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VA wards contract for independent assessment of health care

Posted October 6, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Oct. 1 that the MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit company that operates multiple federally funded research and development centers, has been awarded a contract to support the Independent Assessment of VA health care processes, as required by the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. MITRE Corporation will serve…

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News Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted October 3, 2014 by

Six implicated in National Guard bribery scheme Six people were implicated Oct. 1 in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said. The Department of Justice unveiled the charges the individuals face in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Court documents show…

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65th AGRS inactivated

Posted October 3, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler Lt. Col. Gregory Wintill, former commander of the 65th Aggressor Squadron, cases the 65th AGRS flag at the Flanker Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept 26, 2014. The 65th AGRS has helped to train thousands of service members by acting in the aggressor role…

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Boeing delivers first new-build MH-47G special ops Chinook

Posted October 3, 2014 by

Boeing completed initial flight and delivery of the first, new-build MH-47G configured Chinook helicopter to the U.S.Army Special Operations Aviation Command Sept. 29, 2014 ñ a full month ahead of schedule. It is an honor to be trusted to design, produce and deliver this advanced capability for the Army Special Operations customer, said Steve Parker,…

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First DOD general officer completes F-35 qualification training

Posted October 3, 2014 by Samuel King Jr.

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U. S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, has a laugh with Airman 1st Class John Patterson, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, after completing his final qualifying flight in the F-35A Lightning II Sept. 26, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Silveria became the first…

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Business

Pratt & Whitney increases capacity by signing long-term supplier agreements

Posted October 3, 2014 by

At its semi-annual Partner and Supplier Forum, Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, announced it has signed an additional $6 billion in long-term agreements since May. In total, Pratt & Whitney has signed more than 135 agreements with a projected spend of $16 billion to support the company’s expected production increase. The agreements,…

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Navy LCAC C4N suite completes critical design review

Posted October 3, 2014 by

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Navy successfully completed the Critical Design Review for a new Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Navigation suite for landing craft, air cushion, Naval Sea Systems Command announced Oct. 2. The LCAC C4N suite, also known as the command module electronics package, is the user interface the crew uses to operate…

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Search, rescue ops conclude unsuccessfully for missing aircrew

Posted October 3, 2014 by

MANAMA, Bahrain – U.S. forces in the North Arabian Gulf concluded a search and rescue operation for a missing U.S. Marine Corps aircrew member today at 3 p.m., GMT, after efforts to locate him were unsuccessful. The Marine is presumed lost at sea. The Marine aircrew member went into the water Oct. 1 when the…

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NASA selects nine space radiobiology research proposals

Posted October 3, 2014 by

NASA/SOHO image NASA’s space radiobiology research aims to mitigate the harmful effects of the space radiation environment on astronaut health outside of the relative protection of the Van Allen belts (pictured in blue). NASA’s Human Research Program will fund nine proposals for ground-based research that will help enable extended and safer human exploration of space…

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News Briefs September 29, 2014

Posted September 29, 2014 by

Navy awards ship design grant to UNO The University of New Orleans has received a $210,000 grant from the Navy s Office of Naval Research to test information gathering and analysis techniques intended to improve warship design. The goal for warship designers is to produce a vessel that can be repurposed numerous times throughout its…

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