ICF to Continue Supporting Puerto Rico’s Disaster Recovery Efforts


ICF will continue helping Puerto Rico with its disaster recovery and hazard mitigation efforts as part of a new $46 million contract that covers program support and technical assistance services. The company said Monday the sole award extends work to advance Federal Emergency Management Agency-funded long-term disaster recovery initiatives in the U.S. territory.

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Raytheon to Develop Earth Prediction Innovation Center Under NOAA Contract

Raytheon Technologies

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a $45 million contract to Raytheon Technologies’ intelligence and space business to design and establish the Earth Prediction Innovation Center that will facilitate collaboration among government, academia and industry stakeholders to come up with an Earth modeling system to improve weather forecasting.

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SAIC’s Diana Ceban on Path to Coordinating Core IT, Clinical Systems Upgrades

Diana Ceban Federal Health VP SAIC

Diana Ceban, vice president of federal health at Science Applications International Corp. said military health agencies should modernize core information technology systems as they advance upgrades to clinical technology platforms to improve patients’ access to services and achieve a continuum of care. Ceban noted that there are three phases to health IT modernization that could be used to coordinate updates to clinical systems and core IT back-end platforms.

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Think Tank Examines Private Sector AI Research Priorities

Artificial Intelligence

The public policy think tank Center for Security and Emerging Technology has found some differences and overlaps in the research agenda at six U.S. technology companies that pursue artificial intelligence and machine learning programs. CSET's "Mapping Research Agendas in U.S. Corporate AI Laboratories" report offers a look at AI/ML research topic areas prioritized by IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook.

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Collins Aerospace’s Satcom Antenna Facilitates Data Transmission for Iridium Satellite During Test

Iridium Certus service

Collins Aerospace has completed a data transfer test between its airborne satellite communications platform with a high gain antenna and an Iridium satellite in orbit. Collins Aerospace said Monday it achieved the second milestone in ongoing work on Iridium Certus airborne satellite communications equipment following a similar demonstration of its active low gain antenna in August of last year.

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Maureen Sweeny Named SVP, Chief Revenue Officer for Unisys; Eric Hutto Quoted

Maureen Sweeny SVP

The Unisys Corporation announced on Monday that Maureen Sweeny has joined the company and been appointed its senior vice president and chief revenue officer. "I know from extensive experience that a client-centric approach – thoroughly understanding our clients' key business challenges and delivering value-added outcomes – is the surest way to accelerate a company's growth trajectory," said Sweeny. 

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SAIC to Acquire Koverse to Advance AI, Analytics Capabilities; Nazzic Keene Quoted

Nazzic Keene CEO SAIC

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has entered into an agreement with Koverse to acquire the company in a move to expand SAIC’s software portfolio into full-stack AI with the ability to tackle the challenge of organizing structured and unstructured data from multiple sources. The terms of the acquisition have yet to be disclosed. 

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HII Moves Closer to Future USS Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee’s Introduction to Navy Fleet

DDG 123 christening HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries has christened an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer named after the Navy Cross' first female recipient in preparation for its introduction to the U.S. Navy fleet. DDG 123 or the future USS Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee underwent its christening in Pascagoula, Mississippi, with Ray Mabus, former Navy secretary, serving as the ceremony's keynote speaker, HII said Sunday.

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