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GAO: Information Sharing Could Help Keep Competitive Edge in Synthetic Biology, Quantum Computing

The Government Accountability Office has outlined potential measures the U.S. government should consider to maintain the country’s competitive edge in synthetic biology, quantum computing and other research areas. Those considerations include the information sharing; development of a strategic approach to convene potential partners through consortia; emphasis on technology development and commercialization; and talent recruitment, training and employee retention to build up the science and technology workforce, GAO said in a report published Wednesday.

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GAO: Air Force to Deploy New Combat Rescue Helicopters to Active Component by FY 2020

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force intends to start fielding in fiscal 2020 new Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that have recorded the most flight time when it comes to staff recovery missions. GAO said in a report published Thursday the service will initially deploy the new helicopters to the active component six years ahead of the reserve component and to the Air National Guard by 2027.

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Army Teams Complete Training With Raytheon-Made Weapon System

Teams from the U.S. Army have completed training for a new weapon system as part of the Atlantic Resolve effort that aims to rotate troops within the European theater to protect NATO allies within the region. The Army said Tuesday the teams underwent 40 hours of training on using the Javelin system through a computer-based basic skills …

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Marine Corps Plans Laser-based Shooting Simulation Tech Upgrade

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to update the military branch’s force-on-force shooting simulation system to accommodate replication for arcing shooting, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday. The branch aims to increase the capacity of laser systems to replicate the weight of bullets, a factor critical to simulating shots from mortars and grenade launchers, the …

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Marines Conduct Aerial Refueling Training in Hazardous Scenario

The U.S. Marine Corps has completed a “hot refueling” training exercise in Iwakuni, Japan, to familiarize marines with special equipment designed for operations in hazardous environments. Marines wore Mission Oriented Protective Posture 4 gear composed of a mask, boots, suit and gloves during an F-35B Lightning II aircraft refueling activity, the Defense Department said Monday. …

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Airborne Tactical Advantage Company Supports Marine Corps F-35B Training

Textron‘s Airborne Tactical Advantage Company arrived Aug. 20 on Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort to train Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 pilots in using the F-35B Lightning II aircraft, Dvids reported Nov. 6, 2017. The training course will include classroom discussions, application exercises and air battle exercises. “We are a civilian …

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