Headlines – May 19, 2017


Headlines – May 19, 2017
  1. Headlines – May 19, 2017
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    News NATO top brass recommend joining anti-ISIS coalition – NATO top brass are recommending that the military alliance join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group.     Business Textron’s Fury hits moving vehicle in demo – Textron’s Fury, a lightweight precision-guided glide munition, successfully took out moving targets at Yuma Proving Ground, Ari…
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NATO top brass recommend joining anti-ISIS coalition – NATO top brass are recommending that the military alliance join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group.    

Business

Textron’s Fury hits moving vehicle in demo – Textron’s Fury, a lightweight precision-guided glide munition, successfully took out moving targets at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., a company official told Defense News.   Lockheed exoskeleton gives troops a leg up, literally – It is not Iron Man. It isn’t even Iron Fist. Lockheed Martin’s newest exoskeleton is more like Iron Leg.   Australia prime minister: Shipbuilding plan is ‘an end to the boom and bust pattern’ – Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched Australia’s long-awaited naval shipbuilding plan May 16, including the construction of submarines, frigates and offshore patrol vessels.   Business jet customization could be key as Singapore firms up maritime patrol requirement – Maritime Patrol Aircraft, or MPA, based on business jet platforms have taken prominence at the IMDEX Asia maritime and defense exhibition in Singapore.   Saab A26 submarine gets vertical launched Tomahawks – Saab has unveiled a modified A26 submarine fitted with vertical launched land attack cruise missiles at the IMDEX Asia maritime and defense exhibition in Singapore, the first time such a system has been fitted on a conventionally powered boat.   Boeing pushes 737 as JSTARS replacement for U.S. Air Force – Boeing is pushing its commercial 737 airliner as a solution for the U.S. Air Force’s Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalisation effort, ahead of an expected service platform decision later this year.   Aerojet Rocketdyne tests 3D-printed rocket – The engine being tested is a liquid oxygen/kerosene, regenerative cooled, liquid rocket thrust chamber assembly design.   Honeywell launches $100 million venture fund – Honeywell International Inc launched a $100 million investment fund May 17 that will focus on technology startups.    

Defense

Jim Mattis faces a difficult decision on the military’s transgender policy – The Pentagon is prepared to implement a new policy clearing the way for transgender men and women to join the armed forces, Military Times has learned, but final approval rests with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who could endorse, revise, delay or even abandon it.   U.S. Navy admiral sentenced to 18 months in ‘Fat Leonard’ bribery scandal – Over two decades, Robert Gilbeau rose through the ranks to Navy admiral and earned a chest-full of honors for his service, including a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. During that period he also partied across Southeast Asia with a gregarious Malaysian businessman who paid for lavish dinners, drinks at karaoke bars and prostitutes.   Is the U.S. military too antiquated to win modern wars? – Experts in technology and warfare gathered May 17 to discuss the U.S. military’s efforts to innovate in response to rapidly changing threats and its place in modern warfare.   Air Force sending bombers to train in England amid tensions with Russia – The Air Force will send some of its bombers to England in June to assure allies and deter adversaries in Europe, the general in charge of Air Force Global Strike Command said May 17.   Acquisition reform panel: Cut restrictions so DOD can take ‘mission first’ approach – It is time for the U.S. Department of Defense to transition to a “mission first” approach to acquisition, which will require changing a number of restrictions currently in place, according to an interim report from a congressionally mandated research panel.   CNO urges faster path to bigger Navy, hints at naval warfare transformation – The U.S. Navy needs more ships and needs them fast, the chief of naval operations said this week. But beyond that, the service might be on the verge of something that could transform naval warfare.   Navy will lean on drone ships, modularity to expand fleet size – The Navy’s top officer said he’s looking for ways to build the service to a strength equivalent to 355 ships by the mid-2020s.   Bogdan gives final F-35 Lightning II progress report as JSF program PEO – In his final interview in uniform, Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan…

  1. Many Workers at 'World-Changing' Tech Companies Might as Well Work at Wal-Mart

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    05.22 / 17:29 nextgov.com
    The tech industry’s nontech workforce has a very different experience than Silicon Valley's software e…
  2. Expert Insight: 'We Take An Iterative Approach To Solving Problems'

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    Published Date: 2017-05-22 16:28:48 UTC Tags: Chief Innovation Officer, Innovation, Innovation Culture, Innovation Lab, Open Innovation, Product Innovation Title: Expert Insight: 'We Take An Iterative Approach To Solving Problems' Subtitle: We talk to Jim Roovers Head of Electronics, R&D at…
  3. French AIDS drama earns best reviews yet at Cannes Film fest

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    05.22 / 17:27 watermarkonline.com
    (Image from YouTube.) CANNES, France (AP) – 120 Beats Per Minute, a French AIDS drama with a full heart and a pounding rhythm, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival May 20 and quickly joined the shortlist of favorites for the festival’s coveted Palme d’Or prize. Directed by Robin Campillo, the co-screenwriter of the Palme d’Or-winning film […] The post French AIDS drama earns best reviews yet at Cannes Film fest appeared first on Watermark …
  4. Mayor Buttigieg backs Notre Dame walkout of Pence speech

