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President Biden Picks Defense Exec Mara Karlin as Nominee for Strategic Role

Mara Karlin

President Biden has nominated Mara Karlin, a Pentagon executive focused on international security affairs, to become the Department of Defense's (DOD) assistant secretary for strategy, plans and capabilities. Karlin began her public sector career as a civil servant at the Office of the Secretary of Defense and went on to fill various advisory roles related to national security.

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Army-Led Multisector Team Creates Dataset for Thermal Facial Recognition

U.S. Army

Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has developed a large set of thermal face data to support facial recognition in dark environments. The team used a long wave infrared camera to capture over 500,000 thermal images of 395 faces. Thermal data on a subject's head pose, expressions and eyeglasses serve as references to reproduce physical conditions.

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Library of Congress to Hold 2020 GIS Day Focused on COVID-19 Analysis

COVID-19 Analysis

The Library of Congress plans to hold this year’s GIS Day on Nov. 18th as part of efforts to promote the use of geographic information science to monitor the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Library of Congress will hold the event at 1 p.m. ET and will also provide access to the presentations at a later date.

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NASA Studying Asteroid Behavior Ahead of Planetary Defense Test Launch in 2021

NASA is facilitating observations of a binary asteroid and its small moonlet to serve as the target for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test intended to demonstrate kinetic impact for planetary defense, NASA said Monday. The agency is studying the behavior of the asteroid Didymos A and its moonlet Didymos B using telescopes at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., as well as other locations around the world.

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