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  • Blue Origin to Send NASA-Sponsored Research, Tech Payloads Into Space - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Blue Origin to Send NASA-Sponsored Research, Tech Payloads Into Space

    Blue Origin‘s New Shepard rocket is scheduled to launch Tuesday and carry nine NASA-backed research and technology payloads into space as part of the agency’s Flight Opportunities program. The NS-10 mission will mark the space vehicle“™s 10th launch and the second time the company will fly a Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory experiment, Blue Origin said […] More

  • Jason Kalirai Named Johns Hopkins APL Civil Space Mission Area Executive - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jason Kalirai Named Johns Hopkins APL Civil Space Mission Area Executive

    Jason Kalirai, formerly project scientist and strategic development lead at the Space Telescope Science Institute, has joined Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as mission area executive for civil space programs. APL said Thursday Kalirai is responsible for the lab’s work on NASA and international space missions that include exploration, research, technology development and spacecraft and scientific instrument production. […] More

  • APL Helps Army Build Self-Righting Autonomous Robots - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    APL Helps Army Build Self-Righting Autonomous Robots

    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a software designed to enable an autonomous bomb-defusing robot to return to an right position when it flips or stumbles in the field. APL said Friday the self-righting ability will initially support the military“™s future Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System. […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL to Help Air Force Manage Space Asset Portfolio - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL to Help Air Force Manage Space Asset Portfolio

    The U.S. Air Force has awarded Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory a five-year, $23.8M contract to provide life cycle support for the military branch’s space assets APL will support concept development, design, implementation, transition and management of tactical space and small satellite platforms under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. The Air Force […] More

  • Paul Stockton: Industry-Government Collaboration Needed to Secure US Power Grid - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Paul Stockton: Industry-Government Collaboration Needed to Secure US Power Grid

    Paul Stockton, a senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has written a report that recommends federal agencies to collaborate with power companies to develop “emergency orders” to guard the U.S. electric grid system against cyber adversaries. APL said Tuesday Stockton explained in his “Resilience for Grid Security Emergencies: Opportunities for Industry-Government Collaboration“ report […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL Initiates Boundary Layer Transition Experiment for Hypersonic Vehicles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL Initiates Boundary Layer Transition Experiment for Hypersonic Vehicles

    A team of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory researchers has launched a three-year experiment that aims to determine the state of the thin layer of air near the surface of hypersonic vehicles. APL said Wednesday the Boundary Layer Transition effort seeks to help developers identify materials to produce hypersonic aircraft and missiles, as well […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL to Help Update Navy Healthcare Delivery Model - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL to Help Update Navy Healthcare Delivery Model

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has partnered with the U.S Navy to facilitate a pilot program that aims to increase service members’ access to medical services. APL said Thursday it will integrate systems, assess tools and analyzes data in an effort to update healthcare delivery models for active-duty servicemen in Pensacola, Fla., through the Connected Corpsmen in […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL Modernization Measures Focus on Real-Time Disaster Response - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL Modernization Measures Focus on Real-Time Disaster Response

    Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is working on ways to boost its capabilities when it comes to disaster response. Jeffrey Freeman, APL research scientist, said in a statement Tuesday they are looking into creating an intelligent and autonomous system that allows context-dependent situational awareness for disaster and emergency response and recovery. Among APL“™s goals are […] More

  • NASA, Johns Hopkins APL Complete Solar Probe Integration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA, Johns Hopkins APL Complete Solar Probe Integration

    The team of NASA and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has fully integrated a spacecraft that is scheduled to launch in August on a mission to study the sun up close. NASA said Thursday an eight-foot-diameter heat shield was reinstalled on Parker Solar Probe last week after engineers initially attached the system to the spacecraft as part of tests […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL to Help DARPA Assess Social Science Methods for Ground Truths - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL to Help DARPA Assess Social Science Methods for Ground Truths

      John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has received a $3.7 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to assess social science modeling approaches to reveal hidden truths in complex social systems. For a tw0 and one-half year period, APL said Wednesday it will work with JHU Whiting School of Engineering, Cornell University, University […] More

  • Former CIA Deputy Director Avril Haines Named Johns Hopkins APL Senior Fellow - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former CIA Deputy Director Avril Haines Named Johns Hopkins APL Senior Fellow

    Avril Haines, who served as deputy director at the CIA and deputy national security adviser during the Obama administration, has been named a senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She will join other national security and space experts who collaborate with the laboratory’s technical professionals to advise U.S. military leaders and senior government officials on […] More

  • DoD Adds RSA's Threat Detection Platform to Approved Product List - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DoD Adds RSA’s Threat Detection Platform to Approved Product List

    The Defense Department has placed RSA‘s security information and event management platform on the DoD Information Network Approved Product List. RSA said Monday its NetWitness Suite platform achieved APL certification following a testing process meant to determine whether the product meets DoD’s security standards. NetWitness Suite works to detect threats and provide visibility across logs and network […] More

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