Monthly Archives: October 2012

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         The NASA Deep Space Network – or DSN – is an international network of antennas that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions and radio and radar astronomy observations for the exploration of the solar system and the universe. … Continue reading

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Federal salaries drop almost 35 percent below private sector levels

Private sector employees enjoy a 34.6 percent pay advantage over their public sector counterparts, up 8.3 percentage points from the gap reported last year, says the Federal Salary Council. In an Oct. 19 meeting, the FSC says its working group found(.pdf) … Continue reading

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Airport Security: Body Scanners Moved to Less-Busy Cities

Transportation Security Administration Public Affairs manager Jon Allen, left, speaks with members of the media following a demonstration of the new Millimeter Wave advanced imaging technology scanner at right inside the Mobile Regional Airport in Mobile, Ala., May 7, 2012. (The … Continue reading

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WHAT VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES SHOULD KNOW WHEN APPLYING FOR DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA) PENSION BENEFITS

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a released a new and updated fact sheet on VA pension programs that includes important information for veterans, survivors and their families. The fact sheet explains who is eligible to receive pension benefits, … Continue reading

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Turbine Soot Master — Finally, a Solution for Easy Removal of Exhaust Soot from Your Turboprop!

Turbine Soot Master safely dissolves carbon, grease and oil, revealing a clean surface with very little effort. Unlike other products, Turbine Soot Master is rinse-free! Just spray on, wipe clean with a microfiber or terry cloth and be prepared to be … Continue reading

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HOUSE COMMITTEE LOOKS AT GA USER FEES

The House Committee on Small Business will examine the potential impact of the proposed $100-per-leg user fee on turbine powered aircraft at a hearing in Washington Sept. 12. The committee is headed up by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), who is … Continue reading

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60-YEAR-OLD DESIGN PITCHED AS F-35 REPLACEMENT

The Canadian government has rejected a proposal to resurrect a 60-year-old design for a fighter-interceptor instead of pursuing its controversial procurement of 65 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. Bourdeau Industries, which has offices in the U.K. and Canada, first proposed building … Continue reading

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