A directorate within the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is combining four legacy contract writing systems into a consolidated contract management platform. The new unified platform, named Contracting Information Technology, will service over 4,500 contracting users by December 2019, and is being implemented across the U.S. Air Force, the branch said Thursday.Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a new program that aims to streamline data movement in parallel computing systems using high-bandwidth optical signaling technologies.
The National Center for Medical Readiness leverages U.S. Air Force small business support funds to train personnel and test technologies for use in national security missions. The Wright State Research Institute manages the Ohio-based center to provide small businesses with an environment for testing new technologies, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Wednesday.Read More »
A group of NASA researchers is working on a technology that will leverage carbon nanotube composite materials to conduct rocket and spacecraft launches for use in deep space exploration missions.Read More »
The U.S. Army is lacking the technical sufficiency needed to modernize the service's data and communication networks, and is now seeking industry support to address this gap, the National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the Army, announced the branch's need for sustained industry support at the Military Communications Conference.Read More »
The Naval Surface Warfare Center's Port Hueneme Division has started modifying the U.S. Navy's existing surface-to-air ship defense system to support the launch of a new variant of the Raytheon's Evolved Seasparrow Missile.Read More »
The Technology Modernization Board has awarded $23.5M in second round of funds to help three federal agencies upgrade their information technology infrastructure, Federal Times reported Monday. The General Services Administration and the departments of Agriculture and Labor were the award recipients under the Technology Modernization Fund’s round two.