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Johns Hopkins APL Tops IARPA Forecasting Challenge on Geopolitical Issues

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 12, 2018 — A group from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has won a seven-month competition organized by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity that sought to utilize crowdsourcing to help the intelligence community predict geopolitical events, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The lab said Thursday its “DigitalDelphi” team …

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Lockheed Martin Backs Competition on AI-Enabled Autonomous Drones

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 7, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has partnered with the Drone Racing League to establish a competition focused on utilizing artificial intelligence to operate an unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday participants in the $2M AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge will be tasked to develop an …

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Report: Germany Begins $4.72B Heavy-Lift Helicopter Replacement Bid Process

Germany’s military has cleared a plan to start the competition for a potential $4.72 billion contract to purchase 45 to 60 heavy-lift helicopters to replace its current fleet of CH-53G aircraft, Reuters reported Friday. A source said Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of staff of the German Bundeswehr, signed Thursday a …

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CA Launches Open Source Software Dev’t Contest to Support Gov’t Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 17, 2017 — CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) has launched a software development competition that seeks new open source technologies that will work to build on citizen experience with government agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the CA Smart Government Challenge will provide an opportunity for U.S.-based developers …

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Symantec to Hold Cybersecurity Challenge for Higher Ed Sector on Oct. 19

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 6, 2017 — Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) will kick off a cyber competition for information technology and security professionals in higher education on Oct. 19 in line with the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. Educause Review reported Aug. 28 that the two-day Symantec-hosted Higher Ed Cyber …

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AWS Names 19 Winners of ‘City on a Cloud’ Innovation Challenge

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 16, 2017 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has named the 19 winning local and regional governments, school districts, agencies and companies in the 2017 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the winners fall under the Best Practices, Dream Big and …

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Deloitte Reports 2016 Slowdown in US Aerospace & Defense Export Growth; Robin Lineberger Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 15, 2017 — A Deloitte study reports that U.S. aerospace and defense exports continue to grow but at a slower pace in 2016 compared to previous years due to a number of factors in the international market, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday A&D accounted for …

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SoBran Names Grand Prize Winner in NC Research Competition; Gregory Kelly Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 4, 2017 — SoBran has named Shengmin Sang, a scientist at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, as the grand prize winner in the Innovation for Impact contest, GovCon Executive reported Monday. The company said Friday its BioScience division sponsored the research competition with …

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Raytheon Named Title Sponsor of National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition; Dave Wajsgras Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 13, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will provide resources and serve as the title sponsor for a national college-level cybersecurity contest over the next three years, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. The company said Thursday it will supply technical resources as well as mentors and employee volunteers to support more …

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