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Navy Debuts Drone-Based Mine Detection

Researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) are using drones to detect submerged and buried mines using a system sponsored by the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) TechSolutions program. Designed to safely remove explosive ordinance in both coastal surf and shallow-water, the Mine Warfare Rapid Assessment Capability system (MIW …

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DHS Cancels $1.5B Contract for Agile Development Services

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced to the several companies and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that it has cancelled its $1.5 billion contract vehicle for agile development services. DHS will no longer move forward with the small business procurement process known as Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland …

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World’s Largest Airplane, the Stratolaunch, Rolled Out

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, with a wingspan of 385 feet, a height of 50 feet and total possible weight of 1.3 million pounds, was quietly rolled out Wednesday in the California desert. The plane is meant to carry Pegasus XL rockets designed by Orbital ATK, a Dulles-based company, that would be …

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U.S. Holds First Successful Tests of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Defense System

The U.S. military successfully launched its first-ever missile defense test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic (ICBM) missile. During the test, a Boeing-developed interceptor, carrying the Raytheon-built EKV, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, following the launch of an ICBM from Kwajalein Atoll, stated an Aerojet press …

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Lockheed Martin Wins $19.8 Million for Work on F-35 Fighters

Lockheed Martin Corp. ‘s (LMT) business unit, Aeronautics, won a $19.8 million contract modification for work on the F-35 aircraft memory system and panoramic cockpit display. This will help recover diminishing manufacturing sources projected under the 15th Lot production of the F-35 aircraft, reports Nasdaq.com.  Forty percent of the contracted …

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Fate Uncertain for Army Battlefield Comms WIN-T Program

The fate of the Army’s Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program remains uncertain, as members of Congress debated its battlefield communications performance. Senators were divided on “whether to accelerate or do away with the program,” reported C4ISR, as concern has spread about the slow pace of the WIN-T program. Army Chief of Staff Gen. …

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Security Clearance Process Key Challenge for Military Cyber Forces

Military cyber defensive and offensive capabilities are far greater now than they were in the past, but the lengthy security clearance process has proved a challenge for the ever-expanding cyber mission, several senior commanders told a Senate panel this week. The Navy has decided to begin moving the process earlier in a sailor’s career …

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Lt. Gen. Nakasone: U.S. Has Improved Fight Against ISIS Online

The U.S. military has improved its counter-fight against ISIS’s cyber operations in the last six months, the commanding general of Army Cyber Command Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone said this week. “I think what we are learning is in terms of being able to counter a message, being able to attack a brand …

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4 Charts That Explain $95.7 Billion Trump IT Budget

President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposes to spend $95.7 billion to update Federal information technology, a 1.7 percent increase from fiscal year 2017, according to the administration. The funding request asks for investments for four functions: mission delivery; administrative services and support systems; IT infrastructure and security; and IT management; and …

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Ron Pontius: Army Needs to ‘Collapse, Converge, Modernize’ Networks

The Army has over 1.1 million users, 33,0000 servers, 3,500 private web servers, nearly 1,500 public-facing websites, and over 1,000 authorized networks — so the job of keeping all that information secure is no small feat. It falls to people like Ronald W. Pontius  the Director for Command and Control …

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