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Member of Computer Hacking Group “NullCrew” Sentenced to Nearly Four Years

for Launching Cyber-Attacks on Corporations and Universities

CHICAGO — A Tennessee man was sentenced today to nearly four years in federal prison for launching cyber-attacks on corporations, universities and governmental entities throughout the world.

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Advanced Tech, New Operational Constructs Underlie Third Offset Strategy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2016 — A range of advanced technologies combined with new operational and organizational constructs make up the Defense Department’s Third Offset Strategy, an initiative that seeks to ensure the U.S. military stays well ahead of its most aggressive competitors, two defense technology leaders said during a recent conference.

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Investing in the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

Canvassing for the nation’s future engineering talent starts through community outreach programs, and the district seized the opportunity to showcase a variety of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers missions to approximately 160 engineering students at Jenkins High School in Savannah.

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It’s the Final Robot Countdown!

With 3.5 million dollars in prizes at stake, the DARPA Robotics Challenge is heating up.  And I mean, to a fever pitch.  These half human, half robot teams are working around the clock to be the best international disaster response crew.  With only months left on a nearly 2.5 year mission, this is the final countdown.

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2014/09/24 Neutron Vision: Going Beyond X-Rays for Advanced Imaging in the Field

 

Seeking to expand the nation’s capability to detect and identify materials that are not easily visualized by conventional imaging technologies, DARPA today released an announcement inviting proposals to develop portable, next-generation imaging tools that combine the complementary benefits of X-ray and neutron radiography.

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Seeing Through the Fog (and Dust and Snow) of War

Degraded visibility—which encompasses diverse environmental conditions including severe weather, dust kicked up during takeoff and landing and poor visual contrast among different parts of terrain—often puts both the safety and effectiveness of tactical helicopter operations at risk. Current sensor systems that can provide the necessary visualization through obscurants struggle with latency and are too large, heavy and power-intensive to comply with military rotary wing operations. 

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Lightweight, Soft Exosuit Aims to Prevent Musculoskeletal Injury in Warfighters

Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering is continuing development of a lightweight, soft exosuit for DARPA’s Warrior Web  program, which is aimed at creating technologies that mitigate musculoskeletal injuries among warfighters while improving performance. The Wyss team is seeking to integrate component technologies developed in separate Warrior Web efforts into a prototype suit that offers expanded capabilities. DARPA plans to test the final suit in appropriate mission profiles under realistic loads to evaluate performance. 

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National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)

President Obama has proposed building a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), consisting of regional hubs that will accelerate development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies for making new, globally competitive products.

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MDA Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstrators (STSS-D) Marks 1,000 Days on Orbit

On June 21, 2012 the two Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstrators (STSS-D) satellites marked their 1,000th day on orbit. The two Missile Defense Agency satellites were launched into low earth orbit on a NASA Delta II launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Sept. 25, 2009. Both satellites are operating nominally on-orbit under the control of the Missile Defense Space Development Center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and continue to deliver an operational availability rate of over 99 percent. 

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Cadet 'slips the surly bonds of Earth' in historic 1st solo powered flight

Cadet 1st Class Staci Rouse emerges enthusiastically from a T-53A trainer that she flew solo, marking a historic first for the Air Force Academy's powered flight program. Rouse, a native of Woodridge, N.J., is assigned to Cadet Squadron 40. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) 9/13/2012 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- A senior with Cadet Squadron 40 "slipped the surly bonds of Earth" during her solo flight Sept. 7, marking the first time in Air Force Academy history that a cadet has flown a solo powered flight in the T-53A.

Cadet 1st Class Staci Rouse's sortie caps more than 12 months of hard work from several agencies, said Lt. Col. Bradley Oliver, the 557th Flying Training Squadron commander.

"We hope she is the first of many cadets to solo in this program," Oliver said.

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