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CERDEC Works on Noise-Encrypted Waveform Designed for Radar Emission Masking

The U.S. Army continues its work to develop a noise-encrypted radar waveform designed to hide radar emissions in efforts to address issues in radar system performance in a radio frequency environments. Army Materiel Command‘s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center currently performs research and development work on the Advanced Pulse Compression Noise waveform, …

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Defense Secretary Nominates Marshall Webb for Air Force Special Operations Command Commander

Lt. Gen Mashall Webb, commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Special Operations Headquarters, has been nominated to lead the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command in Hurlburt Field, Florida. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has nominated the 30-year veteran command pilot as commander of the special operations command, Defense Department said Wednesday. Webb …

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GSA to Launch Contracting Forecast Tool for Small Businesses; Denise Turner Roth Comments

The U.S. General Services Administration has launched a beta version of a new contracting forecast tool designed to help small businesses find potential business opportunities with federal agencies. GSA said Tuesday the Forecast of Contracting Opportunities tool is built to help users access a worldwide contract database sorted by agency, contract award status, location, NAICS …

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OPM Seeks $37M to Implement New IT Infrastructure

The Office of Personnel Management seeks $37 million in funds to migrate the agency’s information technology systems to a proposed “Shell” infrastructure in fiscal 2017, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Nicole Ogrysko writes acting OPM Director Beth Cobert told a House appropriations subcommittee Monday that agency personnel came up with a $37-million cost estimation for …

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DOT Names 7 Finalists in Smart Cities Challenge; Anthony Foxx Comments

The Transportation Department has selected seven finalists a $40 million national contest to develop programs to address mobility, environmental and safety problems through the integration of technology and data-based approaches. All finalistsin the Smart City Challenge will receive $100,000 each to aid in the development of new ideas that would be judged on the …

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Northcom, NORAD Chief Bill Gortney IDs Homeland Threats in House Hearing

Navy Adm. William “Bill” Gortney, head of U.S. Northern and North American Aerospace Defense commands, has identified what he views both organizations’ major homeland defense challenges in testimony to House lawmakers Thursday. Gortney told the House Armed Services Committee that the Islamic State militant group, other terrorist organizations and transnational organized crime are among …

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NASA Chooses 28 Researchers to Join Curiosity Mars Rover Mission

NASA has selected 28 researchers to join the the Curiosity Mars rover mission together with over 400 other members composed of principal investigators, co-investigators, science team collaborators, associates and students. Six new participants will join the mission, seven re-selected participants served the previous mission in other roles and fifteen have previously …

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Army Cyber Command Collaborates With Academia & Industry to Launch Two Programs; Lt. Gen. Ed Cardon Comments

The U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army will launch two programs in an effort to develop countermeasures against cyber adversaries. For the first program, Arcyber will begin the Silicon Valley Innovation Pilot program that teams 10 command professionals with 10 tech industry personnel to work on a social media project through direct collaboration, the U.S. Army …

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