IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Operations Release No: PA-024-18June 18, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate seats for news media aboard military-chartered aircraft for travel from Joint Base Andrews to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to cover military commission pre-trial proceedings scheduled for United States v. Majid Shoukat Khan, July 17 – [...]
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WASHINGTON — President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. The president is expected to sign Space Policy Directive 3 during a meeting of the National Space Council at the White House. The policy addresses [...]
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Coalition-supported forces destroyed an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-owned cache of narcotic drugs in southern Syria, June 12, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. The drugs, estimated to have a black market value of $1.4 million, were seized by the coalition's Maghawir al-Thowra partners during counter-ISIS operations [...]
WASHINGTON — A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. Speaking at a meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) June 14, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate’s space subcommittee, [...]
Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing
LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 18, 2018—Researchers at Los Alamos and partners in France and Germany are exploring the enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes as single-photon emitters for quantum information processing. Their analysis of progress in the field is published in this week’s edition of the journal Nature Materials. “We are particularly interested in advances in [...]
Defense budget bill creates path for future network of military, commercial communications satellites
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has to explain how it will buy communications services from the private sector to supplement military satellites, congressional appropriators said in a report last week. The language from the House Appropriations defense subcommittee picks up where it left off in March when it inserted $600 million in the 2018 Air Force [...]
WASHINGTON -- The United States needs its Merchant Marine officers to employ discipline, strategic thinking and strong ethics in the often challenging and dangerous maritime transport industry, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today during his commencement remarks to 187 graduates at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. The new Merchant [...]
By Terri Moon Cronk, Dept. of Defense WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told this year's U.S. Naval War College graduates, June 15, he is confident they'll carry forward the legacy of the school's founding officers as they take their intellectual firepower forward to tackle the security challenges of our time."[We] are witnessing [...]
Commencement Address by Secretary Mattis at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Transcript View Press Operations Secretary of Defense James N. MattisJune 16, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES N. MATTIS: Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Thanks very much. (APPLAUSE) Well, if you clap like that when [...]
Press Operations Release No: CR-113-18June 15, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $503,228,000 for a not-to-exceed modification to a previously issued firm-fixed-price delivery order 0584 placed against basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This modification provides for air vehicle initial spares, to include [...]