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Emily Murphy: GSA Eyes Procurement Innovation Through Shared Services, E-Commerce Portal

Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration, has said GSA aims to transform the acquisition process through shared services, e-commerce portals and innovation identification, FedScoop reported Wednesday. Murphy, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, said Tuesday at the Acquisition Excellence conference that GSA has begun to implement a 10-year plan to establish …

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Air Force Helps Small Companies Refine Tech Platforms Via Annual Exercise

The Air Force Research Laboratory has conducted an annual exercise that aims to help small businesses further develop their technology platforms through tech demonstrations and combat simulations. The service branch sponsors the Operation Tech Warrior exercise through the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program, the Air Force said …

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GAO: Most Participating Agencies Met Spending Requirements Under Small Business R&D Programs

The Government Accountability Office has found that most agencies met spending requirements under two small business research and development programs in fiscal year 2015. GAO said Wednesday nine of 11 participating agencies under the Small Business Innovation Research program submitted the required report on obligations for extramural research and development work, which are …

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DHS S&T Directorate Unveils New Bluetooth Access Control Capacity for Virtual Mobile Infrastructure

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has created and commercialized a new Bluetooth access control capacity for virtual mobile infrastructure on mobile devices. DHS said Wednesday the VMI platform offers no data-at-rest capacity on mobile devices which will help provide secure access to applications and enterprise data that …

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NASA Updates Tech Commercialization Readiness Program for Small Businesses; Jenn Gustetic Comments

NASA has updated the space agency’s Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program  to help companies accelerate development of new technologies with up to 2 million in funding opportunities. CCRPP is available to small businesses that completed Phase II awards under any Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer program of a federal agency, …

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Energy Dept Invests $30M in Building Heat Loss Reduction Effort; Ellen Williams Comments

The Energy Department has invested $30 million in a new project that aims to help reduce heat loss in commercial and residential buildings. The program seeks to retrofit single-pane windows with transparent and insulating materials under the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, the department said Wednesday. “The ARPA-E SHIELD program will help …

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