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Headlines May 4, 2015

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News: Authorization Bill a prelude to U.S. spending showdown – The House Armed Services Committee handed the Pentagon and U.S. defense sector a victory by surgically protecting weapon programs and authorizing extra war funding – but a showdown with the White House looms.   Business: Canada plans major sub-life extension – Canada has begun work on a…

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Most advanced GPS satellite comes together

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Using a 10-ton crane, Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians gently lowered the system module of the U.S. Air Force’s first next generation GPS III satellite into place over its propulsion core, successfully integrating the two into one space vehicle.

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Boeing, SWISS finalize order for three additional 777-300ERs

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Boeing, the Lufthansa Group and Swiss International Air Lines have finalized an order for three additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes, valued at $990 million at current list prices. This order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, follows SWISS’ 2013 order for six 777-300ERs, and will form the backbone of the Swiss flag-carrier’s long-haul fleet renewal….

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NASA announces new director of Ames Research Center

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced May 4 the selection of Dr. Eugene L. Tu as the next director of the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, effective immediately. Tu most recently served as the director of Exploration Technology at Ames, where he led four technology research and development divisions, including two of NASA’s…

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Headlines May 1, 2015

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Business: Airbus says it will file criminal complaint over U.S. spy claims – European aviation and aeronautics giant Airbus said April 30 it would file a criminal complaint against persons unknown following German media reports it had become a target of U.S. industrial espionage. Finmeccanica outlines way ahead in U.K. market – Details have emerged about how…

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News Briefs May 1, 2015

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U.S. commander says NATO to step up its intelligence-sharing The top U.S. commander for NATO says the alliance will begin to improve intelligence-sharing with members and cooperation about the movement of foreign fighters from Iraq and Syria to the U.S. and other Western countries. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove says individual nations have been sharing…

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A Million Makes a Difference

Posted May 1, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Being part of a team and working for a world renowned company that produces superior aircraft is a lot to be proud of.

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Coalition comes together to house area’s homeless vets

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A coalition of Antelope Valley social service and community organizations has banded together with the ambitious goal of housing the area’s homeless veteran population by December 2015. The initiative, dubbed Home for Good, has received financial support from the Veterans Administration, United Way and Kaiser Permanente. Local participating agencies include the Antelope Valley Domestic Violence…

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Airbus profit up on Dassault sale but orders down

Posted May 1, 2015 by AP

European planemaker Airbus says it has seen its profit jump in the first quarter thanks to the sale of a stake in rival Dassault Aviation, though its plane orders and deliveries fell slightly. Airbus reported net profit of 792 million euros ($871 million) in the first quarter, compared with 439 million euros a year earlier….

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‘Sentient data’ may one day augment Soldier capability

Posted May 1, 2015 by David Vergun

"Sentient data" that can feel and perceive things might one day protect Soldiers and their networks, a leading scientist said.

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