DVIDS – News – NAVFAC Southeast CERT deploys with new tech for Hurricane Sally


Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast dispatched 11 civilian personnel and one military officer from Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Sept. 18, as part of a Contingency Engineering Response Team (CERT) to help survey damage caused by Hurricane Sally onboard NAS Pensacola.

The team will have two new technologies with them to help conduct damage assessments, a mobile Geographic Information System (GIS) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

“This is my first time leading a CERT and I am excited to have this new equipment that will allow the team to operate more efficiently and safely,” said Lt. j.g. Joshua Tenorio, Officer in Charge (OIC). “We will be able to perform damage assessments quicker and with greater detail, allowing us to prioritize necessary repairs.”

Once on scene, CERTs are broken down into separate Damage Assessment Teams (DATs) of two to four individuals that conduct initial damage assessments of facilities on

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Toshiba (OTCMKTS:TOSYY) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Toshiba (OTCMKTS:TOSYY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Wednesday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “Toshiba Corporation provides a full range of smart digital life products and consumer electronics, designed by the best and the brightest, and backed by millions invested in R & D. The Company’s segments include Energy and Infrastructure, which includes nuclear power generation systems, thermal power, hydroelectric power, and wind power. The Electronic Devices and Components, which includes small-signal devices, power devices, optoelectronic devices, storage devices and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The Community Solutions, which includes broadcasting system, road equipment systems, water supply and sewerage systems, environmental system, elevators and light emitting diode lights. The Healthcare Systems and Services, which includes diagnostic x-ray systems and computerized tomography systems. The Lifestyle Products and Services, which includes personal computers, televisions, refrigerators, washing machines and home appliance repair

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Stop Sale Issued For Corvette, Other Models

General Motors has issued a stop-sale order on six different models, including the C8 Corvette Stingray, over an issue related to the electronic brake boost system.

According to the stop-sale notice, a material used in a sensor connection in the electronic brake boost system in affected vehicles “may have been contaminated during the material supplier’s production process.” Contamination of the brake booster connections may cause “an interruption of communication between the sensor and the brake boost system under certain conditions,” the automaker says, which can impact braking performance.

Vehicles affected by this stop-sale notice include certain examples of the C8 Corvette Stingray, 2020-201 Buick Encore GX, 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer and 2020 Cadillac CT4, CT5 and XT4. GM says it has already notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about an upcoming safety recall involving these vehicles that pertains to the brake booster problem. The GM campaign number for this

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Our Right To Repair Depends On A Minimally Viable Laptop

It’s never been harder to repair your electronics. When the keyboard in your shiny new MacBook dies, you’ll have to send it to a Genius. When the battery in your iPhone dies, you’ll have to break out the pentalobe screwdrivers. Your technology does not respect your freedom, and this is true all the way down to the source code: the Library of Congress is thankfully chipping away at the DMCA in an effort that serves the Right to Repair movement, but still problems remain.

The ability — or rather, right — to repair will inevitably mean using electronics longer, and keeping them out of the garbage. That’s less e-waste, but it’s also older, potentially slower and less powerful portable workstations. This is the question: how long should you keep your electronics running? When do you start getting into the false economy of repairing something just because you can? What is

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Opinion/Proctor: Fixing our way out of a critical learning computer shortfall – News – Milford Daily News

Instead of instinctually replacing devices constantly, we should prioritize using things as long as we can, upgrading, fixing and passing them along. It would create a whole new low-cost computer market and make us more resilient against disruptions like the pandemic.

Columns share an author’s personal perspective and are often based on facts in the newspaper’s reporting.

On Monday, my son enters the second grade …via Zoom call.

We are supposed to receive a tablet for remote learning before Monday, but for many school children around the country, the promised devices aren’t showing up.

We don’t have enough computers in my house to all work and learn remotely, so we are hoping that we get the tablet we need by Monday. But we are concerned because an investigation by the Associated Press found that America is some 5 million laptops short of what schools need, thanks to interruptions in the

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Is Your Check Engine Light On? Here Are 10 Possible Reasons Why

The orange, engine-shaped icon on your car dashboard’s instrument cluster is programmed to turn on when the vehicle’s electronic brain detects something is wrong. Don’t panic if you see it — it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need to give your next paycheck to the nearest mechanic. Problems that trigger a check engine light are sometimes basic and quick to fix. Don’t ignore it, either, and get it checked out as quickly as possible.

