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  • Johns Hopkins APL Develops Aerial-Aquatic Drone Prototype - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL Develops Aerial-Aquatic Drone Prototype

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has developed a working prototype of an unmanned vehicle that can operate underwater and in the air. APL said Wednesday it plans to install sensor systems into the Flying Fish unmanned aerial-aquatic vehicle to support underwater data collection. The Flying Fish UAAV is designed to fly at approximately 30 miles an […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL to Carry Out Design Phase of NASA's Asteroid Deflection Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL to Carry Out Design Phase of NASA’s Asteroid Deflection Mission

    NASA has given Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory the go-ahead to start the preliminary design phase of an asteroid deflection mission. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test seeks to shift the orbit of an asteroid within the Didymos asteroid binary system to demonstrate a technique that could protect Earth from a potential asteroid strike, APL said Friday. “DART […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL, Navy Bureau of Medicine Collaborate on Healthcare Delivery Experiment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL, Navy Bureau of Medicine Collaborate on Healthcare Delivery Experiment

    The U.S. Navy‘s Bureau of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have teamed up to study a healthcare delivery approach designed to improve clinical outcomes and increase patient satisfaction. APL said Friday the Integrated Practice Units model being tested at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, requires collaboration between providers and support staff to address a specific medical condition […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL, Facebook's Building 8 Partner to Develop 'Silent Speech' Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL, Facebook’s Building 8 Partner to Develop ‘Silent Speech’ Tech

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has partnered with Facebook‘s Building 8 research and development group to create a “silent speech” technology designed to help users type 100 words per minute using neural signals. APL said Wednesday it will apply its experience from an existing neural prosthetics program for wounded service members to support the new project. […] More

  • Vishal Giare Named Air, Missile Defense Mission Area Lead at Johns Hopkins APL - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vishal Giare Named Air, Missile Defense Mission Area Lead at Johns Hopkins APL

    Vishal Giare, formerly a program area manager at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, has been appointed as APL’s mission area executive for air and missile defense. He now leads the laboratory’s efforts to develop ballistic missile defense and anti-air warfare systems for U.S. forces and allies, APL said Thursday. Giare previously served as program area manager for Aegis BMD […] More

  • GENBAND, Polycom Expand DoD Unified Comms Offerings - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GENBAND, Polycom Expand DoD Unified Comms Offerings

    GENBAND and Polycom have expanded their unified communications offerings with Defense Department-approved voice and video communications platforms. GENBAND said Tuesday its Application Server was added to the DoD Information Network’s Approved Products List as an Enterprise Session Controller, which authorizes the platform to support enterprise-wide DoD deployments in the cloud. Polycom also added its RealPresence Collaboration Server and RealPresence […] More

  • Defense Science Board Report: Unmanned Systems Could Boost US Undersea Advantage - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Defense Science Board Report: Unmanned Systems Could Boost US Undersea Advantage

    A Defense Science Board task force has published a report that describes ways to increase the capacity of U.S. undersea assets and manned platforms using unmanned systems. The report titled “Next-Generation Unmanned Undersea Systems” explores how unmanned systems could disrupt adversary strategies and perform operations that are on hold due to lack of assets, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL to Provide Telescopic Camera, Spectrometer for NASA's 2 Future Asteroid Exploration Missions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL to Provide Telescopic Camera, Spectrometer for NASA’s 2 Future Asteroid Exploration Missions

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has been chosen to supply instruments to NASA for a pair of Discovery-class missions that aim to explore asteroids that might help scientists understand the earliest history of the solar system. APL said Friday it will develop a high-resolution telescopic camera to support the Lucy  mission, which will observe six primitive asteroids that orbit […] More

  • Johns Hopkins University, APL to Join Facebook-Funded Tech Development Research Agreement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins University, APL to Join Facebook-Funded Tech Development Research Agreement

    Johns Hopkins University and its Applied Physics Laboratory have joined a Facebook-sponsored academic research agreement that looks to advance the development of technology that will support collaborations between researchers and the social media company. The laboratory said Wednesday it will work with 15 other universities, including Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Princeton, University of California Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, […] More

  • Andrew Merkle to Lead Research & Exploratory Devt Mission Area at Johns Hopkins APL - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Andrew Merkle to Lead Research & Exploratory Devt Mission Area at Johns Hopkins APL

    Andrew Merkle, a 16-year veteran of the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, has been named mission area executive for research and exploratory development at APL. He began his career at APL as an engineer within the technical services department and later moved to the national security department, where he helped establish the lab’s Biomechanics and Injury Mitigation Systems program, APL said Wednesday. […] More

  • John Allen, Michael Griffin, Samuel Locklear Named Senior Fellows at Johns Hopkins APL - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    John Allen, Michael Griffin, Samuel Locklear Named Senior Fellows at Johns Hopkins APL

    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has appointed Michael Griffin, chairman and CEO of Schafer Corp., as well as military veterans John Allen and Samuel Locklear as APL senior fellows. APL said Tuesday Allen, Griffin and Locklear bring leadership and expertise to the lab’s senior fellows program that seeks to address the priorities of U.S. military leaders and senior […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL Gets DHS Under Secretary“™s Award for Datacasting Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL Gets DHS Under Secretary“™s Award for Datacasting Program

    The Department of Homeland Security has awarded the 2016 Under Secretary“™s Award to a team from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory“™s asymmetric operations sector in recognition of its work on the datacasting program for first responders. John Contestabile, program lead at Johns Hopkins APL“™s homeland protection mission area, accepted the award from DHS“™ science and […] More

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