NASA-JPL Robot Plunges Into Volcano to Explore Fissure

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Carolyn Parcheta, a postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, plans to take this robot, VolcanoBot 2, to explore Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in March 2015. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech– VolcanoBot 1 was tested at Kilauea volcano in Hawaii– A lighter, smaller VolcanoBot 2 will be tested this yearVolcanoes have always fascinated Carolyn Parcheta. She remembers a pivotal moment watching a researcher take a lava sample on a science TV program video in 6th grade.“I said to myself, I’m going to do that some day,” said Parcheta, now a NASA postdoctoral fellow based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.Exploring volcanoes is risky business. That’s why Parcheta and her co-advisor, JPL robotics researcher Aaron Parness, are developing robots that can get into crevices where humans wouldn’t be able to go, gaining new insights about these wondrous geological features.“We don’t know exactly how volcanoes erupt. We have models but they are all very, very simplified. This project aims to help make those models more realistic,” Parcheta said.Parcheta’s research endeavors were recently honored in National Geographic’s Expedition Granted campaign, which awards $50,000 to the next “great explorer.” Parcheta was a finalist, and was voted number 2 by online participants for her research proposal for exploring volcanoes with robots.“Having Carolyn in the lab has been a great opportunity for our robotics team to collaborate with someone focused on the geology. Scientists and engineers working together on such a small team is pretty rare, but has generated lots of great ideas because our perspectives on the problems are so different,” Parness said.The research has implications for extraterrestrial volcanoes. On both Earth and Mars, fissures are the most common physical features from which magma erupts. This is probably also true for the previously active volcanoes on the moon, Mercury, Enceladus and Europa, although the mechanism of volcanic eruption — whether past or present — on these other planetary bodies is unknown, Parcheta said.“In the last few years, NASA spacecraft have sent back incredible pictures of caves, fissures and what look like volcanic vents on Mars and the moon. We don’t have the technology yet to explore them, but they are so tantalizing! Working with Carolyn, we’re trying to bridge that gap using volcanoes here on Earth for practice. We’re learning about how volcanoes erupt here on Earth, too, and that has a lot of benefits in its own right,” Parness said.Parcheta, Parness, and JPL co-advisor Karl Mitchell first explored this idea last year using a two-wheeled robot they call VolcanoBot 1, with a length of 12 inches (30 centimeters) and 6.7-inch (17-centimeter) wheels. It is a spinoff of a different robot that Parness’s laboratory developed, the Durable Reconnaissance and Observation Platform (DROP).“We took that concept and redesigned it to work inside a volcano,” Parcheta said.For their experiments in May 2014, they had VolcanoBot 1 roll down a fissure – a crack that erupts magma – that is now inactive on the active Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.Finding preserved and accessible fissures is rare. VolcanoBot 1 was tasked with mapping the pathways of magma from May 5 to 9, 2014. It was able to descend to depths of 82 feet (25 meters) in two locations on the fissure, although it could have gone deeper with a longer tether, as the bottom was not reached on either descent.“In order to eventually understand how to predict eruptions and conduct hazard assessments, we need to understand how the magma is coming out of the ground. This is the first time we have been able to measure it directly, from the inside, to centimeter-scale accuracy,” Parcheta said.VolcanoBot 1 is enabling the researchers to put together a 3-D map of the fissure. They confirmed that bulges in the rock wall seen on the surface are also present deep in the ground, but the robot also found a surprise: The fissure did not appear to pinch shut, although VolcanoBot 1 didn’t reach the bottom. The researchers want to return to the site and go even deeper to investigate further.Specifically, Parcheta and Parness want to explore deeper inside Kilauea with a robot that has even stronger motors and electrical communications, so that more data can be sent back to the surface. They have responded to these challenges with the next iteration: VolcanoBot 2.VolcanoBot 2 is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, at a length of 10 inches (25 centimeters). Its vision center can tip up and down, with the ability to turn and look at features around it.“It has better mobility, stronger motors and smaller (5 inch, or 12 centimeter) wheels than the VolcanoBot 1. We’ve decreased the amount of cords that come up to the surface when it’s in a volcano,” Parcheta said.While VolcanoBot 1 sent data to the surface directly from inside the fissure, data will be stored onboard VolcanoBot 2. VolcanoBot 2 has an electrical connection that is more secure and robust so that researchers can use the 3-D sensor’s live video feed to navigate.The team plans to test VolcanoBot 2 at Kilauea in early March.The California Institute of Technology manages JPL for NASA. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS People NASA-JPL Robot Plunges Into Volcano to Explore Fissure By ELIZABETH LANDAU Published on Thursday, January 8, 2015 | 11:08 amlast_img read more

