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NASA to Test Space Launch System Intertank

NASA loaded a test model of heavy-lift rocket intertank onto a barge Thursday at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans for shipment to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Marshall’s engineers will conduct tests to determine if the structural hardware for the Space Launch System‘s 212-foot-long core stage can withstand extreme launch and …

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US, Israel Put Arrow 3 Ballistic Missile Interceptor Through Flight Test

The Missile Defense Agency and its Israeli counterpart have supported a flight test of an Arrow 3 weapons system built to intercept ballistic missiles flying outside the atmosphere. Arrow 3 prime contractor Israel Aerospace Industries led the test in collaboration with Israel air force,  MDA said Monday. The system is a key component of Israel’s multilayered …

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DHS, ODNI, FBI to Host Classified Briefing on Election Infrastructure Security Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the FBI will jointly host a three-day national classified dialogue with the country’s state election officials beginning on Friday. ODNI said Thursday the briefing event seeks to increase state governments’ awareness of foreign adversary threats on election infrastructure …

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Richard Spencer: Navy’s Next Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship Named USNS Newport

U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, has disclosed the name USNS Newport for the service branch’s future Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel. Newport, designated T-EPF 12, will be the fourth naval ship named after the Rhode Island city, the Navy said Tuesday. Austal‘s U.S. business secured the contract to build the next EFP …

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NASA OKs 3D Imaging Lidar Tech for Restore-L Satellite Servicer Demo

NASA has decided to use a three-dimensional light detection and ranging system for an agency project that seeks to demonstrate an autonomous satellite servicing platform. The agency said Tuesday its Satellite Servicing Projects Division baselined the Kodiak lidar system to transmit images and distance-ranging data during the Restore-L demonstration. Restore-L aims to extend …

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FedRAMP Revamps Website, Guidance for Cloud Providers

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has refreshed its website to feature new guidelines and resource materials intended for agencies, third-party assessment organizations and cloud services providers, Homeland Security Today reported Tuesday. FedRAMP’s updated guidance includes digital identity requirements that are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology as …

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