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  • Members of the Cassini mission say goodbye to the spacecraft, their coworkers and some long-held traditions.
  • Scientists are rethinking their understanding of Jupiter's powerful auroras after receiving data from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
  • New technology brings objects to life on your phone.
  • NASA is sending OSIRIS-REx, a robotic spacecraft, to an asteroid to study its role in our universe.
  • It's been five years since NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover landed on the red planet on August 6, 2012. The rover survived the much-publicized "seven minutes of terror" and safely landed near Mount Sharp. The rover accomplished its main goal in less than a year, collecting a rock sample that shows ancient Mars could supported living microbes.
  • Japan is building the fastest supercomputer in the world
    Japan is building the world's fastest supercomputer, which it hopes will make the country the new global hub for artificial intelligence research.
  • Ingrem, a Chinese company has created the "husband pod," an arcade booth intended to stave off boredom for men who accompany their partners to the mall.
  • Scientists have figured out how to grow organs from skin cells. CNN's Rachel Crane explores a lab that is using this technique to revolutionize cancer treatments.
  • A security robot named Steve plunged down four steps into a fountain in Washington, leading to its watery demise.
  • Meet GuardBot, a spherical surveillance vehicle that can swim upstream. CNN's Thom Patterson explains how the military hopes to use it.

Unofficial Happy Hour (UHH ) - March 2014

At least once a month (26 March), a day of hard work will end with the fun we always have at the Unofficial Happy Hour (UHH ) sponsored by Al Malinchak.


VDOT Professional Services Workshop - March 2014

On March 26, 2014, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conducted a Professional Services Workshop at the DoubleTree – Midlothian in Richmond.  Consultant procurement, FAR audits, and Title VI evaluations were expertly addressed by Mr. Shailendra G. Patel, Mr. Judson Brown, and Ms. Corina Herrera.

   

 AFCEA Belvoir Monthly Luncheon, March 2014

Mr. Brendan Burke, Project Director for Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS), addressed the audience at the Fort Belvoir Officer’s Club on March 19, 2014.  CHESS supports the Warfighter's information dominance objectives by developing, implementing, and managing commercial information technology contracts that provide enterprise-wide net-centric hardware, software and support services for the Army.

 

AFCEA Belvoir Monthly Luncheon, February 2014

Arpeggio attended the monthly AFCEA Belvoir Luncheon, which was held at the Officer’s Club, 5500 Schultz Circle, Fort Belvoir, VA on February 26, 2014. COL Mary C. Henry, Army National Guard CIO/G-6  spoke about the National Guard’s mission, and role in our country,  and its information technology requirements.  COL Henry’s presentation was very informative and allow the attendees to learn a great deal about our Citizen Soldiers.  The activity's attendees were challenged once again by the crazy weather we are having in Virginia.


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The SAME Blue Ridge Post, Winchester, VA held its Blue Ridge Post Lunch Series this past Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Mr. Tom Waters, the Deputy for Programs and Project Management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District, was the keynote speaker.  The gathering brought together several of our friends, and our business partner, Robert D. Port, NetStructures, Inc., was also present.


On February 6, 2014, we attended the USACE Today - Adapting MILCON and Other Programs to a Changing Fiscal Environment. MG Ken Cox grabbed our attention during his presentation of the MILCON program projections for the next couple of years. 

   

The 146th Annual Engineer Castle Ball was celebrated last night, January 31, 2014, at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, VA.  The Ball is a celebration with our engineer family and friends. It provides us with an opportunity reflect on past year's challenges, honor our engineer legacy, and celebrate the accomplishments of our people.

   

An Investment in STEM is an Investment in our Future, by Goldy Kamali, CEO of FedSoop


On January 28, 2014, Arpeggio received Ingram Micro's (www.ingrammicro.com) final acceptance a distribution partner. We continue to improve our relationships with our business partners in the market to better serve our customers. 

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