Credit Access on the Incline

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Tagged with: credit Credit Access Delinquency mortgage TransUnion Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Flood Insurance Reform Passes in House Next: Cordray Announcement Stirs the Industry Credit Access on the Incline  Print This Post credit Credit Access Delinquency mortgage TransUnion 2017-11-15 Staff Writer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago According to the Q3 Industry Insights Report by TransUnion, credit access is at an all-time high. 195.9 million consumers have access to revolving credit, including bank-issued and private label credit cards, auto loans, personal loans—and of course mortgages.. This number marks the highest level of credit yet measured by TransUnion. With greater access to credit comes a greater amount of loans, and TransUnion found that a record 142.5 million consumers had a balance on non-revolving loans, which consist of auto loans, mortgages, student loans and unsecured personal loans.In particular, the report mentioned that the national serious mortgage borrower delinquency rate, defined as the mortgage payments that are 60 or more days past due, were down approximately 16 percent on an annual basis to 1.91 percent at the end of the third quarter (Q1).The report also found that while delinquency rates were at their lowest point since the Great Recession, the total number of mortgages outstanding increased by almost 1 percent in the last year, marking a tally of 52.7 million. According to the report, this continues the second quarter’s (Q2) and reverses the previous trend of yearly declines that started in the fourth quarter of 2014.TransUnion also stated that the average mortgage debt per borrower increased to $199,417, which was a growth trend that had not been previously broken since the first quarter of 2005. However, while average mortgage debt per borrower has increased, the report states that average new account balances dropped by 2.4 percent from the last year to $224,502.According to TransUnion, this drop in new account balances can be attributed to a decline in refinance origination shares to 33 percent in 2017 from 37 percent in 2016, according to an Ellie Mae statistic cited by the report. Additionally, TransUnion states that refinance mortgages tend to hold higher balances than purchase mortgages.“Serious mortgage delinquency rates continue to drop to new post-recession lows, indicating there may be opportunities to responsibly expand access,” said Joe Mellman, senior vice president and mortgage business leader at TransUnion. However, Mellman noted that the drops in delinquency rates were usually preceded by periods of flat delinquencies. He also noted that drops in delinquency rates were also accompanied by higher interest rates and market saturation, both of which negatively impact the refinance market share. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles November 15, 2017 1,634 Views Home / Daily Dose / Credit Access on the Incline Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

5 ways your money choices are making you sick

first_img 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Your poor money choices could be the root of your health problems. Some of these issues might be glaringly obvious, while others might take a little digging to uncover.“The best way to find out why you are having a health issue and if it is caused by money is to be honest with yourself,” said Debbi King, a personal finance expert, wealth coach, motivational speaker, author and owner of The ABCs of Personal Finance in Quakertown, Pa. “It is like an onion — you have to peel back each layer one by one until you find the true root of the issue.”She said that money mistakes can lead to many health problems that could cause ulcers, high blood pressure, depression and heart attacks.“Any ailment that leads back to smoking, drinking and overeating could be caused by money issues as they are side effects of stress,” King said. continue reading »last_img read more

