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NASA Project Aims to Equip Orion Spacecraft With Laser Comms System

NASA has launched a project to develop a laser communications system for the Orion spacecraft the agency intends to use for its future manned missions to deep space. The Laser-Enhanced Mission and Navigation Operational Services system is designed to provide connectivity to astronauts in space and allow them to communicate with people on Earth, NASA said Thursday. Goddard …

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Reports: Michael Flynn Willing to Testify in Russian Election Interference Probe

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn seeks “immunity from prosecution” in exchange for testimony before House and Senate intelligence committees investigating Russia’s involvement in U.S. presidential electoral activities, Reuters reported Thursday. Eric Beech writes Flynn resigned last month amid reports that he gave top White House officials incomplete information about his …

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Report: Army Seeks Collaboration With Firms to Develop Combat Vehicle Prototype

The U.S. Army wants to partner with a team of companies to design, build and test a next-generation combat vehicle prototype, Defense News reported Wednesday. Jen Judson writes Todd Thomas, a project manager at the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, told Defense News the service branch is scheduled to discuss the prototyping effort …

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DISA Launches Operational Risk-Focused Cyber Evaluation Program

The Defense Information Systems Agency has introduced cyber evaluation program meant to help combatant commands and federal agencies examine operational risks of missions based on a network’s current state of cybersecurity. DISA said Wednesday the Command Cyber Operational Readiness Inspection program will assess organizations’ compliance with Defense Department directives and security orders as well as evaluate networks’ physical …

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