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USAF Fully Installs B-1B Integrated Battle Station Ahead of Schedule; Rodney Shepard Quoted

B-1B Lancer

The U.S. Air Force has completed the installation of the B-1B Lancer aircraft fleet's new Integrated Battle Station (IBS), earlier than expected. The bomber aircraft underwent modifications for a fully integrated data link, a vertical situational display unit and a central integrated test system of the new battle station.

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Donald Trump to Nominate Former Airman Brian Davis for Assistant Defense Secretary Role

Brian Davis

President Trump intends to nominate Brian Davis, director of the Defense Personnel and Family Support Center, for the role of assistant defense secretary for manpower and reserve affairs. Davis brings years of U.S. Air Force experience, having served as an officer with the 77th Air Refueling Squadron, the 459th Operations Group and the 507th Air Refueling Wing.

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Navy Commissions USS Delbert D. Black Destroyer

USS Delbert D Black

The U.S. Navy held a limited-attendance commissioning ceremony for USS Delbert D. Black, the 68th delivered Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. The service branch said Saturday it live-streamed the event for mass viewing. James Guerts, assistant secretary of the Navy, represented Navy Secretary Kenneth J. Braithwaite at the ceremony.

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Sgt. Maj. Sheryl Lyon Assumes Role as USCYBERCOM Senior Enlisted Leader; Gen. Paul Nakasone Quoted

Sheryl Lyon

Sgt. Maj. Sheryl Lyon, formerly with Army Cyber Command, has taken up her new role as command senior enlisted leader of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency (NSA). She will oversee military advocacy efforts and help officials address military workforce issues in her new role,  succeeding Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker, who is now U.S. Space Command's senior enlisted leader, NSA said Friday.

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Fiscal Service Bureau Launches Efforts to Digitally Transform Financial Processes

Fiscal Service Bureau

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service initiated a couple of new efforts to simplify how the U.S. federal government processes and manages financial activities. The Digital End-to-End Efficiency initiative aims to fully automate and digitally transform a business process instead of only automating certain, individual tasks, the bureau said Monday.

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DHS S&T Funds Kynamics to Develop Language Translation Tool

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has selected Kynamics to develop a portable language translation system with funds worth $192.5K. The California-based awardee will deliver this tool under the Silicon Valley Innovation Program to help the U.S. Coast Guard communicate with non-English speakers when required by missions. S&T issued the award through the Language Translator solicitation.

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Jennifer Edgin: Marine Corps Uses Blue Print to Guide Information Tech Pursuits

Jennifer Edgin

Jennifer Edgin, assistant deputy commandant for information at the U.S. Marine Corps, said the service is using a specific blueprint to guide the development of an information environment. The Marine Corps' 2019 information environment blueprint serves as a business model embodying the policies, design and services essential to USMC's information capabilities.

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DOE Solicits Projects for Fiscal 2021 Tech Commercialization; Conner Prochaska Quoted

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a solicitation for projects to mature and commercialize technologies under the DOE fiscal 2021 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). DOE said its TCF program aims to further develop laboratory-made energy technologies then eventually transition them into the commercial sector. Interested parties may submit applications through Dec. 15.

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NOAA Adds New Feature to Weather Forecasting System

NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has commenced an effort to update a weather forecasting system used by the National Weather Service. NOAA said Wednesday its Global Ensemble Forecast System now features a Finite-Volume Cubed-Sphere or FV3 core that increases individual forecast input from 21 to 31 and boosts resolution, allowing for more accurate, detailed forecasts.

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President Trump to Nominate Allen Robert Souza for IC Inspector General Role

White House

Allen Robert Souza, the National Security Council's principal deputy senior director for intelligence programs, has received President Trump's favor to serve as the intelligence community's inspector general. Trump intends to nominate Souza who currently supports coordination across the federal government's intelligence programs, the White House said Wednesday.

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