The Army Applications Laboratory, U.S. Army Futures Command has awarded Sarcos Defense a $1 million contract earmarked for testing a robotic solution Sarcos developed for ammunition handling and maneuvering.
The Sarcos robotic ammunition handling solution utilizes a dexterous robotic arm... Read More »
Launch and space systems company Rocket Lab USA has created Rocket Lab National Security LLC (RLNS), a subsidiary the firm said would serve the defense and intelligence community.
RLNS is slated to deliver reliable launch services and space systems capabilities to the domestic government and its... Read More »
Lockheed Martin officials are touting the security and aerospace company's initial delivery of the Mid-Range Capability (MRC) battery to the Army's Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technology Office (RCCTO).
“Our collaboration with the U.S. Army enabled us to form a deeper understanding of its... Read More »
First Responder Network (FirstNet) officials are espousing the benefits of delivering more coverage and boosting capacity for Rhode Island first responders and the communities they serve.
Authorities noted FirstNet, built with AT&T, serves as the only nationwide, high-speed broadband... Read More »
In a move that will affect every jurisdiction in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week that $3.2 billion will be issued to state, local, and territorial jurisdictions to strengthen their public health workforce and its infrastructure.
The... Read More »
Security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin is slated to support cyber readiness and training for up to 17,000 Army civilian cyber personnel via an Other Transaction Agreement.
Lockheed Martin's Mission Readiness & Reporting (MR2) cyber management solution enables the Army to identify,... Read More »
Boeing, an aerospace and defense company, recently announced that its High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability (HAAWC) satisfies all Navy requirements for initial operational capability status.
“The initial operational capability milestone marks the readiness of HAAWC for fleet... Read More »
As part of its Antiviral Program for Pandemics (APP), meant to accelerate the discovery, development, and manufacturing of antivirals, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently awarded more than $12 million to three institutions for new therapies.
These new... Read More »
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) announced last week that ZeroEyes, a company with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based gun detection video analytics platform, will run a pilot program designed to reduce violence on train platforms.
Currently, ZeroEyes’ automated... Read More »
A team at Sandia National Laboratories completed four years of work on and published a summary of various vulnerabilities in electric vehicle charging infrastructure this week in the journal Energies, drawing attention to the risks of evolution.
While all growth comes with its share of risks,... Read More »
The U.S. Army has awarded Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) a contract to continue providing Army Enterprise Service Desk (AESD) software development and management services.
The single-award contract possesses an estimated ceiling value of $757 million. The scope of work... Read More »
The startup Flux Tensor captured the interest of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) last week with the potential to apply motion-identifying algorithms to complex security videos and improve safety for soft targets.
The department... Read More »
Lauretta AI, an Arlington, Mass. startup, received $198,000 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) this week for work on a commercial artificial intelligence solution capable of making an adaptable anomaly detection system to secure soft... Read More »
The fate of the new Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) now rests in the hands of the U.S. Army after Northrop Grumman Corporation completed its final assessment of the sensor system this week.
ICBS is meant to be a battlespace enhancer, allowing soldiers to move beyond single... Read More »
BAE Systems and Inzpire, a live and synthetic armed forces training company, are touting a collaboration to bolster military training efforts.
A Memorandum of Understanding enables the exploration of opportunities to unite Inzpire’s collective training expertise with BAE Systems’ future... Read More »
Through a federal cooperative agreement with the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) announced this week that they are working on non-invasive means of detecting and preventing radiation... Read More »
First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) officials are espousing the benefits of efforts resulting in bolstered connectivity capacity for Oklahoma first responders and the communities they serve.
FirstNet, which AT&T built nationwide, is a high-speed broadband communications platform... Read More »
As the Rhode Island-based REGENT all-electric seaglider company dives into work for coastal maritime transportation and high-speed logistics, it formed a Defense Advisory Board consisting of four former senior leaders from the U.S. Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
The former military brass will be... Read More »
Aircraft manufacturer Bell Textron recently announced the delivery of the 189th AH-1Z Viper helicopter to the Marine Corps, which completes the Program of Record (POR) for the latest H-1 platform.