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Here are the 10 most common problems that can trigger a check engine light. Keep in mind that the fault code that caused the light to turn on in the first place is stored in your car’s onboard computer, and you can retrieve it using a simple Bluetooth-powered device linked to an app to get a precise idea of what exactly is wrong under the hood. Doing this on your own will save you

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DVIDS – News – Depot sees impressive results from Toby 2028 strategic plan


Just one year in, Tobyhanna Army Depot’s long-range strategic plan has delivered big results for the organization – long before its intended completion in 2028.

The plan, called “Toby 2028,” aligns with the depot’s four strategic focus areas, called lines of effort (LOEs): Invest in Our People, C5ISR Readiness, Shape the Future and Strategic Communications.

Heather Fiedler, the depot’s organizational development specialist and overall Toby 2028 lead, says the effort exceeded expectations.

“We achieved a great deal under the Toby 2028 umbrella in just 12 months,” she said. “In the past year, we planned and began nearly $200M of workspace renovations, utilized an enhanced scheduling process that increased key performance metrics by 25%, improved our strategic communications to the workforce, and made great strides towards developing stronger, more emotionally intelligent leaders.” Depot Commander COL John McDonald agreed.

“I am proud of what Team Tobyhanna has

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Buying a back-to-school Chromebook or printer? Here are five tips

Want a Windows laptop? Your luck depends on how much you want to spend. Pricey machines for hardcore gamers are still available, though in short supply. But at most stores, cheap Windows 10 machines are sold out.

Mac laptops? Same deal. The Apple store in Boston was cleaned out of the cheapest models, but could accommodate anyone with $1,300 to spend on a higher-end machine.

Chromebooks? Forget about it. School systems nationwide are scooping up these cheap machines by the thousands, leaving store shelves empty. Of the eight retailers I visited, not one had a Chromebook in stock.

Printers? Most of the stores I visited had one or two available at most, and several had none. Next to a Chromebook, a printer is the scarcest item in tech these days.

Why? The same pandemic lockdown that had us buying work-from-home devices in the spring also shuttered the Chinese factories that

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FHWA Announces Support for Seven Innovations for a Nation on the Move

The Every Day Counts (EDC) program promotes the accelerated use of tools, technologies and methods nationwide to improve road and bridge projects, reduce cost and shorten their time to completion.

“Every Day Counts is a key Department initiative that provides state, local, and Tribal transportation leaders with opportunities to learn about ready-to-deploy innovations that best fit their individual needs,” says U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. 

Since the creation of “Every Day Counts” in 2010, FHWA has worked with state, local and Tribal governments, as well as federal agencies to widen the use of dozens of innovations that lead to better roads, bridges and highways, reduced project delivery times and more cost-effective transportation improvements. Later this year, FHWA will hold three virtual summit meetings, focused on “People,” “Products,” and “Process,” to discuss the EDC-6 innovations in more detail.

 “This round of innovations has incredible potential to help agencies with limited

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OSU, Tinker Air Force Base to sign education partnership agreement | News

Oklahoma State University and Tinker Air Force Base are scheduled to sign a collaborative agreement Thursday, allowing OSU students to study and work alongside the Air Force at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex.

Lt. Gen. Donald “Gene” Kirkland, commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base; Brig. Gen. Jeffrey King, commander, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex; and OSU President Burns Hargis will sign the educational partnership agreement.

The signing ceremony is set for 2:45-3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Endeavor Building, Room 105, 215 N. Hester, on the OSU Stillwater campus.

According to a press release, the agreement will enable selected students and faculty in the OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology to “undertake projects related to radar and sensing and communications systems, materials, structures, computer engineering, flight dynamics, aero propulsion and power, electronics, avionics, aircraft sustainment, cybersecurity, electronic combat, manufacturing and environmental issues with the Air Logistics

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