Technology

Ohio-Based USAF Station to Purchase New 3D Printer

U.S. Air Force

The 910th Maintenance Group, operating at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, has received funds worth $72K to purchase a new 3D printer and further implement the use of additive manufacturing. The group will procure an AON3D printer to advance additive manufacturing work done in collaboration with Air Force Research Laboratory, Youngstown State University, AF Life Cycle Management Center and other partnered entities, the Defense Logistics Agency said Tuesday.

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AFRL Unveils COVID-19 Forecast Model Dev’t Project

AFRL

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is developing forecast models to help the government carry out reopening decisions amid the COVID-19 pandemic through the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The models will employ information from open data sources to simulate events within counties and military installations in the U.S., the U.S. Air Force said Wednesday.

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NASA On Track With Mars 2020 Launch

Mars Fetch Rover

Omar Baez and Matt Wallace, NASA officials, said online that the space agency has more than enough time to address potential problems that may affect the Mars 2020 launch schedule, Space News reported Wednesday. The two said processing activities are running on schedule toward the launch set for July 20.

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NSF Funds Automated Debugging Project at University of Texas Dallas

NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has agreed to fund Lingming Zhang, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, with $520K for a project on automated debugging. Zhang, a computer science academic, will use the five-year Faculty Early Career Development or CAREER grant for his project titled “Maximal and Scalable Unified Debugging for the JVM Ecosystem," UT Dallas said Thursday.

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Team Telecom Offers Recommendation to FCC on Pacific Light Cable Network’s Application

FCC

Team Telecom has recommended that the Federal Communications Commission deny Pacific Light Cable Network’s (PLCN) application to establish direct undersea cable connection between the U.S. and Hong Kong citing national security risks. “PLCN’s high capacity and low latency would encourage U.S. communications traffic crossing the Pacific to detour through Hong Kong before reaching intended destinations in other parts of the Asia Pacific region,” DOJ said in the report.

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Akima Subsidiary Affigent Achieves Dell Technologies Titanium Tier Federal Partner; Carol Rivetti Quoted

Affigent

Affigent has recently recieved recognition for its technology offerings. With Dell Technologies Tiatinum tier, the company will be able to further expand its offerings to reach both the private and public sector as well as enhance its solutions to enable faster responses at a lower cost. 

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DoD Unveils Defense Space Strategy; Mark Esper Quoted

Mark Esper

The Department of Defense (DoD) has launched a new strategy that outlines how DoD will advance and leverage space capabilities to compete, deter and counter potential adversaries in the space domain. “This strategy identifies a phased approach on how we are going to achieve the desired conditions in space over the next 10 years,” Esper added. 

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