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  • IARPA Awards Biometric Presentation Attack Detection Contracts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IARPA Awards Biometric Presentation Attack Detection Contracts

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded four contracts under a multiyear project that aims to develop and evaluate biometric presentation attack detection technologies. Teams led by Cross Match Technologies, SRI International, Michigan State University and University of Southern California will explore new algorithms, tools and sensors to detect presentation attacks as part of Odin program’s Thor […] More

  • Robert Work Named Johns Hopkins APL Senior Fellow - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Robert Work Named Johns Hopkins APL Senior Fellow

    Robert Work, a 27-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran and former deputy secretary of the Defense Department, has been named a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He will work with other APL senior fellows and technical professionals in efforts to help inform policy and technology decisions issued by U.S. senior government and military officials, […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL to Conduct Soldier Vulnerability Research for Army - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL to Conduct Soldier Vulnerability Research for Army

    Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has won a potential five-year, $49.5 million contract from the U.S. Army to study soldiers’ vulnerability in extreme environments. The Army Contracting Command received 999 bids for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract via an online-based solicitation process, the Defense Department said Thursday. APL is scheduled to complete the research by Sept. 30, 2022. More

  • Johns Hopkins APL Demos Free-Space Optical Comms Tech at Sea - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL Demos Free-Space Optical Comms Tech at Sea

    A team of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory engineers has tested a free-space optical communications system between two moving vessels at sea to assess how the platform operated in a maritime environment. APL said Thursday it demonstrated the compact form factor system at the annual Trident Warrior Exercise and showcased the FSO technology’s capacity to provide adjunct […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL Proposes Quadcopter Concept for NASA's Saturn Moon Exploration Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL Proposes Quadcopter Concept for NASA’s Saturn Moon Exploration Project

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has proposed the concept of radioisotope-powered dual-quadcopter technology for a NASA mission that aims to explore potential habitable sites on Saturn’s largest moon. APL said Wednesday it envisions the Dragonfly technology utilizing Titan’s dense atmosphere to migrate from one geologic setting to another as the quadcopter evaluates the moon for livable environments. The […] More

  • Battelle, DHS Partner to Strengthen Explosive Detection Canine Network - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Battelle, DHS Partner to Strengthen Explosive Detection Canine Network

    The Department of Homeland Security has partnered with a team of Battelle researchers in an effort to help explosive and canine experts determine capability gaps in the country’s network of explosives detection canine teams. The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative, led by DHS’ advanced research project agency, aims to provide information on threat materials and tactics that can […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL Develops Malware Analysis Tool Via DHS 'Transition to Practice' Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL Develops Malware Analysis Tool Via DHS ‘Transition to Practice’ Program

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has developed malware analysis software under a Department of Homeland Security program that helped transition the platform from the lab to a newly established company. Oregon-based startup Deterministic Security aims to commercialize the REnigma technology to help government and enterprise users review and record the execution of malware codes, DHS said Wednesday. REnigma is […] More

  • Cecil Haney, Sarah O'Hagan Join Johns Hopkins APL Board of Managers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cecil Haney, Sarah O’Hagan Join Johns Hopkins APL Board of Managers

    Cecil Haney, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, and Sarah O’Hagan, chair of the Fuller Project for International Reporting, have been appointed to the board of managers at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. APL said Friday that Haney and O’Hagan will join the group of professionals from academia, military, private industry and government who advise […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL to Carry Out Design Phase of NASA's Asteroid Deflection Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL to Carry Out Design Phase of NASA’s Asteroid Deflection Mission

    NASA has given Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory the go-ahead to start the preliminary design phase of an asteroid deflection mission. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test seeks to shift the orbit of an asteroid within the Didymos asteroid binary system to demonstrate a technique that could protect Earth from a potential asteroid strike, APL said Friday. “DART […] More

  • Ball Aerospace to Build Cryostat for NASA-Funded Interstellar Observatory; Jim Oschmann Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball Aerospace to Build Cryostat for NASA-Funded Interstellar Observatory; Jim Oschmann Comments

    NASA has selected Ball Aerospace & Technologies to design and develop a cryostat for a science mission that aims to measure emissions from the interstellar medium and study the life cycle of interstellar gas in the Milky Way. Ball Aerospace said Thursday it will build the cryostat to generate a temperature-controlled for detectors of the University of Arizona-led Galactic/Extragalactic Ultralong Duration Balloon […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL, Navy Bureau of Medicine Collaborate on Healthcare Delivery Experiment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL, Navy Bureau of Medicine Collaborate on Healthcare Delivery Experiment

    The U.S. Navy‘s Bureau of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have teamed up to study a healthcare delivery approach designed to improve clinical outcomes and increase patient satisfaction. APL said Friday the Integrated Practice Units model being tested at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, requires collaboration between providers and support staff to address a specific medical condition […] More

  • DARPA, Industry Partners Test Chemical Warfare Agent Neutralization System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA, Industry Partners Test Chemical Warfare Agent Neutralization System

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has completed initial tests on a field-deployable system that combines technologies from the Southwest Research Institute and PyroGenesis Canada to neutralize chemical warfare agents. DARPA said Friday it tested SwRI’s soil-scrubbing technology alongside PyroGenesis’ Tactical Plasma Arc Chemical Warfare Agents Destruction System that works to collect and convert toxic CWA decomposition products into non-hazardous salts. The platform […] More

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