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  • Air Force, HRL Laboratories Partner to Test 3D-Printed Materials for Hypersonic Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force, HRL Laboratories Partner to Test 3D-Printed Materials for Hypersonic Aircraft

    The U.S. Air Force and HRL Laboratories have entered an agreement to test materials produced through additive manufacturing, or three-dimensional printing, for potential future use in hypersonic aircraft. Scientists from the Air Force Research Laboratory tested silicon oxycarbide materials that HRL manufactured using 3D printing technology and pre-ceramic resin chemistry, the Defense Logistics Agency said Wednesday. The Cooperative Research […] More

  • Mitre Elects Former DoD Official Paul Kaminski to Board of Trustees - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mitre Elects Former DoD Official Paul Kaminski to Board of Trustees

    Paul Kaminski, a former Defense Department undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has joined Mitre‘s board of trustees. The nonprofit said Thursday he currently serves as president and CEO of Technovation, a consulting company that helps clients develop business and investment strategies related to aerospace and defense technology. Jason Providakes, Mitre president and CEO, said Kaminski will contribute […] More

  • DARPA Taps Rockwell Collins to Help Secure Military Platforms with Math-Based Methods - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Taps Rockwell Collins to Help Secure Military Platforms with Math-Based Methods

    Rockwell Collins has received a contract to apply mathematics-based development methods in efforts to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency defend various military platforms against cyber threats and address system vulnerabilities. The company said Monday it will initially incorporate technologies developed under DARPA’s High Assurance Cyber Military Systems into U.S. Navy programs under the contract. The HACMS project aims to build cyber-physical systems that works to […] More

  • NGA Taps 4 Firms to Develop AI, Automation Platforms for GEOINT Analysis - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NGA Taps 4 Firms to Develop AI, Automation Platforms for GEOINT Analysis

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has awarded nearly $2 million in research contracts to four companies that seek to facilitate GEOINT analysis through the development of automation and artificial intelligence technology platforms. NGA said Wednesday it awarded the contracts to Raytheon, Concurrent Technologies Corp., HRL Laboratories and Soar Technology in January under the AI and automation topic of a […] More

  • DARPA Partners With 4 Firms to Develop Battery-Powered Atomic Clocks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Partners With 4 Firms to Develop Battery-Powered Atomic Clocks

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded separate contracts to Physical Sciences, OEwaves, HRL Laboratories and Charles Stark Draper Laboratory to support a program that seeks to develop battery-powered atomic clocks, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday. John Keller writes HRL Laboratories secured a $775,159 contract for phase one work under the Atomic Clock with Enhanced Stability program with a potential $697,826 phase […] More

  • PARC Lands DARPA Contract to Develop Printer for Macroscopic Objects - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    PARC Lands DARPA Contract to Develop Printer for Macroscopic Objects

    PARC has been awarded a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract to build a nanotechnology-enabled printer that uses micrometer-size particles to produce macroscopic objects. The company said Wednesday the contract was awarded as part of DARPA’s Atoms to Product program, which began research efforts in December 2015. PARC said it will employ the help of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland in […] More

  • BAE Systems to Develop New Navy Electronic Warfare Tech; Steve Hedges Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Systems to Develop New Navy Electronic Warfare Tech; Steve Hedges Comments

    BAE Systems has received an $11 million contract from the Office of Naval Research to develop a new electronic warfare technology intended to help detect and determine radio frequency sources. The Full-Spectrum Staring Receiver will work to monitor the battlefield, track emitters, issue threat warning and cue countermeasure methods, BAE Systems said Monday. Steve Hedges, […] More

  • DARPA Picks 10 Participants for Nano-to-Millimeter-Scale Manufacturing Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Picks 10 Participants for Nano-to-Millimeter-Scale Manufacturing Project

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected 10 participants in its Atoms to Product program, which seeks technology that can manufacture millimeter-scale products or materials out of nanometer-scale pieces. DARPA said Tuesday researchers will work to address the gap between nano-scale and millimeter-scale components through fabrication from atoms to microns then microns to millimeters. “The […] More

  • DHS Picks 5 Recipients for Cyber Physical Systems Security Contracts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Picks 5 Recipients for Cyber Physical Systems Security Contracts

    The Department of Homeland Security“™s science and technology directorate has awarded five contracts worth $7.8 million combined to universities and other institutions to perform research and develop tools designed to safeguard cyber physical networks from cyber attacks. DHS said Thursday the Cyber Physical Systems Security program seeks cyber defense infrastructures for automobiles, medical devices and building control systems. “This interconnectivity brings significant […] More

  • DHS Picks HRL University of Michigan for Automotive Cybersecurity Research; Reginald Brothers Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Picks HRL University of Michigan for Automotive Cybersecurity Research; Reginald Brothers Comments

    HRL Laboratories and the University of Michigan have received contracts from the Department of Homeland Security respectively worth $2.5 million and $1.2 million to develop cybersecurity tools for government- and privately-owned vehicles. The HRL team led by David Payton will develop a physical disturbance detection system in order to raise an early warning signal when an […] More

  • DHS, Boeing Kick Off Mobile Device AI Chip Development; Vincent Sritapan Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS, Boeing Kick Off Mobile Device AI Chip Development; Vincent Sritapan Comments

    Boeing has kicked off the development of a computer chip meant for the company“™s Black smartphone with a $2.2 million award from the Department of Homeland Security, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the chip will be designed to work on any mobile device and identify a user“™s characteristic gestures such as the walking style to […] More

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