Technology

Accenture Federal Services: Agencies Should Leverage 5 Tech Trends to Build Partnerships With Citizens

A new report from Accenture’s federal arm has identified five emerging technology trends that federal agencies can leverage to forge partnerships and relationships with citizens, business partners and employees in the digital economy. The Technology Vision for U.S. Government 2018 report is based on a survey of 240 federal officials, …

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NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System Reaches Operational Status

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System, designed to support weather forecasting, has achieved operational status after completing a series of tests. Known as JPSS-1 before it reached orbit, the NOAA-20 satellite features multiple instruments built to gather data on Earth’s atmosphere, land and waters, the agency said Wednesday. The Ball …

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DHS’ S&T Directorate Selects Four Firms for Device Firmware Security Research

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has awarded Small Business Innovation Research contracts to four companies for the exploration of automated vulnerability analysis in the firmware of Internet-of-Things and mobile devices. The companies will perform initial research through six months under the first phase of the Automated & Scalable Analysis of …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests New In-Space Engine for Future Lunar Operations; Eileen Drake Comments

Sacramento, Calif.-based firm Aerojet Rocketdyne has tested a new in-space engine that will potentially be used for future robotic operations on the moon. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Wednesday the ISE-100 engine accumulated 75 individual tests, 774 pulses and over 500 seconds of hot-fire time during the evaluation period. ISE-100 will now …

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GSA Seeks Info on Modernization of Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services SINs

The General Services Administration has posted a request for information needed to modernize the agency’s Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services. Established in 2016, the HACS consists of four special item numbers that function to distribute cybersecurity services encompassing penetration testing, incident response, cyber hunt and vulnerability assessment across agencies, GSA said in a …

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DISA Seeks Unified Enterprise Platform for DoD Organizational Needs

The Defense Information Systems Agency has announced a $7.8 billion acquisition vehicle aiming to procure a unified enterprise software that would streamline office productivity, messaging, content management and collaboration within the Defense Department. DISA said Monday it will use the potential 10-year Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS) single-award contract to acquire a …

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Cubic to Exhibit Training Platforms at Upcoming Army Symposium; Dave Buss Comments

Cubic‘s Global Defense business is set to exhibit six training platforms during the U.S. Army Association’s LANPAC Symposium and Exposition, which will take place May 22 to 24 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The company said Monday it will showcase these technologies during the international event, which seeks to emphasize the Army’s role in the Indo-Asia-Pacific …

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Accenture Federal Services’ Mary Legere Receives Women in Defense Technology Leadership Award

Mary Legere, managing director for national and defense intelligence business at Accenture‘s federal arm, has received recognition from the Women in Technology organization for her work in the defense sector. WIT honored Legere with the Women in Defense Technology Leadership Award at a ceremony that took place Thursday in Reston, Va., the …

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DARPA Selects Charles River Analytics to Develop Health Care Smartphone App

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected Cambridge, Mass.-based company Charles River Analytics to contribute to the development of an injury-detecting smartphone application under a four-year contract worth more than $15.5 million. The intelligent systems provider said Thursday it will work on the Health and Injury Prediction and Prevention …

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Marines Use Aurora-Built Autonomous Flight Platform in Cargo Delivery Mission

Aurora Flight Sciences has helped the U.S. Marine Corps deliver cargo through an autonomous flight platform during the service branch’s recent integrated training exercise. A UH-1H helicopter equipped with the Aurora-built Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System delivered 520 pounds of water, gasoline, ready-to-eat meals, communications equipment and a cooler that contained urgent necessities to the California-based …

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