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DoD to Examine Feasibility of Lockable Opioid Package

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The Defense Department will conduct a feasibility study on the use of locking vials to prevent opioid pilfering and abuse in an effort to comply with a provision in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Safe RX said Thursday the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act also provides funds to state and local government agencies to research the …

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Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, DoD to Collaborate on Devt of Strategy to Address Potential Nuclear Threats

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The U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board will help the Defense Department develop a strategy to address potential nuclear missile issues brought by its connectivity to the rest of the warfighting system, Nextgov reported Friday. Patrick Tucker writes Werner J.A. Dahm, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board chair, said nuclear systems such as …

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GAO Evaluates DoD’s Efforts to Develop Inventory Monitoring Strategy

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The Defense Department is working to implement eight open recommendations from the Government Accountability Office on issues regarding the inventory of contracted services such as the development of a strategy to compile the inventory and define roles of stakeholders. A GAO study published Monday says DoD faces issues such as an underlying inventory …

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Army Research Lab: Nanotechnology has Potential to Advance Engine Technology

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The Army Research Laboratory has conducted research on nanotechnology that indicate nanomaterials could potentially work to advance engine technology. The study led by Kristopher Darling, a materials scientist with ARL’s lightweight and specialty metals branch, could drive the discovery of new materials applications for nanotechnology such as for turbine engines, the U.S. Army said Tuesday. Darling and his team …

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Air Force Research Lab Studies Metal Fatigue in Aircraft Components

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The Air Force Research Laboratory has conducted a study on metal fatigue in aircraft components to learn more about microscopic crack formations and their possible effects on aircraft safety. The metals branch of the lab’s materials and manufacturing directorate investigated the early stages of crack formation in turbine engine materials to find …

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GAO: OPM Director Should Work with Agencies to Support Hiring Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Office of Personnel Management director work with agencies to aid hiring efforts and analyze the extent to which hiring authorities meet requirements and refine, eliminate or expand authorities as necessary. GAO said in a report published Thursday that OPM should sustain the Hiring Excellence Campaign‘s …

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NIST Conducts Study on Occupant Evacuation Elevator for People with Mobility Impairments

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a report on the challenges faced by people with mobility impairments during emergency evacuations from multi-story buildings. NIST said Friday it conducted the Perspectives of Occupants with Mobility Impairments on Fire Evacuation and Elevators study through face-to-face interviews with 51 persons that have mobility impairments to …

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DoD IG: NAVSUP Naval Radar Sustainment, Logistics Contracts Need More Performance Metrics

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The Defense Department‘s inspector general has said the Naval Supply Systems Command’s weapon systems support office should apply more performance metrics into logistics contracts used to sustain a Lockheed Martin-developed naval radar system. According to an audit report published Monday,the U.S. Navy’s AN/SPY‑1 Phased Array Radar performance-based logistics contracts has not incentivized support contractors Lockheed and Raytheon …

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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Non-Military Service DoD Spending on IT Goods to Decline Through 2020

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Spending on information technology goods and services by Defense Department agencies excluding the military services will record a negative growth rate of 0.2 percent from fiscal year 2016 to 2021, according to Deltek research analyst Alex Rossino. Rossino wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the firm’s “Federal Information Technology Market, 2016-2021 Forecast Report” has …

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RAND: VA Generally Offers Comparable Healthcare Quality to Non-VA Systems

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A study by California-based nonprofit research organization RAND has found that the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ healthcare system generally delivered care that was “better or equal” in quality compared to non-VA systems. RAND said Monday the study analyzed 10 years’ worth of research and medical literature on the VA health system and noted that there …

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