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Space

NASA’s New Horizons ‘phones home’ safe after Pluto flyby

Posted July 15, 2015 by

The call everyone was waiting for is in. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m., EDT, July 14 to tell the mission team and the world it had accomplished the historic first-ever flyby of Pluto.

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Events

List of events – July 2015 Pt. 2

Posted July 15, 2015 by

July 17 — Lecture: Discovery at Mars, Pasadena, Calif. www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2015&month=7 July 17 — Colloquium: Altitude Bounds in Gamma-Ray Pulsars from Pair Transparency Constraints, Sydney, Australia www.atnf.csiro.au/news/news.php?action=show_item&item_id=1419 July 18 — Space Exposition: Moon Day 2015, Dallas, Texas www.flightmuseum.com/event/moon-day-2015/ July 18 — Space Imagery Center at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Open House: Summer Science Saturday, Tuscon,…

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Headlines July 13, 2015

Posted July 13, 2015 by

Business: Raytheon helps bolster Jordan’s border security – A Raytheon-built system to help Jordan secure its borders with strife-torn Iraq and Syria is now operational. Lockheed Martin to offer converted C-130Js as maritime patrollers – Lockheed Martin is to offer a U.K-specific variant of its SC-130J Sea Hercules to Britain, as the U.K. looks to re-generate a…

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Defense

Innovative Army technology gains new potential

Posted July 13, 2015 by Ed Lopez Picatinny

The Picatinny area-protection systems track both the incoming threat and interceptor, then computes an ideal trajectory correction for the interceptor to maximize probability of mission success.   As drone technology gains greater public attention, along with its potential for hostile action against American targets, Army engineers adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could…

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Defense

Point Mugu welcomes last Navy EA-6B Prowler

Posted July 13, 2015 by

With a screaming growl, the last U.S. Navy EA-6B Prowler banked over the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Electronic Warfare Laboratory at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., completing a victory lap around the installation before coming in for a final landing June 27.

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Headlines July 10, 2015

Posted July 10, 2015 by

News: Pentagon reconsidering total F-35 buy – Gen. Joseph Dunford, the nominee for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he’s willing to rethink the acquisition plan for the most expensive weapons program ever.   Business: Lockheed, Textron final suitors for Sikorsky Aircraft – Lockheed Martin and Textron Inc. have emerged as final contenders…

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News Briefs July 10, 2015

Posted July 10, 2015 by

Putin, Rouhani discuss nuclear and security cooperation The presidents of Russia and Iran have held talks that Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says covered military and nuclear cooperation, as well as the fight against the Islamic State group. Putin and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani met July 9 in the Russian city Ufa, which is hosting a summit of…

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Defense

Army needs one ‘solid network’ to protect against cyber threats

Posted July 10, 2015 by Lora Strum

From computers and laptops, to smartphones and tablets, being "in the know" is the baseline for effective organization and leadership.

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OPM acts to protect federal workers, others from cyber threats

Posted July 10, 2015 by

U.S. Office of Personnel Management officials announced July 9 the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data and the steps it is taking to protect those affected. In late May, as a result of ongoing efforts to secure its systems, OPM discovered an incident affecting background…

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Defense

Airmen train for ‘new wild, wild west’ in cyber domain

Posted July 10, 2015 by SSgt. Jarrod Chavana

On any given day, the Defense Department defends itself against numerous cyber-attacks at installations throughout the world. To help combat this growing threat, Airmen from the 39th Information Operations Squadron train to defend computer networks against invisible ordnance in the operational domain of cyberspace.

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