Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Value of Health IT
Shows & Panels
US announces successful missile flight test
Sunday - 1/27/2013, 12:04am EST
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. military says it has successfully launched a missile interceptor rocket on a test flight from the central California coast.
The Missile Defense Agency says the Ground-Based Interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base Saturday afternoon and executed a series of pre-planned maneuvers when it reached space.
The test did not involve a target, though the program is developing a system effective against ballistic missiles.
The agency says it appears all components of the missile performed as designed. It will use the test results to improve the nation's ballistic missile defense system.
It was the first flight test for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system since flight testing was halted after a failed intercept in a December 2010 test.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)