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  • Lockheed Unveils New Colorado Site for Autonomous Systems Business - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Unveils New Colorado Site for Autonomous Systems Business

    Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new location for its autonomous systems business unit to support the development of autonomous technologies for military customers, Denver Business Journal reported Wednesday. Greg Avery writes the new industrial space in Littleton, Colorado, can accommodate more than 100 employees and will support projects related to self-driving ground vehicles, drones as well as […] More

  • Charles River Analytics-5D Robotics Team to Help Army Develop Soldier-Machine Interface - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Charles River Analytics-5D Robotics Team to Help Army Develop Soldier-Machine Interface

    Charles River Analytics and 5D Robotics will collaborate to develop a soldier-machine interface for U.S. Army robotic systems under a two-year, $1 million follow-on contract. The companies’ Multi-Modal Interface for Natural Operator Teaming with Autonomous Robots will integrate multiple tracking and robot control systems, Charles River said Nov 1. MINOTAUR is intended to provide an interface to warfighters who operate with autonomous systems […] More

  • Northrop Demos Multi-Vehicle Collaborative Autonomous System at Annual Naval Technology Exercise - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Demos Multi-Vehicle Collaborative Autonomous System at Annual Naval Technology Exercise

    Northrop Grumman has demonstrated a cross-domain anti-submarine warfare approach for autonomous undersea, surface and air vehicles during the Naval Undersea Warfare Center’s Annual Naval Technology Exercise in Newport, Rhode Island. The company said Thursday the demonstration featured mission management and control of a multi-vehicle collaborative autonomous system-of-systems designed to search, detect, track, classify and engage submerged targets. Multiple sensors on autonomous undersea, surface […] More

  • Ultra Electronics to Combine Maritime Surveillance Tech with Northrop's Autonomous Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ultra Electronics to Combine Maritime Surveillance Tech with Northrop’s Autonomous Systems

    Northrop Grumman has partnered with Ultra Electronics to integrate maritime domain and anti-submarine warfare systems into Northrop's portfolio of autonomous platforms. The companies aim to build long-endurance systems equipped with sensors and open mission architectures as well as persistent acoustic surveillance technology for use in maritime intelligence missions, Northrop said Monday. Brian Chappel, vice president of autonomous systems at Northrop […] More

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    Northrop, DARPA, NASA Project Aiming for UAV Aerial Refueling; Fred Ricker Comments

    Northrop Grumman, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and NASA‘s Dryden Flight Research Center have conducted flight demonstrations for a program aimed at creating autonomous aerial refueling between two unmanned high-altitude aircraft. During the flights between Jan. 11 and May 30, the company said two NASA Global Hawk drones flew within 100 feet of each […] More

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    Report: NSA Computers Calling Shots on Policy

    In an interview with Nextgov, National Security Agency Compliance Director John DeLong said computers autonomously make many legal and policy decisions for intercepting public communications. DeLong told writer Aliya Sternstein agents have limited time to observe the increasing number of messages and data patterns to analyze, with automated systems filling in that time gap. However, […] More

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    Transportation Dept. Issues Decision Making Tech RFI

    The Transportation Department wants to research technologies that support automation, decision making tools and human-machine interfaces, according to a May 15 request for information. DOT's John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center wants organizations to help develop human-vehicle systems, manned and unmanned vehicles and workstations. Respondents can submit ideas for testing resilience of air and ground […] More

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    Energy Dept. Builds Big Data R&D Team

    The White House announced its plan to pursue research and development efforts in order to mine big data at the end of March. Six agencies said they planned to invest in R&D initiatives, including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Geological Survey, the White House's Office and Science and Technology Policy, the Defense Department […] More

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    Pentagon to Use Big Data for Autonomous Systems

    The White House announced its big data research and development initiative Thursday, with six agencies each committing funds to improve the tools necessary to conduct data set analysis. The Defense Department is among the agencies committing funds to develop the government’s ability to harness and apply big data information. The Pentagon is setting aside $250 million […] More

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