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NASA Worldwide App Challenge Yields 770 Ideas

 A program launched by NASA to produce open source international space applications and software has resulted in 770 proposals across 58 different categories, GCN reported Friday. The hackathon event, launched in March 2012 and held in April 2012, called on 9,147 people worldwide to submit their proposals for the NASA’s …

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Australian Gov’t to Deploy IBM Mainframe Platform; Andreas Wenzel Comments

Continuing with its 30-year relationship with IBM, an agency from Australia’s Northern Territory Government has chosen to deploy the company’s new mainframe platform designed to enhance core database systems, IT-Wire reported Tuesday. Peter Dinham writes that Scott Thomson, director of data center services at Northern Territory Government Department of Corporate and …

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Exelis Subsidiary to Install Woodside Energy’s Communications System; Peter Harrison Comments

An Exelis subsidiary has been selected by Woodside Energy Ltd. to implement an enterprise communications system at a gas plant in western Australia that is intended to operate for 10 years. Exelis C4i designed its SwitchplusIP system to help users communicate through technologies such as mobile, land-based or Voice over Internet Protocol, Exelis announced …

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Northrop to Demo Healthcare Tech at Boston Expo; Sam Shekar Comments

Northrop Grumman will present new healthcare technologies and service offerings at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition Saturday through Wednesday in Boston. Company health information technology representatives will give eight presentations on public health services and health care informatics at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Northrop said …

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Ken Asbury: CACI Holds Prime on DHS $22B EAGLE II Vehicle

CACI International holds prime spot on the Department of Homeland Security’s potential seven-year, $22 billion enterprise information technology products and services contract. The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II vehicle has a base period of five years and an option for two additional years, CACI said Wednesday. “Protecting …

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Quest Thermal Joins NASA-Ball Aerospace Green Propellant Program; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has awarded a subcontract to Quest Thermal Group LLC to develop thermal insulation technology for maintaining temperatures of spacecraft and subsystems during NASA human spaceflight missions. NASA intends to use Quest Thermal’s integrated multi-layer insulation for the Green Propellant Infusion Mission and Ball Aerospace will test the technology, Ball Aerospace …

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