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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

New DARPA program would create real-time responsive AI

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is diving headfirst into the world of artificial intelligence, with a new program designed to make them more effective partners with human operators. The program is called Science of Artificial Intelligence and Learning for Open-world... Read More »

Legislators urge application of full travel safety law

Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) are imploring the Department of Transportation (DOT) to enforce their travel safety law, which they maintain is not currently being applied as required. The Saracini Aviation Act requires the installation of a secondary cockpit barrier between the... Read More »

Bill targets China’s political influence operations

Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) reintroduced Wednesday a measure designed to counter China’s political influence operations in the United States and worldwide. The Countering the Chinese Government and Communist Party’s Political Influence Operations Act would... Read More »

Effort explores canine wearable technology

An Orlando, Fla.-based firm has secured a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) contract to begin prototype testing of canine wearable technology. The $199,540 agreement with HaloLights, LLC is part of DHS S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP),... Read More »

Bill seeks to improve TSA workforce

Reps. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Nita Lowey (D-NY) recently introduced a measure designed to provide Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening workforce employees the same worker rights and protections afforded to other federal workers. The Rights for Transportation Security... Read More »

Lockheed Martin lands warfare systems contract

The Navy has awarded a $184 million firm-fixed-price modification contract to Lockheed Martin for full-rate production of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 systems. “We are honored to continue to provide this critical fleet defense capability that our warfighters... Read More »

DHS exercise to assess first responder technology

As a means of assessing new first responder technology solutions, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is hosting an initiative that evaluates innovations. S&T officials said the agency had released a Request for Information (RFI) for... Read More »