Tag Archives: Defense Innovation Unit

GSA to Remove Non-Defense Innovation Unit-Approved Drones From Multiple Award Schedules

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The General Services Administration will remove from Multiple Award Schedules contracts unmanned aircraft systems and other drones to address potential security risks associated with the use of such devices. The decision does not cover drones approved by the Defense Innovation Unit under the Blue sUAS program, which seeks to provide the Department of Defense and federal agencies with trusted and secure small drones.

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Kratos Buys UAS Software Engineering Firm 5-D Systems; Eric DeMarco Quoted

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has acquired software engineering company 5-D Systems for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to expand capabilities in unmanned aerial systems and establish a technology center in the Austin area. 5-D will operate as a systems engineering hub within the unmanned systems division of Kratos.

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DoD Invests $84M in Seven Companies to Strengthen Industrial Base Capabilities

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The Department of Defense has signed $84.4M in agreements with seven companies under the Defense Production Act Title III to retain employees and strengthen domestic industrial base capabilities in small unmanned aerial systems, shipbuilding and space technology sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cybercom Taps Recorded Future for Threat Analysis Service

Recorded Future has landed a $50M production-other transaction agreement with U.S. Cyber Command  to help federal customers analyze threats in real time. The company said Thursday it will also produce commercial threat reports to aid Cybercom personnel in managing and securing the Department of Defense Information Network.

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L3Harris to Provide Unmanned Vehicle for Navy Expeditionary Undersea Mission; Daryl Slocum Quoted

The Defense Innovation Unit and the U.S. Navy have selected L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) to build and test an underwater drone for the service branch. L3Harris said Wednesday it will provide the Iver4-900 unmanned undersea vehicle as part of an other transaction agreement to support the Navy's Next Generation Small-Class Maritime Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures UUV program.

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