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Engineer Nick Guertin: Open Systems Approach Supports DoD Procurement Efforts

Nick Guertin, senior software systems engineer at Carnegie Mellon University, said in an interview that the use of open systems generates market opportunities that helps Defense Department procurement, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Guertin, who formerly held technology leadership roles at the U.S. Navy, cited the service branch's first open systems engagement in a rapid insertion program for acoustic sonar technology.

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GAO Recommends DoD, Navy to Update Requirements for Making Weapons Sustainment Strategies

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department and U.S. Navy issue an updated or new set of guidelines for developing plans to sustain legacy weapon systems.

GAO said in a report published Monday that the Navy inconsistently documented its sustainment strategies for C-2A, E2C, EA-18G and F/A-18A-D aircraft since 2012.

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GAO Warns of Cost, Schedule Risks to Coast Guard’s Icebreaker Shipbuilding Program

The Government Accountability Office said in a recent audit report that the U.S. Coast Guard's Heavy Polar Icebreaker Program runs the risk of "breaching its established baselines" because these were established before a preliminary design review had been conducted. According to the HPIB acquisition framework, the preliminary design review will be conducted only after the shipbuilding contract is awarded in 2019. The GAO recommended that the Department of Homeland Security require the Coast Guard to revise the HPIB program baselines after the design review is completed and before ship construction begins.

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Vice Adm. Lewis Commands Newly Reestablished Navy Second Fleet

The U.S. Navy has named Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, who formerly commanded Carrier Strike Group 12, as the commander of the newly reestablished U.S. Second Fleet headquartered in Norfolk, Va. Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, administered Lewis' naming ceremony on the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier at Naval Station Norfolk, the Navy said Friday.

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NASA Initiates Study on Physiological Effects of High-Performance Flights

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has initiated a new series of in-flight tests that aims to identify the physiological effects of high-performance aircraft flights on the human body.

The NASA Engineering and Safety Center at Langley Research Center will monitor the breathing of five NASA pilots operating different airplanes and equipment in various flight conditions, the agency said Wednesday.

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Fleet Cyber Command, Information Warfare Training Group Synchronize Navy Cyber Inspections

An office within the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and the U.S. Navy's Information Warfare Training Group have partnered to align and synchronize the service branch's cyber assessments and monitoring. The FCC said Tuesday its Office of Compliance and Assessment and IWTG entered into the partnership under the Command Cyber Operational Readiness Inspections program.

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Office of Naval Research, University Partner to Build USV Platform for Coastal Security

The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research will collaborate with Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science to develop an autonomous unmanned marine vehicle intended for coastal security operations. FAU will conduct a five-year research project that aims to produce unmanned surface vehicles that would function as base ships for smaller …

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