Technology

Report: President’s Management Agenda to Drive Federal IT Contract Spending in Fiscal 2019

A Bloomberg Government report has found that 71 percent of federal government funds have been spent on information technology contracts since fiscal 2014 and most of those contracts support cybersecurity, cloud, artificial intelligence, data analytics and other IT modernization efforts. BGOV said Wednesday President Donald Trump’s management agenda that seeks to …

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General Atomics Puts MQ-9B RPA Through Lightning Simulation Test

General Atomics has conducted lightning simulation tests on a full-scale MQ-9B remotely piloted aircraft last month at a company facility in Poway, Calif. The company said Tuesday engineers from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. and NTS Pittsfield tested the MQ-9B that was equipped with lightning protection technology. GA-ASI plans to integrate the same technology …

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HPE to Help NNSA Process Modeling, Simulation Workloads With ‘Astra’ Supercomputer

The Energy Department has selected Hewlett Packard Enterprise to provide a supercomputer for DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration to process simulation and modeling workloads intended for science, energy and national security applications. HPE will deploy the Astra supercomputer at Sandia Labs Laboratories as part of the Vanguard program, the company said Monday. Astra …

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Factom to Test Blockchain-Based Data Security Tech Under DHS Program

Factom has received a Department of Homeland Security grant worth $192,380 to start beta testing of a blockchain technology designed to secure data in connected devices. DHS said Friday the Austin, Texas-based company will evaluate a combination of blockchain and critical infrastructure sensor technologies in an outside location with minimal connectivity under the final …

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Rockwell Collins-Made Radio Tech Completes Military Comms Security Test; Troy Brunk Comments

A Rockwell Collins-built radio technology has passed an evaluation to comply with security requirements for operation with the Defense Department‘s military satellite communications system. The company said Wednesday its AN/PRC-162 software-defined military radio worked in conjunction with the latest version of the Mobile User Objective System during tests led by the U.S. Navy‘s Space …

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KeyW Secures Navy Acoustic Sonar R&D Contract

The Department of the Navy has awarded KeyW a potential five-year, $43.7 million contract to help the Naval Research Laboratory’s Physical Acoustics Branch develop sea acoustic techniques. DON announced the contract award in a notice posted Wednesday on the Federal Business Opportunities website. Work covers the development of modeling algorithms and computational tools to support …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Mission Agility, Automation Drive Govt Adoption of Software-Based Storage Platforms

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer and vice president of presales engineering at Dell EMC’s federal business, has said mission agility, cost savings and massive amounts of automation are the three reasons why federal agencies adopt software-defined storage, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. “We are seeing government in a variety of areas, adopting not only …

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