• In Other News: Air Force Committed to Hanscom AFB; Installations’ Power Supply Should Be Taken Offline to Counter Cyber Threats, Scientist Says

    In Other News: Air Force Committed to Hanscom AFB; Installations’ Power Supply Should Be Taken Offline to Counter Cyber Threats, Scientist Says0

    Hanscom AFB is a critical asset for the Air Force with a bright future, Secretary Heather Wilson said Thursday following a tour of the installation located outside of Boston. Wilson, who was accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), said the service is spending about $225 million on construction at the base and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

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    Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division have the necessary capacity and experience to support one of the Army’s new Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFABs), New York’s congressional delegation told the Army’s senior leaders on Monday. The letter comes as the Army is selecting locations for two more of the units — aimed at conducting

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  • Evolving Energy Industry Creates New Opportunities for Securing Power to Army Installations0

    In the past couple of years, energy resilience has become a watchword for the military services as they adjust their focus from adopting renewables to reducing their installations’ vulnerability to disruptions in the electrical grid. Shaping the Army’s approach to enhancing resiliency are recent trends in energy production, distribution and economics that are creating more opportunities for installations to use a distributed generation approach to help reduce supply chain vulnerability, Michael McGhee, executive director of the Army Office of Energy Initiatives, told Defense Communities 360. Since its predecessor organization was created in 2011, OEI has pursued the development of large-scale renewable and alternative energy projects on Army installations. The service’s emphasis on resilience favors new projects which deploy resources that are behind an installation’s fence line and provide an islanding capability …

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