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Stanford Students Develop App to Support Military Training

A team of Stanford University graduate students from multiple disciplines have won a Department of Defense-led competition for military-applied technologies. The team entered a training support app, originally designed to accelerate and streamline athletic training, to the Hacking4Defense competition in San Francisco, Calif., Stanford said Thursday.

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NIST Demos Experimental Atomic Clock

The National Institute of Standards and Technology tested a miniature atomic clock designed to tick at optical frequencies. The experimental clock consists of rubidium atoms placed in a vapor cell and two frequency combs that function to link the ticks to low microwave frequencies, NIST said Friday.

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James Mattis Named Davies Family Distinguished Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution

James Mattis, former secretary of the Department of Defense and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, has been named Davies Family Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, effective May 1. Mattis plans to focus his research on domestic and international security policy and participate in military and national security-related programs and events at Hoover sites in California and Washington, D.C., the institution said Tuesday.

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ONR Launches Innovation Effort to Accelerate Warfighter Tech Delivery

The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research has launched a program that seeks to facilitate the rapid delivery of new technology platforms to U.S. Marines and sailors. ONR said Monday the Naval Innovation Process Adoption effort aims to help naval organizations address technology development and acquisition challenges through a common problem-solving language and approach. …

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DoD Units, Universities Test Air Platforms in GPS-Denied Environment

A group of Defense Department organizations and U.S. universities has tested various aircraft in an environment where global positioning system signal is degraded. The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday the week-long demonstration dubbed Developmental Test Navigation Festival was carried out in Edwards Air Force Base, California to evaluate aerial system performance in …

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NASA, Italian Counterpart Partner to Study Cosmic X-Rays

NASA and Italy’s space agency have agreed to jointly launch a mission that will explore cosmic X-rays beginning in 2020. Robert Lightfoot, acting administrator of NASA, and Roberto Battiston, president of the Italian space agency, signed an agreement at the Paris Air Show to establish the terms of cooperation under the Imaging …

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DARPA Develops Military System Performance Prediction Tools

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has developed mathematical tools and methods to help designers understand risks associated with the design and modeling of large military systems such as aerospace vehicles and engines. Research teams under DARPA’s Enabling Quantification of Uncertainty in Physical Systems program have developed uncertainty quantification tools to increase chances that new …

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Gen. John Hyten: US Needs to Deter Conflict in Space

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, has said the U.S. needs to deter “bad behavior” and conflict in space amid efforts of Russia and China to build weapons for space deployment, Stratcom reported Tuesday. Clifton B. Parker writes Hyten told audience during a talk at …

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Trump to Appoint Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as DoD Secretary

James Mattis, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, has been selected by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as secretary of the Defense Department, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Dan Lamothe writes Trump announced his plan to appoint Mattis during a post-election rally Thursday in Cincinnati. The appointment of Mattis, who retired in 2013 …

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