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NASA’s Scatterometer Wraps Up Operations Aboard ISS

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A NASA Earth science instrument has ended operations after a two-year mission to monitor ocean winds aboard the International Space Station. NASA said Monday the ISS-Rapid Scatterometer is designed to measure wind speed and direction over the ocean surface to help agencies forecast weather and monitor tropical cyclones. “The data from ISS-RapidScat …

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Profile: Richard Hale, DoD Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity


Richard Hale serves as deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity at the Defense Department. In this capacity, he oversees DoD’s cybersecurity program and coordinates with other federal agencies, coalition partners and companies to develop cybersecurity standards, policies and procedures. Hale previously worked at the Defense Information Systems Agency as chief information assurance executive with responsibility …

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GAO: DoD Ulitility Disruptions Cost More Than $29M From 2009 to 2015

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The Government Accountability Office has found that Defense Department-owned utility systems experienced 4,393 instances of disruptions due to equipment failure from fiscal years 2009 through 2015. DoD installation officials claimed the utility disruptions led to more than $29 million in financial impacts as well as operational consequences such as a week-long shutdown of operations …

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DoD IG: Navy Should Reevaluate or Cancel Surface Mine Countermeasure UUV Program


The Defense Department‘s inspector general has recommended the U.S. Navy assess whether to continue or cancel the development of the Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle. DoD IG said Tuesday the requirements developers of Knifefish and the Littoral Combat Ship program — Expeditionary Warfare Division N95 and Surface Warfare Division N96, …

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Navy Buys Zeiss-Built Machine to Address Aircraft Manufacturing Accuracy


The U.S. Navy‘s Fleet Readiness Center Southwest has acquired a Zeiss-built machine for $500,000 to help support accuracy in the manufacturing of aircraft parts. The Navy said Tuesday the Coordinate Measuring Machine works to provide 0.001-inch manufacturing measurement precision and help measure manufactured parts ahead of installation. FRCSW purchased CMM through the Naval Air Systems …

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