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Ukraine changes tactics on North Korea engine claims

MOSCOW — In the days that followed Monday’s  report in The New York Times that North Korea may have illicitly procured advanced Soviet-era rocket engines from Ukraine, the response out of the post-Soviet nation could best be described as trolling. Not long after the report was published, outraged Ukrainian social media users directed their outrage [...]

Ukraine changes tactics on North Korea engine claims 2017-08-18T14:07:41+00:00

7th Fleet Announces USS Fitzgerald Accountability Determinations

By U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief of the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, Commander, 7th Fleet Aug, 18.Additionally, a number of officer and enlisted watch standers were held accountable.The determinations were [...]

7th Fleet Announces USS Fitzgerald Accountability Determinations 2017-08-18T14:07:57+00:00

Air Force names space operations officials

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force has named Shawn Barnes to be assistant deputy chief of staff for space operations directorate, and Maj. Gen. Pamela Lincoln to be mobilization assistant to the deputy chief of staff for space operations. The Air Force has yet to name the deputy chief for the new directorate, but Air Force [...]

Air Force names space operations officials 2017-08-18T14:07:42+00:00

Navy to Commission USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3)

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will commission the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) during a 5 p.m. AST ceremony Thursday, August 17, at Khalifa bin Salman Port in Al Hidd, Bahrain.The future Lewis B. Puller - currently USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3 )- is the second ship to bear the [...]

Navy to Commission USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) 2017-08-17T14:08:35+00:00

Navy Announces New Authority for COs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- In an effort to reduce administrative distractions and further empower commanding officers (CO), the Navy announced Wednesday in NAVADMIN 200/17 that it will grant COs the authority to reinstate Sailors to E4 who were previously reduced in rank to E3.Additionally, this NAVADMIN also announces the elimination of the E4 advancement exam for [...]

Navy Announces New Authority for COs 2017-08-17T14:08:36+00:00

Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors Posthumously Advanced

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Wednesday that the seven Sailors who died aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), were posthumously advanced to their next rank.- Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia, was posthumously advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class.- Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California, was [...]

Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors Posthumously Advanced 2017-08-16T14:08:53+00:00

Superconductivity research reveals potential new state of matter

“These heavy fermion materials have a different hierarchy of energy scales than is found in transition metal and organic materials, but they often have similar complex and intertwined physics coupling spin, charge and lattice degrees of freedom.” Common phenomenon could be key to understanding mechanism of unconventional superconductivity LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 16, 2017—A potential [...]

Superconductivity research reveals potential new state of matter 2017-08-16T14:08:39+00:00

Smallsat developers propose self-regulation to address orbital debris concerns

LOGAN, Utah — As the number of cubesats and other small satellites grows, experts advise that some degree of industry self-regulation will be needed to avoid collisions that could lead to more restrictive government regulations. During a panel session at the 31st Annual Conference on Small Satellites here Aug. 6, representatives from across the smallsat [...]

Smallsat developers propose self-regulation to address orbital debris concerns 2017-08-16T14:08:27+00:00

Nuclear command and control problems dominate U.S. Air Force focus, GAO finds

WASHINGTON – While the U.S Air Force is taking more steps to oversee nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3), the service must focus more on short-term problems than long-term issues, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says in its report, “Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications: Update on Air Force Oversight Effort and Selected Acquisition Programs,” released [...]

Nuclear command and control problems dominate U.S. Air Force focus, GAO finds 2017-08-16T14:08:29+00:00

North Korea puts spotlight on U.S. space-based missile defense

North Korea’s threat to strike Guam with a salvo of ballistic missiles has raised the stakes for a U.S. missile shield some see as compromised by potentially exploitable seams in its all-important space layer. Years of program changes, delays and cancellations have created gaps in parts of the space-based layer of the missile defense shield [...]

North Korea puts spotlight on U.S. space-based missile defense 2017-08-15T14:08:23+00:00