Alion Awarded $73 Million Task Order to Provide Joint Training Synthetic Environment Research and Development

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $73 million task order with a 60-month period of performance to provide Joint Training Synthetic Environment (JTSE) Research and Development (R&D) for Joint Staff J7, Deputy Director Joint Training (JS J7 DDJT) Environment Architecture Division (EAD). Alion was awarded this contract under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle. These DoD IAC MAC task orders (TOs) are awarded by the U.S. Air Force’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron to develop and create new knowledge for the enhancement of the DTIC repository and the R&D and S&T community.

“We are dedicated to our continued customer partnership to develop joint virtual environments to prepare for Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2),” said Katie Selbe, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Alion’s Cyber Network Solutions Group. “Alion has

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ClearSign Technologies Corporation Receives Multi-Unit Process Burner Order for Major Energy Infrastructure Company

SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ClearSign Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: CLIR) (“ClearSign” or the “Company”), an emerging leader in industrial combustion and sensing technologies that improve energy, operational efficiency and safety while dramatically reducing emissions, announces it has received an order for three burners to be installed in an existing process heater at a California storage and transportation terminal. The burners were sold and will be installed by ClearSign’s channel affiliate, California Boiler, who will be a subcontractor to the overall project management company, R. A. Nichols Engineering.

“We are grateful for the this order to supply one of North America’s largest energy infrastructure companies with our best in class ClearSign Coreä technology to help meet its emissions reduction needs,” said Jim Deller Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of ClearSign.  “This order is meaningful for us for a multitude of reasons.  It is an expansion into another vertical, energy infrastructure,

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‘Fortnite’ Has Given Up 73 Million iOS Only Users In Order To Fight Against Apple

Another day, another update that does not sound terribly good for Epic in its ongoing fight against Apple, as the Fortnite developer tries to get some regulation in place to ensure that the 30% cut Apple takes in its iOS app store is altered or the platform opens up more to competition.

A court has just ruled that for now, Apple cannot be forced to put Fortnite back on the app store, after it was taken off due to breaking the rules there by sidestepping the 30% cut with an update that allowed direct payment to Epic. But they also said Apple cannot take further, more destructive action against Epic by going after the entire Unreal engine, which would cause a ton of collateral damage to games and apps not owned by Epic at all.

The court documents reveal some pretty stunning statistics about just what Epic has

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Technology is the new battleground of geopolitical order as China and US face-off over TikTok: Expert

There’s a tech turf war smoldering, the result of which could create a new world order and redraw geopolitical alliances. That’s according to Abishur Prakash, a geopolitical futurist at Center for Innovating the Future and author of our books, including Next Geopolitics: Volume 1 and 2.

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“This is the new status quo, geopolitics. Tech is now driving things,” he said in an interview with Yahoo Finance’s On The Move.

The power struggle is evident, said Prakash, as the U.S. and China face-off in a proxy war over social media app TikTok, currently owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, which is working with U.S. regulators to resolve outstanding security concerns over its planned sale of the popular app.

“If we look at the deal between TikTok and Oracle (ORCL) and Walmart (WMT), a key focus of that deal is data, where will data be stored,” he said, with privacy

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How to get your taxes in order quickly

Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool
Published 5:00 a.m. CT Oct. 3, 2020 | Updated 9:01 a.m. CT Oct. 3, 2020

Many Americans were thrown for a financial loop this year when the coronavirus pandemic hit back in March. Thankfully, the IRS recognized the need to give filers more time to submit their taxes, and so the agency pushed back the normal April 15 filing deadline to July 15, giving taxpayers an extra three months to get their returns in.

If you didn’t manage to complete your tax return by July 15, you may have requested an extension. Normally, a tax extension gives you six months from the filing deadline to submit your return, during which time you’ll still incur interest and late payment penalties on any unpaid tax debt you have from the previous year, but you’ll avoid the costly failure-to-file penalty that applies if you miss the deadline without

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General Dynamics Information Technology awarded $306 million Department of Veterans Affairs task order to modernize benefits claims processing

RESTON, Va., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today it was awarded the File Conversion Services task order under the Veterans Intake, Conversion, and Communication Services (VICCS) program by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA). The single award under the VICCS indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract is valued at $306 million over five years.

Under the task order, GDIT will leverage managed services and artificial intelligence to digitally convert historical veteran records, automate data extraction of existing records and process Official Military Personnel File requests in support of veteran benefits claims processing. The modernization of the VA’s military service recordkeeping will enable the VBA

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KULR Technology Group Announces Order for Surface Pro Storage Solution Onboard the International Space Station – Press Release

Strengthens KULR’s Longstanding NASA Partnership As Company Also Advances Commercialization in Multiple Consumer Markets

SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 1, 2020 / KULR Technology Group, Inc. (OTCQB:KULR)(the “Company” or “KULR”) announces it will supply NASA with safe storage solutions for the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 hybrid notebook computers used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). KULR will include a version of its passive propagation resistant Thermal Runaway Shield (TRS) technology in fireproof storage pouches, which are specifically designed to mitigate the risks of lithium-ion battery fires and explosions while accommodating the restrictive dimensions of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5. The safe storage pouches will be used onboard the Orion spacecraft used to transport crews to and from the ISS and will be included in a future NASA launch.

Testing of the TRS solution within the fireproof bags demonstrated their ability to absorb enough thermal energy in the tightly

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Judge temporarily blocks Trump’s order banning TikTok downloads

A US judge has ruled that a ban on TikTok ordered by the Trump administration will not go into effect as planned today (via CNBC). The decision means that the app will remain available to Americans for new downloads on Android and iOS stores. However, the reprieve will be temporary while the court determines the legality of the ban and whether it poses a risk to national security, as the White House has charged.

Shortly before the ban was set to take effect, US district judge Carl Nichols granted the preliminary injunction sought by TikTok owner ByteDance. However, the court declined to halt additional restrictions set to take effect on November 12th that would have effectively killed the app in the US.

“The government will comply with the injunction and has taken immediate steps to do so, but intends to vigorously defend the [executive order] and the Secretary’s implementation

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TikTok Ban On Hold With Court Order

TikTok and its fans have gotten a reprieve from a ban just hours away on new downloads and updates of the short-video app by the Trump White House.

A federal judge in a rare Sunday hearing ordered a preliminary injunction for a recent ban on TikTok, just four hours before it’s first stage was set to take effect on Sunday by halting all updates to current users of the app. The ban was issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, implementing an August executive order from President Trump that also calls for an outright ban to any use of TikTok in the U.S. on November 12 — if it’s not sold and effectively turned into a U.S. company by that time. TikTok’s current owner is ByteDance, a company based in China.

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Why is so hard to order a PS5, Xbox Series X, or RTX 3080?

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S preorders went live on Tuesday, capping a rough week of product rollouts that included similarly messy situations for preordering Sony’s PlayStation 5 and buying Nvidia’s RTX 3080 graphics card. The next two months are, without a doubt, the most pivotal hardware launch season the video game industry has seen in almost a decade. But for some reason, the biggest names in interactive entertainment can’t seem to solve the simple task of giving consumers an easy and straightforward way to exchange their money for a product.

Why, in the year 2020, are companies as large, experienced, and well-funded as Microsoft, Sony, and Nvidia still failing at preorders? It’s an especially puzzling question when companies like Apple, Samsung, and even Facebook-owned Oculus seem to have figured out how to properly manage expectations and sell a new in-demand device without turning it into a stress-inducing scramble.

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