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Navy Sets Date for LCS 22 Christening

The U.S. Navy is set to christen the LCS 22 or the future USS Kansas City littoral combat ship this Saturday in Mobile, Ala. Tracy Davidson, wife of Adm. Philip Davidson who leads the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, will perform the christening as sponsor of the latest Independence variant LCS, the Navy said Thursday.

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Patrick Shanahan: DoD to Evaluate Defense Industry Based on Cybersecurity

Patrick Shanahan, deputy secretary of defense, said that cybersecurity will become the Defense Department's key basis in evaluating the defense industry, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. His comments come as the Pentagon urges the industry to boost its cybersecurity focus, in support of a new cyber strategy.

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DOE Invests in R&D on Computer-Based Chemical Process Design

The Department of Energy is investing $21.6M to fund 10 computational software research and development projects meant to facilitate the design of chemical-based energy production processes. The projects are based on applications in computer-based chemical process modeling that is replacing traditional trial-and-error methods, the department said Wednesday.

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USAF PEO Battle Management Redesignated With More Digital Focus

The U.S. Air Force's Program Executive Office Battle Management has been redesignated to continue operations as PEO Digital at Hanscom Air Force Base. The renamed and redesignated PEO will work to implement acquisition processes for Agile DevOps software across the service branch, Air Force Materiel Command said Monday.

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NSWC Crane, Indiana University Continue R&D Collaboration on AI, Software Assurance

The Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center and Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research are continuing a partnership that aims to develop artificial intelligence and software technologies. A newly signed cooperative research and development agreement continues a collaboration that NSWC and the university began in 2016, Naval Sea Systems Command said Tuesday.

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Holly Ridings Appointed NASA’s New Chief Flight Director

Holly Ridings, a flight director at NASA, has been named the space agency's chief flight director, succeeding Norman Knight who now serves as deputy director of flight operations. In Ridings' new role, she will oversee 32 flight directors who manage spaceflight missions with the International Space Station from Johnson Space Center, NASA said Tuesday.

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FAA Completes Nationwide Implementation of Drone Tracking System

The Federal Aviation Administration has activated the final component of its nationwide system designed to authorize and track drones in real time, FCW reported Monday. The North Central region coverage of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability is now operational, completing the activation of all six components that collectively cover 288 air traffic control stations.

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House Passes Bill to Support Nuclear Research Partnerships; Sen. Mike Crapo Quoted

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill encouraging partnerships with private companies supporting research on clean nuclear power. The Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act would require the Department of Energy to collaborate with private sector firms aiming to test new nuclear reactor concepts, the office of Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho said Thursday.

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