Bleach: Favre leads Packers to one final victory

first_imgIf soccer’s failure to establish in America has taught us anything, it’s that Americans don’t like ties.I mean we really don’t like ties.The NFL suffered its first tie in six years this season in a thrilling 13-13 game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cincinnati Bengals. A feat so impressive, 10-year veteran Donovan McNabb wasn’t even aware it was possible. The MLB has only suffered one notable tie in recent memory — the 2002 All Star Game — and the outcry was so severe a rule was passed to ensure it would never happen again. Even the NHL has taken up the mantle lately, ending games with a shootout since the 2005-06 season to decide on a victor.In short, Americans need a winner and a loser.With that in mind, it is time to look at the scoreboard between the New York Jets, the Green Bay Packers and the recently retired (insert snarky comment here) Brett Favre.Taking all the factors into account, it’s actually pretty obvious who came out on top. It wasn’t a “win-win” — the best thing to come of a bad situation or any other phrase that pundits have been throwing around. One team won, and one team lost (hence the random tangent to lead this column).Like he did 169 times previously for the Packers, Favre gave Green Bay one last victory when he fled to don the Jets uniform.And really, it’s not even close.Favre threw 22 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in 2008 for New York on his way to an equally average 81.0 passer rating. Rodgers on the other hand, put up 28 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, and he finished the season with a 93.8 passer rating.Advantage Packers.Without a doubt, quarterback is the most important position in the NFL, perhaps in any sport. It is actually so obvious, I feel dumb putting it into writing. Ron Wolf — the man who brought Favre to Wisconsin — once said, “My philosophy is, if you don’t have a quarterback, you’re in for a long Sunday afternoon.”So how do the futures look for each team under center?The Packers have a 25-year-old who has been through more pressure than any other first time starter in NFL history and he came out relatively successful. Basically, they have a confident young QB with reasonable potential to join the game’s elite.The Jets counter with a trio of Kellen Clemens, Erik Ainge and someone named Brett Ratliff. There isn’t a joke clever enough to describe how poor that quarterback situation really is. When the Chicago Bears boast a better QB combo with Kyle Orton and Rex Grossman, you know you are in trouble.To their credit, the Jets did win three more games than the Packers this year, so the trade wasn’t a total loss. But even with a winning season, New York missed the playoffs and was bitch-slapped by karma when it fell in the season finale to the Chad Pennington-led Miami Dolphins. On top of all that, the Jets have to hand over their third-round pick to the Packers. So how much do those nine wins really mean?While it may seem cruel how much pleasure I am taking in the Jets’ misfortune, it is hard to feel sorry for them when the signs of Favre’s impending drop off were so obvious.He turned 39 in October this season, and it’s not like he was the final piece for their Super Bowl puzzle. They mortgaged the future on someone who (predictably) had a huge decline due to age and injury in December.Furthermore, his image didn’t match his production. While we always heard how clutch Favre was, and no game was out of reach with him under center, that reputation was built on the first five years of his career. In reality, No. 4 only went 3-7 in his last 10 playoff games. While John Madden may not have been aware of Favre’s faults, the Jets certainly should have been.To top if off, Favre told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, “Part of me coming back last year, I have to admit now, was sticking it to Ted [Thompson].” Doesn’t it feel good Jets fans, that you had to suffer through an epic collapse this December because Favre was spiting the Packers’ general manager?All in all, the risk to take on Favre made little sense then and makes even less sense in hindsight. The Jets got exactly what Favre has been delivering the last five years; he started every game, made some exciting plays and threw a lot of interceptions.So as Favre rides his lawnmower off into the sunset, the Jets are stuck looking for a franchise leader once again with Favre helping the Packers put up a win one final time.?Michael is a junior majoring in journalism. Think the Jets got a better deal than he gives them credit for? Do you enjoy ties in athletic competitions? Let him know at [email protected]last_img read more

