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The military still can't turn its techno-enthusiasm into a functional drone program

Drones can’t fly themselves, and the military is having a hard time convincing pilots to control the aerial surveillance-slash-death machines, according to a recent investigation… 406 more words

Tech

Warrant: Researcher Claims He Commandeered Flight Through In-Flight Entertainment System

Nearly a month after a government report identified security weaknesses within the airline industry, including the possibility that newer airplanes with interconnected WiFi systems could be hacked, a recently obtained Federal Bureau of Investigation search warrant shows a security researcher claims he briefly took control of an aircraft after hacking into the plane’s in-flight entertainment system. 765 more words

Pratt & Whitney Signs Agreement to Provide Data Management Service for Bombardier CSeries Aircraft’s Health Management System.

  • Will provide the infrastructure via its eFAST system to facilitate remote troubleshooting on all CSeries aircraft systems.

RAA Annual Convention, Cleveland, Ohio — Bombardier announced today that it has teamed up with… 396 more words

Manufacturer

Bennet, Gardner Want More Oversight Of New VA Hospital

DENVER (AP) — U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner asked for more congressional oversight of the construction of Denver’s troubled new veterans hospital on Thursday to ensure it’s completed as soon as possible without wasting tax dollars. 277 more words

News

GAO reports warns hackers could bring down plane using passenger Wi-Fi

Published April 15, 2015

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Report: Hackers could control planes through inflight Wi-Fi

The same Internet access now available on most commercial flights makes it possible for hackers to bring down a plane, a government watchdog warned Tuesday. 614 more words

Humor And Observations

High Interest GAO Report -- Advance Directives: Information on Federal Oversight, Provider Implementation, and Prevalence

Advance Directives: Information on Federal Oversight, Provider Implementation, and Prevalence
Source: Government Accountability Office

Advance directives, such as living wills or health care powers of attorney, specify—consistent with applicable state law—how individuals want medical decisions to be made for them should they become unable to communicate their wishes.

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Health And Health Care

​US to deliver F-35 jets to Israel to maintain military edge

US Vice President Joe Biden said that Israel will be getting a shipment of the United States’ new F-35 fighter jet so that its military can retain its “qualitative edge” in the… 453 more words

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