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  • Microsoft, UAE Govt to Deploy More IT Academy Testing Centers; Marwan Al Sawaleh Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft, UAE Govt to Deploy More IT Academy Testing Centers; Marwan Al Sawaleh Comments

    The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Education plans to have 25 testing centers for Microsoft‘s online information technology program before the end of the academic year, Khaleej Times reported Thursday. Marwan Al Sawaleh, undersecretary for MoE, told the publication the ministry plans to add 11 more Microsoft IT Academy centers in order to help students pursue […] More

  • NASA to Grant $2.5M for University R&D Projects - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA to Grant $2.5M for University R&D Projects

    NASA will provide $250,000 in grants to 10 universities for projects that focus on technologies used in astrophysics and space exploration. The one year of financial support will be provided under the space technology research grants program within the agency’s space technology mission directorate, NASA said Wednesday. The space agency wants each R&D studies to […] More

  • BAE Systems to Help Produce Hydrogen-Powered Buses under $13M Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Systems to Help Produce Hydrogen-Powered Buses under $13M Program

    BAE Systems will help produce hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of a $13.6 million U.S. Department of Transportation program that aims to develop fuel cells for commercial use, Hydrogen Fuel News reported Sept. 16. Alicia Moore writes work on three of eight projects that the DOT selected under the initiative will take place at the HybriDrive Solutions […] More

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Voyager 1 Propulsion System Enters Interstellar Space; Warren Boley Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aerojet Rocketdyne Voyager 1 Propulsion System Enters Interstellar Space; Warren Boley Comments

    A NASA spacecraft carrying a propulsion system built by the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Aerojet Rocketdyne nearly 40 years ago has entered the space between stars. Voyager 1 has traveled 11.7 billion miles away from Earth so far and reached speeds of up to 38,000 miles per hours, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday. This is the first hydrazine propulsion system to […] More

  • Orbital Sciences Set for Demo Flight to Resupply Int'l Space Station; Frank Culbertson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital Sciences Set for Demo Flight to Resupply Int’l Space Station; Frank Culbertson Comments

    Orbital Sciences Corp. is scheduled to launch a spacecraft intended to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station in a NASA demonstration flight project worth an estimated $2.5 million, Reuters reported Monday. Irene Klotz writes the company's two-stage Antares rocket, due to takeoff on Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia includes the Cygnus […] More

  • MarkLogic's James Wonder: STM Clients Seek Open Access Ideas - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MarkLogic’s James Wonder: STM Clients Seek Open Access Ideas

    MarkLogic is keen on signing up scientific, technical and medical publishers as clients by aiming to tap into their mindsets and approaches to business. The company also seeks to understand the processes, priorities and missions of those nonprofit enterprises, James Wonder, technical manager at MarkLogic, said in a company blog post published July 25. “Once we have […] More

  • ATK Hands NASA Webb Telescope Backplane Support Structure for Thermal Tests; David Shanahan Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ATK Hands NASA Webb Telescope Backplane Support Structure for Thermal Tests; David Shanahan Comments

    ATK has sent an assembly stand to NASA for thermal tests later this year as part of preparations for the planned 2018 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. The company built the primary mirror backplane support structure under a subcontract with Northrop Grumman and designed the structure to carry meteorological tools and payloads for space missions, […] More

  • DeEtte Gray: Gov't, Industry Must Inspire Children to Pursue STEM - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DeEtte Gray: Gov’t, Industry Must Inspire Children to Pursue STEM

    DeEtte Gray, president of BAE Systems‘ intelligence and security business, participated in a military-hosted event to discuss how to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Gray, 30 other executives and education leaders attended the forum with U.S. Army officials at Fort Myer in Arlington, Va., BAE said Thursday. “STEM skills are central to almost […] More

  • Northrop Sponsors National Science Radio Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Sponsors National Science Radio Program

    Northrop Grumman has partnered with the University of Texas’ McDonald Observatory to serve as the official sponsor of a daily science radio show beginning Sept. 1. “StarDate“ provides listeners two minutes of information about astronomy and astrology and offers updates on space research and missions, the university said Wednesday. David Lambert, a university director, said […] More

  • BAE, Other Tech Firms Back UK 'Engineering for Growth' Initiative - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE, Other Tech Firms Back UK ‘Engineering for Growth’ Initiative

    BAE Systems and several other technology companies and government entities have pledged their support for a Royal Academy of Engineering initiative to promote U.K. engineering, New Electronics magazine reported Tuesday. Laura Hopperton writes the Engineering for Growth campaign has so far signed up BAE, Rolls-Royce, the Mclaren Group, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council […] More

  • Northrop Concludes Four-Month Aircraft Design Program for Students - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Concludes Four-Month Aircraft Design Program for Students

    Northrop Grumman recently concluded a 16-week curriculum in aircraft design and development under its High School Involvement Partnership for senior students. This year’s mentoring program culminated in the participants' “final exam” comprising flight demonstrations of remote-controlled airplanes of their own design and build at the company's facilities in Redondo Beach, Calif., Northrop said Thursday. Aircraft […] More

  • Siemens Donates $440M Software, Training to Youngstown State University - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Siemens Donates $440M Software, Training to Youngstown State University

    Siemens has donated $440 million in product lifecycle management software and training to Ohio’s Youngstown State University, Vindy.com reports. Representatives from the university’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics accepted the gift during a Thursday ceremony in Youngstown. Siemens President and CEO Eric Spiegel, Siemens Industry Sector in North America CEO Tim Ryan and […] More

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