Posts from GovCon Daily 08/02/2016

IBA Unveils Cloud-Based Mobile App Delivery Platform for Federal Gov’t

Irving Burton Associates has unveiled a cloud-based service that is built on open source technology and designed to accelerate the delivery of native, hybrid and web-based mobile applications. The Federal Mobile Services Platform works to supply rapid prototypes to Android, iOS, Windows and BlackBerry devices and comply with federal customer security requirements and policies, IBA said Thursday…
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CSRA to Provide IT Support to NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute; Kamal Narang Comments

CSRA has received a potential three-year, $17 million contract to provide information technology support services for the National Institutes of Health‘s National Human Genome Research Institute…
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Esri-Leica Partnership to Award Grants for Gov’t Field Mobility Projects

Esri and Leica Geosystems have collaborated to offer $143,250 worth of grants in goods and services to 10 U.S. government entities that submit project proposals on mobile technologies for field data collection…
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Army Research Lab, University of Maryland Forge High Performance Computing Partnership; Tripti Sinha Comments

The University of Maryland and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have forged a strategic partnership to give the higher education and research communities access to high-performance computing resources…
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US Govt Agencies Detail Human Brain-Like Computer Development Vision in White Paper

Four U.S. government agencies have released a white paper on a collective vision to develop a computer that can operate like the human brain. The white paper published Friday detailed what the agencies view as technical priorities, challenges, opportunities and research and development issues related to the White House-led Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing program…
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General Dynamics Virginia-Class Attack Submarine Illinois Completes First Open Sea Voyage

The Virginia-class attack submarine Illinois has completed its first voyage into open seas and has returned to a shipyard run by General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary. General Dynamics said Monday the nuclear-powered submarine submerged for the first time and underwent a number of submarine and propulsion-plant operations and high-speed runs on and below the surface to test its propulsion plant mission functions during the alpha sea trial…
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Avi Pfeffer Appointed as Charles River Analytics Chief Scientist; Karen Harper Comments

Avi Pfeffer, formerly a principal scientist at Charles River Analytics, has been named chief scientist of the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based defense and intelligent systems developer. He brings 20 years of probabilistic modeling and programming technology research and development experience to his new role, Charles River Analytics said Thursday…
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Siemens & DOE-Led Crowdsourcing Community Launch Building Tech Idea Search

Siemens and the Energy Department-led Jump online crowdsourcing community have partnered to crowdsource building technology ideas that could support interaction between personal smart devices and public facilities…
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Lockheed-Led C2BMC Team Gets MDA Tech Achievement Award for Missile Defense System Software Algorithms

A Lockheed Martin-led command, control, battle management and communications team has received the 2016 Ronald Reagan Missile Defense award from the Missile Defense Agency in recognition of its efforts to develop software algorithms in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System…
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Catapult Learning to Provide Professional Services for DoD Education Activity’s K-12 Staff

The Department of Defense Education Activity has awarded a potential five-year contract to Catapult Learning for systemwide literacy professional learning services for DoDEA K-12 staff around the world…
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Jean Vettel: Army Research Lab Performs Brain Science Studies to Forecast Soldier Activity

An Army Research Laboratory team has conducted research on brain sciences in an effort to establish a database on brain patterns to help forecast how soldiers respond in a proactive and reactive state…
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