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  • Ball Aerospace, NASA Conclude Critical Design Review of SPHEREx Observatory - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball Aerospace, NASA Conclude Critical Design Review of SPHEREx Observatory

    Ball Aerospace helped NASA complete the critical design review of a satellite designed to map the sky and support scientists’ study on the cause of cosmic inflation in the universe’s earlier stages. The company said Wednesday it designed, integrated and tested the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer […] More

  • Nine Teams to Participate in DARPA's Underground Navigation Tech Development Contest - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Nine Teams to Participate in DARPA’s Underground Navigation Tech Development Contest

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has chosen nine multidisciplinary teams to develop approaches to explore underground environments as part of DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge. Participants will aim to produce technology platforms in the areas of autonomy, perception, networking and mobility for potential use by first responders and warfighters, DARPA said Wednesday. SubT is composed of a $2M “systems“ competition […] More

  • Caltech Opens Autonomous Tech Research Hub - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Caltech Opens Autonomous Tech Research Hub

    California Institute of Technology has opened a new facility to help further research efforts on drones, driverless cars, robotics and machine learning technologies. Caltech said Tuesday it established the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies to serve as a hub for university, industry and government researchers, such as NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory experts, to collaborate in efforts […] More

  • Narendra Gupta Elected Red Hat Board Chair - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Narendra Gupta Elected Red Hat Board Chair

    Narendra Gupta, co-founder and managing director of investment firm Nexus Venture Partners, has been named chairman of the board of directors at open source software provider Red Hat. Red Hat said Tuesday Gupta has served on the company’s board since 2005 and succeeds H. Hugh Shelton, who retired after seven years of chairmanship. Gupta co-founded Integrated Systems […] More

  • Parsons Awarded NASA JPL Office Upgrade Support Contract; Carey Smith Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Parsons Awarded NASA JPL Office Upgrade Support Contract; Carey Smith Comments

    Parsons has secured a contract of an undisclosed value to provide program management services for an office upgrade project at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The company said Thursday it will also provide architectural design and construction management support at JPL, which the California Institute of Technology.manages for the space agency. Carey Smith, Parsons federal group president, said the […] 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

  • Lockheed Vet Joanne Maguire Joins Tetra Tech Board of Directors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Vet Joanne Maguire Joins Tetra Tech Board of Directors

    Joanne Maguire, former executive vice president for space systems at Lockheed Martin, has joined Tetra Tech as a member of the California-based consulting and engineering services company’s board of directors. Tetra Tech said Wednesday she will be assigned to the company’s corporate governance and strategic planning and enterprise risk committees. Maguire previously held various executive roles at Lockheed from 2003 to 2013 and […] More

  • Northrop Subsidiary to Help Build Optics System for Thirty Meter Telescope Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Subsidiary to Help Build Optics System for Thirty Meter Telescope Project

    A Northrop Grumman subsidiary has received funds from the Thirty Meter Telescope organization to continue support work on a narrow field infrared adaptive optics system for the TMT astronomical observatory construction initiative. Northrop said Tuesday its subsidiary AOA Xinetics will design and build a functional actuator mirror equipped with nearly 400 channels as well as test the mirror against TMT operational requirements. An […] More

  • General Dynamics Installs, Tests 2 Waveguide Antennas For NASA's Deep Space Network - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics Installs, Tests 2 Waveguide Antennas For NASA’s Deep Space Network

    General Dynamics has installed and tested two beam waveguide antennas to support NASA‘s modernization efforts for the agency’s Deep Space Network. The company said Tuesday its satellite communications technologies team installed the 34-meter antennas near Canberra, Australia to aid communications and tracking of Mars space probes and spacecraft missions outside the Milky Way. “Each antenna is the width of […] More

  • Northrop Sponsors Space Solar Power Research at Caltech; Joseph Ensor Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Sponsors Space Solar Power Research at Caltech; Joseph Ensor Comments

    Northrop Grumman has agreed to invest $17.5 million into a three-year space solar power research program the company initiated with California Institute of Technology. The initiative is meant to produce technologies applicable to the ultralight photovoltaics, ultralight deployable space structures and phased array and power transmission areas, Northrop said Monday. “The potential breakthroughs from this research could […] More

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