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USAF AFWERX Event Tackles Opportunities to Rebuild, Modernize Tyndall AFB; Brig. Gen. Patrice Melancon, Lowell Usrey Quoted

Tyndall AFB

A program held by the U.S. Air Force's AFWERX innovation program highlighted opportunities to rebuild the hurricane-damaged Tyndall Air Force Base as a modern, state-of-the-art installation. AFWERX will unveil the top technology proposals on Aug. 7th. These entries will be eligible for the effort's succeeding phase.

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NASA, Swift Engineering Fly New Earth Observation UAS for Testing

HALE UAS

NASA's Ames Research Center partnered with Swift Engineering to test-fly a new solar-powered unmanned aircraft system designed for Earth observation and atmospheric research. The High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE UAS) flew for two hours to demonstrate low-altitude operations.

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John Pope Appointed NAVWAR Executive Director

John Pope

John Pope, formerly executive director at the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence and Space Systems, has taken the same role at Naval Information Warfare (NAVWAR) Systems Command. Pope has replaced Pat Sullivan, who retired after a 29-year career at the service branch. 

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Space Force Seeks Commercial Partners for ‘Deep Space’ Defense Acrhitecture; Col. Russell Teehan, Col. Joseph Roth Quoted

Space Force

The U.S. Space Force plans to partner with commercial entities for government programs aimed at establishing a deep-space architecture. Col. Russell Teehan said that the military branch envisions a “notional operational architecture” that will defend the nation’s space assets while handling strategic and theater activities.

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GovConWire’s 2020 BD Trends Forum on Aug. 27th Adds Dr. Donna Peebles, SBA Associate Administrator for 8(a) Business Development, as Expert Panelist

Dr. Donna Peebles

Dr. Donna Peebles, associate administrator of 8(a) business development (BD) and senior executive (SES) with Small Business Administration (SBA) will serve on the expert panel during GovConWire’s 2020 BD Trends Forum on Thursday, August 27th. Click here to register for the 2020 BD Trends Forum on Aug. 27th.

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Two Army Projects Seek to Address Communication Barriers Between AI, Soldiers; Matthew Marge, Brandon Perelman Quoted

Artificial intelligence

Researchers at the U.S. Army are working on two artificial intelligence projects to improve communications between warfighters and AI systems. The Joint Understanding and Dialogue Interface or JUDI and Transparent Multi-Modal Crew Interface Designs projects support the Army’s efforts for its next-generation combat vehicle modernization initiatives.

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OSTP, NSF Announce Partnership to Expand Quantum Education; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science Foundation (NSF), industry, educational institutions and professional societies have launched a partnership to introduce quantum science and technologies to middle school and high school students.

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