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DHS Cuts Costs To States In Final Rule For Secure Drivers’ Licenses

By Calvin Biesecker The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday issued its final regulations for establishing minimum security standards states must comply with for their drivers’ licenses and identification cards, and said the new rule will reduce implementation costs by nearly 75 percent from earlier estimates. With the final regulations posted, states can get […]

Launches

Ariane 5 Begins Fueling Automated Transfer Vehicle For Cargo Mission To Space Station, In New Supply Role Fueling has begun for the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) that an Ariane 5 booster in the middle of next month will loft into orbit on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS), Arianespace announced. The ATV will […]

Northrop Grumman Gets $595 Million For Continued Work On CVN-78

The Navy Friday awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] Newport News, Newport News a $595.9 million modification to previously awarded contract for the continuation of CVN-78 class design effort; long-lead time material procurement; and non-nuclear advance construction for the USS Gerald R. Ford lead ship of the class, according to the service. The contract includes system development, […]

Contracts

Lockheed, United Space To Seek Johnson Space Center Support Contract Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT] signed a memorandum of understanding with United Space Alliance to seek the Facilities Development and Operations Contract (FDOC) at Johnson Space Center. United Space Alliance is a joint venture of Lockheed and The Boeing Co. [BA]. Both Lockheed and USA are […]

Bush Expected To Notify Congress, Saudi Arabia of JDAM Sale This Week

By Jen DiMascio The president is expected to notify Congress Jan. 14 about the sale of the GPS-guided Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) to Saudi Arabia one day before the new session formally starts and the same day he is scheduled to visit the Middle Eastern country. The deal could face two separate resolutions of […]

Rear Adm. Landay Designated New Test & Evaluation Executive

By Geoff Fein The Navy is realigning the functions of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (DASN RDT&E) and creating the Department of the Navy Test and Evaluation (DoN T&E) Executive, according to a memo written last week. The Jan. 7 memo from John Thackrah, acting DASN research, development […]

Keep The Momentum Going In Army Aviation, Cody Says

By Ann Roosevelt Army aviation has made great strides in modernizing aircraft, training and maintenance while at war, but neither the Army nor industry can slow their efforts, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody says. "We’ve stayed on course," Cody told attendees at the Association of the United States Army Aviation Symposium Jan. […]