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Raytheon Engages With Academia for Military AI Development

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Raytheon Technologies' intelligence and space business will award a combined amount of $400,000 to academic partners for artificial intelligence development initiatives that will focus on augmenting military defense systems and continue through 2022. Southern Methodist University and Virginia Tech will receive $175,000 and $225,000, respectively, to develop AI and machine learning technologies applicable to military operations, Raytheon said Tuesday.

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Executive Spotlight: Bruce Caswell, Maximus President & CEO

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Bruce Caswell, president and chief executive officer of Maximus, and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding how the company has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as enhancing workforce support, developing new technologies and supporting employment services. Additionally, Caswell discussed investments in new technologies, as well as where Maximus will head in 2021. 

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Mitre, Virginia Public Universities Partner to Help Address Gov’t R&D Requirements

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Mitre has partnered with nine public universities in Virginia to create an exchange program to help the government address technology requirements in areas such as national security, aviation and cybersecurity. The nonprofit company said Thursday it seeks to gain access to tools and ideas from the academic sector through the University Innovation Exchange under a signed master agreement.

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Maximus Exec Thomas Woteki Appointed to Virginia Tech College of Science Roundtable Advisory Board

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Thomas Woteki, senior vice president of technology at Maximus, has been chosen to provide guidance and support as a member of the roundtable advisory board for the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s College of Science, the company said Tuesday. The advisory board consists of senior-level professionals who support the Virginia …

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AWS, Virginia Partner on Virtual Cybersecurity Education Initiative

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The Commonwealth of Virginia has partnered with Amazon Web Services in a move to expand the reach of the state’s cybersecurity-related educational programs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office said Wednesday AWS, Virginia Tech and the Commonwealth will collaborate to implement a cloud infrastructure and offer content, simulations, hands-on exercises and competitions via the Virginia …

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Johns Hopkins University, APL to Join Facebook-Funded Tech Development Research Agreement

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Johns Hopkins University and its Applied Physics Laboratory have joined a Facebook-sponsored academic research agreement that looks to advance the development of technology that will support collaborations between researchers and the social media company. The laboratory said Wednesday it will work with 15 other universities, including Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Princeton, University of …

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Lockheed-Virginia Tech Alliance to Focus on Cybersecurity, Electronics & Autonomy Research

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Lockheed Martin and Virginia Tech have entered into a partnership to implement  joint research projects focused on cybersecurity, microelectronics, power electronics and autonomy. Virginia Tech said Nov. 21 it aims to further the university’s research collaboration, recruitment efforts and technical engagement with Lockheed as part of the agreement. “This agreement allows us to work together …

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Florida State University Receives Navy Grant to Lead Development of All-Electric Ship

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The Office of Naval Research has awarded Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems a five-year, $35 million grant to lead a team of scientists and engineers from various universities to help the U.S. Navy build an all-electric ship. The team will work on various energy and machinery aspects such as ship architecture, energy …

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Next Century to Help IARPA Develop SIGINT-Based Event Forecasting Tool

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Next Century has received a three-year contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to develop a signals intelligence-based tool that will work to forecast societal events as part of IARPA’s Mercury Program. The SIGINT-based Anticipation of Future Events technology will be built to detect and predict terrorist or military activities, civil unrest and rare …

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Drone Aviation Demos Tethered UAS in Nighttime Flight Test; Jay Nussbaum Comments

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Drone Aviation has concluded a nighttime flight test of its commercial tethered unmanned aircraft system under approval by the Federal Aviation Administration. The company collaborated with The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech and Aviation Systems Engineering Company for the WATT-300 flight test, Drone Aviation said Wednesday. Jay Nussbaum, chairman of Drone Aviation, said the WATT-300 …

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Ken Asbury: CACI-Virginia Tech UAV Cybersecurity Partnership Eyes Future Nat’l Security Workers

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CACI International has partnered with the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech to provide support for cybersecurity research on unmanned aerial vehicles. The company said Tuesday the five-year partnership under the Hume center’s Cyber-Physical System Security program covers student mentorship, curriculum development and research projects. …

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