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  • Teradata Awards University of Alabama Team Top Spot in 2013 Analytics Research Competition - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Teradata Awards University of Alabama Team Top Spot in 2013 Analytics Research Competition

    Teradata has awarded a University of Alabama student team with the top prize in a national competition for the development of methods to determine the financial viability of ecological approaches to healthcare promotion. Sponsored by Teradata Corp. and the Institute for Health and Business Insight, the 2013 SAS Analytics and Data Mining Shooutout contest focuses […] More

  • Northrop Backs Student UAV Design Contest; Ian Irving Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Backs Student UAV Design Contest; Ian Irving Comments

    Northrop Grumman is helping to sponsor of a competition in Australia for secondary and university students to build and demonstrate unmanned aerial vehicles for civilian emergency response applications. Eleven Australian high school teams competed in the airborne delivery event of the UAV Challenge – Outback Rescue that occurred Sept. 24 and 25 in Queensland, Northrop said […] More

  • Northrop Hosting Students at UAV Tech Exhibit; Dave Perry Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Hosting Students at UAV Tech Exhibit; Dave Perry Comments

    Northrop Grumman has invited two winning teams of a drone building competition in the United Arab Emirates to participate at an Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International symposium in Washington. Two groups of Arab students will display unmanned aerial vehicles they have designed and built at the ongoing event at the Walter E. Washington Convention […] More

  • McKinsey to Help Develop Armenia Aviation Industry; Arman Khachaturyan Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McKinsey to Help Develop Armenia Aviation Industry; Arman Khachaturyan Comments

    McKinsey & Co. and an independent group have agreed to set up a program intended to elevate the competitiveness of  Armenia’s aviation industry, Armenpress reported July 18. The article says the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia expects to receive a consulting package from the New York-based firm in August. McKinsey will work to offer recommendations on how […] More

  • Dell, Lenovo Chosen as IT Suppliers for Australian Federal Government - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dell, Lenovo Chosen as IT Suppliers for Australian Federal Government

    Dell and Lenovo have become the first two federal information technology suppliers to join an Australian state’s government technology panel under an $85 million deal intended to supply the government with IT services and hardware, ZDNet reported Tuesday. Josh Taylor writes the agreement with the New South Wales government has three one-year options and aims […] More

  • DRS Awards $10K Prize to Student Team for 3D Infrared Map Project; Terry Murphy Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DRS Awards $10K Prize to Student Team for 3D Infrared Map Project; Terry Murphy Comments

    DRS Technologies Inc. has awarded a $10,000 prize to a team of university students for a thermal imaging project they displayed for DRS’ annual Student Infrared Imaging Competition in Melbourne, Fla. University of California San Diego students Will Warren, Daniel Yang and Yuncong Chen won the “Best Overall Project“ award for their 3D Thermal RGB […] More

  • SAIC to Co-Host Maryland Cyber Challenge; Lou Von Thaer Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SAIC to Co-Host Maryland Cyber Challenge; Lou Von Thaer Comments

    Science Applications International Corp., the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and the state’s Department of Business and Economic Development will co-host an annual competition that seeks to discover aspiring cybersecurity professionals. The third Maryland Cyber Challenge will take place at the Baltmore Convention Center in October to coincide with the Cyber Hall of Fame induction ceremony […] More

  • Northrop Awards 2 Students $10K in STEM Scholarships; Stephen Toner Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Awards 2 Students $10K in STEM Scholarships; Stephen Toner Comments

    Two California high school seniors have won scholarships through a Northrop Grumman program that encourages graduates to pursue engineering, computer science, physics and math careers. Chandler W. Woo of Polytechnic School and Lucas James Del Toro of Bonita High School will receive $10,000 each over four years as winners of the Engineering Scholars competition, Northrop […] More

  • Raytheon-Backed Team USA Wins Top Prize in International Rocketry Challenge - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon-Backed Team USA Wins Top Prize in International Rocketry Challenge

    A U.S. team composed of three students from a Raytheon-sponsored educational program has won first place at the International Rocketry Challenge in Paris, France. Brothers Mark and Matthew Janecka and Daniel Kelton, who represented the 4-H Rocketry Club in Georgetown, Texas, topped the sixth annual competition held at Le Bourget Airport, Raytheon said Friday. They are among the beneficiaries […] More

  • Alec Sun Wins Raytheon Natl Math Competition; William Swanson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Alec Sun Wins Raytheon Natl Math Competition; William Swanson Comments

    An eighth-grader from Lexington, Mass. has been crowned national champion at a Raytheon-sponsored national mathematics contest held in Washington Friday. Alec Sun from Jonas Clarke Middle School was among 224 middle school-aged participants at the MATHCOUNTS competition held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Raytheon said Friday. Sun won an $8,000 Donald Weinert College scholarship […] More

  • Brief: VA Launches Cash Prizes Program to Improve EHR Systems; Roger Baker Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Brief: VA Launches Cash Prizes Program to Improve EHR Systems; Roger Baker Comments

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering cash prizes to vendors who can improve the department’s electronic health records system, Federal News Radio reports. The program seeks products that can be easily integrated into VA’s VistA,, an open source software. Under the program, the VA will award $3 million to three developers who will pass […] More

  • Cisco to Open 2 Network Training Facilities in Myanmar, Google Eyes Partnerships - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cisco to Open 2 Network Training Facilities in Myanmar, Google Eyes Partnerships

    Cisco Systems has announced plans to establish two networking training facilities in Myanmar as the United States Agency for International Development continues to drive efforts to promote technology education and commercial engagement in the country. Cisco“™s plan comes after the USAID resumed operations in the country in November following Washington“™s suspension of the sanctions against Myanmar, […] More

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