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The website published a number of stories including a story about a new hull for ground combat vehicles and a new deputy director at OMB.
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Alcoa have teamed up to engineer an aluminum hull for ground combat vehicles.
The team wants to build a hull that removes welded seams for blast protection and resists damage through increased amount of alloy.
“For decades, the Army has recognized the survivability benefits of a single-piece hull due to its thickness, size and shape for ground combat vehicles,” said Ernest Chin of the Army Research Laboratory.
Alcoa’s defense segment, the Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will collaborate to enhance the hull at the Alcoa Technical Center.
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In other news, Beth Cobert has been confirmed as the next deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget.
The 29-year McKinsey and Co. veteran succeeds Jeffrey Zients, who resigned from the post in May.
The Senate also confirmed Stephen Preston as general counsel for the Defense Department, Stevan Bunnell as general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security, Scott Dahl as inspector general at the Labor Department and Sylvia Garcia as chief financial officer for the Transportation Department.
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