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  • Orbital ATK Plans Launch Vehicle Business Expansion in Arizona; Rich Straka Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK Plans Launch Vehicle Business Expansion in Arizona; Rich Straka Comments

    Orbital ATK has announced plans to expand the operations of its launch vehicles division through the construction of a new facility in Chandler, Arizona. The company said Thursday it will establish a 46,000-square-foot facility at Allred Park Place and aims to create as many as 500 new full-time science, technology, engineering and math positions over a five-year period as part of […] More

  • Natl Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine Lands NASA Space Research Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Natl Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine Lands NASA Space Research Contract

    The Washington-based National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has secured a potential five-year, $34 million contract from NASA to conduct studies within the domain of the space agency’s science and technology programs. NASA said Saturday the Space Studies Board indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers research designed to address various questions regarding space science, Earth science, biological and physical […] More

  • 10 Startup Companies to Participate in DHS Wearable Tech R&D Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    10 Startup Companies to Participate in DHS Wearable Tech R&D Project

    The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has chosen 10 startup companies to join a new research-and-development program that seeks to build  wearable devices for first responders. DHS said Thursday the EMERGE 2016: Wearable Technology program offers startups the opportunity to equip emergency response personnel with body-worn electronics, sensors and integrated voice and data communications systems. “We need […] More

  • Applied Research Associates to Help DHS Build Roadway Safety Tech for First Responders - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Applied Research Associates to Help DHS Build Roadway Safety Tech for First Responders

    The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Applied Research Associates a two-month, $648,880 contract to develop a technology that would help increase first responders’ safety awareness during roadway operations. ARA and DHS’ science and technology directorate will collaborate to produce a two-pronged approach to minimize the risk of vehicles hitting emergency personnel when they respond to road incidents, the department said Friday. The approach seeks to reduce distraction, glare or […] More

  • Ionic Security Joins DHS Internet of Things System Security Initiative - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ionic Security Joins DHS Internet of Things System Security Initiative

    Ionic Security has received $119,000 in funds from the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate to help develop new approaches for DHS to secure and monitor Internet of Things systems and carry out detection functions. DHS said Tuesday that the company’s team plans to apply a new distributed data protection model to address challenges the department faces […] More

  • TDA Research Receives DHS Funds to Build New Firefighter Respiration System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TDA Research Receives DHS Funds to Build New Firefighter Respiration System

    TDA Research has received $980,531 in funds from the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate to develop a respiration system for firefighters to protect themselves against chemical vapors and hazards on overhaul missions. DHS said Friday that the company will create a lightweight filtration system that will support work to support firefighters during overhaul efforts with respiratory protection […] More

  • Factom to Develop Added Security Options for IoT Devices - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Factom to Develop Added Security Options for IoT Devices

    Factom has been awarded the $199,000 Blockchain Software to Prove Integrity of Captured Data From Border Devices project contract from the Department of Homeland Security science and technology directorate to deliver security options for IoT Devices. The company will leverage on the Blockchain network and develop an identity log to gather device identification, including the manufacturer, available updates, […] More

  • Whitescope to Build Wireless Comms Gateway for IoT Devices Under DHS Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Whitescope to Build Wireless Comms Gateway for IoT Devices Under DHS Contract

    The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has awarded a $200,000 contract to Whitescope to provide a wireless communications gateway that will work to secure Internet of Things devices. DHS said Monday Whitescope’s GatewayX platform will work to perform passive and active detection of connected IoT devices and centralize the access to the devices. The award was given under […] More

  • DHS, University of North Dakota Partner for Unmanned Aerial Tech Research Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS, University of North Dakota Partner for Unmanned Aerial Tech Research Program

    The Department of Homeland Security has signed a three-year cooperative research and development agreement with the University of North Dakota to study the potential advantages and risks of using unmanned aerial technology. DHS’ science and technology directorate and the university aim to identify strategies to prevent misuse of unmanned aerial systems, the department said Monday. “This mission critical research will facilitate a […] More

  • DHS Looks to Hire More Loaned Executives for S&T Directorate - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Looks to Hire More Loaned Executives for S&T Directorate

    The Department of Homeland Security is currently seeking loaned executives to work with its science and technology directorate and provide assessment support and recommendations on the commercialization of research and development efforts. The incumbent or incumbents will be part of integrated product teams in an effort to evaluate the current state of technology transfer and commercialization in the S&T […] More

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