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Autonomous Swarmboats: The Road to CARACaS

An unmanned 11-meter rigid hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) from Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock operates autonomously during an Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsored Swarm demonstration held on the James River in Newport News, Va, Aug. 12, 2014. During the demonstration up to five unmanned surface vessels (USVs), using an ONR-sponsored system called CARACaS (Control Architecture for Robotic Agent Command Sensing), operated under autonomous control during escort, intercept and engage scenarios. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

By Dr. Robert A. Brizzolara In the not-so-distant past, scientific research that started here on Earth often ended up being used in spaceships and other craft among the planets and stars. In the case of the Navy’s newest breakthrough technology, however, it was science from NASA used in the Mars …

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P2P File Sharing on Your Government Computer is Prohibited, Bad for the Network, and Jeopardizes Mission

Information Systems Technician 3rd Class John Erskine, Chief Information Systems Technician Jennifer Williams, Cryptologic Technician (Networks) 2nd Class Tyrone Fuller, and Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Amanda Kisner work together to assess the security of the computer networks aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

By Command Master Chief (IDW/SW) Jon R. Taylor U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet What is Peer-to-Peer (P2P) software?  It is software that creates P2P networks, which directly link computers to one another, allowing users to share digital movies, music, and other files by circumventing centralized security controls and network …

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5 Things to Know About Navy 3D Printing

Carolyn Lambeth, a mechanical engineer at Combat Direction Systems Activity, right, explains the process on addictive manufacturing and 3D printing to Sailors during the U.S. Navy's first Maker Faire titled "Print the Fleet," June 26, 2014. The event showcased additive manufacturing techniques for Sailors and other stakeholders attending the two-day event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonathan B. Trejo/ Released)

By Vice Adm. Phillip Cullom Chief of Fleet Readiness and Logistics Last month, I had the chance to drop in by video-teleconference on a workshop in Dam Neck, Va., connecting Sailors with the Navy’s current 3D-printing efforts, demonstrating the use of 3D printers in hands-on tutorials, and exploring the potential …

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