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USMC Implements Use of New Night Vision Goggles

The U.S. Marine Corps has commenced fielding of a new situational awareness tool for Marines in night-time operations. The Binocular Night Vision Goggle II is a helmet-mounted binocular designed to boost night perception and magnify ambient light through the use of white phosphor image intensification technology, USMC said Tuesday. The binocular also features a clip-on …

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DISA Org Seeks to Advance Spectrum Sharing Through Algorithms, Analytics, Data Visualization

A Defense Information Systems Agency organization has begun to explore novel spectrum sharing platforms designed to meet warfighters’ electromagnetic spectrum requirements. The Defense Spectrum Organization develops and deploys spectrum management technologies that work to facilitate the Defense Department’s access to EMS, DISA said Wednesday. DISA said algorithms, automation and data …

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IARPA to Launch Competition on Increasing Face Recognition Accuracy

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is launching the Fusion of Face Recognition Algorithms Prize Challenge, where contestants will attempt to increase face recognition accuracy through the use of various algorithm fusion techniques. IARPA said Wednesday that the contest is open to researchers from local and international industrial and academic organizations. Chris Boehnen, …

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Report: OMB Updates Federal Cloud Migration Strategy

Bill Hunt, digital services expert at the Office of Management and Budget, has said that OMB will introduce an updated cloud computing migration approach for agencies in the coming months, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Hunt told attendees at an Advanced Technology Academic Research Center event held Wednesday the “Cloud Smart” strategy …

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USAF Demonstrates New Sensor Pod With MQ-9 UAS

The U.S. Air Force demonstrated a new sensor system during three test flights with a General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft system. The AgilePod is an Air Force-owned open architecture system designed to provide sensor pods in varying sizes for different missions, Wright Patterson Air Force Base said Tuesday. The Air Force Life Cycle …

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Research Finds DOE Sponsorship Facilitates Modern Tech Development; Rick Perry Comments

A study by an Energy Department committee has found that DOE-funded basic research and scientific programs have led to some technological advancements over the past four decades. The Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee’s report, titled A Remarkable Return on Investment in Fundamental Research,” explores the link between department-sponsored fundamental research efforts and …

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Jim Reavis: Cloud Security Alliance, GSA’s FedRAMP Partner to Develop ‘FedSTAR’ Cloud Certification

The Cloud Security Alliance and the General Services Administration have teamed up to establish a new cloud security certification through the combination of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program with the alliance’s STAR certification, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. “The idea is actually to create some synergy here … …

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