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Air Force Taps Lockheed to Develop Long-Range Radar Interface

TPS-75 radar

Lockheed Martin has received a follow-on contract to develop a data transmission interface as part of the U.S. Air Force's rapid prototyping competition to modernize the legacy TPS-75 military radar system. The integration contract under the Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar development program has options for the company to manufacture up to 35 systems, the military service said Wednesday.

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DCS to Help Build Navy Air Traffic Control Tech

DCS

The U.S. Navy tasked DCS to develop air traffic control and landing systems for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division's Webster Outlying Field organization as part of a five-year, $29 million contract. The company said Wednesday it started working with WOLF personnel under the Technical, Engineering Products and Software Services contract in December and the team will develop, integrate, test, manage and maintain air traffic control systems over the duration of the award.

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GSA FAS Commissioner Sonny Hashmi Receives First Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Sonny Hashmi Commissioner GSA FAS

Sonny Hashmi, commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), has received his first Wash100 Award, the most respect award in all of government contracting (GovCon), after demonstrating his vision in the federal sector and leading the drive of technology transformation, acquisitions and massive contract awards that support the administration's key missions and the best interests of the U.S. 

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Industry Experts Share Insights on AI National Security Commission's Final Report; Booz Allen's Steve Escaravage Quoted

Steve Escaravage Booz Allen Hamilton

Steve Escaravage, a senior vice president and head of the analytics practice and artificial intelligence services business at Booz Allen Hamilton, said the U.S. has experienced leadership in other technology areas but could lose its edge in AI if it fails to take action in response to the call made in the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence's final report, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Escaravage also highlighted the need for an “intense focus on an ethical approach“ when it comes to AI.

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Raytheon, NASA Build Cloud Platform to Store Sentinel-6 Satellite Data; David Appel Quoted

David Appel VP Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies' intelligence and space business has worked with NASA to develop a cloud-based platform meant to help the agency distribute and archive data from the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich climate monitoring satellite. “The data storage challenge becomes that much greater with the petabytes upon petabytes of data that satellites generate every day," said David Appel, vice president of defense and civil solutions at Raytheon Intelligence and Space.

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Booz Allen’s Kathleen Featheringham on AI Adoption in Transportation Sector

Kathleen Featheringham Director of AI Strategy Booz Allen Hamilton

Kathleen Featheringham, director of artificial intelligence strategy at Booz Allen Hamilton, predicts the transportation sector will witness a paradigm shift as the industry advances its adoption of AI and believes federal agencies should prepare for such a major change by having an AI vision that includes all aspects of the organization. “Second, it's important to have an open meaningful conversation about the right applications for AI and the outcomes that are hoped to be achieved, ensuring that they are ethical auditable sustainable and reliable,“ Featheringham said.

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Three Companies to Provide Robotic Grapple Fixtures for NASA Testing

Satellite servicing

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland has selected Altius Space Machines, Honeybee Robotics and Orbit Fab to provide robotic grapple fixtures for a testing initiative slated to begin in the spring and summer of 2021. Engineers at NASA's Exploration and In-Space Services projects division will evaluate the companies' grapple fixtures using robotics facilities at Goddard under space act agreements.

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NASA Selects Thales-Leonardo JV for Spacecraft Tech Procurement Contract Vehicle’s On-Ramp

NASA Rapid IV on-ramp

France- and Italy-based businesses of Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales and Leonardo, have landed spots on a potential $6 billion NASA contract vehicle covering spacecraft systems and support services through an on-ramp solicitation process. The agency issued the first RAPID IV on-ramp award nearly eight months after its original selection of five aerospace companies to participate in the program.

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KPMG Survey: Majority of Government Leaders Express Confidence in AI; Rob Dwyer Quoted

Rob Dwyer Principal KPMG

A new KPMG survey has found that 79 percent of government decision-makers said they are confident in the potential of artificial intelligence to improve bureaucratic efficiency. KPMG said Tuesday it conducted an online survey of about 950 business and information technology leaders across seven industries from Jan. 3 to 16 and found that 61 percent of government respondents said AI is at least fully or moderately functional at their agencies.

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