Posts from GovConDaily for 07/24/2017

Elbit Systems-Built Sensor Tower Passes CBP Systems Acceptance Test

Elbit Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has completed the Customs and Border Protection‘s systems acceptance test for a sensor tower that works to detect, monitor, identify and classify border activity…
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Belfer Center Report Examines Potential Uses of AI Tech in National Security

A new study conducted by Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has concluded that the impact of autonomous robots and other artificial intelligence technologies on national security could match that of nuclear weapons, Wired reported Wednesday…
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Leidos Sponsors US-UK University Cyber Competition

Leidos has agreed to sponsor the Cambridge2Cambridge cyber competition for university teams from the U.S. and the U.K. as part of the company’s efforts to promote science, technology, engineering and math careers for students…
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Col. Drew Cukor: DoD Aims to Extract Objects From Imagery With New Algorithms

The Defense Department plans to deploy new computer algorithms designed to extract objects of interest from moving or still imagery by the end of the year, DoD News reported Friday. U.S. Marine Corps Col…
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Air Force Program Seeks to Gather Tech Ideas From Universities, Small Businesses

The U.S. Air Force has unveiled a new program that would allow universities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to pitch “emerging” technology ideas and innovations to the service branch. The first “storefront” that will connect potential proposers to the Air Force under the AFwerX program will be launched in early 2018 near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Air Force said Friday…
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Navy Preps for USS Harry Truman Carrier Sea Trials

A Nimitz-class aircraft carrier has departed the U.S. Navy‘s facility in Portsmouth, Virginia, to undergo sea trials following the completion of a 10-month planned incremental availability. The Navy said Friday it was preparing USS Harry S…
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2 House Lawmakers Ask DOE to Accelerate Naval Reactor Fuel Research Program

Reps. Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) and Rick Larsen (D-Washington) have called on the Energy Department to accelerate a research program that seeks to determine if some U.S. Navy vessels could convert from bomb-grade to low-enriched uranium, Reuters reported Saturday…
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Tiag Appoints Elizabeth Ahrens, David Balser to Director Roles

Elizabeth Ahrens, a 17-year health information technology professional, has been promoted to a new director position at Reston, Virginia-based management and technology services provider tiag to oversee health IT initiatives for federal government and commercial clients…
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CSA, Onapsis Launch New Working Group to Ensure ERP App Cloud Migration Security

Onapsis and the Cloud Security Alliance have formed a new working group to oversee the development of best practices designed to help organizations securely move Oracle, SAP and other enterprise resource planning applications to the cloud…
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VIDEO: 173rd Airborne Brigade Joint Forcible Exercise

Take a look at the 173rd Airborne Brigade Joint Forcible Exercise.
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