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Holloman Air Force Base receives notice for groundwater contamination

Holloman Air Force Base receives notice for groundwater contamination

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Feb. 8 (UPI) -- New Mexico's Environment Department served Holloman Air Force Base with a notice of violation after monitoring wells tested at twice the acceptable levels for suspected carcinogenic contaminants. Violations of the discharge permit trigger corrective action requirements for the Air Force, according to a state environment agency news release this week. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, were found in groundwater on the base at levels nearly twice the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's drinking water health advisory in monitoring wells covered by Holloman's groundwater discharge permit. Maddy Hayden, public information officer for New Mexico's Environment Department, told UPI that a notice of violation is the first step toward urging an entity toward compliance...
Harris receives $72M contract for Air Force space and missile systems

Harris receives $72M contract for Air Force space and missile systems

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Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Harris Corp. Space and Intelligence Systems was awarded a $ 72 million contract for combat missions systems support, according to the Department of Defense. The cost-plus-incentive and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract will sustain the Space and Missile Systems Center portfolio of ground-based electronic warfare systems and develop the Counter Communications System Block 10.3, an offensive space control unit, the Pentagon said in a contract announcement on Thursday. Work on the contract is to be completed by 2024 at Harris' Colorado Springs, Colo., and Palm Bay, Fla., facilities. The Space and Missile Systems Center is a unit of the Air Force Space Command, overseeing the development of military space systems. The center, headquartered at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segun...
Brewers GM Stearns receives promotion, contract extension

Brewers GM Stearns receives promotion, contract extension

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Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted David Stearns as the new president of baseball operations and general manager, the team announced Wednesday. In addition to the Stearns announcement, the Brewers promoted Rick Schlesinger as the president of business operations. Both Stearns and Schlesinger received contract extensions, per the team. "David and Rick have developed processes and standards of excellence that are embraced by everyone in our organization," Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said. "David's approach to acquiring, developing and retaining talent has been instrumental in our success, both on the field and in the front office, and we believe it has created a strong foundation that will continue to pay dividends in future years." Stearns was hired as GM in 2015. The Br...
F-22 Raptor receives 3D-printed metallic part for the first time

F-22 Raptor receives 3D-printed metallic part for the first time

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Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A metallic 3D-printed part has been installed on an operational F-22 Raptor for the first time, which the Air Force hopes will lower costs and reduce maintenance time. The new titanium part for the cockpit, which was installed by the 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill Air Force Base in Utah on Wednesday, replaces conventional aluminum ones, the Air Force said in a news release. "One of the most difficult things to overcome in the F-22 community, because of the small fleet size, is the availability of additional parts to support the aircraft," Robert Lewin, 574th AMXS director, said in a statement. The Air Force noted 3D printing allows for replacement parts on short notice without minimum order quantities. The printed bracket, which won't corrode, is made from a...
Fulcrum IT receives $128M contract for intelligence work in S. Korea

Fulcrum IT receives $128M contract for intelligence work in S. Korea

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Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A maximum $ 120 million contact for intelligence analysis was awarded to Fulcrum IT Services LLC, the Defense Department announced. The five-year contract with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, announced Thursday, covers all-source analysis and operational support in South Korea, involves the Joint Intelligence Operations Center Korea, U.S. Forces Korea and six divisions in South Korea. The Virginia-based company works with the federal government to provide artificial intelligence, cyberinformation, intelligence operations, advanced technology and "command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance," known as C5ISR. The South Korean National Intelligence Service briefed lawmakers in a closed-door hearing on Thursd...