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USAF Adds New Feature to Safety Automated System

The U.S. Air Force‘s safety reporting system, known as the AF Safety Automated System, has been equipped with a new module designed to help safety practitioners and commanders identify and locate hazards in the service’s installations. This new capability provides safety professionals and commanders with a single user-friendly tool to identify and …

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Navy Conducts USS Milwaukee Live-Fire Exercise With Surface-to-Surface Missiles

The U.S. Navy has conducted a live-fire missile exercise with USS Milwaukee, concluding the first phase of the surface-to-surface missile module developmental testing under the Littoral Combat Ship Mission Modules program. The Freedom variant LCS launched four longbow Hellfire missiles to inshore craft targets in a simulated complex warfighting scenario, during the test that took …

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Paul Lawrence Named VA Undersecretary for Benefits

Paul Lawrence, former public sector vice president of Kaiser Associates, has been appointed to serve as the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ undersecretary for benefits, effective today. He holds decades of accounting experience, having held leadership roles at several companies, including Ernst & Young, Accenture, MITRE, PwC and IBM, VA said Monday. Lawrence also …

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Nuclear Weapons Council OKs NNSA’s Recommendation to Address Plutonium Requirements

The Nuclear Weapons Council has validated the National Nuclear Security Administration‘s strategy to help the country meet the Defense Department‘s plutonium requirement of 80 pits per year by 2020. NNSA recommended to repurpose the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility in South Carolina to generate more plutonium pits, while fully utilizing the Los Alamos …

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AFRL Completes Demonstration of New Maintenance Robotic System

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Manufacturing Technologies Division has showcased a new a robotic system for aircraft maintenance. The Advanced Automation for Agile Aerospace Applications or A5 robot uses sensor feedback to perform factory work in localized environments, Wright-Patterson AF Base said Thursday. The robot weighs 22,000 pounds and is expected to reduce the …

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DoD Proposes to Host NATO Joint Force Command

The Defense Department has proposed to accommodate in Norfolk, Va., a future command that would support NATO operations across the trans-Atlantic region. DoD said Friday it seeks to host the NATO Joint Force Command for the Atlantic, which the international alliance will establish to help address global security challenges. NATO intends for …

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