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DHS Unveils Third Biometric Tech Competition

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate has started to accept proposals for an annual challenge that seeks to encourage industry in building biometric recognition technologies for security checkpoints.

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Unisys Announces Contest to Hack Unisys Stealth Solution, Winner Receives $10K; Mat Newfield Quoted

Unisys has offered $10,000 to participants who can capture data and credentials protected by the Unisys Stealth cybersecurity solution at the RSA 2020 Conference in San Francisco to prove the technology's security, the company announced on Thursday.

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Rep. Adam Smith on Acquisition Reform, National Security

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) told Defense News in an interview published Friday that he will prioritize acquisition reform. “I’m a big believer in competition and commercial off-the-shelf technology. We need to make sure we encourage as many competitors as possible."

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GSA, OMB Seeking Ideas to Address Federal Challenges via Competition; Emily Murphy Quoted

The General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget launched a competition on Wednesday to address federal government-related challenges through a Government Effectiveness Advanced Research Center. The challenge aims to enable industry, academia and the public to form cross-sector teams to assess the feasibility of the GEAR Center model in tackling government challenges cited in the President’s Management Agenda, GSA said Thursday.

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Report: DoD’s F-15 Procurement Decision Seeks to Gain Diversity in Fighter Aircraft Industrial Base

A senior defense official said the Department of Defense’s decision to procure a new variant of Boeing-built F-15 fighter aircraft hopes to demonstrate DoD’s desire to keep two U.S.-based jet manufacturers in business in the next 10 years, Defense One reported Friday. “One of the considerations was the diversity of the industrial base,” the senior official said.

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