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APPLE CANCELS PREEXISTING MILITARY DRONE PENTAGON CONTRACT AFTER ACQUIRING AI COMPANY

Apple | January 30, 2020

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Less than three weeks after quietly acquiring artificial intelligence company Xnor.ai, Apple has swiftly canceled the company’s preexisting contract with the Pentagon that would have seen its tech used in the controversial “Project Maven” military drone operation. That’s according to a report from The Information, citing a person familiar with the matter. Project Maven is the Pentagon’s initiative to use artificial intelligence to identify objects and targets of int...

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GOOGLE FACES YET ANOTHER GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATION AFTER SONOS COMPLAINT

Google | February 06, 2020

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Google faces yet another investigation by a U.S. government agency. The U.S. International Trade Commission disclosed an investigation into Google and its parent company Alphabet Thursday, after a complaint from Sonos that Google imported patent-infringing products. The investigation will cover “certain audio players and controllers, components thereof, and products containing the same,” according to a press release. In its complaint to the USITC, Sonos alleged Google violated sectio...

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CTI LAUNCHES SOFTWARE INTEGRATION AND TRAINING SERVICES FOR GOVERNMENT PLATFORMS

CTI | August 18, 2021

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CTI, a leading government software and systems development company, is launching its new Training and Integration Services program. CTI now offers customized Team Awareness Kit/Tactical Assault Kit (TAK) and RaptorX training to improve and maintain TAK user proficiencies and provide custom integrations for third-party platforms requiring component integrations with TAK, Raptor, and Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT) government platforms. Training Servi...

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PENTAGON TO MODIFY HUNDREDS OF CONTRACTS FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE

Pentagon | March 30, 2020

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The Defense Department modified an existing government contract to purchase 8,000 ventilators from four vendors worth as much $84 million, with an initial shipment of 1,400 of the increasingly important ventilators due for delivery by early May. The announcement to purchase ventilators—already in need in COVID-19 hot spots like New York and Louisiana— for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to distribute was one of several major partnership efforts with the defense industrial bas...

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APPLE CANCELS PREEXISTING MILITARY DRONE PENTAGON CONTRACT AFTER ACQUIRING AI COMPANY

Apple | January 30, 2020

Less than three weeks after quietly acquiring artificial intelligence company Xnor.ai, Apple has swiftly canceled the company’s preexisting contract with the Pentagon that would have seen its tech used in the controversial “Project Maven” military drone operation. That’s according to a report from The Information, citing a person familiar with the matter. Project Maven is the Pentagon’s initiative to use artificial intelligence to identify objects and targets of int...

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GOOGLE FACES YET ANOTHER GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATION AFTER SONOS COMPLAINT

Google | February 06, 2020

Google faces yet another investigation by a U.S. government agency. The U.S. International Trade Commission disclosed an investigation into Google and its parent company Alphabet Thursday, after a complaint from Sonos that Google imported patent-infringing products. The investigation will cover “certain audio players and controllers, components thereof, and products containing the same,” according to a press release. In its complaint to the USITC, Sonos alleged Google violated sectio...

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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

CTI LAUNCHES SOFTWARE INTEGRATION AND TRAINING SERVICES FOR GOVERNMENT PLATFORMS

CTI | August 18, 2021

CTI, a leading government software and systems development company, is launching its new Training and Integration Services program. CTI now offers customized Team Awareness Kit/Tactical Assault Kit (TAK) and RaptorX training to improve and maintain TAK user proficiencies and provide custom integrations for third-party platforms requiring component integrations with TAK, Raptor, and Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT) government platforms. Training Servi...

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PENTAGON TO MODIFY HUNDREDS OF CONTRACTS FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE

Pentagon | March 30, 2020

The Defense Department modified an existing government contract to purchase 8,000 ventilators from four vendors worth as much $84 million, with an initial shipment of 1,400 of the increasingly important ventilators due for delivery by early May. The announcement to purchase ventilators—already in need in COVID-19 hot spots like New York and Louisiana— for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to distribute was one of several major partnership efforts with the defense industrial bas...

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