June 19, 2024

What the Future Holds for Remote Work

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One year into the COVID-19 pandemic and experts are weighing in on the future of remote work and the policies that guide it. One professor believes that many firms will adopt remote work on a permanent basis. A business exec envisions companies adding chief remote work officers. One CEO predicts rural towns will flourish if they innovate quickly.

US Arms Exports Total $175B in FY2020

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The US approved $175 billion in arms sales to foreign nations in fiscal 2020. That is a 2.8% increase over the prior fiscal year’s $170 billion in sales.

Heron Systems the Big Dog in Aerial Dogfight Competition

Aerial Dogfight

An AI system developed by Heron Systems in St. Mary’s County beat one of the US Air Force’s top F-16 fighter pilots in DARPA’s simulated aerial dogfight competition. “Team Heron took out the real human Air Force F-16 Pilot 5-0 without taking any damage at all! Huge accomplishment for the team! What a day!”

Arms Sales Rise for First Time Since 2010

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Global arms sales by the world’s top 100 defense contractors rose last year for the first time since 2010,

Concerns Mount Over Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

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The US is increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks as Russia & China advance their cyber-warfare and cyber-espionage capabilities to challenge the US. Already classified military hardware data has been stolen.

Navy Embraces 3D Printing Technology

The US Navy is an enthusiastic supporter of 3D printing technology. Naval Air Systems Command has completed some test flights featuring 3D printed critical components. In May, 3D-printed parts for a MV-22 Osprey were used. The Osprey, which was fitted with a partially 3D printed engine nacelle, performed exactly as expected.

US Aircraft Carrier Heads to Yemen

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Arms are likely headed to Yemen despite a UN embargo, the USS Theodore Roosevelt is headed there too.

US, European Defense Sales Slide, Russia’s Up

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Focus is on budgets, as U.S. defense sales slip yet again and Pentagon struggles to rein in spending.

UAS Launches from Sub, Budgets Keep Shrinking

US military technology continues to advance and the whole world wants it. Meanwhile the US military budget crumbles.