Deloitte: Machine Learning Ops, Zero Trust Among Government Tech Trends to Watch in 2021

Deloitte

A new Deloitte report has identified nine technology trends that are likely to cause disruption for government agencies over the next 12 to 18 months. The company's annual report Tech Trends 2021: A Government Perspective scored each trend based on its relevance to agencies and the government’s readiness to implement such trends and showed that machine learning operations or MLOps, revitalization of core assets, zero trust approaches and a reboot of the digital workplace were considered the most relevant to agencies.

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ArchIntel Intros ‘Know Your Competition’ Report Featuring Competitive Intell Execs’ Insights

ArchIntel

ArchIntel has published a white paper that features insights from competitive intelligence professionals interviewed by the company to know more about the state of open source competitive intelligence, as well as the current challenges and drivers of success related to the sector. The Know Your Competition report highlights big data and "big change" as the top factors affecting competitive intelligence.

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Jacobs Secures $101M Army Task Order for Critical Network Support Services; Jennifer Richmond Quoted

Jennifer Richmond SVP Jacobs

Jacobs has been awarded a five-year, $101 million task order for IT support services of critical networks by the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Ground Intelligence Support Activity (GISA) and Enterprise Transport (GET). “This significant contract builds on our longstanding partnership with the U.S. Army,” said Jennifer Richmond, senior vice president for advancing national security at Jacobs. 

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Hughes Gets $250M Contract From OneWeb to Develop Ground System for LEO Constellation; Pradman Kaul Quoted

Pradman Kaul President Hughes

OneWeb has awarded Hughes Network Systems a three-year, $250 million contract to develop and manufacture essential ground system technology for the low Earth orbit constellation. "Today's announcement of a continued technology partnership with OneWeb reflects our position as the trusted innovator in the industry," said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. 

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NOAA, NASA Kick Off Challenge for Magnetic Field Forecast Models

MagNet program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA will jointly seek out input on how forecasts can reduce the adverse effects of geomagnetic storms faced by navigation systems. The MagNet: Model the Geomagnetic Field challenge calls for new forecast models that would help the government predict magnetic field changes and produce more accurate magnetic navigation, crowdsourcing initiative partner HeroX said Tuesday.

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Air Force Test-Flies Kratos-Made Attritable Unmanned Aircraft

XQ-58A Valkyrie Photo from USAF

The U.S. Air Force and Kratos Defense and Security Solutions demonstrated the flight of an attritable XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned aircraft system designed to require fewer maintenance costs compared to other models. The fifth demonstration of the Kratos-made aircraft took place at Arizona-based Yuma Proving Ground on Dec. 9 with Air Force Research Laboratory under the attritableONE program, Robins Air Force Base said Tuesday.

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