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FAA Seeks Airport UAS Detection, Mitigation White Papers

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The Federal Aviation Adminitration has issued a call for white papers in an effort to identify companies that build, integrate and market systems or technologies designed to detect unmanned aircraft systems and avoid potential aviation risks from UAS operation.

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Army Engineers Begin Market Research for Enterprise Virtual Viewer Concept

USACE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has asked industry to provide information as it seeks to validate and further develop a concept for an enterprise virtual viewer. A request for information posted Tuesday says USACE plans to update five strategic applications and part of this modernization effort is the planned transition to a cloud platform and integration with an EVV.

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DOE, Microsoft Form Consortium to Develop AI Platforms for First Responders; Cheryl Ingstad Quoted

Cheryl Ingstad AITO Director DOE

The Department of Energy’s artificial intelligence and technology office and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) have established a consortium to advance the development of AI-based tools to enable first responders to better respond to natural disasters and help them save lives and protect property.

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Leanne Caret: Boeing Invests in Advanced Manufacturing, Digital Tech for Defense Programs

Leanne Caret Defense CEO Boeing

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) defense, space and security business and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, told Defense News in an interview published Monday that she believes the company will be able to deliver on defense programs such as MQ-25 and T-X given its investments in digital engineering and advanced manufacturing processes.

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DoD Gets Temporary Waiver of Contracting Ban for Vendors Using Certain Chinese Tech Products

Pentagon

The Department of Defense has received from Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe a temporary waiver of a new rule that bars U.S. government agencies from buying goods and services from contractors that use telecommunications equipment and other products from five China-based companies, Defense News reported Friday.

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Contracting Ban for Vendors Using Certain Chinese Tech Products Takes Effect; Ellen Lord Quoted

Ellen Lord Undersecretary DoD

A U.S. official said a rule that prohibits U.S. government agencies from procuring goods and services from contractors that use telecommunications equipment, cameras and other products from five China-based companies took effect Thursday, Aug. 13, Reuters reported.

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