The businesses will compete for work in network operations and infrastructure solutions.
The Space and Missile Defense Command is testing small satellites that could deliver over-the-horizon voice, data and imagery.
Vice Adm. Ted Branch said the service is working hard to "move the ball" in the direction of unmanned systems.
The converted Network Battle Lab will focus on supporting all aspects of cyber electromagnetic activities.
The annual report to Congress also focuses a growing emphasis on electronic warfare, space and unmanned vehicles.
The Space and Missile Command has amended a research agreement streamlining EELV certification.
ARL used statistical machine translation to collect more than 6,000 medical phrases in English and Dari, which eases the burden of relying on a limited number of human translators.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter recently announced initiatives to bring Silicon Valley and the Pentagon closer together, but significant challenges slow them down.