New clinical cleanroom manufacturing and training facility launches in Brisbane

The Hon Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology is opening the Translational Research Institute’s (TRI) new state-of-the-art clinical cleanroom manufacturing and training facility, T3 Cleanrooms, and the inaugural MTPCareers Symposium on Wednesday 14 October 2020.

The new cleanroom facility will help significantly speed-up the translation of Australian medical innovations into clinical practice, and will be available to researchers, start-ups and companies to manufacture sterile products on a small scale.

Professor Scott Bell, CEO of the TRI says the T3 Cleanroom facility is the outcome of a successful partnership with Australian biotech, Vaxxas Pty Ltd, to secure funding from MTPConnect to build clinical manufacturing and training capacity.

Based in dedicated commercial space at TRI, Vaxxas worked with us to identify a critical gap in medtech manufacturing and skills for companies needing to scale-up production for clinical trials, which led TRI

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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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Sydney Airport names new technology chief – Training & Development

Sydney Airport has appointed Sidone Thomas as general manager, technology, data and digital, replacing Nick Watts, the former general manager of technology. 

Thomas joined the airport in July 2019 as general manager, customer strategy and digital to lead the development of an end-to-end customer experience strategy. 

Prior to that, she spent 12 years at commercial property business GPT Group, beginning in marketing before being promoted into customer experience, digital and innovation roles.

Before joining Sydney Airport, Thomas was the head of digital and marketing at GPT Group for more than three years. 

Thomas replaces Sydney Airport’s general manager of technology Nick Watts, who announced he is leaving his role after four-and-a-half years at Australia’s busiest airport. 

Over the weekend, Watts posted on LinkedIn he would be taking a short break “then looking forward to a new challenge.” 

“It’s time for me to move on from Sydney Airport, and even though

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Slingshot Aerospace & Leading Hollywood Visualization Studio THE THIRD FLOOR Reimagine Next-Gen Space Training

Companies bring together data and immersive design expertise to create space training simulation tool for U.S. Space Force

Slingshot Aerospace, Inc., a leader in situational awareness technology, announced today that it has received $2 million to develop the Slingshot Orbital Laboratory, an immersive space simulation tool for the Space Force. This includes a $1 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 contract from the United States Space Force and an additional $1 million from ATX Venture Partners. The company has partnered with THE THIRD FLOOR, the world’s leading visualization studio helping realize blockbuster films and shows such as Gravity, The Martian and The Mandalorian, to co-create a space visualization solution that is interactive and physics-based.

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Nominal image of Slingshot Orbital Laboratory. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Space operators need to understand complicated concepts like astrodynamics, the effects of various

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Marines undergo cyber electronic warfare training

Oct. 6 (UPI) — Marines with I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group and 1st Force Reconnaissance Company received two weeks of training in tactical cyber electronic warfare recon and survey capabilities last month, the Marine Corp said Tuesday.

The training, which took place Sept. 7 to 18 at California’s Camp Pendleton, was designed to introduce the Marines to newly developed capabilities generated from U.S. Cyber Command and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace.

USCYBERCOM and MarkPoint technologies plan to provide this training, which is intended to develop Marines’ ability to map out the digital terrain, for two years under a direct award called Rapidly Deployable Access Capabilities.

The course also supported the development and delivery of future capabilities that address the constantly changing battlefield with the Internet of Things, officials said.

“Getting to work with Marines from other aspects of the Marine Corps is a great opportunity, especially for a junior

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How Virtual Reality Is Innovating Enterprise Training

Co-Founder and COO at VR Vision Inc an immersive technology group that is developing virtual and augmented reality solutions for the future.

When 2020 started, no one could predict the pandemic would envelop the world for months after. In fact, here we are nearing the end of the year, and Covid-19 is still very much around, wreaking havoc on world markets and healthcare systems. During this period, many businesses are being forced to pivot and change, from wearing masks to implementing mandatory work-from-home policies. To put it succinctly, it doesn’t show any signs of changing anytime soon. One area that many are looking at with enterprise training is how virtual reality (VR) is impacting businesses and making training safer and more immersive at the same time.

VR is nothing new and has been prevalent in our society for almost half a decade now. Still, only in the past few

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Brentwood City Commission Approves New Technology for Police Training

Brentwood City Commission Approves New Technology for Police Training

The Brentwood Police Department will move into a newly constructed police facility in the Spring of 2021 and an entire room on the first floor will house a state-of-the-art firearm training simulator system. The technology will allow officers to train in a virtual climate on decision-making scenarios pertaining to use of force including de-escalation tactics.

Brentwood Police Chief Jeff Hughes says this technology is essential. “Despite our continued training on proficiency, police find they are more likely to be criticized for their decision making when it comes to shoot/don’t shoot,” Chief Hughes said. “In those few seconds an officer decides to shoot or not, there are a lot of factors running through one’s mind,” added Chief Hughes. “One of the major benefits of using the professionally produced scenarios on the VirTra Simulator is the cultivation of effective verbal communication (de-escalation skills) with subjects during tense situations,” said Chief Hughes.

VirTra,

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Alion Awarded $87 Million Task Order to Provide Special Projects and Operational Training for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Alion Science and Technology announces today that it has been awarded an $87 million task order with a 60-month period of performance to provide Special Projects and Operational Testing for Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Panama City Division (PCD).

(PRNewsfoto/Alion Science and Technology Co)

“Our experienced team of engineers and subject matter experts continue to provide exceptional, world-class training, bringing the latest innovations to enable the Navy to advance warfighter operational capabilities,” said Katie Selbe, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Alion’s Cyber Network Solutions Group. “It is imperative that technical solutions provide rapid and accurate mission support for our warfighters. Alion is dedicated to that mission.”

Alion will support NSWC PCD’s mission by performing research, analysis, design, systems engineering, integration, prototyping, testing, and validating technology and resources including unmanned vehicles and their related systems, weapons, and special project needs

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Olson says bias training, technology would be her top priorities as chairperson of Augusta Board of Education

Amanda Olson, executive director of the Augusta Housing Authority, speaks during the annual City Council goal-setting meeting in January 2017 at the Augusta Civic Center. Olson is running unopposed for chairperson of the Augusta Board of Education. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal file

AUGUSTA — Amanda Olson believes the future of Augusta relies on the students who make up its public schools.

An at-large member of the Augusta Board of Education, Olson’s name will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot when she runs unopposed for the three-year position of school board chairperson. She would succeed Ed Hastings, who is not seeking reelection.

Olson said she wants to provide innovative thinking and guide the conversations she believes are necessary to make decisions in the best interest of Augusta’s students.

“I am very passionate about education,” she said. “I truly believe that these students are the future of Augusta, whether it’s through economic development

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CM Labs Bringing the Latest Innovations in Ports Training Technology

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The Maritime Executive


09-18-2020 06:41:26





Pivoting from physical trade shows to virtual events, CM Labs is showcasing the latest innovations in ports training technology to the industry online. This Oct 15, CM Labs is hosting a virtual trade show featuring live and on-demand presentations & demos devoted to the latest innovations in the port sector.


“Our intent was to present these innovations at TOC Europe,” says Elena Shalabanova, CM Labs’ Product Manager, Ports Solutions. “Naturally, our goal remains the same at this virtual event: to ensure that the ports industry’s digital transformation is backed by information about the latest innovations in training technology.”


The speaker line-up includes international port professionals and industry leaders from ZPMC for Smart Solutions Group and other international organizations.


Along with thought leadership, the event will feature one-on-one access to technology experts,

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