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Mitre Corp. has launched a new research and development laboratory in Bedford, Mass. to develop military and civilian technologies, the company announced Thursday. The nonprofit organization invested $51 million into the new three-story, 105,000 square-foot center as part of a larger $100 million initiative to expand the 103-acre campus in Bedford. Engineers and scientists will […] More
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has conducted field tests of an aircraft vehicle that can fly up to twenty times the speed of sound for nearly three minutes, the agency announced Friday.  The Pentagon’s research arm conducted the second flight test of its hypersonic technology vehicle on Aug. 11 2011. The aircraft successfully flew up […] More
The U.S. Navy issued a request for information on Friday, asking information from industry and organizations on possible strike fighter aircraft to replace parts of the Naval Air Systems Command fleet.  The Navy said it did not intend to award a contract based on the information but is hoping to gain insight and analysis on potential […] More
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has challenged programmers to develop algorithms capable of gathering components from retired or non-working satellites that are still in orbit. The Defense Department’s research arm said the Zero Robotics Autonomous Space Capture Challenge competition begins March 28 and will last for four weeks. DARPA said programmers will work to develop […] More
As president and CEO of the PTR Group, Russ Berkoff is responsible for pushing the company to stay ahead of the technology market curve. In speaking with ExecutiveBiz, Berkoff outlines the next steps the company will take to keep pace with innovation and places his role as a behind-the-scenes figure in making technology and the […] More
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to utilize dormant satellites floating in a geostationary orbit around Earth, the agency said in a  recent notice. Through DARPA’s Phoenix Program, the agency said it wants contractors to develop a robotic system to “cooperatively harvest and re-use valuable components from“ more than 1,300 retired, non-operating satellites. DARPA […] More
A volleyball-sized, free-flying robot on the International Space Station helped astronauts complete tasks with a smartphone controller, according to a recent report by NASA. The first successful flight took place last month. As part of NASA’s Technology Demonstration Missions, the agency launched the Human Exploration Telerobotics project where it installed the SPHERES Satellites with a Samsung Nexus […] More
BAE Systems has signed an agreement with Vancouver-based renewable energy firm Instream Energy Systems to help develop and install new hydrokinetic power generation systems, which convert the kinetic energy in moving water into electricity. The agreement provides Insream with ongoing access to BAE’s Advanced Technology Centre to bolster its effort to commercially develop the technology. The […] More
If you see robots touring the Smithsonian this weekend, don't be surprised. In fact, expect to see all sorts of ASIMO-inspired machines walking, rolling, slinking and sliding as Washington, D.C., plays host to the FIRST Robotics Competition regional March 25-26. Students from Maryland, Virginia and the District will join engineers, teachers and mentors for the […] More
One would expect NASA to reach for the stars when dreaming. And reach they have. Earlier this month, NASA released its “wish list“ ranked by the National Research Council. While some pipedreams are never likely to see the light of day, others are challenges space contractors are sure to wave a magic wand over. Mars […] More
Tom McCabe, general counsel at Alion, says company legal departments often have the unfair reputation for taking forever just to say no. Not so at Alion. “We'll never say no; we say: “˜Here's a better way to do it,'“ McCabe told ExecutiveBiz. He shares what a day in the life of a GC is like, […] More
TASC, Inc. delivers holiday cheer by supporting nonprofits and employee volunteerism across the country. The firm donated to community-based organizations such as veterans programs and education, and TASC employees volunteered their time to wounded military and to support cancer research. In 2010, TASC contributed volunteers and funds to numerous programs: Rebuilding Together New Orleans Veterans […] More
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