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Future Destroyer Carries Name of WWII Coast Guard Veteran

The U.S. Navy has decided to name an upcoming Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer after a Coast Guard captain who served in the second World War. Richard Spencer, secretary of the Navy and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, announced the naming of the future USS Quentin Walsh or DDG 132 during a ceremony in Cherbourg, France, where the captain once deployed, the service branch said Thursday.

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Air Force Declares SBIRS GEO-4 Satellite Operational

The fourth missile warning satellite that Lockheed Martin built for the U.S. Air Force has reached operational acceptance designation from Space Command. The service said Thursday that the Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit 4 satellite transmits data to the 460th space wing-run mission control station at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado.

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NASA Moving Forward With Mars Helicopter Testing

NASA is bringing its Mars Helicopter to the final stages of testing in preparation for the autonomous vehicle's exploration mission in 2021. The helicopter underwent electrical connection, vibration and temperature tests in Denver before transferring to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in May for further trial and equipment installations, JPL said Thursday

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Army Extending Industry, Academic Collaboration for Warfare Tech

Patrick O’Neill, director of the U.S. Army’s command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance center, said the service has “embraced academia and industry” when it comes to modern warfare initiatives, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. The Army is expanding its industry and academic partnerships through efforts like promoting dialogue with nontraditional companies and establishing military programs within institutions, O’Neill told audiences at the C4ISRNET Conference in Arlington, Va.

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Air Force Launches Command Health Evaluation Tech in the Cloud

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center has deployed a metrics-based framework to distribute command information in the cloud. The Installation Health Assessment platform works to evaluate the condition of different installation and mission support areas from different commands, the U.S. Air Force said Thursday.

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Jose Arrieta: HHS Eyes Blockchain Tech Partnership With DISA for Identity Verification

Jose Arrieta, chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, said HHS plans to team up with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to leverage the HHS Accelerate blockchain procurement system in identity management, Federal News Network reported Thursday. Arrieta said he plans to meet with DISA officials to discuss a pilot project to link the blockchain tool to a user’s mobile phone or wearable device to better track behavioral data for identity verification.

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DOE, INL Release Cybersecurity Tool for Electric Grid

The Department of Energy teamed up with researchers from the Idaho National Laboratory to create a cybersecurity technology to secure an electric power grid through the visualization of intelligence data. The Structured Threat Intelligence Graph is intended to allow utility operators and owners to share, build and edit cyberattack information, INL said Wednesday.

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