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US Army, Howard University Introduce AI Research Hub

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The U.S. Army partnered with Howard University to launch a facility that will study and develop artificial intelligence-based technologies for multidomain military operations and civilian applications. The Department of Defense (DoD)  invested $7.5 million for the research center. The center will be led by Howard’s Prof. Danda B. Rawat, professor of computer science and director of Howard’s Data Science & Cybersecurity Center.

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Byron Adkins Joins DOI as Interior Business Center Director

Byron Adkins

Byron Adkins Jr., a 17-year military and public service veteran, has been appointed to lead a Department of the Interior (DOC) center that provides human resources, procurement and financial management support to agencies. He will also supervise more than 900 personnel tasked with providing business support services to customer agencies.

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Pentagon Officials on Use of AI, Machine Learning at Tactical Edge; Alan Hansen Quoted

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Department of Defense (DoD) officials highlighted at various events the capability of artificial intelligence, machine learning and other emerging technologies to automate the decision-making process for warfighters at the tactical edge. Alan Hansen, chief of intelligence systems and processing at the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, cited the immediate need for AI, machine learning and other technologies at the edge.  

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Army Seeks to Collect Soldiers’ Initial Feedback on New Tech With Mixed-Reality Environment

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The U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command has developed a mixed-reality environment to assess soldiers’ interactions with its automated targeting system as part of efforts to integrate their feedback earlier in the development process. 

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Curtiss-Wright’s PacStar Business Wins Contract to Support US Army Modernization Network

Lynn Bamford

PacStar, which was recently acquired by Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions, has been awarded a five-year contract to support U.S. Army network modernization efforts, under Project Manager Tactical Network (PM TN). “IQ-Core Software will help integrate NetOps with cyber and mission operations, equipping the Army with a unified approach for unmatched visibility, control, and situational awareness of tactical networks,” said Lynn Bamford.

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Akima Names Jean-Francois Blanc CGO; Bill Monet Quoted

Jean-Francois Blanc

Akima has appointed Jean-Francois Blanc as chief growth officer (CGO) to lead the company’s corporate development efforts, grow revenue and expand market share. Blanc will report to Akima president and CEO, Bill Monet. “Jean-Francois is a hands-on leader with experience winning large contracts in both the Department of Defense and civilian agencies,” said Monet. 

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BAE Systems Wins Multiple Contracts to Support US Army A-Team Program; Chris Eisenbies Quoted

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BAE Systems has been awarded multiple contracts, with a total value of $9 million, from the U.S. Army for the Advanced Teaming Demonstration (A-Team) program. BAE Systems will develop advanced technologies to support the service branch’s program. The contracts include awards for the Human Machine Interface, Platform Resource Capability Management and Situational Awareness Management elements of the program. 

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Northrop Grumman Partners with US Army to Deploy JTAGS Capabilities; Kenn Todorov Quoted

Kenn Todorov

The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation have deployed enhanced Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) capabilities in South Korea to increase battlespace awareness and missile defense in the region. “JTAGS is vital to warfighters and of growing importance as we create true Joint All-Domain Command and Control systems," said Kenn Todorov.

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Vectrus to Support US Army Environmental Sustainability; Chuck Prow Quoted

Chuck Prow

Vectrus has begun testing procured biodegradable materials with food waste from base dining facilities in a live composting demonstration at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in support of the U.S. Army’s environmental sustainability goals. “We are excited to help lead this compost testing phase at Camp Arifjan that represents significant progress in meeting the Army's environmental sustainability goals in Kuwait,” said Chuck Prow.

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