The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has unveiled the champion of a global $1.55M competition on opioid detection technology. IDSS, winner of the Opioid Detection Challenge, will receive a $500K grand prize for its IDSS Detect 1000 scanner tool, DHS said Thursday.Read More »
Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Department of Defense and a 2019 Wash100 winner, said the Pentagon will move 14 components to the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud environment beginning in February as part of the initial deployment of the platform, Federal Times reported Thursday.
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The Senate Commerce Committee passed a bill that will enable firefighters, police officers and emergency personnel to communicate through the use of T-Band frequencies.Read More »
The Federal Aviation Administration has selected 12 organizations that will advise the agency in efforts to create a process for administering aeronautical knowledge and safety tests for recreational drone operators.Read More »
An office within the General Services Administration is working with other agencies to address issues in national security and intelligence. Teams at 18F have attained expertise to digitally prepare other agencies for strategic pursuits in these areas of concern, the GSA office said Tuesday.Read More »
Mitre has partnered with the State Department in efforts to strengthen the cyber ecosystems of developing countries while strengthening U.S. partnerships with allies as well as its national security.Read More »
A team of astronomers from the University of Arizona plans the next phase of the projected NASA mission that aims to develop a space-based infrared telescope designed to detect potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroids.
Professor Amy Mainzer of UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and her team will provide documentation and reviews to help the space agency decide whether to begin the preliminary design phase of the Near-Earth Object Surveillance Mission in 2020, the university said Tuesday.Read More »