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USAF Demonstrates New Sensor Pod With MQ-9 UAS

The U.S. Air Force demonstrated a new sensor system during three test flights with a General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft system. The AgilePod is an Air Force-owned open architecture system designed to provide sensor pods in varying sizes for different missions, Wright Patterson Air Force Base said Tuesday. The Air Force Life Cycle …

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Senate Subcommittee OKs $21.3B Fiscal 2019 NASA Budget

A Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday passed its fiscal 2019 spending bill that would authorize $21.3 billion in funds for NASA, representing a $1.4 billion increase from the president’s budget request for the agency, SpacePolicyOnline.com reported Tuesday. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) led the markup of the Senate Appropriations commerce, justice …

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Research Finds DOE Sponsorship Facilitates Modern Tech Development; Rick Perry Comments

A study by an Energy Department committee has found that DOE-funded basic research and scientific programs have led to some technological advancements over the past four decades. The Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee’s report, titled A Remarkable Return on Investment in Fundamental Research,” explores the link between department-sponsored fundamental research efforts and …

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Jim Reavis: Cloud Security Alliance, GSA’s FedRAMP Partner to Develop ‘FedSTAR’ Cloud Certification

The Cloud Security Alliance and the General Services Administration have teamed up to establish a new cloud security certification through the combination of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program with the alliance’s STAR certification, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. “The idea is actually to create some synergy here … …

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DoD Program Offers Mobile Communication Services for Military, Civilian Use

The Defense Information Systems Agency has implemented initiatives to simplify the review process for mobile applications, increase security and expand the availability of tablet devices for Defense Department military and civilian personnel. Approximately 1,600 customers use the classified communications service from the DoD Mobility Program, DISA said Monday. Jake Marcellus, the program’s …

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