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Cybersecurity in avionics

When we think of cybersecurity, we think of applying protection measures to our desktop computers such as installing antivirus programs and using passcodes and pin numbers. Just like our computers, aircraft systems are vulnerable and are not exempt from a cyber-attack. 

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Army recognizes best Lean Six Sigma initiatives

Saving millions of dollars, the recipients of this year's Lean Six Sigma excellence awards reduced processing times, improved health of the force and increased readiness.

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Army simulator provides readiness to drone flight crews

An advanced Army simulator is reducing risks and saving costs at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center.

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Defense officials describe priorities for operating in contested space domain

Space enables everything the joint force does and the national security space architecture must protect and defend that capability in a contested environment, officials from the Air Force, the intelligence community and the Defense Department told a House panel in recent testimony.

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First gender-integrated infantry one station unit training graduates

Over the last 18 months, the U.S. Army at Fort Benning has trained and graduated its first female Ranger course students, its first female Armor officers, and on May 19, 2017, the Army graduated its first gender-integrated Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT).


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Headlines – May 17, 2017

Posted  May 17, 2017

News ‘Areas of active hostilities:’ Trump’s troubling increases to Obama’s wars – The Defense Department is quietly scrambling to define a little-known term coined by the Obama administration that conveys vast authority over how and where it can fight wars, fearing that existing ambiguities could make military commanders less accountable and more liable under the…

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News Briefs – May 17, 2017

Posted  May 17, 2017

Convicted transgender soldier will stay on active duty The Army says that when transgender solider Chelsea Manning is released from military prison May 17 she will remain on active duty in a special status, pending her final appellate review. An Army spokeswoman, Lt. Col. Jennifer Johnson, said Manning will be released in accordance with former…

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Defense

Air Force to Release F-35 Weight Restrictions

Posted  May 17, 2017

Air Force leaders recently removed the restriction that kept pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A.

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Space

University students to evaluate designs in NASA’s astronaut training pool

Posted  May 17, 2017

Thirty-one student teams from across the country will test their designs in simulated microgravity this year as part of NASA’s Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) activity. Test sessions will be May 22-27 and June 5-10. Micro-g NExT challenges undergraduate research students to design, build and test a tool that addresses an authentic,…

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Business

Boeing, Malindo Air celebrate first 737 MAX delivery

Posted  May 17, 2017

Boeing May 16 marked the first delivery of the new 737 MAX. The airplane, a 737 MAX 8, was handed over to Malindo Air at the Seattle Delivery Center. The Malaysia-based airline will be the first to put the 737 MAX into commercial service. “This airplane will change the face of the single-aisle market,” said…

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