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Lockheed Martin completes assembly on Arabsat’s newest communications satellite

A new, high-capacity communications satellite that will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe is one step closer to launch.

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First Sikorsky combat rescue helicopter enters final assembly

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission.

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Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.

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A different look at history

Those of you who are students of history and enjoy the subject are the ones who will carry it forward to future generations.

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NASA’s lunar outpost will extend human presence in deep space

As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing new opportunities in lunar orbit to provide the foundation for human exploration deeper into the solar system.


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Space & Technology

NASA works to improve solar electric propulsion for deep space exploration

Posted  April 20, 2016

NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. of Redmond, Wash., to design and develop an advanced electric propulsion system that will significantly advance the nation's commercial space capabilities, and enable deep space exploration missions, including the robotic portion of NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission and its Journey to Mars.

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Boeing selects supplier for 777X full-flight simulator suites

Posted  April 20, 2016

Boeing announced April 19 it has selected TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. company as its supplier for the first 777X full-flight simulator suites for Boeing’s pro forma campuses.

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NASA celebrates Earth Day with public events, online activities

Posted  April 20, 2016

This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a variety of live and online activities April 21-22, to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

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Contract Briefs

Posted  April 20, 2016

AECOM Technical Services, Los Angeles, Calif., (W911SR-16-D-0022); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (W911SR-16-D-0023); National Defense Energy & Environmental Alliance LLC, Aberdeen, Maryland (W911SR-16-D-0024); and Noblis Inc., Falls Church, Va., (W911SR-16-D-0025), were awarded a $122,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award task order contract with options to support the National Defense Center for Environmental Excellence primarily to demonstrate,…

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Many AFMC employees to convert to AcqDemo Pay, Appraisal System

Posted  April 20, 2016

Some 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command personnel have been notified they will transition to the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) pay system on June 12, 2016. For those converting to AcqDemo, their current GS performance period will end on June 11, 2016, and they will enter into the AcqDemo Contribution-Based Compensation…

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