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Department of Industrial Relations Secures DOL Grant to Expand Apprenticeship Programs

California’s Department of Industrial Relations has received a $1.8 million ApprenticeshipUSA grant from the Labor Department to develop and expand apprenticeship programs in the state. DIR said Tuesday the federal grant will help the department boost its Division of Apprenticeship Standards plan that works to double the number of registered apprentices within …

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NASA Eyes Photonics Usage to Address Spaceflight Challenges

NASA looks to utilize photonics to address what the agency sees as challenges in spaceflight such as data communications from space to Earth, mission payload sizes and altitude measurements from orbit. NASA said Friday it looks to boost space communications for near-Earth and deep-space missions and the space agency has …

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NASA Langley Research Center Team Eyes Virtual Reality Tech for Potential Mission Research Applications

NASA Langley Research Center employees are looking to utilize virtual reality systems for mission research to educational outreach purposes and other potential applications. The space agency said Wednesday virtual reality technologies such as the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR can replicate a real or imagined environment and simulate …

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Army, Marine Corps to Test Oshkosh-Built JLTVs in 2017

The U.S. Army and Marine Corps plan to conduct tests on Oshkosh Defense-built Joint Light Tactical Vehicles over the next year at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona and other military sites across the country, the Army News Service reported Wednesday. Gary Sheftick writes up to 10 vehicles will undergo maneuverability and automotive evaluations during 2017. Oshkosh Defense, which …

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NASA Makes Little Progress on Mars Missions Beyond 2020 Rover, Orbiter; Jim Watzin Comments

NASA has made little progress on future Mars missions beyond a 2020 rover in an effort to replace aging spacecraft currently in orbit around the planet, Space News reported Friday. The space agency has prioritized the establishment of an orbiter that will work to relay communications for spacecraft on Mars’ surface and carry high-resolution cameras and others …

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DISA Restructures Computing, Storage Activities; David Bennett Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency has moved to restructure computing and storage operations from January 2017 onward in an effort to standardize the services across its enterprise. DISA aims to unify computing resources across the Defense Enterprise Computing Center networkand other locations, the agency said Thursday. “We conducted a careful and thoughtful review of our computing …

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DHS’ Automated Indicator Sharing Program Commences Industry to Govt Cyber Threat Information Exchange

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Automated Indicator Sharing program under the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 has become a two-way exchange of information between government and industry partners on malicious cyber acts, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Scott Maucione writes Andy Ozment, DHS assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications, noted that Redwood City, …

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GAO: Defense Secretary Should Instruct Army to Develop Oversight Mechanisms for Patriot Missile System Upgrade Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Secretary should direct the U.S. Army to establish oversight mechanisms similar to defense acquisition program systems if development for upgrades operationally tested with Post Deployment Build-8 is required. GAO said in a report published Thursday the Army plans to spend $2.9 billion …

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