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Navy Employs 3D Printing for Mobile Construction Activities

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 has adopted use of additive manufacturing or 3D printing for service branch's 5th, 6th and 7th fleets. The battalion leverages tactical fabrication tools such as 3D scanners and printers as the group seeks to implement the manufacturing approach across naval sites in Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia, the U.S. Navy said Friday. The group is working to produce Class IX repair parts and Class IV materials via 3D printing to meet critical mission demands.

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DOE Opens Battery Material Recycling Hub; Daniel Simmons Quoted

The Department of Energy established a facility at the Argonne National Laboratory to reuse cobalt and lithium materials from discarded lithium-ion battery products. DOE said Friday that it opened the Battery Recycling Center hoping to recover at least 90 percent of usable battery components and develop new technology out of the materials.

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Navy to Apply AI on Readiness Strategy

The U.S. Navy plans to further implement artificial intelligence boosting readiness and establish new offices to guide the effort, AFCEA reported Friday. Adm. Christopher Grady, commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces, said at the AFCEA-USNI West 2019 Conference that the effort intends to reform the service branch's readiness approach.

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James Geurts Announces Navy’s Tech Accelerator Program at West 2019

James Geurts, assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for research, development and acquisition, officially announced the formation of a technology accelerator program at West 2019 in San Diego called NavalX, C4ISRNET reported Friday. NavalX, also known as Naval Expedition, seeks to facilitate collaboration between industry and military personnel and develop platforms designed to make the service more agile.

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DHS Finds No Evidence Pointing to Federal DNS Record Tampering

Jeanette Manfra, an official with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, has said that no evidence has so far been found to suggest that U.S. federal Domain Name System servers have been compromised by a global DNS hijacking campaign, FCW reported Friday. Initially reported in November last year, the hijacking campaign has affected numerous private companies and governments around the world.

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DARPA Launches Program to Develop Highly Adaptive AI Platforms

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced a new effort to develop adaptive artificial intelligence platforms to address real world scenarios. The agency said Thursday that its Science of Artificial Intelligence and Learning for Open-world Novelty or SAIL-ON program will explore the algorithms and engineering concepts required to build such a platform.

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GSA Receives Technology Modernization Funds to Support Pay Management System

The General Services Administration has taken $20.7M from the government's Technology Modernization Fund for the development of a new cloud-based pay and personnel management system, Federal Times reported Tuesday. The funds will support the GSA NewPay project that was meant to be a 10-year, $2.5B contract the agency awarded to teams led by Carahsoft and Grant Thornton.

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Gen. Paul Nakasone: CYBERCOM Requires an Expansion

Gen. Paul Nakasone, who leads the U.S. Cyber Command, told Congress that the force requires an expansion to accommodate mission needs, FCW reported Thursday. During a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee, he said USCYBERCOM may require over 133 teams to keep up with the technological development of U.S. adversaries.

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