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Fundings

Totum Labs raises $13M

Satellite IoT connectivity company Totum Labs has completed a $13 million Series A financing.

TechSee raises $30M (Israel)

Tel Aviv-based TechSee, an intelligent visual assistance company founded in 2015, has raised $30 million in a Series C equity investment round.

AiDash raises $6M

AiDash, a San Francisco Bay Area-based satellite analytics company, has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round.

Nava raises $20M

New York, NY-based employee benefits brokerage company Nava has raised $20 million. The investment was led by Thrive Capital. Nava...

EdgePresence raises $30M

EdgePresence, an owner and operator of multi-tenant, modular data centers, has raised $30 million. 

Rune Labs raises $5M

San Francisco, Calif.-based Rune Labs, a developer of neuroscience therapeutics software, has raised a $5 million seed round.

Linktree raises $10M

Los Angeles, Calif.-based Linktree, an online presence control platform founded in 2013, has raised $10.7 million in Series A...

Security

Akamai acquires Dublin-based Asavie

Akamai Technologies has acquired Dublin-based mobile communications and internet of things (IoT) company Asavie, for an undisclosed sum.

Raytheon sells off Forcepoint cybersecurity solutions portfolio

Global investment firm Francisco Partners has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Forcepoint, a cybersecurity solutions company, and a subsidiary of Raytheon. 

General Dynamics awarded $761 million GSA contract for U.S. Southern Command cyber modernization

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded the Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM) Cyber Information Technology Enterprise Services (SCITES) contract.

CrowdStrike acquiring Preempt Security

CrowdStrike is acquiring Preempt Security, a provider of Zero Trust and conditional access technology for real-time access control and threat prevention.

Internet of Things

Akamai acquires Dublin-based Asavie

Akamai Technologies has acquired Dublin-based mobile communications and internet of things (IoT) company Asavie, for an undisclosed sum.

LexisNexis, Yonomi collaborating on IoT home insurance solution

LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Yonomi Smart Home have collaborated to develop a turnkey home insurance Internet of Things (IoT) solution.

Darpa awards Parc Ocean of Things next phase contract

Parc, a Xerox company, has been awarded a contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the next development phase in the Ocean of Things.

Artificial Intelligence

Coupa acquires LLamasoft for $1.5B

Coupa Software has acquired AI-powered supply chain design and planning company LLamasoft, for $1.5 billion.

TechSee raises $30M (Israel)

Tel Aviv-based TechSee, an intelligent visual assistance company founded in 2015, has raised $30 million in a Series C equity investment round.

Using augmented reality to teach children; Blue Hat signs kindergarten deals

Blue Hat, a  producer, developer and operator of augmented reality interactive content in China, says the company has signed agreements with six kindergartens in Xiamen.

Technology

Deal Wire

Viasat, AeroVironment team to develop encrypted communications capabilities for unmanned aircraft systems

Viasat and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) company AeroVironment will collaborate on a contract awarded under the U.S. Army Reconfigurable Communications for Small Unmanned Systems (RCSUS) initiative.

Industry

Manufacturers leverage supply chain practices developed in response to COVID-19: University of Warwick

A survey by researchers at WMG, University of Warwick, saw 249 mid to large manufacturers from food and beverage to automotive, and pharmaceuticals to electronics equipment industries respond about their supply chain resilience in the current state, and future potential.

Expert Speak

Public Sector

MicroTech awarded $20B CIO-SP3 contract by NITAAC

MicroTech was awarded the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center Chief Information Officer–Solutions and Partners 3 Governmentwide Acquisition Contract.

General Dynamics awarded $241M Department of Health and Human Services cloud contract

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a contract by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide cloud services and software tools.

General Dynamics awarded $4.4B Department of Defense enterprise cloud contract

DoD estimates the value of the DEOS Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) at $4.4 billion over a 10-year period, which includes a five-year base period with two two-year options and one one-year option.

General Dynamics awarded $761 million GSA contract for U.S. Southern Command cyber modernization

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded the Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM) Cyber Information Technology Enterprise Services (SCITES) contract.

People

Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh dies at 46 — The Verge

Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of online shoe retailer Zappos has died, the company confirmed Saturday, writes Kim Lyons. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/28/21723817/former-zappos-ceo-tony-hsieh-dies

High Performance Computing

Additive Manufacturing

Autonomous Vehicles

Future Tech

NUS researchers develop smart suit wirelessly powered by a smartphone

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a smartphone-powered suit, that can provide athletes with physiological data while they are out on the field.

Researchers at Columbia University working on multi-material additive manufacturing

Researchers at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, are working on a technique that lets printing with different materials using additive manufacturing processes feasible.

All Contracts

MicroTech awarded $20B CIO-SP3 contract by NITAAC

MicroTech was awarded the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center Chief Information Officer–Solutions and Partners 3 Governmentwide Acquisition Contract.

General Dynamics awarded $241M Department of Health and Human Services cloud contract

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a contract by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide cloud services and software tools.

General Dynamics awarded $4.4B Department of Defense enterprise cloud contract

DoD estimates the value of the DEOS Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) at $4.4 billion over a 10-year period, which includes a five-year base period with two two-year options and one one-year option.