Washington, DC - Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the next Freedom and Independence variant Littoral Combat Ships will be named USS Nantucket (LCS 27) and USS Savannah (LCS 28).

Washington, DC - Yesterday marked the somber third anniversary of the signing of the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements‎. Sadly, Russia continues to disregard its commitments under the Minsk agreements, stoking a hot conflict in Ukraine that has cost over 10,000 lives, including more than 2,500 civilians, and has displaced 1.6 million Ukrainians.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $1.87 million for seven projects to advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing through high performance computing. Part of DOE's High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program, the seven new public private partnerships will enable greater collaboration between DOE national labs and the U.S. manufacturing industry.

Yokosuka, Japan - U.S. Navy's Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) deployed the team to Japan in December to embark a contracted salvage vessel and proceed to the crash site at sea. Once on station, highly skilled operators searched for the aircraft's emergency relocation pinger with a U.S. Navy-owned towed pinger locator (TPL-25) system.

Washington, DC - CellMark Biopharma, LLC and its CEO have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they made false or unsupported claims regarding two health products they marketed as effective treatments for cancer patients’ malnutrition and “chemo fog,” or treatment-related cognitive dysfunction.

Washington, DC - Nanophotonic devices have direct applications for use in ultra-high resolution microscopes, solar energy harvesting, optical computing and targeted medical therapies.