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Army scientists scout energy solutions for the battlefield

Posted April 26, 2013 by Joyce P. Brayboy

What if scientists and engineers could scavenge energy for warfighters, like bottom feeders scavenge in the ocean? The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, along with the Army science and technology community, is pursuing novel technology aspects of the Army’s Operational Energy Strategy. Energy Scavenging is just one way ARL experts are getting more from…

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General Dynamics Completes Successful Critical Design Review for Knifefish Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

Posted April 12, 2013 by PR Newswire

FAIRFAX, Va., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has successfully completed the critical design review for Knifefish, the surface-mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle (SMCM UUV), one month ahead of schedule. The General Dynamics team will now begin the development of the system hardware and software to integrate the approved design via…

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Wyle wins $24 million engineering contract from Naval Air Systems Command

Posted April 5, 2013 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Wyle has been awarded a $24 million contract to provide specialized engineering expertise for the Naval Air Systems Command’s Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Division. Wyle’s efforts will include electromagnetic environmental effects systems engineering and related acquisition support, and test and evaluation of aircraft, weapons, support equipment, training and avionics systems. Wyle will…

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Air Force migrates civilian personnel records to OPM

Posted April 5, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force has migrated Air Force employee electronic official personnel folders to the Office of Personnel Management eOPF version, Air Force Personnel Center officials said April 2. The eOPF is a secure, digitized version of a hardcopy personnel folder that contains official human resource records for each federal employee. The system enhances portability of…

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2012 climate survey shows overall satisfaction with jobs, leaders

Posted February 22, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Air Force graphic by Angel Herrero de Frutos More than 163,000 airmen across the Air Force voiced their opinions in the online Air Force Climate Survey conducted May 11-June 22, with results indicating airmen are satisfied with unit performance and trust their leaders, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 19. Conducted every two years,…

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TFSC-SA, AFPC Web applications unavailable for system maintenance

Posted February 22, 2013 by

The Total Force Service Center-San Antonio, A1 Service Desk and Air Force Personnel Center Web applications will be unavailable from 6 p.m. Feb. 23 to 8 a.m. Feb. 24 CDT for system maintenance. The major personnel applications and systems affected by this maintenance event include all of AFPC’s secure applications and other Web applications on…

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Boeing claws back ground lost to Airbus

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Pan Pylas

Boeing beat Airbus in the aircraft order stakes at this year’s Farnborough Airshow, booking potential deals worth more than double the size of its European arch-rival. Though the highlight of its week was unveiled July 12 in Chicago, Ill., where it announced a United Airlines order for 150 aircraft, Boeing said it took total orders…

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Sierra Nevada Corporation successfully completes Dream Chaser nose landing gear test

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems has successfully completed testing of the nose landing gear for the Dream Chaser(r) orbital crew vehicle. This milestone evaluated the impact forces experienced by the landing gear at the front of the vehicle, the nose, in order to ensure safe runway landing capability of the Dream Chaser during approach and…

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NASA’s car-sized rover nears daring landing on Mars

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

NASA’s most advanced planetary rover is on a precise course for an early August landing beside a Martian mountain to begin two years of unprecedented scientific detective work. However, getting the Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars will not be easy. “The Curiosity landing is the hardest NASA mission ever attempted in the history…

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Seal Beach opens new energy efficient training building

Posted June 22, 2012 by By PO1 Eli Medellin

Base and Marine Corps staff celebrated the grand opening of a new energy efficient office and training building aboard Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., June 14. The new building is designed to be certified to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards through the use of sustainable materials, incorporating energy and water efficiency, on-site…

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