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NIST Demos Experimental Atomic Clock

The National Institute of Standards and Technology tested a miniature atomic clock designed to tick at optical frequencies. The experimental clock consists of rubidium atoms placed in a vapor cell and two frequency combs that function to link the ticks to low microwave frequencies, NIST said Friday.

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AFRL Launches ARCNet, Autonomy R&D portal

The Air Force Research Laboratory unveiled an electronic system working to accommodate collaborative research and development initiatives for autonomous platforms. The Autonomy Research Collaboration Network is designed to rapidly carry out technology transition processes to further autonomous studies through the use of communication and speed functions, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Friday

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AFRL Seeks Health Monitoring, Warfighter Dev’t Concepts

The Air Force Research Laboratory is looking for concepts to speed up human-monitoring research and development initiatives for warfighters. The laboratory is in need of prototypes to support performance enhancement, health monitoring and diagnostics systems, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Thursday.

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DISA to Develop DoD User Authentication Protocol

The Defense Information Systems Agency is seeking to create a method to help the Department of Defense validate user logins to the latter's information systems. DISA said Thursday it wants to utilize an authentication process to allow users to access information to any DoD network through mobile devices. Additionally, the agency intends to apply a continuous multifactor authentication process to establish and confirm user identification.

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House OKs Bills for DHS and First Responders

The House Homeland Security Committee passed four bills to support research efforts for first responder systems and update the Department of Homeland Security's cyber functions, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act seeks to push the agency to establish an approach for worldwide deployment and protect its personnel from potential foreign threats.

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DOT Unveils $779M Airport Rehab Funding Opportunity; Elaine Chao Quoted

The Department of Transportation intends to award $779 million in grant funds to address concerns in 127 airports within the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The funds are intended to support construction efforts and reinforce the security, capabilities and safety of the selected airports, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday

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NRL Unveils UV-18 Twin-Engine Aircraft

The Naval Research Laboratory has introduced a twin-engine aircraft built to join the Scientific Development Squadron's air fleet. The UV-18 Twin Otter is an unpressurized high-wing aircraft designed to travel at maximum speeds of 190 miles per hour and reach an altitude of 13,000 feet on a six-hour flight, NRL said Tuesday.

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VA, Virta Health Form Diabetes Treatment Partnership

The Department of Veterans Affairs is teaming with Virta Health, a San Francisco-based healthcare company, to manage the condition of patients and offer non-invasive treatments with type 2 diabetes. The partnership will allow 400 veterans to join the Virta Treatment program, to assist patients in maintaining glycemic control without the need for medicines, VA said Monday. The agency added that the treatment will be provided for free at a span of 12 months.

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Mark Koumans Assumes Deputy Director Role at USCIS

Mark Koumans, formerly a member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, has joined the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as deputy director. Koumans will succeed Tracy Renaud, who will return to her previous role as an associate director for the agency's management directorate, USCIS said Friday

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4th Space Operations Squadron Secures Access of AEHF-4 Satellite

The Space and Missile Systems Center handed control of a satellite unit to the 4th Space Operations Squadron during a ceremony on May 3. Built by Lockheed Martin, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency-4 satellite has received operability status from SMC and is slated to join the 4th SOPS' satellite constellation, the Schriever Air Force Base said Wednesday.

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