Posts from GovConWire for 09/10/2018

DARPA Launches $2B Campaign to Advance R&D Work on ‘Third Wave’ AI Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has unveiled a potential $2B campaign that seeks to invest in research-and-development programs that focus on artificial intelligence. The AI Next campaign is a multi-year investment effort that aims to develop “third wave” AI technologies with contextual reasoning capabilities designed to facilitate human-machine collaboration, DARPA said Friday
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DISA Unveils 20 Small Biz Awardees on $17.5B Encore III IT Support Contract Vehicle

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded 20 companies spots on the small business set-aside track of a potential 10-year, $17.5B contract to provide information technology platforms and services for the Defense Department and other federal agencies…
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SAIC Receives Industry Award for Navy Training Support Services; Josh Jackson Quoted

Military Simulation and Training Magazine has recognized Science Applications International Corp. for the company’s training support for U.S. Navy fleet personnel. SAIC said Friday it received the publication’s Industry Award for Excellence in Outstanding Service and Support Program in recognition of its work under the service branch’s Fleet Forces Command Fleet Training Support/Fleet Deployment Training Program…
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Air Force Seeks Industry Proposals to Update Pilot Training Program

The U.S. Air Force has asked industry to suggest specific adaptations of commercial off-the-shelf systems for the second round of the service’s training program for pilots, Federal News Radio reported Thursday
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Leonardo DRS Secures $344M Worth of Contracts for Army Laser Rangefinder, Weapon System Verifier

Leonardo DRS’ network and imaging systems business has received two contracts worth a total of $344.3M to procure a lightweight laser designator rangefinder and provide support services for the Maintenance Support Device Version 4 Light system…
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Five Firms Win Spots on Potential $213M Navy Technical Support Contract

Five companies have won spots on a potential six-year, $213.2M contract to provide a range of technical support services to the U.S. Navy. Contractors will vie for task orders to support the deputy chief of naval operations, the Bureau of Naval Personnel, the Navy Personnel Command, the Navy Manpower Analysis Center, Commander Naval Education and Training, and the Commander Navy Recruiting Command, the Defense Department said Friday
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Leidos Awarded $196M TSA Bridge Contract for Screening Equipment Maintenance Support

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a potential 16-month, $196.5M bridge contract to continue to provide maintenance, sustainment and logistics support services for the Transportation Security Administration’s checkpoint screening equipment…
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Intel’s Asha Keddy: Government Action Needed to Facilitate 5G Wireless Network Transition

Asha Keddy, a group vice president at Intel, has urged the Federal Communications Commission to authorize the use of mid-band spectrum for 5G wireless communications. “The FCC must expeditiously establish the rules to open new bandwidth for 5G use in this crucial spectrum,” Keddy wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday on The Hill…
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UTC Gets $437M Air Force Contract Modification for Engine Risk Reduction Work

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has received a $436.7M contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to execute risk reduction efforts related to air superiority applications of a flight-weight adaptive engine…
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Army Seeks Training Simulation Software for Military Investigators

The U.S. Army plans to procure software for students from the service’s The Inspector General School to practice and refine their verbal and non-verbal communication skills for investigation purposes…
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