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Bob Sadowski: Army Seeks Robotic Tech as Line of Defense in Battlefield

Bob Sadowski, chief roboticist at U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, has told an unmanned technology conference that robotic systems could serve as an initial line of defense against adversaries during battle as opposed to manned platforms. “We should be thinking about having a robotic vanguard, particularly for maneuver …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Training Enrollees Tripled Over 6 Months

The U.S. General Services Administration has concluded a six-month study of the government-wide, cloud computing-focused Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to gather feedback from clients on the initiative. FedRAMP had a 340-percent increase in training enrollees and the number of authorizations rose by 50 percent, FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich wrote in a GSA blog post released Thursday. …

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Profile: Jill Vaughan, Assistant Administrator for TSA Office of Security Capabilities and Chief Technology Officer

Jill Vaughan serves as the assistant administrator for the Transportation Security Administration‘s Office of Security Capabilities and the Chief Technology Officer since December 2014. She directly supports TSA’s missions through effectiveness and efficiency enhancements that she offers directly affecting transportation systems aiming to reach the global security standard. As assistant administrator, …

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Three Northrop B-2 Bombers Travel to Indian Ocean Hub for Training

Three Northrop Grumman-built B-2 bombers for the U.S. Air Force have deployed to Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia for training purposes with other partner air forces, Air Force Times reported Wednesday. Oriana Pawlyk writes the U.S. Strategic Command sent the B-2 Spirits from Whiteman Air Force Base as part of a routine deployment …

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Marines Develop New Comms Tech for Multiple Platform Availability

The U.S. Marine Corps has reached the final stage in the development of a new hardware technology that aims to deliver communications security and availability across multiple platforms. The Marine Corps Systems Command will continue its work on the Secure Communications Controller to support communications between U.S. and foreign military partners as well as between emergency personnel and first …

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Retired AF Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger Joins Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, the branch’s first-ever female to become a four-star general, has been selected to serve on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter appointed Wolfenbarger in a swearing-in ceremony during a DACOWITS quarterly business meeting, Defense Department said Tuesday. “It is truly an honor to …

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Purdue Educator Ellen Kossek Named OPM Research Summit Work-Life Committee Chair

Ellen Kossek, a Krannert School of Management professor at Purdue University, will chair the work-life committee for an Office of Personnel Management research summit in March, the university said Wednesday. Kossek will lead the committee during discussions on potential policies and research efforts on work-life balance for employees while maintaining organizational performance, …

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