KBR, Inc. | November 30, 2020
KBR (NYSE: KBR) won a $300 million recompete for logical, designing and specialized administrations for the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. The center joins distantly detected information and science to more readily see how the Earth's changing scene impacts biological systems, financial aspects and regular day to day existence.
EROS works the Landsat satellite program and keeps up the biggest non military personnel assortment of pictures of the Earth's property surface in presence. This information serves the individuals who work in horticulture, crisis reaction, knowledge, local arranging, instruction and exploration.
Under this expense plus-fixed-charge contract, KBR will cooperate with USGS to dissect and evaluate changes to the Earth's scene. The organization will perform satellite frameworks designing, programming improvement, online protection, information stockpiling, program the board, network designing, satellite information procurement, and logical exploration and application advancement for distant detecting information. KBR will fundamentally do these endeavors in Sioux Falls, South Dakota throughout the following five years.
KBR's work with EROS outfits leaders with significant information to more readily comprehend and emphatically sway the planet. The organization will help assess rapidly spreading fire hazard; team up with different projects to foresee starvation and forestall food frailty; and study effects of beach front change. Users all through the world depend on information from EROS to evaluate how to best oversee land assets for their networks.
The organization has upheld the center since 2008 and will expand on this coordinated effort to guarantee the achievement of basic cutting edge programs, for example, Landsat Next and the Land Change Monitoring, Assessment and Projection activity.
"With our systems engineering, science and IT expertise, KBR stands ready to support EROS in meeting its future challenges," said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO. "KBR is committed to creating a more sustainable future for the planet, as well as our people, communities and business. We are thrilled to continue to work with an organization that helps mankind better understand and care for our world and the people in it."
KBR guarantees mission accomplishment for customers ashore, adrift, noticeable all around, in space and in the internet. The organization drives development by consolidating designing, specialized and logical aptitude with its full life cycle abilities, mission information and future-focused innovations. Known for dominating in intricate and extraordinary conditions, KBR is making answers for the necessities of today and tomorrow.
KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.
RS21 | November 09, 2020
RS21 has been awarded the IRS Data Mashing Solution Requirement to improve data collection for governmentwide procurement. The contract was awarded through the innovative Pilot IRS program, a new acquisition method that uses a multiphase approach to allow the IRS to test new technologies on faster timelines without added risk. The first phase solution challenge will focus on three goals: bringing together several datasets in an easy-to-use visualization, promoting the use of labor and wage data, and achieving near-term improvements in the number of datasets and rigor of analysis.
Federal Aviation Administration | May 08, 2020
The eight vendors will set the technology standards for FAA’s Remote ID program to track drones and their operators.
The rule created a framework for tagging drones with unique radio wave identifiers that are broadcast directly from the drone or over a Wi-Fi internet connection, depending on the method.
The FAA is still working to finalize the proposed Remote ID rule, at which time the agency will also announce the application requirements for potential service suppliers.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced the vendors chosen to develop the underlying technology and standards for tracking drones and their pilots as part of a new regulatory regime and marketplace.
In December, the agency issued a proposed rule to establish a system for remotely identifying unmanned aerial vehicles—more colloquially known as drones—called Remote ID. The rule created a framework for tagging drones with unique radio wave identifiers that are broadcast directly from the drone or over a Wi-Fi internet connection, depending on the method. That unique ID could be picked up by air traffic control towers, law enforcement and the general public to ensure a level of safety and accountability.
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The rule also established a marketplace of vendors—Remote ID UAS Service Suppliers, or Remote ID USS—to manage the ecosystem by ensuring each drone was assigned a unique ID and that the relevant data is available to those with authority to access it. Before FAA can create that marketplace, the agency needs to know exactly how it should be set up and what standards need to be met by all companies involved.
On Wednesday, FAA announced eight companies that will help the agency set those standards: Airbus, AirMap, Amazon, Intel, One Sky, Skyward (a Verizon company), T-Mobile and Wing (a Google subsidiary). These eight vendors will work together to develop the technology requirements that other companies will use as they build systems to manage the Remote ID system.
The FAA will be able to advance the safe integration of drones into our nation’s airspace from these technology companies’ knowledge and expertise on remote identification,
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
The FAA is still working to finalize the proposed Remote ID rule, at which time the agency will also announce the application requirements for potential service suppliers. Wednesday’s announcement says the agency will also begin accepting applications at that time.
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