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    NASA-Google Team Buys D-Wave Quantum Computer; Vern Brownell Comments

    NASA, Google and the Universities Space Research Association have acquired a quantum computer from science company D-Wave with the goal of advancing machine learning and solving computer science problems. USRA intends for D-Wave Two to be available to the wider U.S. academic community, D-Wave said Thursday. Lockheed Martin acquired an earlier version of a D-Wave quantum […] More

  • Bechtel Sponsors Student Teams for Robotics World Championship; Charlene Wheeless Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bechtel Sponsors Student Teams for Robotics World Championship; Charlene Wheeless Comments

    Bechtel has announced that it will sponsor five high school teams from the U.S. and Canada for the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship in St. Louis, MO. During the three-day event starting April 25, the Bechtel-sponsored students will be among 400 teams worldwide competing in the science, technology, engineering and math-related event, according to […] More

  • Raytheon Presenting Test Range, Language Tech At Abu Dhabi Forum; Matt Riddle Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Presenting Test Range, Language Tech At Abu Dhabi Forum; Matt Riddle Comments

    Raytheon will present three new sensing and effects technology offerings at an upcoming international defense industry forum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The International Defence Exhibition and Conference trade show, scheduled for Feb. 17 through 21, will also feature Raytheon technologies in mission support and C3I (command, control, computers and intelligence), the company said […] More

  • Lockheed Donating $315K For Syracuse STEM Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Donating $315K For Syracuse STEM Program

    Lockheed Martin is donating $315,000 to the Syracuse, N.Y. public school district to promote the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to middle and high school students. Fourteen schools in the city will receive the donation as part of a $1 million nationwide grant for a program aimed at increasing the number of college engineering […] More

  • IBM Providing University IT Systems for Cloud-Based Platform; Nguyen Kim Hoa Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM Providing University IT Systems for Cloud-Based Platform; Nguyen Kim Hoa Comments

    IBM has signed a contract with a university to provide information technology infrastructure for a virtual campus based in a cloud computing environment, the company said Thursday. The University of Information Technology, a member of Vietnam’s national university system, is using IBM’s Smarter Computing platform to develop training courses and online applications in the cloud […] More

  • Intel Hosting Natl HS Science Research Competition; Wendy Hawkins Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Intel Hosting Natl HS Science Research Competition; Wendy Hawkins Comments

    Intel Corp. is sponsoring nationwide competition for high school seniors to help answer science-related questions by researching and developing skills to solve problems. The company said 40 of the 300 semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search, run by the Society for Science & the Public, will move onto the finals in Washington. The society will […] More

  • Raytheon Partners to Start STEM Degree Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Partners to Start STEM Degree Programs

    Raytheon is partnering with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell to explore the establishment of undergraduate and master's level degree programs in the sciences, engineering and business fields. The university said the programs at Kuwait’s Gulf University for Science and Technology would be overseen and taught by UMass Lowell administrators and faculty. “Kuwait is seeking to expand […] More

  • SAIC Names IT-Tech Services Spinoff Leadership Team - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SAIC Names IT-Tech Services Spinoff Leadership Team

    Science Applications International Corp. announced Monday six initial appointments to the executive leadership team of its planned government technical services and enterprise information technology spinoff. As part of that announcement, the company announced the identity of that company’s chief executive and who will lead the other science-and-technology business (click over to GovCon Wire to find […] More

  • AF Launching New Enterprise Services Contract Website - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AF Launching New Enterprise Services Contract Website

    The Air Force Materiel Command has established an enterprise services site with the aim of standardizing acquisition of engineering and professional services across the command, the branch announced in an Oct. 11 FedBizOpps post. According to the Air Force, the AFMC Enterprise Services site is intended to function as a single point for communications and […] More

  • NASA, NSF, DOE Sponsoring Big Data Challenge; Jason Crusan Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA, NSF, DOE Sponsoring Big Data Challenge; Jason Crusan Comments

    NASA, the National Science Foundation and the Energy Department are co-sponsoring an innovation challenge aimed at harnessing the potential of big data, NASA announced Wednesday. Through the Big Data Challenge hosted by NASA’s tournament lab, competitors will come up with new analytical techniques and software tools that use big data from discrete government information domains. […] More

  • SAIC CEO John Jumper Addresses Company Transition, Sequestration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SAIC CEO John Jumper Addresses Company Transition, Sequestration

    The planned separation of Science Applications International Corp. and the potential threat of sequestration were among the main topics at a recent industry seminar featuring SAIC CEO John Jumper, the Washington Business Journal reports. According to Tong Zhang’s story, Jumper told attendees at the Northern Virginia Technology Council-hosted breakfast event one of the two companies […] More

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