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DOE Opens Battery Material Recycling Hub; Daniel Simmons Quoted

The Department of Energy established a facility at the Argonne National Laboratory to reuse cobalt and lithium materials from discarded lithium-ion battery products. DOE said Friday that it opened the Battery Recycling Center hoping to recover at least 90 percent of usable battery components and develop new technology out of the materials.

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Navy to Apply AI on Readiness Strategy

The U.S. Navy plans to further implement artificial intelligence boosting readiness and establish new offices to guide the effort, AFCEA reported Friday. Adm. Christopher Grady, commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces, said at the AFCEA-USNI West 2019 Conference that the effort intends to reform the service branch's readiness approach.

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SPAWAR Talks Industry Engagement, Tech Acquisition Efforts at WEST 2019

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and 10 other U.S. Navy commands discussed military updates and industry engagement during the recent WEST 2019 event in San Diego, Calif., the Navy said Friday. The Navy fostered dialogue with the event's attendees through activities such as the theater speaking series, engagement zone and technology demonstrations.

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James Geurts Announces Navy’s Tech Accelerator Program at West 2019

James Geurts, assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for research, development and acquisition, officially announced the formation of a technology accelerator program at West 2019 in San Diego called NavalX, C4ISRNET reported Friday. NavalX, also known as Naval Expedition, seeks to facilitate collaboration between industry and military personnel and develop platforms designed to make the service more agile.

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DARPA Launches Program to Develop Highly Adaptive AI Platforms

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced a new effort to develop adaptive artificial intelligence platforms to address real world scenarios. The agency said Thursday that its Science of Artificial Intelligence and Learning for Open-world Novelty or SAIL-ON program will explore the algorithms and engineering concepts required to build such a platform.

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DARPA Launches Program Seeking High Performance Computing for Military Simulators

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched a new program to improve how virtual training environments replicate real-world interactions and host more complex systems. DARPA unveiled Monday that the Digital RF Battlespace Emulator program intends to build a new breed of High Performance Computing capable of supporting advanced radio frequency for simulators. 

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Navy Expects USS Gerald R. Ford’s Advanced Arresting Gear Ready in 2019

The U.S. Navy aims to begin the expansion of aircrafts that can be launched and recovered from the next-generation aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford by end of 2019, USNI News reported Wednesday. Commander Mehdi Akacem, Ford’s air boss, said the service awaits the launch and recovery bulletins needed to put the ship’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arresting Gear in service. 

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Army Holds Electronic Warfare Exercise for 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team

The U.S. Army held a training exercise at Fort Bliss testing new electronic warfare systems and methodologies. The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team's 2nd Infantry and 1st Armored divisions tried out the VROD Modular Adaptive Transmit, Sabre Fury and Raven Claw platforms to learn parts integration and discover the systems' capabilities, the military service said Wednesday.

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ABI: Gov’t Must Remove Regulatory Barriers, Partner With Industry to Improve Broadband Access

The American Broadband Initiative has released a milestone report recommending the Trump administration eliminate regulatory barriers for broadband providers and expand opportunities for private sector investments. ABI recommends the administration streamline permitting the processes for broadband deployment, utilize federal assets to lower broadband build-out costs and maximize the impact of federal funding.

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