“The first production lot of US Marine Corps H-1s was ordered in 1962, and they changed the way... Read More »
Pfizer and BioNTech announced updates from a Phase 2/3 clinical trial of their bivalent booster for the COVID-19 variants Omicron BA.4/BA.5 last week, pointing to the 4-fold higher emergence of neutralizing antibody titers among treated adults older than 55, comparative to the original COVID-19... Read More »
Aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Army how uninhabited Black Hawk helicopters flying autonomously performed varied missions.
The flights were executed on Oct. 12, 14, and 18 in conjunction with the... Read More »
Through a contract modification from the United States Department of the Navy, Ingalls Shipbuilding will receive a $2.4 billion award for the construction of the LHA 9, a large-deck America-class amphibious assault ship.
Construction is slated to begin in December.
“Ingalls shipbuilders are... Read More »
Thanks to development and manufacturing from Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Army was able to integrate, utilize and successfully test a rapidly deployable radar system known as Q-53 as part of counter-unmanned aerial system measures.
In the deserts of Yuma, Arizona, the AN/TPQ-53 Multi-Mission Radar... Read More »
In a fireside event moderated by the State of Michigan’s Chief Information Officer Laura Clark at the annual Michigan Cyber Summit, guests U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly discussed intergovernmental collaborations... Read More »
Biopharmaceutical company Soligenix, Inc. recently received an invitation from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to submit a contract proposal for millions of dollars in development support for single vial, thermostabilized subunit vaccines for the Sudan ebolavirus... Read More »
Boeing recently announced that it has delivered the initial AH-64E Version 6, or v6, Apache helicopter to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF).
The aircraft provides improved performance, sensors, and software. Boeing received a contract three years ago to remanufacture 28 RNLAF AH-64 D-model... Read More »
At the Cybersecurity Executive Forum on Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure this week, government and industry leaders held high-level discussions on the state of vehicular cybersecurity, how to proceed, and, importantly, stressed desires for a quicker rollout of critical... Read More »
Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and SK bioscience personnel are touting a collaboration to facilitate rapid response to unknown pathogens with epidemic and pandemic potential or Disease X.
The partnership agreement, in which CEPI is slated to provide up to $40 million in... Read More »
Aerospace company Lockheed Martin and software firm Red Hat personnel have detailed a collaboration they said seeks to advance artificial intelligence (AI) innovation regarding military missions.
Red Hat Device Edge would enable Lockheed Martin to support national security missions by applying... Read More »
A group of lawmakers recently commended three credit card companies for creating a new Merchant Category Code (MCC) for firearms and ammunition businesses.
House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chair Mike Thompson (D-CA) and U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) spearheaded an effort by 118 members... Read More »
As devastating as hurricanes have ever been to coastal communities, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) sounded the alarm through a new study this week, claiming that climate change will bring faster, wetter, stronger storms to come up and down the Atlantic Coast and beyond.
In a... Read More »
Through a new licensing agreement between Merck and the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, two preclinical antibacterial candidates will be developed and evaluated for potential use in the treatment of tuberculosis (TB).
“Tuberculosis is one of the world’s most significant... Read More »
A new partnership united BioFire Defense, LLC, and the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) last week under a contract to develop a pan-coronavirus test panel for known, novel, and emerging human coronaviruses.
This panel, known as the BioFire Emerging CoV Panel,... Read More »
Through a new partnership with Diazyme Laboratories, Inc., the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) announced this week that efforts are underway to develop a fast, high-throughput, fully automated test to detect SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies.
The focus is on... Read More »
As part of a project that could rethink wireless power and energy distribution, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is plotting out the Persistent Optical Wireless Energy Relay (POWER) program – and working toward multipath, wireless energy networks.
If successfully... Read More »