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Appropriators deny DOD funding transfer for new-start satellite program

October 06, 2017 |
Tony Bertuca
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House and Senate appropriators have denied the Defense Department's request to transfer $50 million to begin a new program to develop a commercially based, micro-synthetic aperture radar satellite prototype aimed at "deep learning analytics" to improve the speed and exploitation of raw satellite imagery. The reprogramming request signed by Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist and sent to lawmakers July 26, was denied by the House and Senate appropriations committees, according to a response DOD released Oct. 6. Justification for the denial...

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