Dominique Stump

NASA Launches Online Portal for Space Research Findings

NASA has unveiled a new web portal that offers public access to scientific information from various agency-funded studies. The space agency said Tuesday it aims to expand the dissemination of fundamental space research data through the Funded Research Results portal on the NASA.gov website. “Through open access and innovation we invite the global community to join us in exploring …

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Navy Conducts Fire, Blast Test on Littoral Combat Ship Replicate

The U.S. Navy‘s Littoral Combat Ship program has conducted a blast and fire test on a full-scale Independence-variant LCS replicate at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center to evaluate the overall survivability of the platform during combat. The Multi-Compartment Surrogate replicate underwent destructive tests that involved charges placed in several of the ship’s compartments …

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P-8A Environment, Safety & Occupational Health Team Gets SECNAV Environmental Award

The Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Program Office’s environment, safety and occupational health team for the Boeing-built P-8A aircraft has received the Secretary of the Navy’s fiscal 2015 environmental award for environmental excellence in the weapon system acquisition large program category. The Naval Air Systems Command said Wednesday Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of …

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David Nelson Takes NRC CIO Role

David Nelson, former chief information officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has been appointed to a similar role at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has managed CMS’ $2.6 billion information technology portfolio as well as helped facilitate efforts to fix the Healthcare.gov website and led the development of technology backbone for the Medicare claims processing system, NRS said Monday. …

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Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner Assigned Deputy Commander of Joint Functional Component Command for ISR

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner, director of intelligence at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command, has been assigned to serve as deputy commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson …

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EC-130H Compass Call Aircraft Receives Avionic Viability Program Upgrade

The EC-130H Compass Call aircraft has received an avionic viability program upgrade that will provide a liquid crystal display designed to reinforce vital flight information, as well as support combat effectivity and federal and international aviation regulation compliance. The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday the 55th Electronic Combat Group has developed a …

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Gen. Joseph Lengyel Takes National Guard Bureau Leadership Role

Air National Guard Gen. Joseph Lengyel, former vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, has officially taken the role of bureau chief and succeeded retiring U.S. Army Gen. Frank Grass in a change-of-responsibility ceremony held at the Pentagon, DoD News reported Thursday. Defense Department Secretary Ashton Carter also promoted Lengyel to the rank of general as …

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FAA Seeks New Air Traffic Control Specialists

The Federal Aviation Administration seeks an estimated 1,400 new air traffic control specialists and will accept entry-level candidate applications for the position from Aug. 8 to 15. The new ATCS will undergo an intensive training program in their first months of employment at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma to prepare them for …

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