Scott Nicholas

USNI: Navy Zumwalt Destroyer Production Costs Up $450M for FY 2017

The U.S. Navy estimates the cost to construct three Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers will increase by $450 million in fiscal year 2017, USNI News reported Wednesday. Sam LaGrone writes the Navy has asked for the $450 million in additional funds to complete the Zumwalt, Michael Monsoor and Lyndon B. Johnson ships. Funds would also cover research and development …

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NASA Science Mission Directorate Assoc. Administrator John Grunsfeld to Retire in April

John Grunsfeld, associate administrator of NASA‘s science mission directorate, will retire from his post by the end of April. The four-decade space agency veteran has managed over 100 space missions, including the Curiosity Mars rover landing, New Horizons Pluto flyby and the Deep Space Climate Observatory, Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 and Global Precipitation Measurement programs, …

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ABC News: State Dept Addresses Potential Risk to Database After Internal Cyber Review

The State Department has discovered after an internal cyber defenses review discovered the agency’s Consular Consolidated Database could be compromised because of security gaps in the agency’s system, ABC News reported Thursday. Mike Levine and Justin Fishel write the review found cyber attackers could potentially target and manipulate over half a billion visa records containing personal …

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White House Reports Continued Manufacturing Sector Progress in US

Manufacturing in the U.S. under President Barack Obama has continued to progress in terms of job availability and investments in public-private partnerships, the White House said Friday. National Economic Council Director Jeffrey Zients wrote that several factors have affected the “revitalization” of the manufacturing industry such as POTUS’ National Network for …

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Ashton Carter: DoD, Allies to Confront Evolving Challenges Together

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. and its allies need to tackle both near-term and long-term challenges in support of efforts to provide security around the world, DoD News reported Wednesday. Carter told his audience at the World Affairs Council’s Annual Honors Global Education Gala that the U.S. carries a responsibility …

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