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Military.com: ‘Cannibalized’ Parts to Support Carrier Strike Group in Middle East Operations

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A fleet of ships including the Nimitz-class carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower that will sail to the Middle East to support airstrikes against the Islamic State group will be using second-hand parts from other operational units, Military.com reported Thursday. Hope Hodge Seck writes U.S. Navy operational commanders disclosed this at a House subcommittee …

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FAR Council Calls for Info on Public Disclosure of Contractor Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The Federal Acquisition Regulation Council seeks public comment on a proposed rule that calls for information on the public disclosure of government contractors’ greenhouse gas emissions and reduction strategies. Anne Rung, Ali Zaidi and Christine Harada wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the proposed rule will focus on the federal government’s supply chain …

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First Batch of Naval Academy Cyber Operations Majors to Graduate


The first batch of midshipmen who took the cyber operations course at the U.S. Naval Academy will graduate on May 27, the U.S. Navy reported Monday. The Navy said the 27 graduates compose the inaugural class of the academic program, which covers areas such as computer architecture, programming, networks, data structures, information assurance, forensics and cryptography. The …

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Federal News Radio: Navy Eyes Cloud Migration Process Streamlining Strategy


U.S. Navy Chief Information Officer Robert Foster has delegated authority to approve requests from naval components to move its systems to cloud-based environments in an effort to streamline approval processes, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jared Serbu writes the initiative works to “reduce some of the red tape” for the cloud purchase processes for Defense Department. …

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Marine Corps Times: USMC Seeks Autonomous Machines for Battlefield Operations


The U.S. Marine Corps plans to conduct field operations alongside a swarm of gun-wielding micro-drones, driverless cars and self-unloading supply aircraft, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday. Matthew Schehl writes a panel of industry experts discussed at the Sea-Air-Space expo how U.S. troops could trust autonomous machines and develop strategies for drones that will potentially remove the need …

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

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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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NASA, ISS Partners Unveil 2017 Astronaut Crew Members

International Space Station

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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