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Il simbolo e il rischio (di Marco Emanuele)

Ebbene si, dopo vent’anni l’11 settembre 2001 (che abbiamo elevato a simbolo che traccia una nuova era) ancora ci parla. Guardiamo a quella data con il timore che si deve a un accadimento che ci ha lasciato basiti, senza parole: quel giorno, infatti, tutti abbiamo pensato: com’è possibile che si possa attaccare il cuore dell’America, […]

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Converting a CSV with photos to a layer with attachments (Esri)

Lydia Troup, Ian Wittenmyer There is an incredible amount of data out there that’s stored in CSVs with images stored as links. Currently, there is no simple way to create a layer from a CSV and mass download and attach the linked images to it. Why would you want to do this? The Attachment Viewer Instant App is […]

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Same Data, Different Stories: Instant Apps Showcasing National Parks (Esri)

Lydia Troup, Beth Romero Instant Apps quickly transform your maps into apps to provide your audience with an intuitive experience to interact with your maps and data. This blog illustrates how you can highlight different stories from the same data or map using a handful of Instant Apps. All the examples will use National Park data and maps. Using different Instant Apps, we […]

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Enabling Real-Time Information: Bridging the Dark Data Gap (Esri)

Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) visualizes real-time data from its OSIsoft PI data historian, Telog data logger fleet, and ArcGIS Christa Campbell In our increasingly digital world, utilities have greater access to real-time information on the operating conditions, performance, and health of their infrastructure. This enables more efficient operations and better-informed planning decisions, more proactive […]

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Hearing The Police ‘Would Come Soon,’ This Couple Fled Belarus. Will They Ever Return? (RFE/RL)

Tony Wesolowsky Alyaksey and Maryya Dalbenka cast their votes for Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya in the Belarusian presidential election at a polling station in Minsk on August 9, 2020, and then headed for their cottage in the countryside cautiously optimistic. Alyaksandr Lukashenka had been accused of falsifying all elections in Belarus since coming to power in 1994, […]

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What Comes Next? A Lesson from Saigon (Defense One)

Michael Desch An iconic photograph from the waning days of the Vietnam war now seems likely to be recreated in Kabul. In it, an Air America helicopter lands on the roof of a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency building across town from the U.S. Embassy. A CIA officer guides a long line of Vietnamese up a […]

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The Pentagon Must Prep Now for the Next Pandemic (Defense One)

Lt. Col. Adam Scher The COVID-19 pandemic is a national-security threat that requires both a domestic and global effort to confront: it has disrupted military operations at all levels and left more than 621,000 people dead in America alone. The U.S. military has proved invaluable in the fight, which is far from over. But it […]

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Norway and Russia sharpen transparency pact on warship, aircraft moves (Defense News)

Norway has finalized an updated security agreement with Russia that adds strengthened protocols for avoiding high-risk encounters between aircraft and naval vessels in the High North region. The agreement comes at a time when Norway and Russia have increased military activities there. Norway and Russia sharpen transparency pact on warship, aircraft moves (defensenews.com)

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Space Force standing up STARCOM to train guardians (Defense News)

Nathan Strout The U.S. Space Force is set to establish its third and final field command Aug. 23 as part of a significant restructuring of its organization this summer. Space Training and Readiness Command will be in charge of the Space Force’s doctrine, training, test and education efforts. STARCOM will be located at Peterson Space Force Base […]

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Kratos, General Atomics get more money for Skyborg development (Defense News)

Valerie Insinna The U.S. Air Force awarded Kratos and General Atomics contracts worth a combined $20 million to further development of the autonomous Skyborg drone wingman, the service announced Monday. Kratos received $13.2 million to continue work on its XQ-58A, while General Atomics got $7 million for its MQ-20 Avenger. Kratos, General Atomics get more money […]

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NATO members’ Kabul evacuation battles bottlenecks outside the airport (Defense News)

Vivienne Machi NATO foreign ministers convened Friday afternoon via teleconference to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, which Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said remains “very difficult and unpredictable.” He called the Taliban takeover “a tragedy first and foremost for the people of Afghanistan.” The ministers collectively agreed that the evacuation of NATO members and allied nationals and […]

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Missile Defense Agency director wants less complex, more mobile Aegis Ashore (Defense News)

Jen Judson  The Missile Defense Agency director says he’d like to see the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system — which currently requires significant permanent infrastructure — become a less complex and more mobile asset. The U.S. has had a fully operational Aegis Ashore site in Deveselu, Romania, since 2016, but has struggled to build a second fixed […]