Tag Archives: Texas

Army Tests Secure Wireless Package to Boost Mobility

The U.S. Army has tested secure wireless equipment designed to help soldiers reduce the time it takes to setup and disassemble a tactical operations center. The service branch said Thursday the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division trained with the Secure Wireless package at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. …

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sworn in as Energy Secretary

Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, has been sworn in as head of the Energy Department  after the Senate confirmed his appointment via a 62-37 vote. Perry said in a statement published Thursday that he will support DOE’s efforts to “provide stable, reliable, affordable and secure sources of American energy.” He also aims to …

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Navy Realigns Information Warfare Learning Sites

The U.S. Navy has subordinated the Center for Information Warfare Training’s learning sites under training commands in a move to increase oversight of the facilities. The service branch said Tuesday that CIWT’s 12 learning sites will be renamed “information warfare training sites” and placed under the control of Information Warfare Training Commands in Virginia …

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FAA: California Records Highest Number of Unauthorized Drone Incidents Among US States

The Federal Aviation Administration has found that California had the most number of reported unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems incidents among U.S. states from October 2015 to September 2016. California accounted for 21 percent out of approximately 1,744 disclosed UAS encounters nationwide, according to a California State Threat Assessment Center joint public safety bulletin posted Nov. …

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Ashton Carter: Recruitment, Training Key to Future Force Development

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said “building the force of the future” requires recruitment, training and retention of service members as well as provision of healthcare support to uniformed personnel, DoD News reported Thursday. Karen Parrish writes Carter made the remarks Wednesday during his visit to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. …

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Air Force, NNSA Deploy Mock Nuclear Bombs From B-2 Stealth Bombers

The U.S. Air Force and National Nuclear Security Administration have conducted two flight tests that had joint test assemblies of B61-7 and B61-11 nuclear bombs released from two separate B-2A Spirit stealth bombers. NNSA said Thursday JTAs are mock weapons that do not contain nuclear materials but are built to feature sensors and …

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DoD Launches New Defense Innovation Office in Texas

The Defense Department has unveiled a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, that will work to connect the department with local innovators in an effort to acquire new technologies for warfighters and address national security challenges. Christy Abizaid, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia and a National Security Council …

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Frank Kendall: DoD Likely to Establish 3rd Outpost for Defense Innovation Hub

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said the Defense Department aims to open a third outpost for the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization in the next few months, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes Austin, Texas, could be a possible location for the third DIUx office after Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited an innovation hub there in …

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