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HHS Adds 3 Members to Health IT Advisory Committee

Eric Hargan, acting secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, has appointed three new members to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. HHS said Friday the appointees are Robert Wah, global chief medical officer at DXC Technology; Leslie Lenert, chief research information officer at Medical University of South Carolina; and …

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Army Researchers Develop Acoustic Emission Sensors for Black Hawk

The U.S. Army has developed networked acoustic emission sensors designed to scan an H-60 Black Hawk for airframe damage. The Army said Thursday, Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center have developed a technology that can instantly notify flight …

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John Vonglis to Be Nominated DOE CFO

President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate John Vonglis, a senior adviser at private equity firm Cross Range Capital, to serve as Energy Department chief financial officer. From 2002 to 2009, Vonglis worked at the Defense Department in roles such as director of management initiatives and principal deputy and acting assistant secretary for financial …

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Idaho Natl Lab Reactivates Transient Reactor Test Facility

The Energy Department‘s Idaho National Laboratory has resumed operation at the Transient Reactor Test facility that was built to test nuclear reactor fuels and substances in extreme conditions. DOE said Wednesday it closed and placed the TREAT facility on standby status in 1994. The TREAT reactor is designed to generate energy five times …

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Army Uses Tech in Military Intelligence, Combat Readiness Training

The U.S. Army‘s 41st Brigade Engineer Battalion uses a specialized technology platform to facilitate a simulation-based training exercise designed to hone soldiers’ tactical and warfighting skills. A group of D Company soldiers used the Intelligence Electronic Warfare Tactical Proficiency Trainer system during a Military Intelligence Training Strategy exercise that took place Nov. 6 at …

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DOE Authorizes Natl Lab-Contractor Agreements for Commercializing Technology

The Energy Department is allowing contractors to use Agreements for Commercializing Technology to forge new strategic partnerships with DOE-backed national laboratories. ACT works to help academic and commercial entities gain access to laboratory expertise, assets and facilities, DOE said Monday. The authorization follows the completion of a six-year ACT pilot program. Energy Secretary Rick …

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Airborne Tactical Advantage Company Supports Marine Corps F-35B Training

Textron‘s Airborne Tactical Advantage Company arrived Aug. 20 on Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort to train Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 pilots in using the F-35B Lightning II aircraft, Dvids reported Nov. 6, 2017. The training course will include classroom discussions, application exercises and air battle exercises. “We are a civilian …

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Australian Government Launches Trial for Satellite Positioning Technologies

The Australian government has initiated a two-year trial of satellite positioning technologies that could support operations across various industries. The office of Matt Canavan, minister for resources and Northern Australia, said Thursday initial contracts have been signed for an effort to study the economic and social impacts of a Satellite-Based Augmentation System on Australia …

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