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McAleese & Associates: Boeing ‘Self-Funds’ R&D Work on Some Defense Programs

A new report by consulting firm McAleese & Associates says Boeing (NYSE: BA) has begun to “self-fund” research and development work on some Defense Department programs as it aims to win new contract opportunities. Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates, wrote that one of those opportunities is the U.S. Air Force’s …

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BAE’s Al Whitmore: Internal R&D to Drive Efforts Under Pentagon’s DTIC IAC Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 29, 2018 — Al Whitmore, president of the intelligence and security sector of BAE Systems Inc., has said the company aims to build on its internal research and development activities to fulfill work under a multi-award contract with the Defense Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Oct. 2. The …

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DHS Picks Five Contractors for DNDO Threat Detection R&D Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 5, 2018 — The Department of Homeland Security has selected five companies to support research and development efforts on nuclear and radiological threat detection under separate contracts worth approximately $22.7M combined, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. DHS said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday that it has awarded …

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LMI Names GDIT Vet Sharon Hays as Senior Technical Fellow to Support R&D Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 28, 2018 — LMI has hired Sharon Hays, most recently a portfolio manager at General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology business, to serve as a senior technical fellow who will work with Chief Technology Officer Sanjay Parthasarathy at the nonprofit firm’s research institute, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. …

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Riverside Research to Provide C4, R&D Support to DoD Under $135M BPA

Riverside Research Institute has received a potential five-year, $135M blanket purchase agreement to provide technical data collection and analysis services for the Defense Department’s command, control, communications and computers operations. The task order-based BPA requires the company to support research and development efforts for the defense and intelligence domains as well …

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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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Northrop, Duke & UW to Produce Metamaterial-Based Military Aircraft Antennas

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 7, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is collaborating with Duke University and the University of Washington to utilize metamaterials in building configurable military aircraft antennas as part of a Defense Department-funded research project, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering said Tuesday the team, through …

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DoD Announces 10 Small Biz Awardees on Potential $28B R&D Support IDIQ

Ten companies have won positions on the partial small business set-aside portion of a potential nine-year, $28B contract to provide research and development support services for the Defense Department. The contractors may compete for up to $15M worth of task orders under Pool 2 of the Defense Technical Information Center’s …

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AECOM Eyes Work Under $28B DoD Tech R&D Contract; John Vollmer Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 6, 2018 — AECOM (NYSE: ACM) will support technology research and development efforts at the Defense Department‘s Defense Technical Information Center through its position on a potential $28B contract from the DoD Information Analysis Centers, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 24. The company said Aug. 23 its URS Federal Services …

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Kratos Completes Phase 2 Work for USAF Milsatcom Shift to New Ground Architecture

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 24, 2018 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has concluded its work under phase two of a three-year U.S. Air Force study on the planned transition of a military satellite communications ground system to the “horizontally integrated” Enterprise Ground Services architecture, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company …

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