January 21, 2018

Report: Captain at Fault in El Faro Sinking

El Faro

A Coast Guard report says the primary cause of the 2015 sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, which killed all 33 aboard, was the captain underestimating the strength of a hurricane and overestimating the ship’s strength.

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What Would Happen If a Superstorm Hit DC?

Flood DC

Engineers and resource managers across the metro DC region weigh in with on-the-ground experience, decades of data, and well-established models. The forecast is bleak.

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Hospital Ship Comfort Heading to Puerto Rico

Comfort

The hospital ship Comfort will deploy along with increased federal and military aid for Puerto Rico,

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More Help Needed in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is now relying on cruise ships to bring resources to the devastated island,

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Technology Lag Biggest Threat to US

technology

The US is losing ground in the technology war. China is investing in artificial intelligence and information-aimed equipment and capabilities the US is “presently unable to match,” says the Marine Corps’ assistant director of intelligence.

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The Next JSF Question: Upgrade or Buy New?

next jsf

faced with a set of F-35s too limited to fly in combat, weighing whether to upgrade or buy new ones. Production of the fighter jets is projected to reach 130 per year by the end of 2018.

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Troops More Vulnerable to Data Breach Fallout?

New Normal on the Internet cyber

Active-duty service members are among the 143 million Americans affected by the Equifax data breach and might be more vulnerable to its potential fallout.

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War Authorizations Will Not Be Repealed

rand paul

A bipartisan rejection of Sen. Rand Paul’s effort to repeal the war authorizations leading to US entry into Afghanistan and Iraq returns the Senate to consideration of other provisions in the defense authorization bill.

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FAA: Drones Hurricane Response ‘Landmark’

drone

The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration said, despite some problems during Hurricane Harvey in Houston, drone usage in responses to both Harvey and Irma would prove an evolutionary landmark for unmanned aviation.

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Military Offering Relief in Wake of Irma

Relief in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

Members of the military are being kept busy with relief operation efforts following Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

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