Tag Archives: emerging technologies

DIU’s Michael Brown on DoD’s Need for Budget, Experimentation Flexibility

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Michael Brown, director of the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), has said the Department of Defense (DoD) needs to establish trust with Congress to streamline budgeting procedures while promoting flexibility in experimentation. Brown said that speeding up the current two-year budgeting process will help the DoD adopt innovative technologies while leveraging various contracting authorities.

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MITRE Expands Advisory Divisions to Advocate for National Security & Health Safety; Bill LaPlante, Dr. Jay Schnitzer Quoted

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MITRE has developed two new leadership counsels to advise the company on current challenges that pose threats to the nation, the company reported on Monday. With the expansion of MITRE’s Center for Technology & National Security (CTNS) and Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes, the company will advance national security, technology and health safety.

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Octo Secures $50M BPA to Support USPTO IASS Business Strategy, Mission Delivery; Charlie McQuillan, Mehul Sanghani Quoted

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Octo has secured a spot on the five-year, $50 million United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Intelligent Automation Innovation Support Services (IAISS) blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to enhance mission delivery and business strategy, the company announced on Tuesday

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USPTO Awards Steampunk $50M BPA to Support Emerging Technologies; Matt Warren, David Wolf Quoted

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Steampunk has secured a five-year, $50 million United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Intelligent Automation Innovation Support Services (IAISS) blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to support emerging technologies that will transform and enhance business solutions, the company announced on Wednesday

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Viasat Names Jim Dodd, Peter Langkilde, Krishna Nathan to Leadership Roles to Strengthen Management Team; Rick Baldridge Quoted

Viasat has appointed Jim Dodd, as president of Global Mobile Solutions, Peter Langkilde, as vice president and Head of Broadband Services for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Dr. Krishna Nathan, as chief information officer (CIO) to expand its global leadership team, the company announced on Thursday.

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GSA, GAO Partner in Centers of Excellence Initiative to Address Strategy, Technology Challenges; Anil Cheriyan, Bob De Luca Quoted

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) as part of GSA’s Centers of Excellence (CoE) initiative to accelerate establishing and operationalizing an Innovation Lab at GAO and provide additional technical infrastructure and cloud configuration support, the administration announced on Tuesday

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Air Force to Add Fourth Advanced Tech & Training Center in Utah

The U.S. Air Force is slated to open its fourth Advanced Technology and Training Center along the Wasatch mountain range near Hill AF base in Utah. The service branch said Thursday that ATTC-Wasatch will house training and qualification activities for new technologies “without interrupting actual aircraft maintenance production.”

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Army Looks to Tap Commercial Techs Through Mad Scientist Initiative

The U.S. Army is working on an initiative to gather industry and academia to help the service understand emerging technologies that could support troops in the future, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The Army announced the plans during a recent conference for its Mad Scientist initiative at the University of Texas-Austin. 

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