Tag Archives: collaboration

Air Force Seeks Participants for ‘Air Force Explore’ Tech Dev’t Effort

The U.S. Air Force is looking for technology development concepts to support its 2030 science and technology strategy. The service branch said Thursday that it will select participants from the government, industry and academic sectors who will receive awards worth up to $2 million as part of the Air Force Explore initiative.

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NIST, FirstNet Invite Masses to Compete in First Responder Coding Challenge

The First Responder Network Authority and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have jointly launched a $2.2M communications technology competition. Participants of the Tech to Protect Challenge will submit coding systems that support the communications needs of first responders, the Department of Commerce said Tuesday.

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DoD Undersecretary Michael Griffin: Gov’t Should Collaborate With Academia, Industry Partners

Michael Griffin, undersecretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, has urged the U.S. government to augment collaborative efforts with academic and industry partners. Griffin said the three sectors should drive partnerships to allow rapid development, conception and procurement of technologies, Naval Sea Systems Command said Wednesday

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DSO Director Gregory Wagner Seeks Boosted Collaboration With Partners

Gregory Wagner, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency's Defense Spectrum Organization, laid out his intent to collaborate with mission partners for DSO to attain center of excellence status. He asked partners to provide constructive input that would help DSO perform better in missions regarding the electromagnetic spectrum, DISA said Tuesday.

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NSWC Technical Directors Temporarily Swap for Collaborative Effort

Technical directors from two different Naval Surface Warfare Center divisions have temporarily swapped stations to gain perspectives on each other's teams, DVIDS Hub reported Thursday. Ed Stewart, technical director at NSWC Panama City Division, and Brett Seidle, who holds the same role with the NSWC Crane Division, have switched to gather input for potential collaboration strategies under the "One Team Warfare Center" approach. 

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NAVWAR Pursues Partnership for Data Science Study

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command has partnered with the University of California, San Diego to research data science techniques that may support the U.S. Navy's decision-making. The partnership intends to determine the staffing and training factors that significantly influence a ship's performance with the Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services, a platform that consolidates naval network systems, the service branch said Wednesday.

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Tony Braswell: Air Force Unveils Strategic Plan to Change Acquisition Culture

Tony Braswell, director of contracting at Hanscom Air Force Base, said the service branch is launching a strategic plan to transform its acquisition culture, the Air Force reported Friday. “So we’re changing the culture, becoming more proactive than reactive and less risk averse,” Braswell said during a Hanscom Representative Association meeting held on June 18 in Lexington, Mass."

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Suzette Kent on Agencies’ Application Rationalization, Cloud Adoption Efforts

Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent said government agencies are showing progress around cloud efforts for collaboration and email tools, Federal News Network reported Friday. Kent, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said on the network’s Ask the CIO that application rationalization is vital since it goes in concert with data center-related initiatives. 

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