Marine Forecast

first_img6AM MARINE FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT MONDAY 12THJANUARY 2015.GENERAL SITUATION: HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL SLIDE EAST OF THE AREA TODAY WHILE A COLD FRONT IN THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL BRING SOME CLOUDINESS AND TROPICAL MOISTURE TO THE BAHAMAS BY THIS EVENING.SPECIAL WARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY SWELLS MAINLY ALONG THE ATLANTIC EXPOSED SHORELINES AND SWIMMERS SHOULD REMAIN VIGILENT DUE TO THE RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS THROUGH WEDNESDAY…BOATERS CAN ALSO EXPECT REDUCED VISIBILITY TO 3NM AND GUSTY WINDS ABOVE 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS:ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THIS MORNING BUT A CAUTION WILL COME INTO EFFECT BY EARLY AFTERNOON.WINDS: EAST-NORTHEAST TO EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS THEN DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS OR LESS BY AFTERNOON.SEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET IN DECREASING SWELLS THIS MORNING, THEN TO 4 TO 7 FEET OR LESS BY AFTERNOON.WEATHER: FEW PASSING SHOWERS LIKELY.FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS:ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT.WINDS: EAST-NORTHEAST TO EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH STRONGER GUSTS.SEAS: 6 TO 9 FEET OVER THE OCEAN BUT HIGHER IN GUSTS.WEATHER: FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS OR THE CHANCE OF AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM TODAY AND TONIGHT.SUNRISE: 6:57AM MON. SUNSET: 5:40PM MON.MOONSET: 11:24AM MON. MOONRISE: 12:12AMTUE.LOW TIDE: 6:23AM MON. HIGH TIDE:12:21PM LOW TIDE: 6:45PM HIGH TIDE: 1:04AM TUE.EXTENDED FORECAST: A COLD FRONT AND ITS PRE-FRONTAL ACTIVITY WILL AFFECT THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS WITH CLOUDY PERIODS AND SHOWERS AS IT MOVES EASTWARDS. THIS FRONT WILL DISSIPATE NEAR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ON WEDNESDAY AS A PAIR OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS DEVELOP, ONE OVER CUBA AND ANOTHER JUST NORTH OF THE BAHAMAS.FORECAST FOR TUESDAY:ADVISORY: SMALL CARFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE SE BAHAMAS.WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NW BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 12 TO 18 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SE BAHAMAS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NW BAHAMAS, 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 6 TO 9 FEET IN THE SE BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.WEATHER: SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS. FEW PASSING SHOWERS IN THE CENTRAL AND SE BAHAMASFORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY:WINDS: E’LY AT 10 KNOTS IN THE NW BAHAMAS, FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES AND EASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SE BAHAMAS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE BAHAMAS FOR ALL AREAS.WEATHER: FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS. FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS ELSEWHERE. Marine Forecast 18th August 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bahamas weather, turks and caicos weather Noon Bahamas Marine Forecastcenter_img Bahamas Marine Forecast – 10th August 2015 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

New AntiCorruption unit ready to tackle Govt complaints

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 27th 2017 – Nassau –It is official. The Commissioner of Police, Ellison Greenslade yesterday confirmed that a corruption unit within the Royal Bahamas Police Force, “the anti-corruption branch”, is now fully operational. The Commissioner said, “We did develop a unit to look at corruption issues,” adding also, “looking now at 11 separate files originating of various departments and various public operations.”Greenslade revealed that the anti-corruption unit is headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Rolle, who will lead a team of several officers including a very well trained veteran detective at the Superintendent rank, as well as an authority at law.The special unit has already begun investigating 11 files, according to Greenslade and charges can range from stealing, misappropriation of funds and corruption.  This announcement also comes on the heels of the Minister of Works, Desmond Bannister’s question to the Attorney General to consider whether legal action should be taken against members of the former Christie-administration for abusing their legal authority.However, Greenslade explained, “when things are just allegations and no formal complaints are made, the Commissioner is in a very difficult position,” expounding on the fact that the new unit is yet to receive any official complaints from Government entities. The unit will focus on the Public and Private sector and is located on Nassau Street, just north of Meeting Street.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Related Items:#AntiCorruptionBranch, #magneticmedianews, #RBPF Royal Bahamas Defence Force Prepare Hurricane Shelter Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Grand Bahama Police report on crash landing off West End Bahamas Police makes $2.3M Drug Bust in Biminilast_img read more

