Tag Archives: research and development

Coast Guard Wants to Identify Research Partners for Mobile Network Modernization

U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard plans to award multiple cooperative research and development agreements for efforts to update its tactical mobile architecture, and seeks public comments to inform the corresponding procurement approach. USCG said Tuesday in a Federal Register notice it considers entering into a CRADA with Impress Technologies, and wants to identify other potential participants for the project.

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NVIDIA VP Anthony Robbins Receives Fourth Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Anthony Robbins VP

Anthony Robbins, federal vice president at NVIDIA, has received a 2021 Wash100 Award for his leadership and significant contributions to the advancement and development of artificial intelligence capabilities and transformation in the federal sector. His most recent Wash100 Award win marks the fourth time that Robbins has received the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon). 

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DARPA Taps General Atomics to Provide R&D Support for Cislunar Rocket Demo Program

General Atomics

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded General Atomics a $22.1 million contract to support the agency’s efforts to conduct a rocket test launch in cislunar orbit. General Atomics will perform Track A contract services as part of DARPA’s Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations program, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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SparkCognition Business Lands SBIR Contract to Help AFRL Develop AI-Based Manpower Planning Concepts

SparkCognition Government Systems

SparkCognition’s government systems business has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to help the lab implement artificial intelligence and machine learning concepts for readiness and manpower planning. SGS said Wednesday that it secured the award as part of the first phase of the Department of Defense’s Small Business Innovation Research program.

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NIST Seeks R&D Support for Cybersecurity Standards Development

NIST seeks cybersecurity research support

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for potential sources of research and development services to help inform the NIST Information Technology Laboratory's cybersecurity and information security efforts. NIST said in a notice posted Thursday that it plans to issue an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support the ITL Computer Security Division's work establishing standards, practices and tools for ensuring the security of U.S. systems.

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CACI to Support DARPA’s R&D Effort on Wideband-Secure Tactical Radio Comms

CACI International

CACI International has received a four-year, $11.2 million contract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency develop technologies to enable secure radio communications. CACI will provide research and development support for DARPA's Wideband Secure and Protected Emitter and Receiver program as part of the completion contract, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

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Executive Spotlight: Eric Malawer, Managing Director and CEO of BluVector, A Comcast Company

Eric Malawer Managing Director

Eric Malawer, managing director and CEO of BluVector, a cybersecurity technology company, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding the company's work with Comcast Government Services, LLC, as well as how artificial intelligence and machine learning have shaped the marketplace. Malawer also discussed the shortage of talent in the cybersecurity field in addition to the ways BluVector addresses and solves challenges for its customers. 

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ICF to Expand Army Cyber Research Support; Jonathan Sholtis Quoted

Jonathan Sholtis SVP ICF

ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI) has received a potential five-year, $53 million task order to expand its cyber-related studies with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. "The initiatives, innovations and technologies we develop through secure cyber systems engineering, agile development and rapid prototyping will enhance the Army against emerging and dynamic threats," said Jonathan Sholtis, senior vice president of ICF's cybersecurity services and solutions business.

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