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New Army-Supported Research Paves Way to Shape-Changing Robotics

Researchers from academia worked with the U.S. Army to create small robots that would join together to form larger structures. The 3D printed robots, known as smart active particles or smarticles, may serve as a stepping stone towards the development of shape-changing, multi-modal systems, the Army said Friday.

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NSA Launches 2019 Cyber Competition for Students

The National Security Agency invites undergraduate and graduate students to join this year's edition of an annual cybersecurity competition. The 2019 Codebreaker Challenge would allow participants to showcase software reverse-engineering, blockchain analysis and other cyber skills in scenarios that resemble real-world cyber terrorism, NSA said Friday.

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Kshemendra Paul Named VA Chief Data Officer

Kshemendra Paul, a more than 14-year information technology veteran in the federal government sector, has been appointed chief data officer and executive director for data governance and analytics at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The department said Monday that Paul will lead business intelligence as well as data governance and analytics operations to help inform decision-making across the VA enterprise.

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DoD JAIC, NSIN Jointly Host Predictive Maintenance Contest; Jack Shanahan Quoted

The Department of Defense's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center and the National Security Innovation Network have partnered to administer a three-day challenge on predictive aircraft maintenance. Over 50 hackers from industry and academia gathered at the Into the Dataverse challenge to employ artificial intelligence in military aircraft maintenance, DoD said Monday.

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PSC Hosting Webinar on E-Verify Federal Contractor Rule Featuring Wash100 Award Winner David Berteau

The Professional Services Council (PSC) will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, Sept. 26th at 8:30 a.m. for a discussion regarding  the E-Verify federal contractor rule and how it applies to the federal contractor community, including subcontractors. Other topics to be discussed include: 

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