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Navy SEAL Astronaut on Space Station Interview

Navy SEAL Cmdr. Christopher J. Cassidy, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, is interviewed on the Navy Live blog by U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 2nd Class Lucas Papadakis from a studio at Defense Media Activity in Fort Meade, Md., Aug. 2, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer Lebron/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the interview with U.S. Navy SEAL Cmdr. Chris Cassidy on the International Space Station. We discussed the Navy’s unmanned and manned role in space as well as Cmdr. Cassidy’s own experiences during a live interview Friday. Join the Navy conversation on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, and Flickr. …

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MUOS Satellite Improves Communications for U.S. Forces on the Move

An artist rendering of a U.S. Navy Mobile User Objective System satellite in space. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

By Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers Commander,U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/ U.S. TENTH Fleet  The Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System satellite is scheduled to be launched July 19 from Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida.     MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical communications system designed to improve communications for U.S. forces …

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Unmanned X-47B Completes First Carrier-Based Arrested Landing

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), July 10, 2013. The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

Below is a photo for the history books. It shows a tailless, unmanned autonomous aircraft landing on an aircraft carrier. It’s a first for the Navy.  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Wednesday’s milestone on Twitter. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator completed the arrested landing on the flight …

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What You Need to Know About the Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network

Sailors work together to assess the security of the computer networks aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), Jan 17, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Leonard Adams Jr./Released)

The Navy awarded Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services a contract for the Next Generation Enterprise Network June 27. In this blog, the Department of the Navy’s Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen explains what NGEN means to the current 800,000 end-users on one of the largest intranets in the world. With the …

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CNO: Navy Needs Joint Strike Fighter, Committed to its Future

The carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter flies for the first time with external weapons, June 27, 2012. The F-35C is distinct from the F-35A and F-35B variants with larger wing surfaces and reinforced landing gear for greater control when operating in the demanding carrier take-off and landing environment. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Lockheed Martin/Released)

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense about the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35C) on Wednesday. Other senior military leaders testified with Greenert. Based on the current F-35 Joint Program Office schedule, the F-35C, attached to Navy carrier air wings, will reach initial operational …

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Protecting Classified Information, Cybersecurity are All Hands’ Responsibilities

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By Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Public Affairs Recent media reports about public leaks of protected U.S. Government information may have you wondering what, as a Sailor, you should do when you come across classified material in media reports or elsewhere online. Therefore, this is a good time for a …

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Battle of Midway: Information dominance’s legacy

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This week, the Navy is commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The battle, which took place June 4 to 7, 1942, changed the course of the war in the Pacific and highlighted naval aviation’s vast capabilities. In this blog, the co-leads for the Navy’s Information Dominance Corps explain …

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