Tag Archives: UK

Lockheed Martin Block Buys Future ABL RS1 Launches; Rick Ambrose Quoted

Rick Ambrose

Lockheed Martin announced on Monday that it has entered into a block buy agreement with ABL Space Systems. The agreement will require ABL to provide Lockheed with routine rocket launches of RS1 launch vehicles that will accelerate payload technologies' delivery rate into orbit. Lockheed will buy up to 26 rockets through 2025 and then up to 32 through 2029. 

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CBP Named Authorized Economic Operator Under US-UK Supply Chain Agreement; William Ferrara Quoted

William Ferrara

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has entered into an agreement with its U.K. counterpart to certify both countries’ economic operator programs in a push to accelerate supply-chain security. CBP said Thursday that the agreement validates the agency under the U.K.'s Authorised Economic Operators initiative and approves CBP participation in the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT). 

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Accenture Partners with The Alan Turing Institute to Research Emerging Tech; Adrian Smith, George Marcotte Quoted

Adrian Smith

Accenture has collaborated with The Alan Turing Institute, under a five-year strategic partnership, to develop a new data and AI engagement forum, conduct research and create applications. “Our new five-year partnership will build on this relationship and deliver cutting-edge research, innovation and impact for the benefit of the wider UK economy,” said Adrian Smith, director and chief executive of The Alan Turing Institute.

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Pegasystems Supports COVID-19 Inactives for HMRC; Iain Tollemache, Kieran Tarrant Quoted

Pegasystems

Pegasystems Inc. has collaborated with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to support the UK government's COVID-19 initiatives. Pegasystems will  help mitigate against fraud and risk with businesses, as well as individuals that apply for support. "I'm pleased we were able to play a part in helping HMRC deliver on the Chancellor's commitment," said Iain Tollemache

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US, UK Sign Declaration on Joint AI R&D Initiatives

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. has entered into an agreement with the U.K. to launch a joint effort aimed at driving artificial intelligence-focused research and development, technology adoption and public-private partnerships. The declaration was signed by Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, and U.K. secretaries of state Alok Sharma and Oliver Dowden.

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Simetrica-Jacobs Releases Report, Analyzing Effects of COVID-19 on UK Wellbeing; Bob Pragada, Paul Dolan, Daniel Fujiwara Quoted

Simetrica-Jacobs, Jacobs' subsidiary, and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) published a report on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of people in the U.K., the company announced on Tuesday

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UK MoD Selects KBR Under Training Estates Services Framework Agreement to Support MoD Training; Andrew Barrie Quoted

KBR has been selected by the UK's Crown Commercial Services (CCS) to join the new, four-year Training Estates Services Framework Agreement to support the training estate of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), the company reported on Friday.

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Pivot3 Partners with AIMES to Provide Secure Cloud-Based Research for U.K. Health Researchers; Dennis Kehoe, Mike Dunbar Quoted

Pivot3 has partnered with AIMES, a specialized cloud and data center service provider, to provide secure cloud-based trusted research environments (TRE) to U.K. health academic through AIMES Health Cloud Solution, Pivot3 announced on Wednesday

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