Air Force Looks to Team Up with Businesses for Virtual Event

The new expanded AFWERX team will host their first virtual TeamUp event with the Air Force Research Laboratory from July 15-16. This event will provide an opportunity for America’s most innovative small businesses to collaborate with leading research institutions and universities to compete for the next round of the Air Force Small Business Technology Transfer…

U.S. Army Overhauls How It Does Business

The Army is overhauling how it does business behind the scenes in order to operate at the speed of conflict during the information age, said the top Army finance official, who outlined plans for a new business system slated to impact modernization efforts by 2027. The Enterprise Business System Multi-Functional Capabilities Team, or EBS-MFCT, is…

Entrepreneur Creates Edible Drinking Straws from Nature

Harnessing raw nature to replace single-use plastics, Equo Straws has launched with a 100% biodegradable and compostable straw using natural ingredients sourced from local farming communities. The new nature-friendly straws were unveiled May 18 on Kickstarter, they hit their funding goal within 30 days and intend to produce four flavors of eco-friendly straws through the…

Texas Bookstore: Texas And World War One Examines Change Around the World

On November 11, 1918, what was then called “the Great War” ended. The consequences of four years of warfare in Europe reverberated throughout the world, leaving few places untouched. Even though it was far from the scenes of conflict, Texas was forever changed, as historian Gregory W. Ball details in Texas and World War I….

Texas Country Kitchen: Make & Go Steak Burritos

½ cup prepared fresh salsa ½ cup water ¼ cup instant brown rice 1 15-ounce can black beans, preferably low-sodium, rinsed 12 ounces strip steak, trimmed and thinly sliced crosswise ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon canola oil 4 8-inch tortillas, preferably whole-wheat ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese ¼ cup prepared guacamole 2…

American Jukebox: Def Leppard

Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield and is considered part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitars, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitars,…