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IARPA Kicks Off Quantum Computing Tech R&D Project

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched an effort to research and develop “quantum enhanced” computers. The Quantum Enhanced Optimization program aims to develop technology that can speed up the training of machine learning algorithms; support circuit fault diagnostics on larger circuits; and accelerate optimal scheduling of multiple machines on multiple tasks, the Office of …

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Navy Appoints Rear Adm. Stephen Williamson as NAVSEA Deputy Commander for Logistics, Maintenance & Industrial Operations

Navy Rear Adm. Stephen Williamson, fleet maintenance director at the U.S. Pacific Fleet, has been named deputy commander of logistics, maintenance and industrial operations at the Naval Sea Systems Command. Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley and Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, announced Williamson’s new assignment in a Defense Department release published …

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Navy Implements Biometric ID System for Base Access

The U.S. Navy has started to transition access for all contractors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers and vendors who use the Navy Commercial Access Control System to a new base access control system. The service branch said Friday that NCACS cardholders have until July 15 to obtain a Defense Biometric Identification System credential from …

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Trump Signs Bill to Authorize NOAA Purchase of Commercial Satellite Weather Data

President Donald Trump last week signed a bill authorizing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to acquire weather data from commercial satellite systems, Space News reported Friday. Jeff Foust writes the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 allows NOAA to spend up to $6 million a year to conduct a pilot procurement program …

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Army Issues Updated Manual on Cyber, EW Missions

The U.S. Army has introduced an updated manual on cyber warfare and electromagnetic operations, C4ISRNET reported Friday. Mark Pomerleau writes the FM 3-12 Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare Operations manual seeks to replace the FM 3-38 document initially released in 2014. The FM 3-12 manual offers procedures on how to integrate …

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