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MG Kimbery Crider, Space Force CTIO, Discusses Digital Service Offerings; Mark Esper Quoted

MG Kimberly Crider

MG Kimberly Crider, acting chief technology and innovation officer (CTIO) of the Space Force, recently discussed the initiatives of the U.S. Space Force, stating that the agency will be a “digital service” on the leading edge of technology. The Space Force, created the Chief Technology Innovation Office (CTIO), will ensure that technology and innovation are primary focal points of the agency to attract quality talent. 

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HawkEye 360 to Deliver On-Orbit Satellite Constellation Under AFWERX Space Challenge; Rob Rainhart, Brennan Townley Quoted

Rob Rainhart

AFWERX has selected HawkEye 360 as one of the top participating teams in The AFWERX Space Challenge initiative that includes four challenges to develop integrated space operations, leveraging innovative technology and maintaining security. Additionally, HawkEye 360 has exhibited resiliency and agility across Persistent ISR, Department of Defense (DoD) Commercial Space Partnerships, Global Space Transport and Delivery and Space Asset Resiliency.

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USAF Selects BlackBerry Spark to Support UEM and UES; John Chen Quoted

John Chen

BlackBerry Limited has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to integrate BlackBerry Spark that will support secure productivity. The Air Force will have access to the company’s Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and Unified Endpoint Security (UES), under the recent agreement. BlackBerry Spark will enable the federal government and enterprises to modernize digital infrastructure.

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Ellen Lord Discusses Impact of COVID-19 on Federal Modernization

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD) and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how the defense department has shifted modernization efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As an effect of the pandemic the DoD added more focus to aviation propulsion, where the department has a number of key suppliers who depend on commercial aviation. 

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Army Futures Command to Develop Electric Powered Vehicles; LTG Eric Wesley Quoted

LTG Eric Wesley

Army Futures Command (AFC) has approved the development of electric powered tactical and combat vehicles by the Maneuver Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate. The directorate will begin drafting a requirements document for Tactical and Combat Vehicle Electrification (TaCVE) and will host an industry day to share electrification initiatives with industry.

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Comcast NBCUniversal Tops Best for Vets: Employers 2020 List; Carol Eggert Quoted

Carol Eggert, SVP of Military and Veteran Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal

Comcast NBCUniversal has been recognized as the top employer for veterans by Military Times in its Best for Vets: Employers 2020 list, marking the fifth consecutive year the company has been recognized on the list and the first time Comcast NBCUniversal was named at the top of the list this year. 

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AFWERX Selects Hexagon US Federal to Build Innovative Under New Challenge; Mark Rowland, Tammer Olibah Quoted

Tammer Olibah

AFWERX has announced that Hexagon US Federal is one of the top 92 participating teams selected from across the globe competing to build the Base of the Future Challenge. The challenge has focused on six topics, including Base Security, Installation Resilience, Leveraging Technology for Operational Effectiveness, Reverse Engineering, Culture of Innovation and Airman and Family Wellbeing.

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DSCA Drives Partnerships Across Multi-Domain Operations; Heidi Grant Quoted

Heidi Grant

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has announced a new initiative to partner with security agencies to advance multi-domain operations, specifically to improve teamwork in regards to air operations, Heidi Grant, DSCA director said on Thursday. Grant added that the agency should work to operationalize a multi-domain approach to enable more effective air-power teaming.

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Pentagon Launches New AI Tool to Deliver Data in Near-Real-Time; Gen. Richard Clarke Quoted

Gen. Richard Clarke

The Pentagon has announced that it will deliver a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool, Entropy, to special operators, which will enable users to conduct psychological operations in near-real time in the information environment. Entropy will help reduce the cognitive challenges of personnel performing military information support operations. The tool is currently under development by the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint AI Center (JAIC).

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Thomas Zelibor, US Navy Veteran, Named to DIB Space Advisory Council

Thomas Zelibor

Thomas Zelibor, CEO of Space Foundation and retired U.S. Navy flag officer, has been appointed to the Defense Innovation Board Space Advisory Council (DIB SAC). On the board, he will provide independent advice and recommendations to Mark Esper, secretary of defense and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, as well as other senior Department of Defense (DoD) leaders on emerging space technologies. 

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