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NIH Appoints Helene Langevin Director of National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Helene Langevin, a professor at Harvard Medical School, is set to join the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health in November as director. In her upcoming role, she will supervise NCCIH's projects that revolve around unconventional approaches to health care and medicine, the National Institutes of Health said Wednesday.

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AFRL Verifies Process to Extend Service Life of Aircraft Hydraulic Lines

The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate has developed, tested and verified a cold spray coating process designed to extend the service life of aircraft hydraulic lines. The process accelerates metal particles via high pressure to allow for bonding onto surfaces without the need for high temperatures, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Wednesday.

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Matthew Travis: DHS’ National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center to Remain Amid National Risk Mgmt Center Establishment

Matthew Travis, deputy undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security's National Protection and Programs Directorate, said the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center will retain its responsibilities even when the National Risk Management Center is formally holding office, FCW reported Tuesday.

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Federal CIO Suzette Kent: Federal IT Leaders Should Expect New Cybersecurity Reporting Metrics Before Year Ends

Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has said federal agencies should expect the White House to implement new cybersecurity reporting guidelines, as part of the administration's efforts to have agencies reflect its IT goals, NextGov reported Tuesday.

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James Mattis: DoD Moves Ahead With Plans for New Space Command

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the Defense Department has initiated steps to establish a space-focused military command as part of a reorganization plan, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. He said Tuesday at the Pentagon that DoD will use existing resources and personnel to fund and operate the proposed space command, which will be led by a four-star general.

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Navy Eyes Large Surface Combatant Procurement in 2023; Rear Adm. Ron Boxall Quoted

The U.S. Navy plans to purchase its first Future Surface Combatant ship in 2023 in support of its Arleigh Burke Flight III warship program, USNI News reported Tuesday. The combatant ship will integrate design elements from Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) and Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) destroyer vessels, according to the report.

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