Posts from GovConWire for 11/08/2018

Potomac Officers Club Hosts 2018 Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap Forum

On Thursday, Oct. 25th, GovCon leaders from the public and private sector gathered for the Potomac Officers Club’s 2018 Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap Forum, featuring a keynote address from Dale Ormond, principal director, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering…
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Gavin Greene Talks NT Concepts’ AI Adoption, Machine Learning’s Role in GEOINT

Gavin Greene, vice president of business development at NT Concepts, told Trajectory Magazine in an interview published Monday how the company incorporates artificial intelligence into its platforms. “We use AI with sensor and internet of things data to help automate onboard prognostics and improve efficiency of logistics pipelines,” he said…
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Five Firms to Provide Security Support Services Under $4B Army Contract

The U.S. Army has selected five companies to compete for orders under a potential six-year, $4B firm-fixed-price, multiple-award contract for the delivery of security support services. The service branch will assign work locations and funds with every order for work that would occur through Nov…
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Leidos-Sparton Team to Help Navy Build Acoustic Device Countermeasure; Jim Lackemacher Quoted

Leidos and Sparton have partnered to develop an acoustic device countermeasure system for U.S. Navy submarines to defend against torpedoes. The industry team will design, build, fabricate, integrate and test ADC MK 5 devices intended to launch from a submarine’s internal signal ejector, Sparton said Tuesday…
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Calibre Acquires IT Services Provider Spear

Calibre Systems has purchased Herndon, Va.-based information technology services contractor Spear for an undisclosed sum. Joe Martore, Calibre president and CEO, said in a statement released Wednesday the acquisition presents an opportunity for the company to offer a diverse set of IT platforms and certified resources, further support clients and expand connections…
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Rob Giannetta: Peraton Selects Deltek ERP Platform for Business Transformation Initiative

Rob Giannetta, chief information officer of Peraton, has said the company partnered with Deltek to implement an enterprise resource planning system as part of business process transformation efforts. In an interview published Tuesday, Giannetta noted the ERP development project took six months to complete and involved migration of active data across Peraton’s businesses into a single platform…
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Kratos Wraps Up Third Phase of USAF Enterprise Ground Services Deployment Study

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has finished the third stage of a four-phase study that seeks to move a command-and-control ground system for military satellite communications to the U.S. Air Force’s Enterprise Ground Services architecture…
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Cubic to Demonstrate C4ISR Products at Upcoming Australia Military Show; Mike Twyman Quoted

Cubic‘s mission solutions business will demonstrate a range of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies at the upcoming 2018 Military Communication and Information System Conference or MilCIS…
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BAE Develops Airspace Awareness Tech for Military Pilots

BAE Systems has built a system that works to help military aircraft pilots obtain situational awareness of general air traffic through satellite technology. The Web Enabled Data Links platform is designed to collect information on commercial aircraft to guide aviator decision-making during flights, the company said Wednesday…
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Report: Defense Firms Could Face Heightened Competition for Tech Talent Amid Amazon’s HQ Plans

Some defense companies could face tougher competition for technology talent as Amazon plans to split its proposed second headquarters into two regional sites, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday…
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DCCA Secures $139M DoD Intell Systems Support Contract; David Bower Quoted

Data Computer Corp. of America has received a potential five-year, $138.9M contract to support the signals intelligence and cyber platforms of an undisclosed Defense Department intelligence customer. DCCA said Wednesday it will provide mission-critical DevOps modifications to suit an agile environment to support the DoD agency’s operations with the U…
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