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    05.22 / 17:27 watermarkonline.com
    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Sunday he supports the students at University of Notre Dame who walked out on Vice President Mike Pence during his commencement speech over his anti-LGBT views and the Trump administration’s approach to marginalized communities. Buttigieg, the openly gay mayor who came to national prominence during his run to become […] The post Mayor Buttigieg backs Notre Dame walkout of Pence speech appeared first on Watermark O…
  5. Watermark on the Fringe: Soap Opera – Sloppy Seconds

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    05.22 / 17:27 watermarkonline.com
    You can always count on Central Florida vocal arts to give you Opera and musical theater mashed together like you’ve never seen them. Don and Lakme are returning contestants on Divo, a Bachelor-esque reality show. Among the people vying for carnations are a closeted lesbian Viking attempting to “turn off” her thoughts for Lakme, your […] The post Watermark on the Fringe: Soap Opera – Sloppy Seconds appeared first on Watermark O…
  6. Transgender people search for acceptance in church

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    05.22 / 17:27 watermarkonline.com
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – For many transgender people, faith communities are a place of judgment and rejection. For Marilyn Lloyd, they are a place of possibility. Lloyd, 62, and a transgender woman, found God at North Congregational United Church of Christ in Columbus. God and the church filled a void in Lloyd’s life she didn’t […] The post Transgender people search for acceptance in church appeared first on Watermark…
  7. Cait Brennan delivers on classic-sounding new album

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    05.22 / 17:27 watermarkonline.com
    If you’re gonna record at the legendary Argent Studios in Memphis and call the resulting album “Third” (an homage to the 1978 classic of the same name by power-pop heroes Big Star), you better have the goods to back it up. Fortunately, up-and-coming singer/songwriter/musician Cait Brennan has delivered an album worthy of its historic birthplace. […] The post Cait Brennan delivers on classic-sounding new album appeared first on Watermark Onlin…
  8. NASA orders up urgent spacewalking repairs at space station

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    05.22 / 17:27 blogs.abcnews.com
    NASA has ordered up urgent spacewalking repairs at the International Space…
  9. Far Cry 5 will take place within the US

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    05.22 / 17:27 overclock3d.net
    Far Cry 5's first teaser trailer has been released, confirming that the game will be taking place within the…
  10. 3D Printing Pittsburgh: Makerspace Meetup During RAPID Brought Together Ultimaker, MatterHackers, Make:, Makers

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    05.22 / 17:27 3dprint.com
    Not all of the excitement this month in Pittsburgh was housed at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, as the Steel City welcomed members of the global additive manufacturing community for a very... View the entire article via our…
  11. Facebook Flooded With 'Sextortion' and Revenge Porn, Files Reveal

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    05.22 / 17:24 tech.slashdot.org
    An anonymous reader writes: Facebook had to assess nearly 54,000 potential cases of revenge pornography and "sextortion" on the site in a single month, according to a leaked document. Figures shared with staff reveal that in January Facebook had to disable more than 14,000 accounts related to these types of sexual abuse -- and 33 of the cases reviewed involved children. The company relies on users to report most abusive content, meaning the real scale of the problem could be much greater.…
  12. Ford Ousted Its CEO And Is Doubling Down On Self-Driving Cars

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    05.22 / 17:24 tech.slashdot.org
    An anonymous reader shares a report: At a press conference today, Ford announced that it had replaced CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, director of the company's autonomous-car research. Previously the CEO of furniture company Steelcase (and a former athletic director at the University of Michigan), Hackett took a seat on Ford's board in 2013. He has been running the company's Smart Mobility subsidiary since March 2016. Smart Mobility is tasked with securing Ford's long-term future. The…
  13. Objections raised against Virgin Mobile UAE's licence

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    05.22 / 17:23 arabianindustry.com
    Is Virgin Mobile UAE going to face the fate that the brand had to face in Qatar in…
  14. du and DarkMatter partner for cybersecurity services

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    05.22 / 17:23 arabianindustry.com
    Telco to offer DarkMatter products and services to its enterprise customer…
  15. Nokia 3310 costs QAR199 in Qatar

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    05.22 / 17:23 arabianindustry.com
    The reimagined Nokia 3310 goes on sale in Qatar at selected…
  16. Dubai's new 2071 Zone aims to be at the heart of innovation

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    05.22 / 17:23 arabianindustry.com
    Abdulaziz Khalid Al Jazairi is appointed director of new initiative to create innovative solutions and…
  17. TDIC enhances network security with Pulse Secure

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    05.22 / 17:23 arabianindustry.com
    Pulse Secure solutions manage network access, security standards for Tourism development…
  18. Chinese regulator approves VW-JAC Motor electric car venture

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    05.22 / 17:23 capitalbay.com
    Germany's Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motor) have received approval from Chinese regulators to form a joint venture to make…
  19. Report: New Cyber Attack Worm Uses Seven Leaked NSA Tools; ‘WannaCry’ Used Just Two

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    05.22 / 17:20 breitbart.com
    A new cyber attack worm uses seven leaked tools from the National Security Agency (NSA), according to a…
  20. Zomato working with ‘ethical hacker’ to improve security

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    05.22 / 17:20 welivesecurity.com
    Zomato has confirmed that it has been communicating with the hacker responsible for stealing the data of around 17 million of its customers. The post Zomato working with ‘ethical hacker’ to improve security appeared first on WeL…