Tag Archives: RDT&E

Alion Wins $89M USAF Task Order to Support Warfighting Integration Capability; Alan Dietrich Quoted

Alan Dietrich

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Alion Science and Technology a five-year, $89 million task order to provide advanced analysis and engineering, as well as research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) with technology insertion for the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability (AFWIC). Alion will provide RDT&E of emerging technologies, examine cross-domain and multi-domain techniques and develop innovative technical solutions

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USSF Solicits Input to Shape Commercial Space Access Expansion Strategy

Space Control

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) has issued a request for information on transformational approaches to expand space access, mobility and logistics operations as part of plans to establish a technology research, development, test and evaluation program. SMC/ECL is also looking to deploy technologies that “can be on-ramped when available,” the notice states.

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NSWC Crane Brings AI-Ready Infrastructure to US Navy

Quantum Research

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane fielded a high-performance computing technology as part of efforts to implement deep learning, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities into the U.S. Navy. John Strange, a computer scientist at NSWC Crane, said AIRI serves as a hardware configuration that aims to help scientists and data architects process critical training workloads and lower compute times.

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DARPA Awards New Contracts to Advance Modeling & Simulation

DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced two new multi-million dollar contract awards that will develop an advanced modeling and simulation environment to increase the speed at which military leaders make decisions, C4ISRNet reported on Friday. DARPA has awarded the contracts as part of its Secure Advanced Framework for Simulation and Modeling (SAFE-SiM) program.

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CRS: DoD’s R&D, Test & Evaluation Appropriations Hit $65.5B in Fiscal 2015

A Congressional Research Service report obtained by the Federation of American Scientists shows that the Defense Department’s research, development, testing and evaluation appropriations reached $65.5 billion in fiscal year 2015, which accounted for 48.2 percent of $135.8 billion in total federal R&D appropriations for that year. Steven Aftergood wrote in a …

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Breaking Defense: Army Rapid Capabilities Office Mulls Offers for Electronic Warfare Gear

The U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities Office continues to review proposals from contractors for potential $50 million-to-$100 million contracts to acquire electronic warfare gear, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney Freedberg writes Army Secretary Eric Fanning works to lead the service branch’s efforts to address its acquisition system through a system similar to the U.S. Air …

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