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Report: U.S. Military Adopts Social Media Simulation Platform

The U.S. military uses a commercial simulation tool in efforts to train intelligence analysts on how to sort through social media feeds and online news, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The Social Media Replication Toolkit System was developed by Cubic and is being integrated into military training programs to help intelligence units manage the social media aspects of potential future …

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GAO: DOE Faces Challenges in Plutonium Production for Future NASA Missions

A new report by the Government Accountability Office says the Energy Department is facing challenges in the production of new plutonium isotopes meant to power certain NASA space missions, Space News reported Tuesday. The report said there is enough plutonium-238 in stockpiles for NASA missions scheduled through the mid-2020s, but technical issues hamper …

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James Mattis: DoD Leaders Should Prepare Military Response Options for North Korea

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called on Defense Department leaders to prepare military options that the U.S. government can use in response to North Korea if diplomatic measures fail, Politico reported Monday. Mattis told the audience at the Association of the U.S. Army conference that current actions against North Korea’s missile …

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Senate Panel Advances Bill to Address Security Clearance Backlog

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee advanced a bill Wednesday that seeks to reduce the current backlog of more than 700,000 government security clearance applications, Nextgov reported Friday. The SECRET Act would mandate the National Background Investigations Bureau to report pending background investigations for executive branch personnel on a quarterly …

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EPA Aims to Promote Environmental Stewardship Through Agency-Industry Partnership

The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a program meant to help regulated industries manage environmental outcomes through a sector-based collaborative approach. EPA said Oct. 3 its Smart Sectors initiative offers the agency an opportunity to explore environmental protection methods and policies. Participating sectors include the aerospace, construction, electronics and technology, power generation and …

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