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Ocean Drone Collects Data During Typhoon Rammasun

July 23, 2014
By Cyndy Hogan

An ocean drone collected and transmitted weather data during one of Asia’s biggest typhoons this month. This information will allow scientists to better predict intensities of typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes with the goal of saving lives and minimizing property damage.

Podcast Player Boosts Sound and Speed

July 22, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

Do you love listening to podcasts? The new Overcast app, developed by Marco Arment, co-founder of Tumblr and creator of Instapaper, offers a simple, intuitive interface to listen to all your favorites.

Veterans Affairs Awards Contract to Help Veterans in Rural Areas Access Services

July 21, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The Department of Veterans Affairs hired a contractor to help veterans who live in rural areas learn to acccess and navigate technical programs that will give them better access to their medical records.

Clarke Assigned to Joint Interagency Task Force-South

July 22, 2014

Capt. Peter J. Clarke, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy commander, Joint Interagency Task Force-South, U.S. Southern Command, Key West, Florida.

Brakke Assigned to Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization

July 22, 2014

Capt. Brian J. Brakke, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy director, Operations and Intelligence Integration, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Washington, D.C. 

Johnson Assigned to Air Education and Training Command

July 22, 2014

Brig. Gen. James C. Johnson, USAF, has been assigned as commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

Bynum Assigned to White House Military Office

July 22, 2014

Capt. James S. Bynum, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy director, White House Military Office, Washington, D.C.

From Softball Question to Headline News Home Run

July 18, 2014
By George I. Seffers

It’s traditional for journalists to end an interview with some version of the question, “What would you like to add?” On the surface, it is the softest of softball questions, but for one interview, it led to headline news.

Legislation Aims to Modernize National Labs

July 17, 2014
By George I. Seffers

U.S. representatives from both parties have introduced the Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2014, a companion bill to the Senate’s America INNOVATES Act (S. 1973). The bills would bring the U.S. national lab system into the 21st century.


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