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Systems Digest

23 JANUARY 2024

DSIAC collects and publishes articles related to our technical focus areas on the web to share with the DoD community.

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JANUARY IS OPSEC AWARENESS MONTH

Operational Security (OPSEC) Awareness Month highlights federal government policies and procedures regarding the establishment, implementation, and standardization of OPSEC programs and provides guidance on protecting personal information.

It is essential that everyone is diligent in protecting critical and sensitive information to ensure the success of missions and protect the lives of U.S. service members, DoD employees, contractors, and family members.

Learn more here: “Protect What’s Ours” is the focus of 2024 OPSEC Awareness Month | Article | The United States Army

FEATURED ARTICLE

artist rendering of the X-59 supersonic aircraft

NASA’s X-59 Rollout Embodies Aeronautical Tradition

NASA’s X-59 aircraft is heading out of the hangar – preparing to embark on the first phase of its mission to fly faster than the speed of sound without generating a loud sonic boom. Leadership from NASA and prime contractor Lockheed Martin will officially unveil the fully completed and freshly painted X-59 to the world…

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Notable Technical Inquiry

US Army soldier uses a biometrics camera to capture iris biometrics data on workers at a forward operating base in northern Baghdad.

Information on U.S. Army-Managed, Portable Biometrics Data Collection Systems

Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) staff contacted the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (PEO IEW&S), who is responsible for developing and managing the Army’s portfolio of biometrics sensing and data collection/archival systems. PEO IEW&S Biometrics Collection Capability (BCC) assisted DSIAC in coordinating a meeting between the inquirer and their product managers and the Biometrics Enabling Capability (BEC).  BCC…

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FEATURED WEBINAR

Expanding Release Envelopes Into the Supersonic Regime via CFD-Driven Analysis

The Air Force Seek Eagle Office (AFSEO) is dedicated to store-aircraft compatibility and responsible for recommending release envelope limits that permit safe and acceptable store separation, thus delivering new capabilities to the Warfighter. The term “store” refers to objects that can be carried and potentially released in flight: bombs, missiles, fuel tanks, etc. Release envelope…

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Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing Open Course (San Jose, CA)

This three-day training in Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing covers all the information required to plan, perform, and interpret the results of all types of dynamic testing. Some of the additional areas covered…

EWA Technical Conference and the Dixie Crow Symposium

The 48th Dixie Crow Technical Symposium will take place at the Century of Flight Hangar Museum of Aviation, located on Robins Air Force Base (AFB), GA. Events include technical short courses, electromagnetic warfare (EW)/intelligence, surveillance,…

2024 Robins Requirements Symposium

The Thursday, March 28, 2024, Robins Requirements Symposium is a one-day event designed to inform the private sector on portfolio focus areas and acquisition forecasts at Robins Air Force Base (AFB) necessary to accomplish its…

Sea-Air-Space 2024

The Sea-Air-Space Exposition is a three-day gathering of SES and Flag officer-level government officials, as well as industry partners, international representatives, and academia researchers, to further air and maritime capabilities. During this exposition, key leaders…

2024 National Fire Control Symposium

The National Fire Control Symposium (NFCS) is an “all-Service” forum for discussing the entire kill chain applicable to the joint military services, as well as their research and development centers and defense industry partners. Technical…

2024 Combined Light Armor Survivability Panel (CLASP)

OVERVIEW: CLASP is a “working-level” meeting for engineers and technical personnel from science and technology development, system integration, and program management to exchange information on topics related to armor, survivability, lethality, ballistics, and much more….

Voice From the Community

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E. Ray Pursel

E. Ray Pursel

Ray Pursel is the Joint Warfare Analysis Center’s Division Technical Lead, where he ensures technical rigor in his division’s modeling, simulation, and analysis efforts and provides operational analysis and targeting support. He is a retired Marine CH-46E pilot, computer scientist, and modeling and simulation professional with experience in designing and implementing simulation software interfaces to prototype weapon systems’ hardware and developing augmented reality training systems.

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