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U.S. Navy on the prowl for Bio-fuel

The U.S. Navy is on the hunt for a copious amount of drop-in bio-fuels, approximately 37 million gallons, to be delivered April 2015 as part of the retrieval for Navy’s F-76 marine diesel and JP-5 shipboard stockpiles of jet fuel. The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency released a detailed report of the sought-after fuels June 9 …

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Inmarsat names Satcom Direct Communications ‘Value Added Reseller’ for Global Xpress

(INMARSAT)—Military aviation service provider Satcom Direct Communications (SDC) will provide network services to the U.S. government, as appointed as a Value Added Reseller for Global Xpress by Inmarsat, the global mobile satellite communications services provider to the aeronautical market sector. “SDC is honored to be a partner of Inmarsat and …

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NASA to Embark on Two Undersea Missions

NASA announced today that they will be sending aquanauts on two deep sea missions with NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations to provide information for future space missions. NEEMO will conduct activities on the ocean floor that will advise future International Space Station and exploration activities, NASA said. “It is both …

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House GOP Proposes $34B Energy Budget

(POLITICO)—House Republicans met on Capitol Hill on Monday to propose a $34 billion energy and water budget, pushing to heal the wounds created by about a billion dollars in budget cuts from the Army Corps of Engineers, alternatively reallocating funds from president-preferred renewable energy programs. The drafted bill accommodates $5.5 …

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NASA Delegates 2014 Advanced Technology Phase I Concepts for Further Development

(PR-NEWSWIRE, WASHINGTON)—NASA, in a recent reprieve for ingenious technology development and visionary engineering, has selected a dozen proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. The concepts proposed are anything but grounded: the use of the submersible for exploration in Titan’s methane lakes; fully …

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Amazon.com Inc Tech Used in ObamaCare Website Revamp

Obamacare’s health insurance website, Healthcare.gov, is undergoing a revamp to remove certain critical glitches so that it runs more smoothly when people sign up for insurance next year, Reuters reports. Mike Segar writes that Amazon.com Inc’s web services unit is where the government is now turning for the revamp because …

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FedRAMP Deadline Looms on the Horizon

(FCW)—New waves are breaking in the waters of federal IT as the deadline for federal certification of security within cloud operations approaches. Agency officials and cloud service providers are among those riding the tide. The Office of Management and Budget set the deadline for June 5, granting vendors of cloud …

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