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DARPA Looks at New Potential Partners for Satellite Repair Effort

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to move forward with its robot-driven satellite repair program with new industry partners, Space News reported Sunday. DARPA is now evaluating new proposals following Maxar Technologies' withdrawal from the Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program earlier this year.

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Navy to Proceed With LCS Mission Module Developmental Tests

The U.S. Navy will commence developmental trials of littoral combat ship mission modules following structural, surface-to-surface test fires from an Independence-variant LCS. The Navy said Thursday it test-fired surface-to-surface missile modules of an Independence-variant vessel June 11 at Point Mugu Sea Range.

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GAO: Agencies Need to Bolster Information Security Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has evaluated the information security programs of federal agencies and the Office of Management and Budget's performance in supervising these efforts. GAO said Friday it found that the majority of its study's 16 sample agencies exhibited weaknesses in most areas of security control.

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DoD Inspector General Audits Contractor Networks, Systems

The Department of Defense's Office of the Inspector General released the results of an audit that sought to confirm contractors' capacity to secure controlled unclassified information on their respective systems and networks.

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Rep. Frank Lucas Introduces ARPA-E Reform Bill

Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., has presented a bill that aims to reform, reauthorize the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy with boosted budget. The ARPA-E Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2019 would authorize ARPA-E for five more years and increase the agency's annual funds by $27M, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee said Wednesday.

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