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National Guard Boosts Bomb Training at Home

April 1, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

The U.S. Army National Guard is ramping up training opportunities for troops to fight back against the deadliest weapon in war zones-the improvised explosive device (IED).

DOD Needs Employers to Weigh In on Guard/Reserve Impact

March 30, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Through the Department of Defense National Survey of Employers, the department hopes to better understand the benefits and challenges of employing members of the National Guard and Reserve. Now that the survey has reached its halfway point, the defense department would like all employers who received the survey to respond, as their feedback is needed to develop future Guard and Reserve policies.

Grant and Burke Take New NG Positions

March 29, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Northrop Grumman Corporation, Redondo Beach, California, has named Jeffrey D. Grant vice president and general manager of the Space Systems Division of the Aerospace Systems sector, and Robert V. Burke vice president and deputy general manager, Space Systems Division.

Crowd-Sourcing Disaster Relief

March 29, 2011
By Christine Robinson

Following the triple disasters of the earthquake in Japan, the tsunami, and the continuing nuclear crisis, I interviewed Dr. Lin Wells, Director, Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University, concerning his thoughts about emergency preparedness and disaster recovery efforts in Japan. Wells is a well-known expert in emergency preparedness and disaster recovery who has provided leadership and expertise in preparing for and responding to some of the worst disasters in our recent history

Cool App-titude: Amazon Appstore

March 29, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

Try before you buy. The new Amazon Appstore gives Android users a chance to test drive apps in a browser window before deciding to pay or download.

U.S. Navy Procures Towed Arrays from Lockheed Martin

March 27, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin-MS2, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a nearly $8 million option to a previously awarded contract for the production and support of multi-function towed arrays for the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 antisubmarine warfare combat systems. The multi-function towed array is the next-generation passive and active sonar receiver. It affords several enhancements to the AN/SQR-19 Tactical Towed Array System allowing greater coverage, increased capability/reliability, and reduced obsolescence. Multi-function towed array significantly contributes to the capability of surface ships to detect, localize and prosecute undersea threats and is a critical sensor to a combat systems suite. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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