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Report: Air Force to Mull Potential Light ISR Aircraft Demo

The U.S. Air Force is looking into the possibility of hosting an event to test off-the-shelf light aircraft designed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, Defense News reported Thursday. Gen. Mike Holmes, head of the Air Combat Command, told Defense News that the service branch’s leaders will examine if light …

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Army to Rank Equipment Programs Under Strategic Portfolio Analysis & Review

The U.S. Army intends to conduct a service-wide Strategic Portfolio Analysis and Review to rank approximately 820 equipment programs in order of importance to the service branch’s warfighting mission. SPAR 20 seeks to evaluate the efficiency of the Army’s resource spending and cover assessments on all resource allocation programs including Army …

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CBP to Examine Potential Use of Small UAS in Border Patrol Missions

The Customs and Border Protection agency has announced plans to evaluate the use of small unmanned aircraft systems in three border patrol sectors as part of a program to help agents conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, tracking and acquisition missions. CBP said Thursday it will test-fly the Puma, Raven and InstantEye Quadcopter UAS platforms in …

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DOE Invests $50M in National Laboratories’ Infrastructure Security R&D Projects

The Energy Department has allocated approximately $50 million for early-stage research and development projects of DOE’s national laboratories with the goal to increase the security and resilience of the country’s energy infrastructure. DOE said Tuesday it awarded grants for seven Resilient Distribution Systems projects, which will develop grid technologies and support grid …

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