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Marine Corps Considers Robots to Clear Mine-Filled Waters

The U.S. Marine Corps is planning to build robotic systems that would scout sea floors for possible mine threats and other man-made traps. The service branch's Crawling Remotely Operated Amphibious Breacher or CRAB would clear amphibious areas to provide a safe landing spot for troops, USMC said Thursday.

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Donna Roy to Leave DHS for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Donna Roy, executive director at the Department of Homeland Security's Information Sharing and Services Office, will leave DHS to join the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. She will serve as CFPB's chief information officer starting Nov. 10, according to an emailed announcement.

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Marines Test Ideas for New Expeditionary Approach; Lt. Gen. Eric Smith Quoted

The U.S. Marine Corps is conducting experiments to inform the structure of a new operational concept for expeditions, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Eric Smith, commanding general of USMC's Combat Development Command, said 13 teams are testing possible structures for the expeditionary advanced base operations or EABO concept.

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Navy Completes Last Test Requirement of MUOS Satcom System

The U.S. Navy has concluded the final critical testing phase of the Mobile User Objective System, a narrowband satellite communications technology. Results of the multiservice operational test and evaluation say the system is operationally effective, cybersecure, suitable for operations and ready for transition, the service branch said Wednesday.

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USMC Tests Radar Systems With New Raytheon-Made Tech

The U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated integrated operation between its radar systems and technology based on an Israeli air defense platform in August, Marine Corps Times reported Thursday. The Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar or G/ATOR performed alongside SkyHunter, a Raytheon-made air defense system based on Israel's Iron Dome technology.

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Navy Chief Learning Officer John Kroger Sets Goal to Create Thinking Force

John Kroger, newly appointed chief learning officer at the Department of the Navy, seeks to establish a force of thinkers and has been working with officials to organize DON's education system, USNI News reported Monday. As CLO, he carries the task to organize the United States Naval Academy, the future Naval Community College, Marine Corps University and other academic institutions within DON.

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