deltek, wrote in a blog entry posted …

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Luxriot-Atlas Dynamics Team to Supply Drone-Based Services for Defense, Security and First Responder Markets

Atlas Dynamics and Luxriot have teamed up to create drone-based products and services for first-responders, defense and security markets. Atlas Dynamics said Monday it will combine its autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle expertise with the Luxriot Evo Video Management Software to develop technologies that can impact the aforementioned markets. Ainars Svirskis, business …

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IBM to Deliver Neuromorphic Supercomputer to Air Force Research Lab

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory expects to receive a neuromorphic supercomputer system from IBM in the summer to support the lab’s deep neural-network learning and information discovery tasks, Signal Magazine reported Monday. The machine will feature IBM’s TrueNorth Neurosynaptic System along with an end-to-end software ecosystem, pattern recognition and sensory processing tools. AFRL …

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Cisco Invests in India-Based Venture Capital Fund Stellaris Venture Partners

India-based investment firm Stellaris Venture Partners has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Cisco‘s investments unit, Live Mint reported Monday. The technology venture capital fund invests in business- and consumer-centric start-ups that offer analytics, cloud, enterprise application and Internet of Things products and services. Sameer Garde, president of Cisco …

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Navy Picks 3 Small Businesses to Support Waterfront Surface Trainers Program

Sonalysts, Systems Engineering Associates and Transtecs have won spots on a potential $49.4 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Navy to build classrooms, laboratory environments and training systems. The Defense Department said Friday all three small businesses will vie for Waterfront Surface Trainers Program support orders from the Navy and the Philippine …

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BAE Turns Over Patrol Vessel to UK MoD

The U.K. ministry of defense has formally accepted a BAE Systems-built River-class offshore patrol vessel designed to help protect the country’s territories and interests worldwide. HMS Forth will remain at the Scotstoun yard in Glasgow, Scotland for additional work before its commissioning at the Portsmouth Naval Base later this year, BAE said …

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Research and Markets: Military Aircraft Modernization Efforts to Help Drive Targeting Pod Market Growth

A Research and Markets report forecasts the worldwide market for targeting pods will experience a 6.61 percent compound annual growth rate in the next five years as military agencies increase aircraft procurement and modernization efforts. The targeting pods market’s value is projected to increase from $3.3 billion in 2017 to $4.5 billion by 2022, …

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NTT Data to Sell GDS360 Information Protection, Data Security Tech to Public Sector Clients

NTT Data will offer GDS360-built information protection and data security platforms to the former’s public sector client base as part of a multi-year teaming agreement. GDS360 said Wednesday its end-to-end products combine elements such as zero-knowledge encryption key management, user identity management, behavioral analytics and access audits to help clients meet …

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Nick Michaelides: Cisco Cloud Security Platform Receives FedRAMP ATO

A Cisco-built cloud security offering has received an authority to operate at the moderate level from the program management office of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Nick Michaelides, vice president of Cisco’s U.S. federal sales organization, wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday the Cloudlock platform also met eligibility …

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