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Axon Wins Contract to Deliver Law Enforcement Technologies to CBP; Richard Coleman Quoted

Richard Coleman

Axon has secured a $13 million contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) signed to deliver Axon Body 3 cameras to 3,800 border patrol agents, the company reported on Wednesday. The order was received in the third quarter of 2020 and will ship in multiple phases throughout 2020 and 2021.

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Perspecta to be Presenting Sponsor of Military Bowl; Perspecta CEO, Chairman Mac Curtis Quoted

2020 Military Bowl

Perspecta Inc. will be the presenting sponsor for the Military Bowl postseason college football bowl game, named Military Bowl presented by Perspecta, over the next three years. The game will benefit the United Service Organizations (USO) of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. Perspecta chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Mac Curtis currently serves on the Military Bowl Board of Directors.

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Unisys Launches ClearPath MCP Software for Microsoft Azure; Vishal Gupta, Bob Ellsworth Quoted

Vishal Gupta

Unisys Corporation has launched ClearPath MCP Software Series for Microsoft Azure in the public cloud, leveraging Unisys CloudForte hybrid and multi-cloud services, as well as the Unisys Stealth cybersecurity solution, in transitioning to Microsoft Azure. Unisys’ secure enterprise-computing environment will provide new ways for clients to transition their IT infrastructure to the cloud and preserve their software investments

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Report: President Trump Plans to Name Basil Parker as Federal CIO, Camilo Sandoval as Federal CISO

Basil Parker

President Trump intends to appoint Basil Parker, chief of staff at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as the next federal chief information officer and Camilo Sandoval, former acting CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as federal chief information security officer. Parker would succeed two-time Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent

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Future of Defense Task Force Report Calls for US to Lead AI Race, Ensure Supply Chain Resiliency

Race to Lead AI

A report by a congressional task force has strongly recommended that the United States win the artificial intelligence race to ensure the resiliency of the supply chain within civilian and military sectors and “identify, replace, and retire costly and ineffective legacy platforms.” The bipartisan Future of Defense Task Force consists of House lawmakers presented the report to the House Armed Services Committee.

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Ellen Lord: Pentagon Working on Microelectronics Strategy to Ensure Supply Chain Security

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense (DoD) is developing a “microelectronics strategy” to bring manufacturing and testing operations to the U.S. by relying on public-private partnerships and other initiatives. 

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USAF Fully Installs B-1B Integrated Battle Station Ahead of Schedule; Rodney Shepard Quoted

B-1B Lancer

The U.S. Air Force has completed the installation of the B-1B Lancer aircraft fleet's new Integrated Battle Station (IBS), earlier than expected. The bomber aircraft underwent modifications for a fully integrated data link, a vertical situational display unit and a central integrated test system of the new battle station.

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DOE Launches Effort to Build, Deploy Cybersecurity Tech for Utility Companies

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy's Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) has earmarked $12 million in cooperative agreements to support the development and deployment of cybersecurity technologies for distribution and municipal utility companies. CESER seeks to field one technology from the program to utility companies by 2023. 

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AFRL Plans to Launch Patrol Satellite Between Lunar, Earth Orbits; Capt. David Buehler Quoted

Lunar-Earth Orbit

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is launching an effort to establish a satellite-based monitoring system for spacecraft traveling in the area between the lunar and Earth orbits. AFRL intends to develop a prototype Cislunar Highway Patrol Satellite (CHPS) that will handle space domain awareness operations in the cislunar region. 

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