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Charles River Analytics to Help MDA Develop Behavior Modeling Tech

Charles River Analytics has received a two-year contract to develop tools that will work to help Missile Defense Agency analysts model human behavior for simulation efforts. The company said Thursday it will build and integrate human behavior modeling tools into the Modeling Operator Reasoning and Performance for Human-in-Control Simulation platform using the Hap architecture. Charles …

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General Atomics Assesses Aerodynamic Capabilities of MQ-25 Drone; David Alexander Comments

A General Atomics business unit has completed the fourth low-speed wind tunnel test of a carrier-based refueling tanker drone being developed for the U.S. Navy. The San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautics Systems Inc. said Tuesday its aeronautical systems division assessed and verified the MQ-25 Stingray tanker’s high-lift system and spoiler-based direct …

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Raytheon BBN-Led Team to Develop Event Prediction System Under IARPA Program

Raytheon’s BBN Technologies subsidiary will lead a team that secured a $14.5 million contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to develop a technology platform for geopolitical event forecasting. The consortium aims to create an automated system to help forecasters predict societal events such as conflicts, disease outbreaks and elections …

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Viasat Multi-Network Antenna Completes FAA Certification & AFMC Testing

A Viasat-made multi-network, multi-mode antenna has completed the D0-160G certification process with the Federal Aviation Administration and C-17 modified airworthiness certification criteria testing with the Air Force Materiel Command. The Ku-/Ka-band Global Mobile Antenna 5560-101 demonstrated its ability to support situational awareness, en-route mission planning and other applications through the …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Agencies Should Assess Apps Under Multicloud Strategy

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer at Dell EMC’s federal business, has said federal agencies should come up with a multicloud strategy in order to leverage the cloud platform as an operating model, FedScoop reported Monday. Chehreh called on agencies to assess how they plan to field, operate and manage applications in a multicloud IT …

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Lockheed to Develop Autonomous Prototype Systems for Army Convoy; Gaylia Campbell Comments

The U.S. Army has tapped Lockheed Martin to lead a three-year development effort for integrated and autonomous prototype systems under the service’s Expedient Leader Follower program. The company said Monday its offerings will be used to support leader/follower convoy activities within an asymmetric threat environment, as well as to demonstrate operational …

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Hortonworks Helps JIDO Implement Enterprise Data Mgmt Platform; Shaun Bierweiler Comments

The Defense Department’s Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization has collaborated with Hortonworks to implement an enterprise information technology platform equipped with the Hadoop data management software and other open-source tools, Federal News Radio reported Friday. The report noted the use of such open-source tools has helped JIDO to focus more on the deployment …

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AT&T, NPPGov Partner to Shorten FirstNet Contracting Process; Chris Sambar Comments

AT&T has partnered with NPPGov to shrink the FirstNet contracting process for public safety entities such as volunteer firefighters, private ambulance companies, hospitals and non-profit organizations. The Dallas, Texas-based firm said Thursday the partnership involves the Public Procurement Authority signing state contracts to allow NPPGov members to adopt FirstNet in …

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Northrop Hands Marine Corps’ First Multimission Radar With Gallium Nitride Tech

The U.S. Marine Corps has received an active electronically scanned array radar system Northrop Grumman equipped with a gallium nitride antenna and designed to help the service branch monitor threats in real time. Northrop said Thursday delivery of the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar with GaN technology came after the company handed six G/ATORs over …

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Former IBM Exec Sridhar Sudarsan Named SparkCognition CTO

Sridhar Sudarsan, formerly chief technology officer of Watson platform and partnerships at IBM, has been appointed to the same role at SparkCognition. Sudarsan will oversee SparkCognition’s technical and product strategy in collaboration with Bruce Porter, the firm’s chief science officer, and other industry and artificial intelligence experts, the company said Tuesday. …

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