Warnock confident despite West Ham loss

first_imgDespite losing 3-1 at West Ham on Tuesday, Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock believes his team can win games away from home and pick up points.Warnock remains defiant as the loss leaves them just two points outside the relegation zone.Joe Ralls missed a penalty to put Cardiff City ahead in the first half as Lucas Perez netted a brace to help West Ham to a 3-1 victory at the London Stadium.“Tonight showed we can win away games from home,” Warnock told Sky Sports.I pulled Manuel Pellegrini in the technical area and said: ‘how can we be losing 3-0’ – it was a mad 12 minutes, then the penalty miss.“If that goes in then you could sense the crowd was beginning to think it wasn’t going their way.“I refuse to criticize Ralls – he’ll get some stick from the fans but it takes guts to take a penalty. I can’t even watch one. I wouldn’t criticize him.declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“How can you legislate for two lads going for the same ball, there’s not a lot we can do. We work on these things in training.“It’s frustrating to concede goals that we’ve done all season not just tonight – you think we don’t work on it, we probably shouldn’t bother. It might work better than that.“We’ve shown we can compete. Tonight we looked a decent side. After we weathered the storm in the first 10 minutes, we played some good stuff.“It would have been interesting to see the penalty go in. It’s another disappointment for me, but I’m going to get those at my age.”last_img read more

Smalling is proud of Uniteds FA Cup history

first_imgManchester United is the second most successful team in the FA Cup, having won the tournament 12 times, just one less than Arsenal.In FA Cup history, Manchester United are the second-most-successful team of the tournament.They have lifted the trophy in 12 occasions, one less than Arsenal who have 13.And for Red Devils footballer Chris Smalling, this is something to be proud of.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We won it [the FA Cup] back in 2016 and reached the final last year – and of course we won the Europa League and the Carabao Cup as well, so that’s at least one cup final in each of the last three seasons,” said Smalling to the club’s official website.“I think, in general, we stand ourselves in very good positions when we go up against teams over 90 minutes in cup ties.”“I think that experience we’ve had over the last few years in all of the cup competitions is very useful and tees us up nicely for another crack at the FA Cup this year,” he commented.“I think it just brings pure excitement for you. No matter what happened the previous year – whether you won the cup or whether it brought you disappointment – it’s like a fresh start all over again and you’ve no idea who you’re going to get in the draw. That’s what makes it so exciting.”last_img read more

Pueblo Chemical Depot LRA Issues RFPs for Range of Services Needed to

first_imgPuebloPlex, the local redevelopment authority for the Pueblo Chemical Depot, Colo., is soliciting proposals for a range of services needed to carry out its reuse plan following the recent approval of its grant application to DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA).“We are eager to assemble a world-class consulting team to assist us in implementing our redevelopment plan. The successful redevelopment of PuebloPlex is extremely important for the economic future of southeastern Colorado,” said PuebloPlex CEO & President Russell DeSalvo, who oversees the redevelopment of Pueblo Chemical Depot.The RFP includes a master infrastructure plan and utilities privatization study, business and operations plan, and economic development conveyance application supporting the HUD-approved redevelopment plan. Additionally, PuebloPlex is seeking proposals for engineering, environmental, legal and surveying services.The PuebloPlex RFPs can be downloaded from the following website.Proposals are due by 5 p.m. MST on Aug. 31, and shall be submitted to the attorney of record for PuebloPlex; reference full RFP for delivery instructions. Questions can be directed to Chris Bolt, director of operations, at [email protected] or (719) 947-3770.This work is to be performed under a federal grant (Section 12.607) from OEA for community economic adjustment assistance for establishment, expansion, realignment, or closure of a military installation. The grant assists state or local governments to plan and carry out adjustment strategies; engage the private sector in order to plan and undertake community economic development and base redevelopment; and partner with the military departments in response to the proposed or actual expansion, establishment, realignment or closure of a military installation. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more