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DHS Unveils Strategic Approach to Safeguard Critical Infrastructure, Supply Chain From Chinese Threats

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The Department of Homeland Security has created a strategy outlining its measures to address threats Chinese activity poses to the U.S.' immigration, critical infrastructure and cybersecurity, trade and maritime defense operations. DHS said Wednesday its Strategic Action Plan applies input from the department's China Working Group and the department intends to continue its partnership with key stakeholders to confront national security challenges.

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Boeing Gets $1.7B Air Force Contract Option to Build Additional KC-46 Tankers

KC-46A U.S. Air Force photo

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will manufacture 12 more KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft for the U.S. Air Force under a $1.69B contract option. The award for the sixth KC-46 tanker production lot covers licenses, data, subscriptions and a flat file, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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White House Establishes National AI Initiative Office; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios, U.S. CTO

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has established the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office, which will advance artificial intelligence research and policymaking across government, industry and academia. “The National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office will be integral to the federal government’s AI efforts for many years to come," said Michael Kratsios, chief technology officer of the U.S. and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

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Booz Allen Execs to Discuss AI Integration Across Federal Defense & Intelligence Sectors

Booz Allen Hamilton executives Steve Escaravage, senior vice president, and Graham Gilmer, principal, will discuss how to advance technology at speed as well as how private-public partnerships are critical to maintaining the competitive advantage within the technology race during Potomac Officers Club’s 3rd Annual Artificial Intelligence Summit on March 30th. 

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Altamira to Serve as Team Lead on GSA’s $997M MEGASTAR BPA; Blaine Worthington Quoted

Blaine Worthington COO Altamira

Altamira Technologies will serve as the new team lead on its existing contractor teaming arrangement for the General Services Administration's potential five-year, $997 million MEGASTAR blanket purchase agreement. “We are excited to take on this Team Lead role on MEGASTAR which provides us with greater opportunities to support NASIC’s critical mission,” said Blaine Worthington, chief operating officer of Altamira.

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