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McKinsey: Half of Current Jobs Could be Automated by 2055

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 18, 2017 — A new McKinsey Global Institute study estimates that almost half of today’s jobs could be automated by 2055 based on several factors that affect the pace of automation technology development, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The study stated developments in robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies; technological …

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Deloitte Reports CFO Outlook on Congressional Gridlock, Policy Changes in Next Administration

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 9, 2017 — A new Deloitte study has found that 73 percent of surveyed chief financial officers from commercial and government companies in North America believe there would be less congressional gridlock in the upcoming administration, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the CFOs also expect …

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AT Kearney’s Jeff Sorenson: Trump’s Military Expansion Plans Could Drive Defense Sector Growth

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 29, 2016 — Jeff Sorenson, head of A.T. Kearney‘s public sector and defense services segment, has said President-elect Donald Trump’s military expansion plans could spur growth in the defense sector, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Sorenson stated that potential policies under the next administration could help drive shipbuilding and …

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Engility to Provide Cybersecurity Analysis, R&D Support to USAF; Lynn Dugle Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 27, 2016 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) has secured a five-year $31 million contract for cybersecurity research, evaluation and analysis services in support of the Defense Technical Information Center, ExecutiveBiz reported. The company said Dec. 20 it will conduct assessments, independent verification and validation, site audits, software assurance and research …

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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Completes 6th Cargo Delivery Mission to ISS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 2, 2016 — Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft has completed its sixth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station as part of NASA‘s OA-5 mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The mission marked the company’s return to flight operations at the space agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, as well as …

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General Atomics, Partner to Assess Infrasound Tech as Tornado Detection Method

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 17, 2016 — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a grant to a General Atomics business unit to study and assess infrasound technology as a method to detect tornadoes, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will partner with the University of Alabama in Huntsville to …

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AT&T, NASA Partner to Study UAS Traffic Management Methods; Mike Leff Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2016 — AT&T (NYSE: T) and NASA have partnered to study traffic management methods for unmanned aircraft systems in support of secure drone operations within the national airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it collaborated with the space agency and other firms to develop …

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Intel’s Neil Green: High-Performance Computing Supports Research, Government Initiatives

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 14, 2016 — Neil Green, president of Intel‘s (Nasdaq: INTC) federal business, has stated that high-performance computing has supported new research and government technology programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. He wrote in an FCW opinion piece published Tuesday that the development and availability of computing technology has allowed HPC …

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Engility-Backed HPC Research to Feature at Supercomputing 2016 Conference; Kirk Dye Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 10, 2016 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) has contributed to six of the 122 research projects to be presented at the six-day Supercomputing 2016 conference beginning Nov. 13 in Salt Lake City, Utah, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the research posters will be displayed during the event …

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USAF Taps Leidos, Riverside Research Institute for Open Architecture R&D IDIQs

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and the Riverside Research Institute have won a pair of indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts worth a combined $48 million to support the U.S. Air Force‘s mission systems open architecture science and technology program. The Defense Department said Thursday task orders under the program encompass applied and advanced research and development services as …

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