Technology

Sens. Marco Rubio, Richard Blumenthal Want NASA Artemis to Expand Industrial Collaboration

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., wrote a letter to Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, to promote industrial collaboration as the space agency plans to revive manned exploration. Rubio and Blumenthal want NASA's Artemis exploration program to demonstrate safety measures, produce information on lunar resources and develop technologies for future explorations, with the U.S. space industry, the senators said in a letter posted Tuesday.

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USAID Unveils Five-Year Digital Strategy

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has mapped out a plan to implement and ensure responsible use of digital platforms in humanitarian and development assistance programs.

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Intelsat 901 Satellite Returns to Service Using Northrop Grumman’s MEV-1; Mike DeMarco, Tom Wilson Quoted

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Intelsat has announced that Intelsat 901 has returned to service after the successful docking with the first Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) from Northrop Grumman and the company’s subsidiary, SpaceLogistics, Intelsat announced on Friday

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Navy Engages With Indiana University to Establish New Research Facility

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Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane is helping Indiana University establish a new laboratory facility that would support science and technology projects. The new Multidisciplinary Engineering and Sciences Hall or MESH would serve as an activity venue for the university's Intelligent Systems Engineering program, Naval Sea Systems Command said Wednesday.

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VA Engages in Partnership to Help Veterans Stay Socially Connected; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with Facebook and the American Red Cross to support the mental health of veterans via social connection. The partnership will provide over 7,400 video call devices that veterans, their families and caregivers may use to stay socially connected at home, VA said Wednesday.

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