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USS Cole Holds Remembrance Ceremony

By Lt. j.g. Travis Greenaway, SURFLANT public affairs NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) crew, families and guests gathered together at Naval Station Norfolk to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the ship's bombing, with a wreath-laying and "Roll Call of Heroes," Oct. 12.The remembrance ceremony honored and celebrated the [...]

USS Cole Holds Remembrance Ceremony 2017-10-13T14:10:17+00:00

Largest all-electric satellite to date completes orbit-raising in record time

LONDON — Eutelsat’s newest satellite reached its target position in the geostationary orbit this week only four months after its launch, setting an industry record for the fastest all electric orbit-raising. Eutelsat-172b was launched June 1 along with Viast-2 aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. The satellite’s builder Airbus said the record time had been achieved [...]

Largest all-electric satellite to date completes orbit-raising in record time 2017-10-12T14:08:34+00:00

General Atomics ramping cubesat production, muses railgun smallsat launcher

WASHINGTON — General Atomics is better known for building Predator combat drones and mining uranium than building spacecraft, but that could change as the company develops an interest in building defense-focused cubesats. Also in the realm of possibility: using expertise from building railguns to design a large, electromagnetic cannon as a means to orbit small [...]

General Atomics ramping cubesat production, muses railgun smallsat launcher 2017-10-12T14:08:36+00:00

NNSA and partners launch project to reduce use of radioactive source-based devices in New York City

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has partnered with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) to launch the first citywide initiative to reduce the reliance on risk significant devices in medical and research applications. This combined effort [...]

NNSA and partners launch project to reduce use of radioactive source-based devices in New York City 2017-10-12T14:08:53+00:00

With Kestrel Eye satellite on deck for deployment, Army gears up for direct-tasking exercises

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army’s experimental Kestrel Eye is scheduled to deploy Oct. 24 from the International Space Station to begin a two-year mission testing how the small satellite can speed the delivery of time-sensitive overhead imagery to soldiers on the ground, according to a senior Army official.  The mission will influence whether the Army pushes [...]

With Kestrel Eye satellite on deck for deployment, Army gears up for direct-tasking exercises 2017-10-12T14:08:38+00:00

Pentagon procurement chief Ellen Lord: ‘Lots of needs, opportunity in space’

  WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is coming to grips with the possibility that Congress will pass a law to create a new military service dedicated to space. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Air Force leaders oppose the measure, but regardless of the final legislative outcome, there is a growing recognition that military space issues demand [...]

Pentagon procurement chief Ellen Lord: ‘Lots of needs, opportunity in space’ 2017-10-12T14:08:39+00:00

Upcoming Events from Your SBA

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. SBA New Mexico District Office Upcoming Events from Your SBA Workshop: Managing Business RiskDate: Tuesday, October 17, 2017Time: 9:00am - 12:00pmLocation: Kaplan Real Estate School, Classroom 3 Address: 8205 Spain NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109Presented By: SCORE Albuquerque and the SBA New Mexico District OfficeRegistration Required: [...]

Upcoming Events from Your SBA 2017-10-11T14:09:41+00:00

Lockheed seeing payoff from investments in commercial space technology

ARLINGTON, VA — Electronics in small packages can do big things in space. That sort of sums up the thinking behind defense industry giant Lockheed Martin’s move to invest in commercial companies that build tiny satellites and sensors, and develop data-crunching software. The Orion deep-space exploration vehicle that Lockheed Martin is building for NASA will [...]

Lockheed seeing payoff from investments in commercial space technology 2017-10-11T14:09:26+00:00

Featured Graduate Fellow: Ruby Russell

The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise. These full-time, salaried positions offer a year of specialized, on-the-job training and the chance to tackle real-world challenges in one of NNSA’s program offices. Program participants are able to develop technical and leadership skills to launch [...]

Featured Graduate Fellow: Ruby Russell 2017-10-11T14:09:47+00:00

Dena Edwards named DOE Outstanding Contractor Security Professional of the Year

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Oct. 11, 2017—Dena Edwards, a security professional in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Associate Directorate for Mission Assurance, Security and Emergency Response, was named Outstanding Contractor Security Professional of the Year by the Department of Energy. “Dena is a true professional who has made a visible and valuable positive difference in our laboratory [...]

Dena Edwards named DOE Outstanding Contractor Security Professional of the Year 2017-10-11T14:09:33+00:00