Tag Archives: U.S. Army

Army Launches Online Portal for Small Biz Contracting Opportunities; Matthew Willis Quoted

Army SBIR

The U.S. Army has unveiled an online platform that gives vendors access to information about the military branch's open contracting opportunities that are reserved for small businesses. The service said Wednesday it launched the website following the integration of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs into a single funding vehicle.

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Lumen Technologies Secures Potential $54M Task Order To Provide High-Speed Connectivity To U.S. Army Recruiting Command; Zain Ahmed Quoted

Lumen Technologies

Lumen Technologies announced that the company secured a 12-year task order potentially worth $52 million awarded under the General Services Administration's 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program. The task order requires Lumen to provide secure high-speed connectivity to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

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Army Forms Partnership to Apply AI/ML in Military Aircraft Engine R&D

Military Aircraft Engine

The U.S. Army will collaborate with the U.S. Navy, Pratt & Whitney and two universities under a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to modernize military aircraft engine designs with the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Luis Bravo, an Army researcher, noted that the review redirected their focus on looking at critical propulsion issues and applying AI/ML developments.

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David Ziska: NSA Program Offers Pre-Vetted Commercial Tech Products for Classified Telework

David Ziska

The U.S. Army and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have turned to a National Security Agency (NSA) program to obtain pre-vetted platforms designed to secure classified government data in remote environments. David Ziska, deputy director of NSA's Commercial Solutions for Classified program, said the CSfC inventory has 22 categories across multiple product lines with most of the offerings already familiar to customer agencies.

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Microsoft Partners With U.S. Army Engineers To Use Azure Cloud For Extreme Weather Modeling

Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that the company has signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with U.S. Army engineers use the company’s Azure Government cloud for a system that models extreme weather around coasts. The CRADA stipulates that the Army Engineer Research and Design Center (ERDC) will use CSTORM-MS, a coastal storm modeling system, to demonstrate its scalability in Azure.

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Army Organizations Seek Network Modernization White Papers for Capability Set 25

Army SBIR

The U.S. Army's Network Cross-Functional Team and Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical have requested capabilities that would help modernize the military service's networks. The Army said on July 6th that submitted white papers must detail modernization technologies that would tackle three specific topic areas for the upcoming Capability Set 25.

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Senate Unanimously Approves Jen Easterly as CISA Director; DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Quoted

Jen Easterly

Jen Easterly, President Joe Biden's nominee for the director position at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), was confirmed in a unanimous Senate vote Monday. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, described Easterly as a cybersecurity professional with military, civil service and industry experience and noted that they will work together in efforts to address urgent cyber and physical threats to critical U.S. infrastructure.

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Attorney Rachel Jacobson Nominated to Oversee Army Installation, Environmental Programs

Rachel Jacobson

Rachel Jacobson, a special counsel at Washington, D.C.-based law firm WilmerHale, has been nominated by President Biden to serve as assistant secretary for Installations, Energy and Environment at the U.S. Army. She previously held senior positions within the departments of Justice, Interior and Defense.

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Klas Government Announces C5ISR Tactical Communications Enabling Voyager 6 Chassis; CRO Chris Ericksen Quoted

Klas Government

Klas Government announced on Wednesday the availability of Voyager 6, the company’s latest breakthrough versatile chassis enabling the Department of Defense (DOD) to easily integrate C5ISR tactical communications systems into military ground vehicles without requiring modifications to the vehicle. "Klas remains focused on delivering technology at the speed of battle, and Voyager 6 makes vehicle modernization possible without the need for costly, time-consuming modifications,” added Ericksen. 

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Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey Wants to Hear Army Network User Feedback

Jeth Rey

Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey, director of the U.S. Army Futures Command Network Cross-Functional Team, said he expects to hear soldiers' feedback on agile technology, cryptography and data management to transform their operating environment. Ray added that he will ask other CFT leaders and the Department of the Army chief information officer for their insight on network modernization priorities.

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