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Outer space communications—at light speed

Posted on: January 17, 2019

Ever watch those old video clips of NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong taking mankind’s first steps on the moon? Pretty exciting stuff—that ‘giant leap for mankind’ is still thrilling to watch. But the film quality? Not so much. Kinda grainy, but whaddya expect, for 1969? Not to worry: NASA is working it. Future space explorations will…

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Addressing technical innovation in complicated mission spaces

Posted on: January 16, 2019

There’s no shortage of complicated problems facing our mission partners, and there’s no shortage of competitors vying to help our customers address those challenges. But when it comes to the very demanding world our mission partners face, here at home and in contested spaces around the world, “lowest priced/technically acceptable” (LPTA) procurements just don’t cut…

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LGS Innovations Offers $5K STEM Scholarships for 2019/2020 academic year

Posted on: January 14, 2019

For the third year running, LGS Innovations is making available $5,000 scholarships to college juniors, seniors, or graduate-level students who will be enrolled full-time in an ABET-accredited STEM program in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics during the 2019-2020 school year. In order to qualify, applicants must also have…

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LGS Innovations Offers $5K STEM Scholarships for 2019/2020 academic year

Posted on: January 11, 2019

For the third year running, LGS Innovations is making available $5,000 scholarships to college juniors, seniors, or graduate-level students who will be enrolled full-time in an ABET-accredited STEM program in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics during the 2019-2020 school year. In order to qualify, applicants must also have…

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Cognitive sensing and the future of spectrum management

Posted on: December 17, 2018

Spectrum is a finite natural resource. Advanced wireless signal processing and optimized dynamic allocation techniques will continue to enable increasingly efficient spectrum usage, but greater user demand for both military and commercial applications such as IOT, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and advanced multi-media data services will outstrip the gains enabled by improved spectral efficiency alone. To…

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LGS Sr VP of Photonics hosts women’s working discussion groups for NJ employees

Posted on: December 12, 2018

Although women now comprise about 50 percent of the workforce in the U.S., the number of those employed in the STEM fields continues to lag.[1] There’s also been significant growth in the number of women enrolling for AP computer science exams in recent years, but female students still account for only 27 percent of such enrollees—and…

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Attracting millennials to your team: what works?

Posted on: December 10, 2018

Like all of our competitors—and most companies looking to expand their workforce these days—we have to work extra hard to make ourselves known to today’s younger scientists, engineers, developers, and budding program managers. Lots of social media engagement and onsite visits to our partner universities for targeted recruiting events are essential – and it helps…

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Competing for spectrum – how do we tackle the crunch?

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Conventional spectrum management is generally a static process in which users are assigned exclusive rights to bands of frequencies to be used in specific geographical regions. In this model, the main strategy for sharing spectrum is to partition the available spectrum into finer and finer spectral swaths. This forces industry to develop more efficient modulation…

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LGS supports major tech refresh at SOUTHCOM Strategic Command Center

Posted on: November 6, 2018

One of nine U.S. unified combat commands, the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)  in Florida provides planning, operations, and security cooperation for U.S. defense forces in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and their territorial waters. As a joint command, SOUTHCOM comprises military and civilian personnel representing the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and several other federal…

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Why is the U.S. government concerned about the spectrum crunch?

Posted on: October 29, 2018

Government agencies that once enjoyed seemingly limitless (and free) spectrum access must now learn to share bandwidth with industry and consumers, and the challenges of sharing spectrum aren’t trivial—especially when radio frequency (RF) spectrum interference can very easily negatively impact an agency’s mission. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), National Telecommunications Industry and Information Administration (NTIA),…

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Some Doubt Optical Commercial Satcom Ready for Prime Time

Posted on: October 26, 2018

By: Matt Daneman Communications Daily October 25, 2018 https://communicationsdaily.com [EXCERPT] A big hurdle for wider government and commercial use has been weather interference and the need to develop architectures that are resilient to that form of signal gradation, said Kevin Kelly, CEO of LGS Innovations, which makes optical amplifiers, modems, terminals and end-to-end systems for…

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LGS Innovations named finalist in two WashExec “Pinnacle Awards” categories

Posted on: October 23, 2018

The judging committee for the WashingtonExec annual Pinnacle Award nominations has announced that LGS CEO Kevin Kelly is a Finalist for its “STEM Advocate of the Year” award and Linda Jones is a Finalist for the “EA of the Year (Private Company)” award. According to WashingtonExec, the Pinnacle Awards recognize “executives who work every day…

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No longer flying blind: LGS helps Mike Hess go for a run

Posted on: October 22, 2018

As he himself puts it, Mike Hess used to be “the token blind guy” at the Fortune 500 companies where he first built a successful engineering career—and learned what kinds of people, processes, and tools are required for the sight-impaired to make it in the corporate world. Five years ago, Mike followed a longstanding urge…

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Why investing in STEM helps the nation—and your bottom line

Posted on: October 17, 2018

In the highly competitive, tight margin world of federal contracting, it’s hard to carve out the funding needed for the truly robust R&D programs we need to stay a few steps ahead of our customers’ requirements—much less the community-focused, “good deed” programs we all support (in theory) (as long as someone else pays for them).…

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Are you ready for the spectrum crunch?

Posted on: September 4, 2018

The past 20 years have seen the massive adoption of mobile communications and data services by the global user community, a remarkable expansion in worldwide wireless network capacity, and a meteoric rise in the wireless equipment and enabling technology markets. This cycle has driven both technological innovation and a continuously increasing demand for a decidedly…

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Knowledge Representation for Dynamic Spectrum Policy

Posted on: May 2, 2018

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute News May 1, 2018 By: Mary L. Martialay Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Tetherless World Professor of Computer Science Deborah McGuinnesshas received a three-year, $1.77 million award to develop digital knowledge infrastructure as part of the Dynamic Spectrum Access Policy Development project, initiated as part of a reallocation of sections of the federally controlled…

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LGS Innovations to Support the Largest Base Relocation in Army History

Posted on: May 1, 2018

$50M Yongsan Relocation Project Increment 3 Contract Awarded by the U.S. Army HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LGS Innovations has been awarded a five-year contract in support of the Yongsan Relocation Plan Increment 3 (YRP-3) by the U.S. Army under the GSA Alliant contract. LGS Innovations is responsible for relocating and upgrading Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence…

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