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Pentagon restarts 16 advisory boards after 7-month pause
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has agreed to restart 16 defense advisory boards, after halting activity by all the panels in February and essentially purging a number of members who were appointed in the final days of the Trump administration.
House committee fears gap in industrial capability to power laser weapons
After Northrop Grumman exited the U.S. Army's Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense system program due to problems with the power and thermal management system, Congress wants the Pentagon to provide more information on the industrial base needed to power laser weapons.
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