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NIST Finds How to Utilize Blockchain to Secure Smart Manufacturing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has found a method to improve security for smart manufacturing systems with blockchain that provides tamper-proof transmission of data and traceability of information in the production process. NIST issued a report on Monday detailing how blockchain can help detect and deter potential digital threats in the manufacturing process.

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NASA Setting MAVEN Closer to Mars to Support Rover Communications

NASA plans to reduce the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission’s orbit around the red planet to support data exchange between the agency and its future rovers on Mars. The space agency said Monday that it will lower MAVEN spacecraft's elliptical orbit from 3,850 to 2,800 miles above the planet’s surface to serve as data-relay satellite for the Mars 2020 rover. 

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Navy Studies Ammunition Alternatives for Guns on Zumwalt-Class Ships

The U.S. Navy is exploring ways on how it can utilize the BAE System-built 155mm advanced gun systems equipped on Zumwalt-class destroyers, USNI News reported Monday. The service branch has so far identified a hyper velocity projectile, primarily designed for an electromagnetic railgun, as a potential candidate for use with the dormant gun, the report noted.

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Navy Eyes Single Combat System for Entire Surface Fleet

U.S. Navy officials are looking into developing a single combat system capable of operating on any kind of ship in the surface fleet to reduce the challenges in integrating ships and training service members, Defense News reported Monday. The Navy currently uses different combat systems on its destroyers, amphibious ships and carriers.

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Navy Schedules Commissioning for Littoral Combat Ship Wichita

The U.S. Navy is set to commission LCS 13, the littoral combat ship to be named USS Wichita, on Jan. 12 at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., the ship's designated homeport. Kate Lehrer, wife of Wichita-based former news anchor Jim Lehrer, will order the Freedom-variant LCS' activation as the ship's sponsor, and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., will administer the ceremony's principal address, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

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Navy on Schedule Towards F-35 Initial Operating Capability

The U.S. Navy is on schedule to declare initial operating capability for its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in February, with no recent delays experienced, Military.com reported Friday. Strike Fighter Squadron 147, the branch's first operational F-35 force, recently completed a milestone on USS Carl Vinson, contributing to the anticipated IOC of the aircraft.

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