Tag Archives: robotics

QinetiQ Combines US Defense, Security Operations Under New Business; Mary Williams Quoted

Mary Williams President and CEO QinetiQ Inc.

U.K.-based defense technology company QinetiQ has signed a special security agreement with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency to combine all of its defense and security operations in the U.S. under a single entity that will operate as QinetiQ Inc. Mary Williams, former president and CEO of sensor provider Manufacturing Techniques, will lead QinetiQ Inc. as president and CEO.

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Bicameral Bill Seeks to Boost Investments in Emerging Tech to Maintain US Science & Tech Leadership

Four lawmakers have proposed a bicameral bill to strengthen U.S. scientific and technological edge through increased investments in the development and commercialization of emerging technologies. The bipartisan Endless Frontier Act would change the name of the National Science Foundation to National Science and Technology Foundation and create a technology directorate within NSTF to advance research in 10 tech focus areas, including artificial intelligence and machine learning; high-performance computing; cybersecurity and data storage; and robotics, automation and advanced manufacturing.

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GSA Releases Draft Solicitation for ASTRO Manned, Unmanned Vehicle Development Contract

The General Services Administration issued a draft request for proposals for a potential 10-year, multiple-award contract to research, build and sustain manned and unmanned aircraft, ground, space and maritime vehicles, weapons systems and robotics for the Department of Defense, Bloomberg Government reported Friday.

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Six Firms Receive Contracts Under DARPA’s Autonomous Underwater Tech Program

Six companies have received separate contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to  develop autonomous underwater robots for deep-sea exploration. L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX), Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), SoarTech, EdgeTech and Kitware will build the systems as part of DARPA's Angler program.

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Lockheed’s Rick Ambrose on Air Force’s Next-Gen Missile Warning Satellite Program

Rick Ambrose, head of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) space business and a 2019 Wash100 winner, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Monday that the Air Force’s missile warning satellite initiative - Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program – will offer more flexibility and built-in resiliency capabilities.

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Army Selects QinetiQ NA for $152M Unmanned Ground Robot Production Contract

QinetiQ North America has won a $152M initial contract to manufacture small unmanned ground robots for the U.S. Army’s Common Robotic System – Individual program, Defense News reported Thursday. A statement from Fort Benning in Georgia noted that the contract’s value may increase to $400M through follow-on awards and options. …

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McAleese and Associates: Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, Ryan McCarthy on Army’s Multidomain Ops Concept

McAleese and Associates, a consulting firm, released a report on key takeaways from a discussion hosted by the Center for a New American Security with Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy and Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley of Army Futures Command on the service’s multidomain operations concept and modernization plans. Wesley discussed the …

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Anthony Robbins His Second Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Anthony Robbins, vice president of public sector at NVIDIA, with his second 2019 Wash100 Award on Wednesday. The Wash100 award, in its sixth annual year, recognizes the most influential and impactful executives in the GovCon industry, as selected by the Executive …

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