Press Releases

Bechtel Completes Partnership with Gabon, Providing Sustainable Infrastructure; Bogdan Sgarcitu Quoted

Bechtel

Bechtel has completed the ten-year master planning and construction partnership with the Government of Gabon, which has developed key sustainable infrastructure projects to advance the economy, the company announced on Thursday

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Jacobs Publishes Blueprint to Determine Role of Infrastructure Investments; Patrick Hill, Daniel Fujiwara Quoted

Patrick Hill

Jacobs, with the help of its subsidiary Simetrica-Jacobs, has published a thought leadership paper, "Before & Beyond the Build: A blueprint for creating enduring social value at scale through infrastructure investments," on the role of infrastructure investments to address critical societal issues. 

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Updated OMB Guidance Includes Expanded Definitions of Customers, Service Delivery; Stephanie Thum Quoted

OMB

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has made major changes to a section of its Circular A-11 guidance that deals with enhancing customer experience and service delivery. Under the updated Section 280 guidance, OMB broadened the definitions of a federal government customer. 

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DoD Eyes Open Architecture Framework for Directed Energy Weapon Systems

Energy Weapons

The Department of Defense (DoD) is looking to deploy a modular open system architecture (MOSA) to support the operations of directed-energy weapons such as microwave systems and high-powered lasers. The DoD and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) are working on a draft MOSA strategy that will be available for feedback in the coming months

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Air Force Launches ‘AI Accelerator’ Effort to Drive Collaborative Tech Dev’t; Capt. Lindsey McEvoy Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Air Force has partnered with Lincoln Labs and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a three-year accelerator program aimed at helping the service branch speed up its artificial intelligence development initiatives.

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Legislation Aims to Protect COVID-19 Research from Cyberattacks

COVID-19 Research

Reps. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and Andy Barr, R-Ky., have unveiled legislation that seeks to secure COVID-19 research efforts by universities and research institutions from cyberattacks. The bill aims to allow access to cybersecurity standards and practices created specifically for researchers and universities.

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Battelle Supports EPA Projects to Research COVID-19; Ryan James, Meg Howard Quoted

Battelle

Battelle has announced that its company researchers have supported three Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) projects to analyze the timeline of how long COVID-19 lives on a variety of surfaces and what available disinfecting products are effective, the company announced on Wednesday.

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TfL Appoints Jacobs to Services Framework to Support Transportation Efforts; Donald Morrison Quoted

Jacobs

Jacobs has been appointed to Transport for London's (TfL) renewed Professional Services Framework, across a variety of lots including Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Business Case Management and the new Lean Consultancy, the company reported on Wednesday.

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