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DEFENSE & AEROSPACE

DOD’s new tech development office is now called the “Office of Strategic Capital.”

The Defense Department announced today creation of the Office of Strategic Capital, or OSC. The new office aims to help businesses with awesome ideas find funding so that they can turn those ideas into real-life, defense-building tech. Read more

Army posts Intel Apps WxOE synopsis (a RFI).

The Army has posted a pre-solicitation synopsis for Intelligence Application (Intel Apps) Weather Operational Effects (WxOE). The government expects to issue an RFP in December. The intent will be to solicit and award a new single award FFP IDIQ with an ordering period of five years and an estimated value of $22M. Read more

Like playing Super Breakout, with drones: Army planners try contending with mounting drone threats.

An Army organization that was created to guide air- and missile-defense modernization is now taking up a new mission to focus on countering drone threats, and service officials have divided up the job of defeating enemy unmanned aircraft. Read more

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6 Things To Know: Advice For Small Business From A Fast-Growing IT Modernization And Integration Provider

Growing comes from learning. Here we catch up with Michael Riordan, CEO of RavenTek, to get his insight on how greed, humility, and understanding the process can impact small business growth.  Read more

[This article will make you rethink your big-picture goals and strategy.]

INTEL COMMUNITY

Investigative intel platform Siren gets new release, will provide faster access to actionable data.

Ireland-based Siren announced the release of Siren 13, which enables organizations to accelerate investigations by providing faster and easier access to actionable data. Organizations can now visualize, analyze, and subsequently disseminate a more precise set of data relationships. Read more

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CIVILIAN

How OPM is trying to close agency skills gaps in the federal workforce.

As agencies continue to develop their human capital management strategies, there are some resources already out there to help them further close high-risk skills gaps. OPM says that there’s more work ahead to continue to narrow those gaps. Read more

Bid protest statistics galore in GAO Annual Report.

GAO has published its annual report to congress, which contains the statistics for bid protests filed at GAO in fiscal 2022. When viewed across the past five years, FY 2022 shows a continuing decline in the number of protests filed at GAO. However, the sustain rate and effectiveness rate are roughly consistent with numbers from the past five years. Read more

Gridlock, be gone! Connected vehicle technologies could reduce crashes.

Connected vehicle technologies could reduce crashes by allowing vehicles, infrastructure, and road users’ personal devices to communicate wirelessly, according to the GAO. Since 1999, the DOT has pursued efforts to advance the deployment of CV technologies that enable data exchange among vehicles, infrastructure, and personal devices. Read more

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M&A CORNER

CACI and Red Hat to collaborate on CSfC mobility solution.

CACI announced that it has joined the Red Hat Embedded Partner Program. Through this program, CACI and Red Hat will collaborate to deliver an enterprise scalable, Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) mobility solution using CACI’s Archon product line with Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a foundation. Read more

Investment firm Highlander buys counter-UAS tech maker Liteye.

“There can be only one!” Or, maybe two. Highlander Partners has acquired Liteye Systems, a developer of counter-unmanned aircraft system platforms for defense and national security applications, in a deal that marks the private equity firm’s first investment move aiming to pursue C-UAS market opportunities. Read more

3 companies and 1 private equity firm eye Aerojet Rocketdyne like a scene out of a Victorian romance novel.

General Electric, L3Harris Technologies, Textron, and Veritas Capital are fluttering their eyelashes at Aerojet Rocketdyne, which has an estimated market value of $4B and has initiated a process to put itself up for sale, meaning it could sign a deal by the end of December. Read more

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SHOWER THOUGHTS 🚿

 

This astronaut carried a piece of Native American history to space.

When astronaut John Herrington made his voyage aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour’s STS-113 mission, he became the first Native American in space, and he carried along the Chickasaw Nation flag – along with some personal items – on his 13-day trip. Read more

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