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USAF AFWERX Event Tackles Opportunities to Rebuild, Modernize Tyndall AFB; Brig. Gen. Patrice Melancon, Lowell Usrey Quoted

Tyndall AFB

A program held by the U.S. Air Force's AFWERX innovation program highlighted opportunities to rebuild the hurricane-damaged Tyndall Air Force Base as a modern, state-of-the-art installation. AFWERX will unveil the top technology proposals on Aug. 7th. These entries will be eligible for the effort's succeeding phase.

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NASA, Swift Engineering Fly New Earth Observation UAS for Testing

HALE UAS

NASA's Ames Research Center partnered with Swift Engineering to test-fly a new solar-powered unmanned aircraft system designed for Earth observation and atmospheric research. The High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE UAS) flew for two hours to demonstrate low-altitude operations.

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Air Force, DDS to Administer Cybersecurity Workshops, Hacking Contests in DEF CON Virtual Event; Will Roper Quoted

Will Roper

The Defense Digital Service and the Department of the Air Force plan to host a series of virtual workshops and hacking contests that tackle space system security. The Space Security Challenge 2020 calls for security researchers to take part in a satellite hacking contest and virtual workshops from Aug. 7 to 9 as part of the DEF CON online event.

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AFRL, Wright Brothers Institute Partner to Launch Virtual Communications Competition for Universities; Stephen Hary Quoted

AFRL

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Wright Brothers Institute have partnered to virtually administer a competition through which university students exhibit skills in communications technology. This year's Beyond 5G University Challenge tasks its participants to develop applications for software-defined radios and networks.

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ISS Demos Technologies on Educational CubeSat

TechEdSat-10

The International Space Station (ISS) has deployed a CubeSat that holds new radio, propulsion and communications technologies, as well as improved power performance and increased storage. TechEdSat-10, the 10th entry to the Technology Educational Satellite series, features four cameras, nine processors, one graphics processing unit, eight radios and power storage with the capacity for 150 watt-hours.

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New DARPA Program Aims to Safely, Easily Update Legacy Software

DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched an effort to help developers safely update old software without the need to rewrite the code entirely. DARPA will use novel concepts to allow for incremental updates in legacy software under the Verified Security and Performance Enhancement of Large Legacy Software or V-SPELLS program.

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NASA Confirms Integration Schedule of Lucy Asteroid Probe Mission

Jupiter Asteroids

NASA has concluded the systems integration review of a space probe mission that will explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, verifying the spacecraft's components for integration. The review evaluated the integration schedule of the Lucy spacecraft's subsystems, electrical components, scientific instruments, navigation systems and communications.

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Army Official Jonathan Moak Nominated for New Financial Management Role

Jonathan Moak

Jonathan Moak, principal deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for financial management and comptroller, has received President Trump's selection for a higher-level role. Trump intends to nominate Moak for the role of assistant secretary of the Army for financial management and comptroller.

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