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DARPA’s Paul Thomas on Fast-Tracking ‘Blackjack’ Space Network Initiative

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Paul Thomas, project manager for the Blackjack effort at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), said the agency is moving forward with the program after evaluating commercial technologies and identifying potential risks. He noted that the agency is “tying up all the loose ends” of its phase one contract and studying its options after evaluating technical risks.

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Accenture Acquires VanBerlo to Improve Build Smart Connect Solutions; Thomas Paulen Quoted

Accenture has acquired VanBerlo, an award-winning product design and innovation agency headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands, to strengthen capabilities and improve build smart connect solutions, the company announced on Wednesday. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

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FTC, SEC Look to Cloud and Mobile Tech for Innovation; Bajinder Paul, Thomas Bayer Comment

The Federal Trade Commission has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission in using cloud computing to modernize information technology networks in order to increase operational functions and facilitate innovation, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Bajinder Paul, FTC chief information officer, said the email and messaging platform and wireless offering is the starting point for the move …

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NASA’s Thomas Zurbuchen Orders Design Modification Study for WFIRST Space Telescope

Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the NASA‘s Science Mission Directorate, has urged the Goddard Space Flight Center to study potential design changes on the agency’s future space observatory to address the results of an independent review. The design modification study is intended to reduce the cost and complexity of the Wide Field Infrared Survey …

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NASA Picks Four Concept Studies for ‘Pioneers’ Astrophysics Research Program

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NASA has unveiled four astrophysics research proposals for the agency’s Pioneers program that will receive funding to support agency efforts to explore topic areas such as exoplanets, galaxy evolution, neutron star merging and high-energy neutrinos. Paul Hertz, director of the astrophysics division at NASA, said the agency received more than 20 proposals from NASA centers, research laboratories and universities for the program.

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GSA Names New Presidential Innovation Fellows to Increase Innovation; Bob De Luca Quoted

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The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) has appointed the 2021 class of fellows, which includes 34 technology and industry leaders that will work to develop innovative solutions to national issues, the agency reported on Monday. The fellows will partner with 22 federal agencies to increase resilience.

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James Mattis Creates New Task Force to Secure DoD’s Critical Tech, Data

Defense Secretary James Mattis has formed a new task force that aims to protect the Pentagon’s critical technology, classified data and controlled unclassified information from expropriation and theft. Mattis directs Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to name a director and deputy chief to oversee the Protecting Critical Technology Task Force, according to an Oct. 24 memo obtained by Inside Cybersecurity.

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