Intel, Google Cloud Participate in NIH Research Program to Help Improve Population Health

NIH All of Us Research Program

Intel and Google's cloud computing arm have joined a National Institutes of Health program that seeks to provide COVID-19 researchers access to biomedical data from underrepresented groups as part of efforts to improve population health. The NIH All of Us Research Program will make biomedical information available to researchers through the Researcher Workbench platform, which is powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors and hosted on Google Cloud.

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Executive Spotlight: Rehan Sadiq, Director of Strategic Alliances for Trifacta's Public Sector

Rehan Sadiq Trifacta

Rehan Sadiq, the director of Strategic Alliances with Trifacta, who is responsible for the Public Sector vertical as well as the Global AWS ecosystem, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding how the company's offerings have enabled both commercial and federal clients to leverage data to gain deeper insights in a landscape with overwhelming data challenges.

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Coast Guard Solicits Bids for Follow-On Offshore Patrol Cutter Contract

OPC rendering courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding Group

The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a full and open competition for follow-on projects to design and build up to 11 offshore patrol cutters to complement the maritime law enforcement service's national security and fast response cutters. USCG said Friday it will accept responses to the new OPC solicitation through May 28 and aims to name the winning contractor in the second quarter of fiscal 2022.

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DHS Seeks Info on Automation Capabilities for Invoice Processing


The Department of Homeland Security has begun to seek information on potential industry sources that could provide artificial intelligence, machine learning and other automation tools and information technology support services for the financial systems modernization joint program management office. The department's FSM JPMO plans to award a two-year contract for IT engineering and service management, administrative and clerical support and management advisory support services.

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Raytheon Explores Digital Engineering Concept to Support Next-Gen Combat Aircraft Development; Roy Azevedo Quoted

Roy Azevedo Sector President Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies used digital engineering methods to accelerate the development of the U.S. Air Force's next fighter jet that would succeed F-35 and F-22 aircraft. The company said Jan. 22 its intelligence and space business allowed the aircraft ““ currently still concealed from the public ““ to perform a maiden flight with the help of digital engineering. USAF announced the maiden flight's completion in September 2020.

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DARPA’s Industry, Academic Partners Develop Mathematical & Computational Tools for Complex System Design

TRADES tools photo from Siemens

Three companies, one nonprofit organization and three universities helped the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency develop computational tools and foundational math concepts for designing complex defense or commercial systems. Participants in DARPA's Transformative Design project worked to align design techniques with new manufacturing technologies, such as 3D printing, to help designers manage space complexities

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