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Johns Hopkins APL Wins First Place at IARPA-Led Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory garnered first place in the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity‘s recent competition on geopolitical event prediction. JHU APL said Thursday it was among teams that competed to answer 165 geopolitical questions over a course of seven months for the Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge. Participants submitted predictions …

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Booz Allen Secures FDA IT Life Cycle Support Contract

Booz Allen Hamilton has been awarded a potential $36M contract to support an information technology platform the Food and Drug Administration uses to monitor adverse drug events. The company subsequently received a $5.6M initial task order under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity that covers IT life cycle services for FDA Adverse Event Reporting System, according to a notice …

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Norway Completes Verification of F-35 Drag Chute System; Lockheed’s Art Sheridan Comments

Norway’s defense ministry has concluded the verification procedure for a drag chute system of the F-35 aircraft Lockheed Martin built for the Norwegian air force. The verification occurred Friday at Orland Air Force Base as the U.S. Air Force‘s conducted an F-35A cold-weather test round at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Lockheed …

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John Dancy of CSRA Joins Wall Street Journal’s CIO Network

John Dancy, senior vice president and chief information officer at CSRA, has joined the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Network. He will be part of the network that works to identify technology challenges and innovation opportunities, CSRA said Tuesday. Dancy is responsible for overseeing the Falls Church, Virginia-based contractor’s information technology program and ensuring …

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IARPA Selects Crossmatch-FlexEnable-ISORG Team as Fingerprint Capture Tech Challenge Finalist

A multinational industry team composed of Crossmatch, FlexEnable and ISORG has been chosen as a finalist of an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity prize challenge that seeks biometric technology for fingerprint capture. Crossmatch said Tuesday the team has developed a proof-of-concept automated capture system under IARPA’s Nail-to-Nail Fingerprint Challenge to help the agency eliminate the …

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Booz Allen’s New South Carolina Facility to Support Digital Services Work for Govt Clients

Booz Allen Hamilton has unveiled a new 75,000-square-foot office in Charleston, South Carolina, in a push to support the work of the company’s digital solutions business with federal agencies, facilitate collaboration and bring technology platforms to government clients. The Charleston Digital Hub is part of Booz Allen’s Vision 2020 strategy …

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Booz Allen, Kaggle Name Winners of 2017 ‘Data Science Bowl’ Contest

Booz Allen Hamilton and Kaggle have unveiled the winners of a global crowdsourcing competition that sought data science methods to develop lung cancer detection formulas and technologies. The third annual Data Science Bowl drew nearly 10,000 participants who submitted  algorithms designed to help clinicians detect lung cancer, Booz Allen said Tuesday. The National Cancer Institute provided access to …

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CSRA’s John Dancy: Federal Agencies Should Adopt Targeted Approach to Website Security, Accessibility

John Dancy, chief information officer of CSRA, has said he believes federal agencies should go “back to basics” to address the security and accessibility challenges on  government-run websites. He wrote in a guest piece published Monday on FedScoop that agencies should evaluate their asset management program, increase visibility into website assets and categorize those assets within their …

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CIO John Dancy on CSRA’s ‘Next-Gen’ Tech Partnerships & Post-CSC Spin Journey

CSRA‘s journey as an independent company since its late 2015 separation from Computer Sciences Corp. included many moves to position itself in the market as a primary partner for federal agencies and industry vendors seeking to offer new technologies in the government market. Of note, CSRA held a pair of Emerging Technology Day events …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Talks Govt’s Satcom Challenges, JSpOC Commercial Integration Cell

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said budget issues with regard to the recapitalization of federal satellite communications platforms and a “fragmented” procurement model are some of the satcom challenges the U.S. government currently faces. “The government should no longer follow a procurement model …

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Lockheed, Penn State Forge New Research Partnership Deal; Dan Heller Comments

Lockheed Martin and Pennsylvania State University have entered into a new agreement to collaborate on various studies, enhance recruitment and help finance some of the university’s programs. The partnership seeks to develop a framework to drive future research projects focused on computer science, cybersecurity, supply chain and aerospace engineering, Penn State said Thursday. …

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Deloitte Opens Research & Collaboration Center to Address Government Challenges

Deloitte has opened a center that aims to produce research and foster collaboration to address problems facing the government. The company said Tuesday its new Center for Government Insights will engage with public sector leaders through publications, forums and workshops in efforts to provide insights on local, state and federal government issues. William Eggers, …

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Dan Batrack: Tetra Tech to Help NOAA Manage Coastal Resources With Geospatial Tech

Tetra Tech has been awarded a spot on a $49 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide technical geospatial services for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s coastal management program. The company said Tuesday it will collect, analyze and process geospatial data with the use of airborne and bathymetric lidar, satellite imagery and video …

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SRI International Launches Agriculture Tech Firm Abundant Robotics; Dan Steere Comments

SRI International has spun off and unveiled an agriculture firm that aims to automate fruit harvesting operations through robotics. Abundant Robotics will leverage SRI’s agricultural robotics research efforts in order to commercialize systems intended for orchard agriculture automation, SRI International said Wednesday. “The first automated apple harvesting system that doesn’t bruise …

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