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Commerce Dept to Launch Challenge for IT Systems to Drive Port Information Sharing

The Commerce Department will launch a national technology challenge to produce open-source port information-sharing platforms designed to support local seaports and relevant stakeholders. The competition will require teams to create port community system prototypes that work to support secure data-sharing between stakeholder communities of specific ports in line with the recommended data elements of the …

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NGA Launches Competition to Address Disparate Data Challenges

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has launched a $200,000 competition on the Challenge.gov website for programs that would help address the agency’s disparate data challenges. The challenge aims to provide unified access to data with different formats, schemas, interfaces and locations to support applications such as business metrics and information analytics, NGA said Tuesday. NGA Director Robert …

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DARPA Names Cyber Grand Challenge Winners

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced the teams that will receive approximately $4 million in total cash awards as the presumptive winners in its cyber defense tournament. DARPA said Thursday the ForAllSecure research team will receive $2 million for the group’s Mayhem computer system that landed first place in the preliminary results …

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GAO: DoD Conducts Global Launch Market Data Analysis to Develop Acquisition Strategy for EELV Program

A Government Accountability Office report says the Defense Department has initiated steps to create a procurement strategy for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program in order to allow more than two U.S. launch providers to compete for military satellite launch contracts. GAO said in a report released Friday DoD has started to collect …

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ONR Holds 9th Annual RoboBoat Competition in Virginia

The Office of Naval Research held the ninth annual RoboBoat Competition in Virginia in which 13 high school and college student teams participated in robotics programming and development activities. Teams had to complete two mandatory tasks that tested the design quality and propulsion, speed, navigation and basic sensing functions of the …

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DOJ, FTC: Consolidation Reviews Key to Ensure Fair Defense Market Competition

The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department have pledged to continue to work with the Defense Department to ensure that planned mergers and acquisitions in the defense industry will not impair competition among contractors. “Our mission in reviewing proposed defense industry consolidation is to ensure that our military continues to receive …

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DARPA Launches Competition on Machine-Learning Platforms for EM Spectrum Collaboration

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has unveiled a three-year competition that seeks to develop machine-learning platforms designed to allow civilian and military wireless devices to gain access to the electromagnetic spectrum. DARPA launched the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge at the two-day International Wireless Communications Expo that kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas, …

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