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FCC Rejects ZTE’s Petition to not be Declared a National Security Threat

FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to block Chinese company ZTE from contracts under the $8.3 billion Universal Service Fund, due to national security concerns. FCC said Tuesday its Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau denied ZTE's petition for reconsideration of being branded as a threat.

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New Army PEO Directorate Focuses on Program Integration

US Army

The U.S. Army has established a new directorate that will focus on program integration standards, future threat analysis and technology collaboration across the service branch. The service's Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors now has a new integration-focused directorate with three sub-offices.

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USAF Demonstrates B-1B Aircraft’s Expanded Weapons Carriage

B-1B Lancer

A B-1B Lancer aircraft carried a joint air-to-surface standoff missile with an external pylon at Edwards Air Force Base to demonstrate expanded carriage. The aircraft demonstrated performance that may serve as stepping stones to carrying hypersonic weapons in the future. The flight demonstration followed multiple ground tests including one that featured a modified internal bomb bay.

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KBR Raises Over $532K to Support COVID-19 Frontline Workers; Stuart Bradie Quoted

Stuart Bradie

KBR has raised more than $532 thousand for nine local and national charities at its 14th annual charity golf tournament, the company reported on Monday. The tournament has raised over $6.5 million for nonprofit organizations that support health, education and safety, since its launch in 2007. 

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VMware Reports Q3 FY 2021 Results; Pat Gelsinger Quoted

Pat Gelsinger

VMware has announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2021, reporting revenue for the third quarter of $2.86 billion, an increase of eight percent from the third quarter of fiscal 2020. The combination of subscription and SaaS and license revenue was $1.32 billion, an increase of ten percent from the third quarter of fiscal 2020.

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Jacobs CMS Business Names LTG Bruce Crawford as SVP of Strategic Development; Dawne Hickton Quoted

LTG Bruce Crawford

Jacobs has appointed retired Army LTG Bruce Crawford as senior vice president of Strategic Development for the company’s Critical Mission Solutions (CMS) line of business. Crawford will provide strategic leadership, vision and focus to support growth and innovative solutions across the company’s client base within CMS.

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JAIC’s Lt. Gen. Michael Groen: More Computing Capacity Needed to Advance AI

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen, director of the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, said he believes access to more computers and other resources could help JAIC accelerate efforts to exploit DoD’s large datasets and bring AI tools to warfighters faster. Groen said he believes AI could help combatant commanders make decisions on the battlefield and transform DoD’s strategies, planning and operations.

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DoD Funds Projects to Address Defense Industry Manufacturing Gaps

DoD

The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued awards worth almost $27 million for nine projects that will prototype manufacturing technologies in support of the defense industrial base. The investment supports the National Imperative for Industrial Skills initiative that aims to address the engineering skills gap currently in the defense industry. 

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FAA Sets Criteria for Complex UAS Service Certifications

Federal Aviation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published a set of criteria to guide proposed unmanned aircraft system certification across 10 different drone service applicants. The agency will use the criteria to determine the certification of the mentioned companies for complex drone operations. FAA invites the public to comment on airworthiness criteria for each of the applicant companies over a 30-day period.

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Bipartisan Legislation to Develop National Database on Flood Risk Data

National Database

Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., has unveiled a bipartisan bill that seeks to develop a national database to assist coastal communities in handling flood risks. The database, dubbed as the National Coastal Data Information System, will include maps and information on rising sea levels. Various organizations such as Roots Action and Sequoia Forest endorsed the bipartisan bill.

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