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Donna Gregg

Gregg Selected to Lead Asymmetric Operations Sector
Donna Gregg has been named head of APL’s Asymmetric Operations Sector, where she will oversee the work of the Cyber Operations, Homeland Protection, and Special Operations mission areas.
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Artist’s impression of New Horizons in the void of space

Final “Pre-Pluto” Annual Checkout Begins for New Horizons
The NASA spacecraft’s annual checkout—its eighth since launch in 2006 and last before next year’s rendezvous with Pluto—kicked off this week.
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APL scientists working on the oRACLE Chip

oRACLE Chip Helps Scientists Quickly Predict the Evolution of Viruses
Scientists at APL have developed a device that will allow researchers to quickly mimic the natural evolution of a virus in the lab, enabling the prediction of the next pandemic.
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Wireless Emergency Alert Message

Working to Improve Wireless Emergency Alerts
APL and DHS Science and Technology crafted a model to simulate the transmission of Wireless Emergency Alerts under extreme circumstances.
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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo

APL Instrument to Fly on First NASA-Funded Virgin Galactic Spaceflight
Earth's upper atmosphere may soon be a destination for space tourists, but APL scientists have set their sights on being among the first to blaze a research trail in this "suborbital" region.
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  • Civil Space

  • Cyber Operations

  • Homeland Protection

  • National Security Analysis

  • National Security Space

  • Precision Strike

  • Research and Exploratory Development

  • Sea Control

  • Special Operations

  • Strategic Deterrence