Monthly Archives: March 2012

TSA tries letting older fliers keep shoes on at airports

WASHINGTON – Airline passengers who are at least 75 years old will be able to keep their shoes and light jackets on at security checkpoints at four airports starting Monday, the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday. By Nam Y. Huh, … Continue reading

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TRICARE Reshuffle

        March 8, 2012   TRICARE Reshuffle By Amanda Palleschi The Defense Department recently announced plans to streamline the agency that manages its military health benefit program, creating a new Defense Health Agency. According to Nextgov’s Bob Brewin, the … Continue reading

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Senate approves retirement-work hybrid for feds

By Amanda Palleschi March 8, 2012 The Senate passed an amendment Thursday that allows retirement-eligible federal employees to work part time — a move designed to offset costs of economic development aid in rural counties nationwide. The measure, proposed by … Continue reading

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FBI nets cyber informants with hacktivist sting

FBI nets cyber informants with hacktivist sting By Aliya Sternstein  The FBI increasingly is recruiting hacker activists to become moles, says a former hacktivist who advises the government.. Many of the recruits have grown uneasy with alleged plans to disrupt industrial … Continue reading

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The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental By Bernard Choi and Joe Parke Imagine you’re driving at the maximum speed allowed on a major highway and you have to suddenly stop the car. BOEING/JOE PARKE Captain Kirk Vining, Boeing test pilot, stands in front of RC501, the … Continue reading

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$100 to Fly Through the Airport

Hate the full-body scans, pat-downs and slow going at TSA airport security screening checkpoints? For $100, you can now bypass the hassle.    Want to avoid TSA pat downs, long lines and waltz through security with shoes and jackets on, … Continue reading

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FAA, air traffic controllers extend contract to mid-2016

Federal officials and the nation’s 15,000 air traffic controllers announced Wednesday they are extending an existing work contract for another four years. Controllers will get the same pay raise given to other federal government employees instead of independently negotiating raises, … Continue reading

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USAF takes delivery of the GBU-57A/B Penetrator – now there ‘ s nowhere to hide

[[posterous-content:pid___0]] An artist’s impression of the GBU-57A/B Military technology has created some fearsome weapons, such as the 5,000 lb GBU-28 Deep Throat bunker buster, 15,000 lb BLU-82 Daisycutter, 15,650 lb Russian ATBIP (Aviation Thermobaric Bomb of Increased Power), 22,000 lbGrand Slam earthquake bomb, and the … Continue reading

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FAA to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Airfraft Emission in Northern California Airspace Initiative is part of NextGen air traffic control modernization program

OAKLAND – Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta and aviation partners today kicked off a collaborative effort to make air traffic control more efficient, help airlines improve on-time performance, and reduce emissions generated by aircraft flying into and out of Northern … Continue reading

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Project at Carnegie Mellon Is To Put a Robot On Moon

Project at Carnegie Mellon is to put a robot on moon By Debra Erdley, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW Monday, March 5, 2012 Photos click to enlarge William “Red” Whittaker  Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review About the writer Deb Erdley is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review staff … Continue reading

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