Let the games begin! Thirty companies selected to compete for $950M USAF Joint All-Domain Command and Control contract.
USAF officials last week selected 30 companies to compete for the service’s $950M JADC2 contract. In July, USAF officials had added 27 other companies to the procurement, which seeks to better connect the military services and provide critical, mission information to forces across land, air, sea, space and cyber. Winners included: Agile Defense, Autonodyne, BMC Software Federal, Clear Creek Applied Technologies, Colossal Contracting, Confluent, Charles Stark Draper Labs, EpiSys Science, Epoch Concepts, ICR, InfoSciTex, Innoflight, Intrinsic Enterprises, Jasper Solutions, Memcomputing, Nteligen, Oceus Networks, Orbital Insight, Patrocinium Systems, Radiance Tech, RFK Engineering Solutions, RUAG Space USA, Siemens, SRIInternational, Sterling Computers, Sigma Defense Systems, Terbine, and Vannevar Labs.
USAF meets its 2022 recruiting goal.
As the fiscal year 2022 enters its final days, USAF officials announced they have met their 2022 active duty recruiting goals, thanks due in part to recruiting bonuses. Air National Guard and Reserve are thousands of personnel short, but a number of challenges remain, with 2023 likely to be at least as challenging as this year. One challenge: EHR MHS Genesis transition. Another challenge: private industry snagging the top talent from airmen who have just left active duty.
DARPA selects teams to improve how scientists build/sustain models, simulations.
DARPA has selected a whole bunch of university research teams for the agency’s Automating Scientific Knowledge Extraction and Modeling (ASKEM) program. ASKEM performers will use AI approaches and tools to create, sustain, and enhance complex models and simulators. Resulting tools will enable experts to maintain, reuse, and adapt large collections of heterogeneous data, knowledge and models – with traceability across knowledge sources, model assumptions, and model fitness. Program performers will apply the models and simulators to various use cases with a focus on modeling of viral epidemics, such as COVID-19, and to the causes and impacts of space weather.