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NASA, Boeing Develop In-Orbit Payload Housing Platform

NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center and Boeing have collaborated to develop an in-orbit storage platform for payloads built to support scientific research efforts aboard the International Space Station. ISS currently houses multiple science payloads in eight shelving units dubbed EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station Racks and outfitted …

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James Mattis: Lawmakers OK DoD’s $400M Reprogramming Plan for Missile Defense

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said defense panels in Congress have approved the Pentagon’s plan to shift approximately $440 million in unspent fiscal 2017 funds from operations and maintenance accounts into missile defense initiatives amid North Korea’s nuclear weapon pursuit, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Mattis announced the approval at a Senate …

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Robert McMahon to Be Nominated DoD Assistant Secretary for Logistics, Materiel Readiness

Robert McMahon, a retired U.S. Air Force major general and current president of real estate company Fickling Management Services, will be nominated as assistant secretary for logistics and materiel readiness at the Defense Department. McMahon previously served as director of C-17 field operations at Boeing and as president and CEO at the 21st Century …

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Senators Express Concern Over Decision to Exclude Aerial Refueling for Future Air Force One

Senate lawmakers have raised concerns over the lack of aerial refueling capability in the next presidential aircraft, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) asked Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the issue at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday. “I think …

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Senate Approves $700B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Senate on Monday approved through an 89-8 vote a bill that would authorize $700 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Monday. The FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would allocate $640 billion for the Defense Department’s base budget and $60 billion in war funds. The …

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Richard Spencer: Navy Wants Industry Input on Maritime Disaster Response Procedures

U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has said that military service will meet with several companies to obtain insights into how the private sector responds to disasters as part of a strategic readiness review on the branch’s operational safety procedures, Defense News reported Wednesday. Spencer added the Navy wants to work with B.P., …

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