Technology

CBP Unveils Website for Consolidated Biometrics Vetting Operations; Diane Sabatino Quoted

Diane Sabatino

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched a website to modernize the agency’s biometrics-based entry and exit passenger vetting operations. CBP created the website as part of its Biometric Entry-Exit initiative focused on verifying personal identities at ports of entry. The new site presents information on the CBP program including 3D models and data.

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NGA Names Winners of Recent Geomagnetic Field Competition

NGA

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has unveiled the winners of an 18-month, $2.1 million challenge for technologies designed to measure or quantify the planet Earth's magnetic field. Iota Technology won the MagQuest competition's top spot with a $350,000 prize award. MagQuest seeks innovative technologies that could support the World Magnetic Model.

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DoD to Test-Fly 5th Gen Target Drone This Month; Michael Crisp Quoted

5GAT Target

The Department of Defense (DoD) has planned to perform the maiden test flight of a new aerial target drone in late Oct. 2020 after the department completed ground-based tests. The initial flight of the Fifth Generation Aerial Target will take place at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, following ground test completion in the middle of Sept. 2020 at Michael Army Airfield.

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USMC Team Completes 3D Printing Project for Raiding Craft Handle

U.S. Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps' Combat Logistics Battalion 31 has utilized additive printing technology to produce a prototype handle for a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft. "They are going to use the lessons learned in this successful prototype to manufacture two more units and are confident that the effort will ensure that all 20 CRRCs maintain fully operational status," said Maj. Richard Jahelka.

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SOSi Partners with UiPath to Expand Automation Technologies; Julian Setian, Jim Walker Quoted

Julian Setian

SOS International (SOSi) has partnered with UiPath to automate high-volume, repetitive business processes to support critical U.S. Government missions. "Our partnership with UiPath will enhance our ability to offer state-of-the-art solutions on ongoing projects and position us for future opportunities," said Julian Setian, SOSi's CEO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

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FCC, USAID Sign Agreement on Int’l 5G Deployment; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed an agreement to drive U.S. efforts to deploy 5G connectivity to developing countries. FCC noted that it also seeks to update its regulations on 5G connectivity to ensure competitiveness in U.S. communications services.

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BAE Systems Wins US Army Contract to Provide IT Services to ARCYBER; Peder Jungck Quoted

Peder Jungck

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a one-year, $11.7 million contract to provide information technology (IT) services to the Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) to assist with the operation, maintenance, and technical aspects of the ARCYBER enterprise IT environment. “We’re pleased to continue supporting ARCYBER’s G-6,” said Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Intelligence Solutions business. 

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Oki Mek: AI, Machine Learning Could Help Speed Up ATO Processes

Artificial Intelligence

Hackers are targeting federal information technology systems as employees transition to telework due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Oki Mek, a top IT adviser at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said that highlights the need to accelerate the authority to operate processes using artificial intelligence and machine learning. 

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Stuart McGuigan: State Dept Expedites App Delivery in Support of Teleworkers

Stuart McGuigan

Stuart McGuigan, chief information officer of the State Department, said the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the department to accelerate the deployment of collaboration and productivity tools to remote employees in order for them to perform critical work. “The ability to dynamically form a team, share information, share analytics, make a decision, and then execute is something we want to continue,” he said.

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Adm. Michael Gilday Eyes Navy Network for Crewed, Unmanned Ships Via ‘Project Overmatch’

Adm. Michael Gilday

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday asked Rear Adm. Douglas Small, head of Naval Information Warfare (NAVWAR) Systems Command, to lead an effort called Project Overmatch to develop a network that will link manned ships, submarines and aircraft to unmanned vessels to facilitate targeting information and intelligence sharing, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday.

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