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Agency: Department of Energy | Branch: | Program: STTR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 1.00M | Year: 2015

"High brightness and high average power Free Electron Lasers known as x-ray FELs, developed by DOE, are intently desired by the scientific community for their unique capabilities and for the opportunities they enable in the medical and biological sciences, such as imaging biological molecules or chemical reactions. Beam optics codes (particularly Particle-in-Cell codes) couple non-uniformity and surface structure to current and emittance in a complex manner and are the de facto tool of choice in device design, but such codes neglect time-dependent contributions to the emission current due to the difficulty of accounting for multiple scattering events on the emission distribution. Such a limitation undermines device design, degrades predictions of performance via simulation, and impairs the ability to account for mechanisms (performance degraders) that can lead to real damage to the larger device (like particle ejection from the beam core, or “halo”). General statement of how this problem is being addressed: An improved simulation capability is proposed that bridges the gap between current capability and that needed to capture the effects needed in simulation to have a predictive capability. New physics models proposed captures the time- dependent (delayed) emission of the photoemission process, as well as the effect of sub-micron geometrical features that have a great effect on intrinsic emittance, which up to now has been predicted within a factor of two from the simulation codes. The new emission models will be joined with a comprehensive of emission physics models already in the MICHELLE code, which includes thermal-field, thermionic, and semiconductor secondary emission models, including the effect of surface roughness, crystal face orientation (leading to variations in work function, etc.), laser irradiance variations, and laser jitter. The effort will package all these models together for application in the MICHELLE code and for use in other beam optics modeling codes. What is to be done in Phase I? Phase I will develop the first generation of the photoemission time-dependent (delayed) emission models. The software architecture will be developed to prototype the combining of all emission models into a central framework and be a stand-alone, separable software entity. That framework will add in the new time-dependent model. The framework will then be implemented into the MICHELLE beam-optics code, and the result tested against other codes. Functioning software will be made available to beta testers and researchers in the DOE community to model high-brightness sources. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The application of the DOE future synchrotron light sources and free electron lasers has a very significant benefit to mankind. In the sciences, imaging biological molecules or chemical reactions or even viruses requires a photon flux intensity sufficiently high that the molecules or structures can be “seen” before the sample is destroyed by the energy flux. The structures of man-made nanoscale objects, other molecules, and even that of atoms may be resolved by free electron lasers capable of imaging sub-nanometer regions with sub-picosecond time resolutions. Conventional synchrotron x-ray sources fall short of the requirements because of time resolution limits. Specific examples include resolving ultrafast biochemistry, time-resolved spectroscopy of correlated electron materials, magnetization dynamics, and imaging chemical reactions. High brightness, high rep-rate photocathode sources are likewise one of the two technologies requiring improvement (the other being mirrors) to enable high performance FELs desired by directed energy applications, such as the Navy's Innovative Naval Prototype Free Electron Laser. This effort specifically targets the development of the next generation of such machine by developing a predictive modeling and simulation capability for the electron beam sources. If the project is carried over to Phase II or Phase III, this new capability will be widely available by the software framework to be developed that will fit into many beam optics codes to model such devices. "


