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NSWC Dahlgren Evaluates Safety of G/ATOR Radar; Bill Shea Quoted

Naval Surface Warfare

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division has tested a ground/air radar system designed to detect ground weapons and provide air surveillance for any platform of the U.S. Marine Corps. He leads the program team for G/ATOR and serves as the radar operations manager for NSWCDD's sensor software engineering branch.

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DHS S&T Finances Pilot Testing of Emergency Comms Infrastructure Cybersecurity Tech

Cybersecurity Talent

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is funding SecuLore to test a technology designed to protect emergency communications infrastructure from cyber threats. SecuLore Solutions is testing a system that uses predictive analytics to detect threats targeting emergency communications centers. SecuLore will use the pilot testing's results to inform how ECCs would handle and deploy the technology.

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NASA Approves Computing System for Artemis I Mission; Mike Van Houten Quoted

NASA Artemis

NASA has certified the computer system that would process the data of an upcoming uncrewed lunar flyby, which will serve as a prerequisite to future astronaut missions. The spacecraft command and control system (SCCS) is designed to address the information capacity and speed requirements of NASA's Artemis I mission, the space agency said Thursday.

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USAF Taps Jump Aero, Caltech to Develop Damage Recovery Tech for Emergency Response Aircraft; Carl Dietrich Quoted

Architecture

Jump Aero and the California Institute of Technology will develop a machine learning-aided flight controller designed to help the U.S. Air Force boost the safety of emergency response aircraft. The Air Force expects the new technology to increase the probability of a safe recovery when the aircraft is damaged in battle.

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NSA to Publish 5G Security Guide This Spring; Wendy Noble Quoted

Wendy Noble

The National Security Agency (NSA) plans to publish unclassified guidance to educate the public on the security risks of 5G infrastructure. Wendy Noble, executive director of NSA, said the agency plans to release the document in spring. ESF’s 5G-focused work generally aims to model related threats, maximize virtualization and help 5G infrastructure recover from potential attacks.

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DHS S&T Creates Tool to Help Firefighters Safely Exit Buildings; Darmindra Arumugam Quoted

POINTER Receiver

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has developed a new technology designed to track firefighters in scenarios where it is difficult to find exits of the burning building. DHS S&T said Tuesday it worked with firefighters in Worcester, Massachusetts, to design the Precision Outdoor and Indoor Navigation and Tracking for Emergency Responders (POINTER).

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NASA Executes 2nd Entry of New RS-25 Engine Test Series

RS-25 Engine Test

NASA held the second round of hot firing in a new test series for the RS-25 engine, a component of the Space Launch System rocket that would eventually send astronauts to the Moon. The space agency said Wednesday it performed the test on Tuesday at Mississippi-based Stennis Space Center. The engine fired for a total of  over eight minutes during the test.

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Navy Lays Keel of USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. Destroyer; Capt. Seth Miller Quoted

USS Harvey C. Barnum

The U.S. Navy has laid the keel of a future guided-missile destroyer in Maine, signifying the start of the ship's construction. Marty Fish, a welder at BIW, helped Barnum sign the keel plate, which now also features the initials of Hill as the ship sponsor. BIW also produces the Carl M. Levin, Louis H. Wilson Jr., Patrick Gallagher and John Basilone destroyers.

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NASA Selects Observation Programs for James Webb Space Telescope; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

James Webb

NASA has selected 286 project proposals for the James Webb Space Telescope's upcoming first cycle of scientific investigations. The space agency said Tuesday that it will begin Webb's space observation activities in 2022, with General Observer programs that seek to study star formation, planetary system properties and the universe's earlier galaxies.

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DIA Releases New Analytical Product to Support Military Decision Making; Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier Quoted

Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has unveiled a new minimum viable product (MVP) that would analytically inform military leaders on foreign forces. The new MVP marks DIA's effort to augment defense analysis and follows the first MVP, which analytically processes infrastructure information. The agency plans to release more MARS products in the future to support defense-related decision-making.

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