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  • Boeing, Lockheed Invest in Emerging Tech Startups Through Venture Capital Units - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing, Lockheed Invest in Emerging Tech Startups Through Venture Capital Units

    Lockheed Martin, Boeing and other defense contractors have invested in startups with emerging technology platforms through their venture capital arms, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Lockheed announced plans in June to double its venture capital fund to $200 million by infusing an additional $100 million saved through the tax reform law to target up […] More

  • Report: 2019 ANTX Will Focus on Human-Machine Interaction in Maritime Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: 2019 ANTX Will Focus on Human-Machine Interaction in Maritime Operations

    The U.S. Navy‘s 2018 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise will explore the potential of autonomous underwater systems for human-machine interaction, USNI News reported Tuesday. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport in Rhode Island will facilitate the event and enable participants to showcase their unmanned systems, as well as help the Navy assess technological potentials in artificial intelligence, […] More

  • DARPA Seeks Participants for Autonomy Tech Development 'Sprint' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Seeks Participants for Autonomy Tech Development ‘Sprint’

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has begun to solicit proposals for the second set of technology development activities, called “swarm sprints,” as part of an effort to build platforms for drone swarm operations. DARPA said Friday the second sprint of the OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program will focus on the development of autonomy systems. OFFSET seeks to […] More

  • Boeing to Open New Research Center in South Korea - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing to Open New Research Center in South Korea

    Boeing is in talks with the South Korean government on the company’s plan to build a new research center in the East Asian country. The research center will support the development of technologies that can be integrated into future aerospace products such as autonomy, artificial intelligence, avionics, analytics, smart cabin and smart factory, Boeing said Wednesday. […] More

  • DARPA Issues RFI on Subterranean Domain Navigation, Mapping Tech Concepts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Issues RFI on Subterranean Domain Navigation, Mapping Tech Concepts

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has issued a request for information on potential concepts for novel technology platforms designed to navigate and map urban underground infrastructure, manmade tunnels, natural cave networks and other subterranean environments. DARPA said Tuesday it is interested in platforms that can help locate trapped survivors and other objects of interest […] More

  • Keoki Jackson Outlines Lockheed's Tech Investment Plans - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Keoki Jackson Outlines Lockheed’s Tech Investment Plans

    Keoki Jackson, chief technology officer at Lockheed Martin, has outlined technology areas where Lockheed plans to invest over the next two to three decades during an Oct. 11 roundtable, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. Jackson said the technologies are classified into three categories, including the strategic technology thread areas that cover “anything Lockheed Martin will do… whether from undersea […] More

  • DARPA Calls for New Military Tech Concepts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Calls for New Military Tech Concepts

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a virtual Proposers Day on May 3-4 to discuss an upcoming broad agency announcement that will seek proposals for “innovative” military technologies. DARPA said Tuesday its Tactical Technology Office regularly holds Proposers Days to outline technologies that the office is most interested in and to hear about technology ideas from companies and […] More

  • Metron to Design Autonomous Tech for Navy UUVs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Metron to Design Autonomous Tech for Navy UUVs

    Metron has won a potential four-year, $33.9 million contract to help the U.S. Navy design, test and implement software to facilitate autonomous operation of unmanned undersea vehicles. The company will also design and integrate government-provided hardware to help address autonomy goals for various military missions, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Work will occur in Virginia, California and Maine […] More

  • Lockheed-Virginia Tech Alliance to Focus on Cybersecurity, Electronics & Autonomy Research - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed-Virginia Tech Alliance to Focus on Cybersecurity, Electronics & Autonomy Research

    Lockheed Martin and Virginia Tech have entered into a partnership to implement  joint research projects focused on cybersecurity, microelectronics, power electronics and autonomy. Virginia Tech said Nov. 21 it aims to further the university’s research collaboration, recruitment efforts and technical engagement with Lockheed as part of the agreement. “This agreement allows us to work together more efficiently and use our […] More

  • Purdue, Air Force Sign Partnership Intermediary Agreement for Tech Commercialization Initiative - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Purdue, Air Force Sign Partnership Intermediary Agreement for Tech Commercialization Initiative

    The U.S. Air Force has teamed up with Purdue University for programs and activities in an effort to accelerate processes used to commercialize products for operation by the military. Purdue Research Foundation will assist the Air Force Research Laboratory‘s marketing campaign for the lab’s hypersonics, directed-energy weapons, and autonomy technologies, Purdue said Thursday. “Goals of this agreement include implementing our established […] More

  • Daniel Wilbricht Joins LogRhythm as Federal Sales Senior Director; Jon Bickford Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Daniel Wilbricht Joins LogRhythm as Federal Sales Senior Director; Jon Bickford Comments

    Daniel Wilbricht, formerly senior director of the Defense Department and national security programs at Dell, has joined LogRhythm as senior director of federal sales. Wilbricht will be responsible for the company's effort to align product, sales, marketing, service and support channels in the U.S. federal market, LogRhythm said Wednesday. “He will be a critical voice […] More

  • HP Subsidiary Unveils Cloud Collaboration Tool for Enterprises; Neil Araujo Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    HP Subsidiary Unveils Cloud Collaboration Tool for Enterprises; Neil Araujo Comments

    Hewlett Packard‘s Autonomy subsidiary has introduced cloud-based technology for enterprise users to collaborate on documents and share files with colleagues, business partners and clients in a secure network. The LinkSite platform works to integrate HP’s data and email management software for on-premise deployment and act as a collaborative file-sharing tool for public clouds, HP said Monday. […] More

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