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Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, Director of Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, Inducted Into 2019 Wash100 for Military AI Tech Adoption Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to unveil Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, director of the Department of Defense's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, as an inductee into the 2019 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for his leadership in accelerating the implementation of artificial intelligence-driven tools and activities in joint force missions.

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Lockheed to Update Exoskeleton Tech for Army Field Tests

Lockheed Martin will update components of a company-developed exoskeleton for use in U.S. Army demonstrations under a two-year, $6.9M contract from the military branch’s Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. The University of Florida will evaluate Onyx updates ahead of soldier demonstrations that NSRDEC plans to conduct next year, Lockheed said Thursday. …

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ULA’s Delta V Heavy Rocket Launches NASA Solar Probe

A solar probe that Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory designed and produced for NASA took off Sunday aboard United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Parker Solar Probe will deploy its magnetometer boom and high-gain antenna in the mission’s first week …

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DARPA, Consortium Pick 6 University Research Centers for $200M Microelectronics Tech Devt Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and an industry consortium have selected six university research centers to conduct research efforts that seek to address challenges related to microelectronic technologies under a potential five-year, $200 million cost-sharing program. Linton Salmon, manager of DARPA’s Joint University Microelectronics Program, said in a statement …

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Diane Swonk Named Grant Thornton Chief Economist

Diane Swonk, founder of private consulting firm DS Economics, has joined Grant Thornton as chief economist and she will be based in the professional services company’s Chicago headquarters. Grant Thornton said Monday Swonk will aim to grow client services through her economic forecasting skills and previous experience as an adviser to central banks, …

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SSL Offers Satellite Rideshare Service to NASA Solar Research Mission; Richard White Comments

Maxar Technologies‘ SSL subsidiary will collaborate with a team at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Michigan to carry out a space mission to study the sun. SSL said Monday the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment aims to launch a small satellite constellation designed to explore how solar energetic particles are …

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DARPA Holds Kickoff Meeting for IP Reuse Strategy-Based ‘Chiplets’ Devt Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency held a kickoff meeting with approximately 100 participants from commercial, academic and military sectors for the Common Heterogeneous Integration and Intellectual Property Reuse Strategies program. The CHIPS program aims to create a community of technologists and researchers as well as establish a technological framework designed …

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NASA to Fund 9 Studies on Sun, Space Environment

NASA has chosen nine research proposals from government, industry and academic institutions that seek to study the sun and space environment. The agency said Friday proposals under the Explorers Program include five Heliophysics Small Explorer missions that will receive $1.25 million each to conduct an 11-month concept study as well as two Explorer …

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Xerox’s PARC Subsidiary to Develop Interactive Sense-Making Tech for DARPA

Xerox‘s PARC subsidiary has received a multimillion dollar contract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency create an interactive sense-making platform as part of efforts to advance scientific research on artificial intelligence. PARC said Monday it will develop the Common Ground Learning and Explanation system that may explain the performance capacity …

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NIST Picks 33 Research Projects to Advance Communication Tech Devt for First Responders

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has selected 33 projects to research and develop broadband communications tools designed for public safety operations through multiyear grants worth $38.5 million combined. NIST selected the projects after the evaluation of 162 proposals from industry, academia and other organizations both in the U.S. and …

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Tech Industry Vet Tarun Loomba Joins Polycom as Solutions Mgmt EVP

Tarun Loomba, formerly vice president and general manager of SanDisk‘s computing storage solutions business, has joined communications technology provider Polycom as executive vice president for solutions management. Polycom said Tuesday the more than 20-year technology industry veteran will oversee the company’s worldwide product and services management teams from its headquarters in San Jose, California. “His …

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