April 17, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

DoD Issues Report on Its Telework Practices

Telework

The Pentagon releases a new report on teleworking practices since the pandemic sent majority of employees to work from home. Among the findings: 47% of those responding said their productivity increased while working from home during the pandemic, 41% felt they were about as productive while teleworking as they were in the office, and nearly 12% felt their productivity slipped.

Who’s the Fastest of Them All?

The US Air Force has more than 5,000 planes in service (some can fly at speeds up to 1,875 miles per hour). Which is the fastest?

Carver Is VX-23’s New CO

Navy Cmdr. James Carver relieves Marine Lt. Col. Kevin Erker as commanding officer of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 after serving as the squadron’s chief test pilot since October 2014. Cmdr. Johannes Jolly assumed duties as VX-23’s chief test pilot.

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.

Maryland UAS Test Site Gets FAA Clearance

The University of Maryland’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site in California, MD received a Certificate of from the FAA to fly the Talon 240 UAV.