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Arati Prabhakar: DARPA Holds Demo Day for Partners to Share Science, Tech Initiatives

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency held its DARPA Demo Day 2016 at the Pentagon Wednesday to provide members of the Defense Department community an “up-close” look at DARPA’s technology and military systems portfolio. DARPA program managers, academic and private-sector project leaders demonstrated over 60 ongoing programs that encompass early phases to existing …

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Navy, Tracen Technologies Unveil 2 Mobile Apps to Assist Mandatory Sailor Training

The U.S. Navy has released two new mobile applications that work to deliver “anytime, anywhere” access to resources for mandatory sailor training on records management and privacy and personally identifiable information awareness. Tracen Technologies helped build the apps with the Navy under the branch’s Sea Warrior program in an effort to aid users in …

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Hill AFB Commences Four-Ship Combat Training Missions With F-35s

The U.S. Air Force‘s Hill Air Force Base have launched routine four-ship combat training missions using the F-35 Lightning II to practice evasion maneuvers against simulated threats. The Air Force said Monday pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings teamed up and used the F-35’s computer network to identify and jam “enemy” radar …

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NASA, ISS Partners Unveil 2017 Astronaut Crew Members

NASA has selected the astronauts to join two missions scheduled for 2017 that will head to the orbiting laboratory in the International Space Station. NASA said Friday U.S. Navy Capt. Scott Tingle will participate in his first space flight for the Expedition 53 to launch in September 2017 with fellow U.S. astronaut Jack Fischer; Russia’s Ivan Vagner, …

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Nextgov: DARPA Program Aims to Characterize Cyber Criminals, Forecast Attacks

A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program aims to characterize cyber criminals and their strategies and forecast where future attacks could take place, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Aliya Sternstein writes that the Enhanced Attribution Program looks to provide visibility into all aspects of a cyber operator’s activities using “vantage points” such as laptops, smartphones …

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NASA Schedules Two Rocket Missions to Research Coronal Nanoflares, Atoms

NASA has scheduled the launch of two new sounding-rocket missions to take place in 2018 as the space agency aims to explore coronal nanoflares and escaping atoms. The Heliophysics Technology and Instrument Development for Science program funds the Focusing Optics X-ray Imager-3 and Visualizing Ion Outflow via Neutral Atom Sensing-2 projects that will employ updated measurement …

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FAA’s Michael Huerta Unveils New Drone Advisory Committee, Schools’ Exemption on UAS Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration will form a broad-based drone advisory committee to provide insights on unmanned aircraft system integration challenges. The FAA said Wednesday that the committee will act as a long-term spinoff of the stakeholder-based and temporary UAS registration task force and micro-UAS aviation rulemaking committee. “Input from stakeholders is critical to our ability to achieve …

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