News Article | October 29, 2016
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The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation, today announced that this year’s TechCelebration: NVTC’s Annual Banquet will be held on Oct. 24 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. The event will feature a celebration of NVTC’s 25 anniversary; Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution; and the announcement of the winners of the 2016 Tech Awards. Case will make remarks in accepting the Pinnacle Award for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the Northern Virginia community. Case, who co-founded AOL, is one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future. In addition, NVTC will announce the winners of the 2016 NVTC Tech Awards, an awards program honoring influential leaders and innovative companies in our region's technology community. Congratulations to the following finalists: Tech Patent of the Year: AEGIS.net, Inc. Fractograf, LLC Patrocinium Systems TransVoyant Inc. Tech Executive of the Year: Kimberley Hayes, The Ambit Group Roger A. Krone, Leidos Michael B. O’Neil, Jr., GetWellNetwork John Sheputis, Infomart Data Centers Doug Wagoner, SAIC Tech Company of the Year Under $50 Million in Revenue: BlackMesh Higher Logic Notarize ScienceLogic Virtru Zoomdata Tech Company of the Year Over $50 Million in Revenue: CSRA Datapipe Government Solutions GetWellNetwork LookingGlass Cyber Solutions Optoro Tenable Network Security REGISTRATION: To register as a member of the press, please contact Alexa Magdalenski at 703-904-7878 ext. 207 or email amagdalenski(at)nvtc(dot)org. The event is free for press but advanced registration is required. Press credentials are required for entry. The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; and the NVTC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that supports the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative and other priorities within Virginia's technology community. Visit NVTC at http://www.nvtc.org.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Strong adoption of leading data wrangling platform drives over 4X growth in bookings; Number of enterprise customers triples SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 14, 2017) - Trifacta, the global leader in data wrangling, today announced it ended 2016 with record momentum. The company closed out the year with 4X growth in bookings and more than triple the number of enterprise customers. Trifacta Wrangler is now used by tens of thousands of users at more than 4,500 companies in 135 countries around the globe. Customer Growth Trifacta's new customer wins in 2016 come from leading global organizations, across a broad range of industries, such as financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, health care, as well as large government agencies. New customers include: Banco Santander, Bell Canada, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eBay, Enstar Group Limited, Etihad Aviation Group, Munich Re, Nordea Bank and Rank Group Limited, among many others. "Bell Canada offers telecommunications products and services to a large amount of the Canadian population, and ensuring those subscribers have the best possible customer service is a top priority. Early in 2016, the BI team identified several new complex data sources that were not being utilized for analytical purposes, but would provide net new insights the business had not seen before. With Trifacta, we've been able to accelerate the existing processes of understanding our data, surface data quality issues, and wrangle data sets in preparation for further analysis. The features and functionality in Trifacta are providing us significant productivity gains, while also helping us assess our data more accurately," said Mark Huang, senior manager of business intelligence, Bell Canada. Since expanding in late 2015, opening offices in London and Berlin, Trifacta has seen strong growth in Europe, gaining a substantial foothold across a broad spectrum of industries including the financial services industry. Europe's largest financial services brands, including Munich Re, Nordea, Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, UniCredit and Enstar now wrangle their data with Trifacta. "At Enstar, accurately assessing claims and policies requires our team to analyze a huge variety of data. Under traditional tools and processes, our business analysts were restrained from working directly with this data because of their dependency on IT. With Trifacta, our business users have gained a deeper involvement with the raw data, which has accelerated our time to analysis and driven new insights for our business. We're tremendously excited about the new levels of business value we can drive from being able to gain a better understanding of our data in less time, as well as earlier on in the process. Moving forward, we've planned for company-wide adoption of Trifacta as one of our core technologies enabling self-service," said Mark Bendall, lead program architect, Enstar. Partner Ecosystem Success In 2016, Trifacta launched the Wrangler Partner Program, a global program to support and enable partners selling, implementing and innovating with Trifacta. The program brings together best-of-breed technology solutions and services to increase the business value and innovation customers derive from their analytics initiatives. The global Wrangler Partner Program ecosystem has over 80 resellers, consulting and technology partners including Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, Infosys, WiPro, Leidos, Qlik and Tableau. "Within our large enterprise customer base, we continue to see strong adoption in Trifacta's data wrangling solution as part of the broader self-service analytics stack. Trifacta helps our clients unlock the business value of their diverse and fast-growing big data assets with the agility and efficiency that today's fast-paced business environment requires," said Ritika Suri, EVP, corporate development and ventures, Infosys. Driven by accelerating product adoption, customer success and business expansion, Trifacta continues to further its position as the number one data wrangling solution globally. Additional company milestones in 2016 include: Gartner analysts state, "By 2020, 85 percent of new BI platform spend by large and midsize organizations globally will be on modern BI platforms that allow all users, including IT, to rapidly build analytics content to meet the demanding time to insight and changing data needs of users. Until now, data preparation has been a major road block to achieving agile and pervasive analytics. Similar to the increasing use of modern BI because of its ease of use and agility, an increasing percentage of new data integration initiatives for analytics will be implemented using agile, self-service data preparation versus existing data integration approaches, particularly as these capabilities mature and become more enterprise capable."1 "2016 was a tremendous year for Trifacta. The growth in new customer adoption, in conjunction with existing customers expanding usage to additional business units and use cases, is testament to the value these organizations are able to realize from data wrangling," said Adam Wilson, CEO, Trifacta. "According to IDC, the market opportunity for big data and analytics will grow to more than $187 billion by 2019. Self-service data wrangling is essential for empowering end users and enabling organizations to turn big data into a strategic asset. This year, we will continue innovating to improve the way people work with data, delivering the most productive data prep solution for any data, regardless of the shape, size or location." Here's what other Trifacta customers are saying: "With a range of companies in our portfolio that span a variety of industries, we're constantly leveraging huge amounts of data at Rank Group Limited to better understand the competitive landscapes and consumer trends for our investments, as well as track product pricing around the world. All this data arrives in many different formats and types, which makes it near impossible to efficiently transform it for analysis using incumbent technologies. With Trifacta, we're excited to be able to dramatically shorten the time from getting this raw data to uncovering insights, and ultimately act on those insights to drive value for our business faster. We're confident that we've made a sound investment in Trifacta," said Murray Scott, chief data pathologist, Rank Group Limited. "PRGX is a global leader in recovery audit and spend analytics services. We provide services to 75 percent of the top 20 global retailers and over 20 percent of the top 50 companies in the Fortune 500. Using Trifacta and Cloudera technologies to mine large volumes of client data, we're transforming our recovery audit business and expanding our source to pay (S2P) service offering. Data is a driving force behind our business, and we're confident that with Trifacta we have found a tool that will empower us to drive further innovation with our data initiatives," said Tushar Sachdev, chief information officer, PRGX. To experience Trifacta first hand, download the newest Trifacta Wrangler for free today at www.trifacta.com/start-wrangling/. About Trifacta Trifacta, the global leader in data wrangling software, significantly enhances the value of an enterprise's big data by enabling users to easily transform and enrich raw, complex data into clean and structured formats for analysis with self-service data preparation. Leveraging decades of innovative work in human-computer interaction, scalable data management and machine learning, Trifacta's unique technology creates a partnership between user and machine, with each side learning from the other and becoming smarter with experience. Trifacta is backed by Accel Partners, Cathay Innovation, Greylock Partners and Ignition Partners.


