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Penn State Electro-Optics Center Seeks Director
(posted: 1 February 2016)

The Pennsylvania State University seeks candidates for the position of Director, Electro-Optics Center (EOC) in Freeport, PA, (near Kittanning, PA). The preferred candidate should have a doctoral degree in an Engineering or Science discipline and 15 or more years of related experience. More.

CSU Offers Summer School Directed Energy Courses
(posted: 25 January 2016)

Colorado State University is hosting the U.S. Particle Accelerator School in Fort Collins, Colorado during 13-24 June 2016. DE-related course topics include microwave sources, laser principles and free electron lasers. More.

Chief of Naval Research Highlights Directed Energy in Address
(posted: 19 January 2016)

Chief of Naval Research Rear Admiral Mat Winter emphasized directed energy in his keynote address at the Surface Navy Associationís 28th Annual National Symposium, held in Crystal City, Virginia on 13 January. He mentioned specifically the Ground Based Air Defense On The Move program, the Laser Weapon System, and Electromagnetic Railgun as ONR-sponsored technologies that are navigating the transition pipeline successfully. More.

Pentagon Eyes Airborne Lasers for Missile Defense
(posted: 14 January 2016)

The U.S. Defense Department recently began testing a laser that might someday be affixed to drones to knock incoming missiles out of the sky. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, nominated as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he would support more funding to develop a boost-phase airborne laser weapon system for missile defense in the next decade. More.

Chinese Soldiers Have Laser Guns
(posted: 14 January 2016)

The official PLA Daily announced that Chinese soldiers are now in possession of laser guns. In combat, laser rifles like the PY132A would be useful in a wide variety of situations. More.

Dr. Gregory Quarles Named Chief Scientist at The Optical Society
(posted: 8 January 2016)

The Optical Society has announced that Dr. Gregory Quarles has joined society as Chief Scientist. In this position, Quarles, a long-term DEPS member, is responsible for the scientific infrastructure of the society. More.

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