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AMAZON TO SEEK ORDER TO BLOCK MICROSOFT FROM WORKING ON DOD'S JEDI CONTRACT

Amazon | January 14, 2020

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Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) will ask a judge to temporarily block Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) from working on a $10 billion cloud contract from the Pentagon, a court filing showed on Monday. Amazon, which was seen as a favorite for the contract, plans to file a motion for a temporary restraining order on Jan. 24 and a federal court will issue its decision on Feb. 11, according to the filing. The e-commerce giant has blamed U.S. President Donald Trump of exerting “improper pressure” and bias ...

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US WANTS TO HELP ERICSSON, NOKIA AND OTHERS DEVELOP 5G ALTERNATIVES

Ericsson | February 17, 2020

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The US government wants to lend its support to all areas of the 5G ecosystem in a bid to decrease the influence of China on mobile technology. To date, Washington’s efforts have been focused on lobbying its allies to ban Huawei from their 5G rollouts on national security grounds. American officials have suggested that intelligence sharing could be limited with nations who allow the company to play a role in deployment. This course of action has been pursued despite Huawei’s frequent ...

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OMNISPACE AND VULCAN WIRELESS DEMONSTRATE PORTABLE MILITARY RADIOS COMMUNICATING VIA COMMERCIAL SATELLITE

Omnispace | September 02, 2021

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Omnispace and Vulcan Wireless Inc. today announced successful voice and data communication between its NGSO on-orbit satellite and a widely fielded model of mobile tactical military communications radios (PRC-117G). Omnispace is seamlessly uniting mobile and satellite to create the world's only truly global 5G mobile network. As part of Omnispace's Phase II Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) contract, the demonstration was in cooperation with U.S. Space Force...

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NanoGraf | July 21, 2020

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NanoGraf, an advanced battery material company, today announced that it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a longer-lasting lithium-ion battery, designed to provide U.S. military personnel with better portable power for the equipment they rely on to operate safely and effectively. The Department of Defense will provide NanoGraf with $1.65 million to develop silicon anode-based lithium-ion technology in a format compatible with all portable batteries, with a goal of enab...

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AMAZON TO SEEK ORDER TO BLOCK MICROSOFT FROM WORKING ON DOD'S JEDI CONTRACT

Amazon | January 14, 2020

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) will ask a judge to temporarily block Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) from working on a $10 billion cloud contract from the Pentagon, a court filing showed on Monday. Amazon, which was seen as a favorite for the contract, plans to file a motion for a temporary restraining order on Jan. 24 and a federal court will issue its decision on Feb. 11, according to the filing. The e-commerce giant has blamed U.S. President Donald Trump of exerting “improper pressure” and bias ...

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US WANTS TO HELP ERICSSON, NOKIA AND OTHERS DEVELOP 5G ALTERNATIVES

Ericsson | February 17, 2020

The US government wants to lend its support to all areas of the 5G ecosystem in a bid to decrease the influence of China on mobile technology. To date, Washington’s efforts have been focused on lobbying its allies to ban Huawei from their 5G rollouts on national security grounds. American officials have suggested that intelligence sharing could be limited with nations who allow the company to play a role in deployment. This course of action has been pursued despite Huawei’s frequent ...

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OMNISPACE AND VULCAN WIRELESS DEMONSTRATE PORTABLE MILITARY RADIOS COMMUNICATING VIA COMMERCIAL SATELLITE

Omnispace | September 02, 2021

Omnispace and Vulcan Wireless Inc. today announced successful voice and data communication between its NGSO on-orbit satellite and a widely fielded model of mobile tactical military communications radios (PRC-117G). Omnispace is seamlessly uniting mobile and satellite to create the world's only truly global 5G mobile network. As part of Omnispace's Phase II Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) contract, the demonstration was in cooperation with U.S. Space Force...

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NANOGRAF, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PARTNERS, RECEIVES $1.65M FUNDING TO DEVELOP LONGER LASTING BATTERIES FOR SOLDIERS

NanoGraf | July 21, 2020

NanoGraf, an advanced battery material company, today announced that it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a longer-lasting lithium-ion battery, designed to provide U.S. military personnel with better portable power for the equipment they rely on to operate safely and effectively. The Department of Defense will provide NanoGraf with $1.65 million to develop silicon anode-based lithium-ion technology in a format compatible with all portable batteries, with a goal of enab...

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