Posts from GovCon Daily 11/09/2016

Paul Gierow, Roark McDonald Take New Leadership Roles at Cubic’s Mission Solutions Division

Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) has promoted Paul Gierow to vice president for technology at the Cubic Mission Solutions division and Roark McDonald to VP and general manager of GATR Technologies, a business within the CMS division…
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National Kidney Foundation to Recognize 2016 Honorees at Annual Ball

The 36th Annual Masquerade Kidney Ball, hosted by the National Kidney Foundation, is being held at the Washington Hilton on November 19th. Chaired by SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni, the evening will be full of entertainment and inspiration…
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University Teams to Develop Computer Algorithms for IARPA Object Recognition Challenge

Three university-led teams have been chosen for a program to map, understand and mathematically re-create visual processing in the brain in response to an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity challenge that aims to close gaps between computer and human recognition…
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Intel’s Neil Green on High-Performance Computing’s Role in Government Initiatives

Neil Green, president of Intel’s federal business, has said the U.S. government has launched programs that seek to leverage the use of high-performance computing platforms. Green wrote in an FCW opinion piece published Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s National Strategic Computing Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot program are some of the efforts that focus on the use of HPC tools and promote partnerships between industry and government…
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VA Adds 15 Sites to Innovators Network Program; Bob McDonald Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs‘ center for innovation will expand its Innovators Network program with the addition of fourteen new VA medical center innovation sites as well as a national cemetery innovation site…
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Frank DiGiovanni: DoD Creates Prototypes for Cyber Learning Practices

The Defense Department has created a series of prototypes to explore best learning practices in cyber skill education, C4ISRNet reported Tuesday. Frank DiGiovanni, force training director at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness, told the publication DoD seeks to prototype variants of learning practices to determine the best approach to teach new cyber skills, Mark Pomerleau wrote…
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DoD News: Army Tests Zika Virus Vaccine on Humans

The U.S. Army has conducted clinical trials of an inactivated Zika virus vaccine on 75 human adults at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, DoD News reported Tuesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes WRAIR will test the ZPIV vaccine’s safety and capacity to trigger an immune response in the body as part of Phase 1 trials…
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Lockheed Completes First Tactical Missile System Flight Test; Scott Greene Comments

Lockheed Martin has demonstrated its first updated Tactical Missile System missile as part of a flight test conducted at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The company used a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launcher to fire the missile and hit a target area with a proximity sensor-equipped detonation, Lockheed Martin said Tuesday…
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Kratos Launches Swarm of Drones for Air Force ‘Black Dart’ Tech Exercise

A Kratos Defense & Security business unit has participated in the U.S. Air Force‘s Black Dart technology exercise in Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and launched a swarm of 113 small unmanned aerial system sorties…
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Engility to Exhibit HPC Platforms at Supercomputing 2016 Conference; Kirk Dye Comments

Engility will present its high-performance computing platforms at the six-day Supercomputing 2016 conference that will kick off Nov. 13 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kirk Dye, senior vice president of Engility’s federal civilian business, said in a statement released Tuesday that the company works to help clients address big data challenges through HPC platforms as well as support various HPC missions that include defense and space systems, weather prediction and research on gene-based drugs…
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