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The new fight: Writing cyber into the science of war

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Every year, the Aspen Security Forum brings together the top minds in defense, intelligence and homeland security. This year, more than ever, the conversation is turning to cybersecurity – protecting computer networks and everything attached to them. Cyber is constantly changing the way conflicts and combat unfold. Here, former U.S. Navy Rear Adm. William Leigher offers insights…

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Spray-on stealth: Electronic ink from Raytheon lab makes headlines

Posted February 5, 2016 by From Raytheon Corp.

Scientists at a Raytheon-sponsored lab have developed a special electric ink that could one day replace radars and antennas – and technology publications love it. Popular Mechanics and MIT Technology Review have both published features on the ferroelectric nano-ink developed at the Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI), focusing on its potential to replace bulky, conspicuous…

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Black Friday sales set for stateside commissaries

Posted November 24, 2015 by

FORT LEE, Va. – Vendors in stateside commissaries will offer expanded discounts on 120 name-brand products during DeCA’s first ever Black Friday sales Nov. 27-29. Commissaries in Alaska and Hawaii are also participating but with fewer items. These sales will be in addition to savings on current sales packages, said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency’s…

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Obama unveils next steps in cybersecurity plan

Posted January 16, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond

WASHINGTON – Continuing an effort to help defend the nation’s computer-connected systems, President Barack Obama announced today additional steps that call for more information sharing, modernized law enforcement and updated security data breach reporting. “Cyber threats pose an enormous challenge for our country,” the president said. “As long as I’m president, protecting America’s digital infrastructure…

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Exchange Extra App puts savings at fingertips

Posted February 6, 2015 by emmauribe

DALLAS – With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange Extra app. The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is available at…

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OPM to notify employees of cybersecurity incident

Posted June 19, 2015 by Sam Schumach 

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has identified a cybersecurity incident potentially affecting personnel data for current and former federal employees, including personally identifiable information (PII). Within the last year, the OPM has undertaken an aggressive effort to update its cybersecurity posture, adding numerous tools and capabilities to its networks. As a result,…

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A year in Photos — December 2016

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier U.S. Air Force pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron secure a drop zone during a mass casualty exercise at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2016. During the exercise, pararescuemen were expected to triage, treat and evacuate casualties, and to eliminate any presence of simulated…

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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A year in Photos — September 2016

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour A C-130T stages before executing a functional-check flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2016. The aircraft will be transferred to the 220th Airlift Wing to support personnel and supply movement as well as disaster relief efforts U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman…

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AETC battles National ‘epidemic’

Posted November 18, 2015 by Air Edcucation and Training Command Safety

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — What’s worse than drinking and driving? According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, texting and driving. As a matter of fact, texting while driving is about six times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated. That’s why Air Education and Training Command is running…

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