News Article | December 2, 2016
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RESTON, Va., Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.32 per outstanding share of common stock.  The cash dividend is payable on December 30, 2016 to stockholders of record...


Researchers at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, in collaboration with extramural organizations, have sequenced nearly the entire genome of human, mouse and rat Pneumocystis. This organism causes a life-threatening pneumonia in immunosuppressed hosts. Pneumocystis was one of the first infections that led to the initial recognition of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It has been responsible for thousands of deaths over the past 30 years and remains a significant risk in the HIV/AIDS population as well as in transplant recipients and other immunosuppressed patients. Findings were published in Nature Communications. NIH scientists collaborated with investigators from the Broad Institute and Leidos, Inc.


News Article | February 17, 2017
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The Dallas CIO Leadership Association (DallasCIO) announced the winners of its 2017 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards. DallasCIO recognized Chief Information Officers in five key categories – Global, Enterprise, Corporate, Nonprofit/Public, and Leadership. The awards were presented at the Dallas CIO of the Year Awards at the Dallas Hyatt Regency. “The individuals who have earned these awards are the best and brightest leaders – not just within North Texas IT executives, but in the categories they represent,” said Lisa LaRoque, Executive Director of DallasCIO. “In today’s interconnected world, organizations that win in the marketplace benefit from the superior strategic planning and day-to-day execution these CIOs bring to the table.” The 2017 Dallas CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award winners are: ›› Robert Pischke, VP of Information Technology, Lehigh Hanson, received the Global CIO of the Year® ORBIE, for organizations over $500 million annual revenue and significant multinational operations. ›› John Burke, CIO, Ambit Energy, received the Enterprise ORBIE, for organizations over $500 million annual revenue. ›› Juan Fontanes, VP of Information Technology, NEC Corporation of North America, received the Corporate ORBIE, for organizations up to $500 million annual revenue. The CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program of its kind. Since inception in 1998, over 300 CIOs have been honored as finalists and over ninety CIO of the Year winners have received the prestigious ORBIE Award. The Award recognizes chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer review process, which includes prior ORBIE recipients, based upon: ›› Leadership style and management effectiveness ›› Innovation in implementing technology solutions ›› Business value created by IT ›› Service to others in their community, industry and within their own organizations The CIO Awards ceremony was keynoted by Fran Dramis, Former CIO of Bellsouth, who shared perspectives from his new book the Four Secrets of Retention. Nearly 400 guests attended, representing North Texas organizations and their technology partners. The 2017 Dallas CIO of the Year® Awards is made possible by the following sponsors: ›› Gold sponsors: Teksystems (National) ›› Silver sponsors: PwC, HUNTER Technical, Tech Mahindra, OutSystems, and Appian (National). ›› Bronze sponsors: Workday, Systems Plus, Deloitte, Alleare Consulting, Randall James Monroe, ViaWest, Leidos Health, NTT Data, Visionet, GDT, Qlik, and Freudenberg IT. ›› Media sponsor: The Dallas Business Journal ›› Association sponsor: DFW Chapter - Society for Information Management About the Dallas CIO Leadership Association The Dallas CIO Leadership Association (DallasCIO) is the preeminent professional association for North Texas’ senior technology executives. Our membership is comprised exclusively of chief information officers (or equivalent executive roles) from public and private companies, government, education and non-profit organizations. DallasCIO is led by a CIO Advisory Board which sets the annual programming agenda for the association. Events are facilitated by a full-time Executive Director and professional staff and underwritten by Advocate, Pariveda, and QTS Data Centers. DallasCIO events are CIO-led and attended solely by CIO-level executives.


News Article | February 17, 2017
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RESTON, Va., Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.32 per outstanding share of common stock. The cash dividend is payable on March 30, 2017 to stockholders of record as of...


News Article | February 27, 2017
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RESTON, Va., Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a global science and technology company, announced they have been included in the 2017 Best in KLAS Awards: Professional Services (©2017 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved).  KLAS publishes the annual report to help im...


News Article | February 23, 2017
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RESTON, Va., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS), a global science and technology solutions company, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016. Roger Krone, Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: "I am...


News Article | February 23, 2017
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RESTON, Va., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a global science and technology company, today announced that Alvie Johnson, Leidos' Army-Principal Business Developer, was recognized as a recipient of the Women's Appreciation Award by AFCEA International. Johnson received...

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