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Army Senior Scientist Stephen Lee: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Leads to Innovation

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee, senior scientist for interdisciplinary sciences at the U.S. Army Research Office, said innovation mostly stems from the combination of multiple scientific disciplines. The scientist noted that interdisciplinary collaboration opens opportunities to engage in new research areas that may support soldier performance, the Army said Thursday. Fido is designed to detect explosive vapors.

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MTEC to Develop Prototypes to Link Medical Networks for DoD

Medical Networks

The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), composed of medical enterprise technology developers, will work to create prototypes that link medical data, software and situational awareness to create a unified network across different parts of the military, such as research labs and tactical responders. The DoD currently anticipates spending $5.8 million on a prototype, with potential funds for follow-on work.

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Researchers Offer Human-Robot Teaming Recommendations to Help Inform Army R&D

Human-Robot Teaming

A new report that built on a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and University of Maryland provides 31 recommendations on enabling spoken language interaction between soldiers and robots to help the U.S. Army pursue modernization in the areas of artificial intelligence and autonomy. The Next Generation Combat Vehicle is one of the Army programs expected to benefit from the report guidelines.

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Victoria Coleman: DARPA Eyes Tech Incubator, ‘Storefront’ to Connect With Innovative Startups

Victoria Coleman

Victoria Coleman, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, said DARPA wants to establish a storefront and considers launching a tech accelerator to connect with new companies with innovative technologies. For the storefront, Coleman said she wants it to be a “very casual, informal kind of space” where “people can begin to understand better what our work is, what the opportunities are for them for working with us.”

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NASA Picks Four Concept Studies for ‘Pioneers’ Astrophysics Research Program

Space

NASA has unveiled four astrophysics research proposals for the agency’s Pioneers program that will receive funding to support agency efforts to explore topic areas such as exoplanets, galaxy evolution, neutron star merging and high-energy neutrinos. Paul Hertz, director of the astrophysics division at NASA, said the agency received more than 20 proposals from NASA centers, research laboratories and universities for the program.

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MITRE Names Gerald Gilbert as MITRE Fellow; Charles Clancy Quoted

MITRE

MITRE has appointed Gerald Gilbert as a MITRE Fellow to lead and grow quantum science initiatives. “Gerry’s contributions to MITRE and his field run deep – few people in the world have dedicated their lives to this level of expertise and innovation,” said Charles Clancy, chief futurist, senior vice president, and general manager, MITRE Labs. 

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GSA Awards Brillient OASIS Unrestricted Pool 4 Contract; Paul Strasser Quoted

Brillient

The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Brillient a One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Unrestricted Pool 4 contract. “This unrestricted award of OASIS Pool 4 is the culmination of our team’s efforts toward obtaining a Best-in-Class contract vehicle and being a premier provider of R&D solutions for the US Government,” said Paul Strasser, CEO of Brillient

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Army Teams With Clemson University for Virtual Prototyping of Autonomous Ground Systems

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army has partnered with the Clemson University for a research initiative focused on virtual prototyping of ground vehicles that will be equipped with autonomy technology and next generation propulsion and energy systems. Clemson said Tuesday the new $18M Virtual Prototyping of Ground Systems Center established within the CU-International Center for Automotive Research will be used to support testing of new concepts and algorithms for the autonomous vehicles.

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House Passes Reps. Will Hurd, Robin Kelly’s National AI Strategy

Rep. Will Hurd

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas), two-time Wash100 Award recipient, and Robin Kelly’s (D-Ill.) legislation to pursue a national artificial intelligence (AI) strategy. ““With the passage of H. Res. 1250 the House of Representatives has said America will take advantage of technology before it takes advantage of us,” said Hurd.

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NASA Announces Priorities for Artemis Moon Landing; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

Artemis Moon Landing

NASA has identified its science priorities for the Artemis III mission, which have been included in a recent NASA report. “This report helps outline a path forward toward the compelling science we can now contemplate doing on the lunar surface in conjunction with human explorers,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

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