BAE Demos Software-Defined Electronic Warfare Tech for Compass Call Aircraft

Compass Call

BAE Systems has flown an electronic warfare aircraft equipped with its Small Adaptive Bank of Electronic Resources system to test SABER's potential to provide software updates to the EC-37B Compass Call platform. The company said Monday it worked with the U.S. Air Force to test the technology over 11 EC-130H EW aircraft flights at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.

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Navy Picks Teams for Phase II Autonomous Combat Maneuver Tech Challenge

Navy selects eight Phase II teams for small maneuvers exercise.

The U.S. Navy has commenced the second phase of a challenge focused on utilizing autonomous technology for small unit maneuver missions. Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, the NavalX Midwest Tech Bridge and the Office of Naval Research selected eight teams to compete for the $250,000 prize as part of the  Artificial Intelligence for Small Unit Maneuvers Prize Challenge, NSWC Crane said Monday.

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Perspecta Labs to Support DOD 5G Testbed Programs; Petros Mouchtaris Quoted

Petros Mouchtaris President Perspecta Labs

Perspecta’s research and engineering arm has received two contracts worth $8.1 million combined to provide prototyping support for the Department of Defense’s 5G testbed initiatives. Perspecta Labs secured a 36-month, $5 million contract to provide an end-to-end logistics security platform to support a 5G-driven “smart warehouse” at Naval Base Coronado in California, Perspecta said Monday.

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Pentagon’s Vulnerability Disclosure Pilot Program Draws Interest From Defense Contractors

Defense Industrial Base Vulnerability Disclosure Program Pilot

The Department of Defense’s Cyber Crime Center has begun a pilot program to allow hackers to share the vulnerabilities they find in systems operated by companies in the defense industrial base, Nextgov reported Monday. The Defense Industrial Base Vulnerability Disclosure Program Pilot "received numerous applicants,” a spokesperson for DC3 told Nextgov. “However, during this initial launch pilot, we will be moving forward with a few dozen” defense contractors.

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Joshua Marcuse, Head of Strategy and Innovation for Google Global Public Sector, Wins 2021 Wash100 Award for Leading Digital Transformation Efforts; Forming Key Partnerships

Joshua Marcuse Google

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Joshua Marcuse, head of strategy and innovation for Google Cloud's global public sector business, as a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award for his leadership and efforts to advance digital transformation, tech capabilities and drive industry partnerships. This marks Joshua Marcuse's second consecutive Wash100 Award.

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Qwake to Deliver Augmented Reality Visual Communication Tech to Air Force

Qwake Technologies

Qwake Technologies will use its augmented reality platform, originally designed for firefighting, to help the U.S. Air Force bolster the coordination and communication between ground-based personnel and aircraft crews. The company said Thursday it will modify its C-THRU Navigator visual communications platform to accommodate the needs of Air Force Special Operations Command, Air National Guard, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and the U.S. Forest Service.

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Roy Azevedo on Raytheon’s DC Operations, Space Market Opportunities Post-Blue Canyon Acquisition

Roy Azevedo Raytheon Technologies

Roy Azevedo, president of the intelligence and space unit at Raytheon Technologies and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said the company employs professionals across Washington, D.C. who support operations and programs via telework or on-site work. "We continue to be focused in the D.C. market, not just for employees that we are able to offer teleworking flexibility, but also we're still hiring on every element of engineering," Azevedo told the Washington Business Journal in an interview.

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AT&T Receives NASA Task Order for Managed Communication Services

Telecom services

AT&T has received a $49.1 million task order with an 18-month base performance period to help NASA personnel transmit voice, data and video content using the company's telecommunication services. The company will provide carrier-managed services to NASA-operated centers and facilities under the firm-fixed-price Communications Mission Network Services task order, the space agency said Friday.

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ULA Sends Atlas V Rocket to Space Force for 5th SBIRS Satellite Launch

Atlas V transport

United Launch Alliance has shipped its Atlas V vehicle to the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida ahead of launching a Lockheed Martin-built satellite that will join a constellation of missile-warning spacecraft. An Atlas V 421 rocket will send the Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit 5 satellite to orbit on behalf of the Space and Missile Systems Center, ULA said Thursday.

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