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DHS, Army Develop Wildland Firefighter Garment System to Address Heat Exhaustion Risk

Wildland Firefighters

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has partnered with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center to create a garment system for wildland firefighters in an effort to address risks from heat exhaustion. DHS said Monday the Wildland Firefighter Advanced Personal Protection System is made of …

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Navy Conducts Fire, Blast Test on Littoral Combat Ship Replicate

Littoral Combat Ship

The U.S. Navy‘s Littoral Combat Ship program has conducted a blast and fire test on a full-scale Independence-variant LCS replicate at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center to evaluate the overall survivability of the platform during combat. The Multi-Compartment Surrogate replicate underwent destructive tests that involved charges placed in several of the ship’s compartments …

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Army Turbine Engine Modernization Program to Enter Technology Maturation, Risk Reduction Phase

Army Turbine Engine

The U.S. Army has completed the material solution analysis phase of a program that aims to develop a turboshaft engine in an effort modernize the service branch’s fleet of Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. The Army said Monday the Improved Turbine Engine Program is set to enter the technology maturation and risk reduction phase in …

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Army CERDEC Officials Highlight Efforts to Reduce Command Post Setup Time

Command Post

Lisa Heidelberg, chief of the mission command capabilities division at the U.S. Army‘s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, has discussed her team’s initiatives to accelerate preparation of infrastructure for an operation. The Army said Wednesday Heidelberg told reporters during a July 28 media event her group aims to develop expeditionary command post tents and eliminate the …

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Bob Work Inspects Army Tech Under Third Offset Strategy

Robert Work

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has visited the Army Research Laboratory to inspect technologies that support the Defense Department‘s Third Offset Strategy. The U.S. Army said Wednesday ARL scientists and engineers demonstrated projects in robotics, miniaturization and manufacturing that are designed to aid the U.S. military’s capacity against adversaries. “Our mission is …

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NASA Appoints Aerospace Consultant Patricia Sanders as Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Chair

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NASA has appointed Patricia Sanders, an independent aerospace consultant, to succeed Vice Adm. Joseph Dryer as chairperson of the space agency’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. The advisory committee works to provide safety performance reports to NASA and Congress, the space agency said Tuesday. Sanders has worked in the federal government for …

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Jean Vettel: Army Research Lab Performs Brain Science Studies to Forecast Soldier Activity

BrainMap

An Army Research Laboratory team has conducted research on brain sciences in an effort to establish a database on brain patterns to help forecast how soldiers respond in a proactive and reactive state. The U.S. Army said Monday Jean Vettel, an ARL neuroscientist, has performed experiments with an electroencephalogram that registers voltage fluctuations in different parts …

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Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham Plans to Address Army Installation Readiness & Footprint

Gwen Bingham

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, assistant chief of staff for installation management at the U.S. Army, has described her plans to prioritize readiness across Army installations under her new role. The service branch said Friday Bingham’s focus on readiness involves turning Army installations into “power projection platforms” amid outages from the civilian power grid or …

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Col. Joseph Delaney to Lead DISA Pacific Field Command

Joseph Delaney

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Joseph Delaney, formerly assistant chief of staff for the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Japan, has been assigned as the new commander of the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s Pacific Field Command. Delaney officially succeeded Col. Joseph Matos III during a change-of-command ceremony Thursday aboard USS Battleship Missouri in Hawaii, DISA …

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