DARPA, Navy to Develop Mobile UAS Launch Ships; Daniel Patt Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research will work together to build mobile launch and recovery sites for unmanned aerial systems by using small vessels, PCB Design reported Friday. DARPA and ONR have inked a memorandum of agreement to develop concepts for operating long-endurance and long-range …

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Maj. Gen. Thomas Horlander Named Army Budget Director

Maj. Gen. Thomas Horlander, formerly director of business operations at the office of business transformation for the U.S. Army undersecretary, has been appointed as director of the Army’s budget. Horlander will serve in the office of the Army assistant secretary for financial management and comptroller, the Defense Department said Wednesday. …

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Willie May to Officially Become Acting Director at NIST

Patrick Gallagher steps down as National Institute of Standards and Technology chief this week and Willie May will formally assume the acting director role with the standards body, FCW reported Thursday. May has been occupying the post for Gallagher, who has been serving as acting deputy commerce secretary and is now set to …

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