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DARPA Launches $2B Campaign to Advance R&D Work on ‘Third Wave’ AI Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has unveiled a potential $2B campaign that seeks to invest in research-and-development programs that focus on artificial intelligence. The AI Next campaign is a multi-year investment effort that aims to develop “third wave” AI technologies with contextual reasoning capabilities designed to facilitate human-machine collaboration, DARPA …

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DISA Unveils 20 Small Biz Awardees on $17.5B Encore III IT Support Contract Vehicle

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded 20 companies spots on the small business set-aside track of a potential 10-year, $17.5B contract to provide information technology platforms and services for the Defense Department and other federal agencies. DoD said Friday DISA received 95 proposals for the Encore III contract vehicle that has a …

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Leonardo DRS Secures $344M Worth of Contracts for Army Laser Rangefinder, Weapon System Verifier

Leonardo DRS’ network and imaging systems business has received two contracts worth a total of $344.3M to procure a lightweight laser designator rangefinder and provide support services for the Maintenance Support Device Version 4 Light system. The Defense Department said Friday the company will perform work under the rangefinder contract …

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Five Firms Win Spots on Potential $213M Navy Technical Support Contract

Five companies have won spots on a potential six-year, $213.2M contract to provide a range of technical support services to the U.S. Navy. Contractors will vie for task orders to support the deputy chief of naval operations, the Bureau of Naval Personnel, the Navy Personnel Command, the Navy Manpower Analysis …

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Leidos Awarded $196M TSA Bridge Contract for Screening Equipment Maintenance Support

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a potential 16-month, $196.5M bridge contract to continue to provide maintenance, sustainment and logistics support services for the Transportation Security Administration’s checkpoint screening equipment. A FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday says the contract has a one-year base term and one four-month option and covers preventive and …

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UTC Gets $437M Air Force Contract Modification for Engine Risk Reduction Work

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has received a $436.7M contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to execute risk reduction efforts related to air superiority applications of a flight-weight adaptive engine. The modification falls under a previously awarded contract that covers the design, development, fabrication and test of next-generation propulsion technology, the …

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SSL to Study Possible Satellite Manufacturing in Space; Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 7, 2018 — SSL will help NASA conduct a feasibility study on the use of space-based commercial habitats to house satellite manufacturing operations in an effort to address challenges in launch schedules and volume, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 30. Parent company Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) said Aug. 29 SSL will …

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BAE’s Peder Jungck Named to Industry Cyber Cooperation Forum’s Steering Committee

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 7, 2018 — Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of intelligence solutions at BAE Systems Inc., has joined the steering committee of a group established by the BAE Systems parent company in the U.K. to push for industry collaboration against cyber threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. …

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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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Leonardo DRS Lands $435M Contract to Support Army’s FLIR Technology Integration Program

Leonardo DRS’ network and imaging systems business has secured a $435M hybrid contract from the U.S. Army to deliver thermal imaging systems to be integrated with multiple platforms across the service branch. The company is tasked to provide second-generation forward-looking infrared thermal receiver units, kit components and spares, as well …

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