Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/25/2017

NASA Issues 24 Awards for $3B General Construction Follow-On Vehicle

NASA has awarded 24 contracts under a potential eight-year, $3 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity procurement vehicle for general construction services. The space agency said Wednesday it awarded four spots on the unrestricted portion of the  Multiple Award Construction Contract Two and another 20 positions for MACC-II’s five small business set-aside categories…
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Leidos Gets $728M Contract to Help Maintain Afghan AF Aircraft, Helicopters; Tim Reardon Comments

Leidos will provide maintenance support for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft fleets of Afghanistan’s air force and special mission wing unit through a potential $728 million contract the U.S…
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IBM Watson Health Supports CDC Blockchain Research Efforts

IBM Watson Health has signed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support research efforts on blockchain applications, Fast Company reported Tuesday. The CDC has been conducting tests on blockchain technology in aims to develop more streamlined and secure data-harnessing processes…
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Logicalis US to Help Migrate Client Workloads to Microsoft Azure Cloud

Logicalis US has expanded its cloud-first infrastructure-as-a-service capacities to help enterprise clients migrate workloads to the Microsoft Azure cloud. Microsoft asked partners such as Logicalis to guide customers on the development of strategic roadmaps to the cloud and assist information technology professionals on the acquisition of relevant hardware and software that can help meet business and financial objectives, Logicalis said Tuesday…
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Primer, In-Q-Tel Enter Strategic Investment Agreement to Deliver AI Tools to Govt Analysts

Primer has entered a strategic investment agreement with In-Q-Tel in a move to deliver artificial intelligence tools to analysts within the government. In-Q-Tel said Tuesday Primer develops machine learning systems designed to help analysts from government agencies, financial institutions and retail companies address the limits of human comprehension when analyzing large volumes of information…
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Fulcrum Eyes DoD, Intell Community Services Expansion via Army Contract; Jeff Handy Comments

Fulcrum seeks to expand research and development services and other offerings for Defense Department and intelligence community customers through the company’s position under a $480 million U.S. Army contract…
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UP Aerospace-Cesaroni Aerospace Team Launches Motor Manufacturing and Test Facility in New Mexico

UP Aerospace and Cesaroni Aerospace have teamed up to establish a solid rocket motor manufacturing and test facility at the Spaceport America hub in New Mexico. The Space Propulsion Center was built to manufacture military-grade rocket motors for U…
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The Potomac Officers Club Adds RADM Colin Chinn as Keynote for Defense Health Modernization Forum

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 25, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added RADM Colin Chinn as the keynote speaker for the Operational Medicine Through the Lens of Defense Health Modernization Forum…
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QTS Kicks Off Construction of Ashburn, VA Data Center Campus

QTS Realty Trust has begun to build a 52-acre data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia, in a push to grow the company’s Tier 1 data center offerings. QTS said Tuesday it bought a 24-acre land parcel and a 28-acre lot for $53 million in total to establish the mega facility…
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CACI’s Michael Basla: Air Force Should Train Cyber Airmen Across C2, ISR Mission Areas

Michael Basla, a senior vice president at CACI International, has said the U.S. Air Force should operationalize and train cyber airmen across five mission areas, Signal Magazine reported Tuesday. Those missions include command and control; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; global strike; rapid global mobility; and air and space superiority…
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Tech Trade Group Issues Policy Principles to Promote Responsible AI R&D, Deployment

A technology trade group has issued policy principles that aim to advance responsible design and adoption of artificial intelligence platforms, The Hill reported Tuesday. “As we develop and design AI, human safety will be at the center of that deployment,” said Dean Garfield, president and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council…
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Caltech Opens Autonomous Tech Research Hub

California Institute of Technology has opened a new facility to help further research efforts on drones, driverless cars, robotics and machine learning technologies. Caltech said Tuesday it established the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies to serve as a hub for university, industry and government researchers, such as NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory experts, to collaborate in efforts to develop autonomous systems…
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VIDEO – Virtual Tour: Littoral Combat Ship 9

Take a tour of the future USS Little Rock’s flight deck, bridge, hangar, missile launcher, helicopter control tower and more.
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