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Air Force’s Updated ‘Frankenphone’ Aims to Facilitate Communications Between Reaper Drone Pilots, Ground Crews

A U.S. Air Force officer has redesigned a device to help address communication difficulties between ground forces and pilots of General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, the Air Force reported Thursday. Capt. Gregory, a flight training commander with the service branch’s 42nd attack squadron, created an upgraded version of …

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Air Force Updates A-10C Airborne Recovery Tech; Timothy Gray Comments

The U.S. Air Force has begun installation of new lightweight airborne recovery systems on A-10C Thunderbolt II jets based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. The service branch said Friday its 309th Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Group is working to equip the A-10C fleet with LARS V-12 systems. Staff Sgt. Andre Gonzalez, avionics technician at the 355th …

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GAO Asks SEC to Improve Cross-Divisional Collaboration, Develop Training for Hiring Specialist

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Securities and Exchange Commission authorize the SEC’s chief operating officer to reform cross-divisional collaboration and establish training for hiring specialist. GAO said Thursday the SEC’s divisions lack communication and collaboration and the agency still operates in silos. Other challenges auditors identified for the SEC include mechanisms to monitor …

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DoD, NASA, GSA Propose Rule to Facilitate Govt-Industry Communication During Acquisition Process

The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration have proposed a rule that seeks to encourage and facilitate communication between government procurement officials and industry during the acquisition process. The three agencies said in a Federal Register notice posted Tuesday the proposed regulation would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to enforce a provision of …

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Navy Kicks Off Pilot Test for Mobile Safety Comms Tool

The U.S. Fleet Forces Command has kicked off a pilot program to help sailors and their family members access safety and security resources with the use of a mobile application. Under the six-month pilot program, sailors and their families based in Hampton Roads, Virginia and Rota, Spain will be able to communicate …

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GAO: DoD Should Monitor Timelines, Collaborate With Labor Dept on Federal Employees Compensation Concerns

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department to communicate with the Labor Department and monitor Federal Employees’ Compensation Act claims-management actions timelines to identify areas in which delays may occur. A GAO published Thursday says 47,340 DoD civilian employees covered 17 percent of FECA’s claimants in 2015 with 56 percent of the …

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Jeff Johnson: FirstNet Sets Path Toward National Broadband Network Development

Jeff Johnson, vice chair of the First Responder Network Authority board, wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday the agency has implemented initiatives during 2015 to prepare for the construction and implementation of a nationwide public-safety broadband network. He said FirstNet consulted with federal, state, local and tribal government organizations to gather ideas on …

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US Donates 114 Armored Vehicles to Philippines

The U.S. government has donated 114 M113A2 armored vehicles to the Philippines as part of a U.S. military program for excess military equipment, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday. The Philippine army accepted 77 armored personnel carriers Wednesday and will receive the remaining batch of vehicles in January, according to a statement by …

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