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SparkCognition Business Lands SBIR Contract to Help AFRL Develop AI-Based Manpower Planning Concepts

SparkCognition Government Systems

SparkCognition’s government systems business has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to help the lab implement artificial intelligence and machine learning concepts for readiness and manpower planning. SGS said Wednesday that it secured the award as part of the first phase of the Department of Defense’s Small Business Innovation Research program.

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Northrop, Air Force Conclude Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Integrated Baseline Review

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force completed the integrated baseline review for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile program under an engineering and manufacturing development contract awarded in September. The review involves the establishment of schedule and cost baseline, risk identification and development of mitigation plans within the first 180 days of contract award.

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NTT Data Services EVP Tim Conway Wins Second Wash100 Award for Business Expansion Efforts, Government Support Services

Tim Conway EVP of NTT Data Services

Executive Mosaic is glad to introduce Tim Conway, executive vice president of NTT Data Services and president of its public sector business, as a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award for driving the company's expansion of federal health digital service offerings and helping federal and state governments implement technologies for enhanced customer experience.

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Caliburn International to Separate into Two Independent Companies; Thomas Campbell Quoted

Caliburn International

Caliburn International will split into two new companies, Acuity International and Valiance Humanitarian, following an extensive strategic review conducted by the board of directors, senior management and their advisers. The company said Wednesday the separation could be completed by Sept. 30, subject to receipt of necessary regulatory approvals.

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SpaceX President, COO Gwynne Shotwell Receives Fourth Wash100 Award

Gwynne Shotwell President

Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, has received a 2021 Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for driving company growth, developing groundbreaking space technology and expanding our space capabilities. This marks the fourth time in her federal career that Shotwell has won a Wash100 Award. 

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Army Taps SAIC-Led Team for $3.6B Embedded System Test Support Contract; Gabe Camarillo Quoted

Gabe Camarillo SVP of Army Business Unit SAIC

An industry team led by Science Applications International Corp. has won a potential $3.6 billion contract to help the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Aviation and Missile Center engineer testing platforms for embedded devices and other systems. SAIC said Wednesday it will provide life cycle engineering support for hardware-in-the-loop simulation and modeling processes at the software, simulation, systems engineering and integration directorate under DEVCOM AvMC.

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Amy Gilliland: GDIT Shifts Focus to Support Federal IT Modernization Efforts

Amy Gilliland President GDIT

Amy Gilliland, president of General Dynamics’ information technology business and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said the company is focusing more on how it is delivering technology platforms to government clients to support their IT modernization efforts amid expectations of federal budget constraints. "We have shifted our investment approach to not just partner with companies that have very leading-edge capabilities and new ideas, but to focus squarely on the implementation side, which means we have the right skills to deploy commercial products, support and operate them in an agency environment,” Gilliland said.

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Northrop Demos Operational Flexibility of Firebird Optionally-Manned Autonomous Aircraft

Firebird

Northrop Grumman demonstrated almost 9,000 miles of flight to showcase the operational flexibility of an optionally-manned autonomous aircraft designed for medium-altitude, long-endurance missions. Northrop said Tuesday the Firebird aircraft flew over and stopped by Dayton, Ohio; Washington DC; Patuxent River, Maryland; and Tampa, Miami and Key West, Florida, demonstrating both manned and unmanned flight, as well as the transition in between.

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Intel, Leidos, Fortanix Partner to Develop Data Security Approach for Clinical Trial Operations

Intel

Intel has partnered with Leidos and cloud security technology maker Fortanix to deploy integrated technologies to support real-time data sharing across a distributed network intended to streamline clinical trial procedures. Leidos used Intel’s software guard extension and Fortanix’s Confidential Computing Manager to establish a network of secure computing environments that work to handle key real-world data while complying with industry and patient privacy guidelines.

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