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Microsoft Develops Reality Headset for Army Training, Battlefield Tactics

Microsoft is working on a modified version of its reality-based HoloLens 2 headset designed to support the U.S. Army’s military training and combat missions, CNBC reported Saturday. Work on the integrated visual augmentation system is part of a potential two-year, $480M contract the Army awarded to Microsoft in November.

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DOE Invests $36M in Thermal Exchange Research Projects

The Department of Energy is investing $36M in 18 research projects that will methods develop new thermal exchange technologies and methods for efficient energy conversion. The projects are part of the High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials and Manufacturing Processes program and the OPEN+ Cohort, High Temperature device segment, the department said Friday.

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Gen. Mike Holmes: Air Force Eyes T-X Trainer as Adversary, Light-Attack Aircraft

Gen. Mike Holmes, head of Air Combat Command, said the U.S. Air Force is considering if the T-X trainer aircraft can be acquired to meet the service's other requirements like performing light-attack missions or serving as an “aggressor” plane, Defense News reported Thursday. “You could imagine a version of the airframe that could be equipped as a light fighter. You can imagine a version that is equipped as an adversary air-training platform,” Holmes told reporters at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Thursday.

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Will Roper: Air Force Accelerating Contracting Process for Startups via Credit Card

Will Roper, assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, told Wired in an interview published on Sunday about the service’s upcoming pitch day in New York and how it plans to set up contracts for startups within a day through credit card-based awards. “We’re going to start doing awards at $158,000 per transaction,” said Roper, a 2019 Wash100 winner.

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Air Force to Test New Contracting Process for Startups in October; Will Roper Quoted

The U.S. Air Force plans to test in October a new process that aims to speed up contract awards to startups and small businesses within days, FlightGlobal reported Friday. Will Roper, assistant secretary for the service's acquisition, technology and logistics, said the process would involve a call for startups to present their ideas in one or two pages and pitch their concepts through a “90-second video like Kickstarter.”

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