Christine Thropp

DISA’s Brian Hermann on Agency’s Contributions to DOD’s JADC2 Effort

Joint All-Domain

Brian Hermann, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) services development directorate, expects DISA to have an increasing role in the implementation of the Department of Defense's Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) intiaitive as it progresses. He said the agency would potentially support network transport and data hosting.

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Nicolas Chaillan Steps Down as Air Force Chief Software Officer

Nicolas Chaillan

Nicolas Chaillan announced on Thursday that he has stepped down from his post as chief software officer at the Department of the Air Force (DAF), where he served as the focal point for software, DevSecOps, cloud and cybersecurity-related efforts. Prior to serving as the Air Force CSO, he worked as a special adviser for cloud security and DevSecOps at the Pentagon.

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ISS Secures NOAA Professional Services Contract for National Ocean Service Support

NOAA Contract Award

Integrated Systems Solutions has received a three-year contract from NOAA to provide the offices within its National Ocean Service headquarters with administrative and management support services. ISS will help NOS address coastal area threats as well as promote place-based conservation and coastal resilience and intelligence.

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Amanda Toman Named Acting Principal Director for 5G Initiative at DOD

Amanda Toman

Amanda Toman reportedly assumed the role of acting principal director for 5G initiative at the Department of Defense following Joseph Evans' departure from the role within the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in mid-August. The temporary Pentagon 5G lead has worked the department for over a decade now.

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Leidos Invests in Facility Construction of Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering

Roger Krone

Leidos has made a $1 million donation to support the construction of an academic and residential facility in Huntsville, Alabama, in an effort to help the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering pursue advancements in technology. The investment is also meant to underscore the company's commitment to the state students' science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

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Navy Conducts Second Stage Rocket Motor Test for Hypersonic Missile Development

Second Stage SRM Testing

The U.S. Navy tested the second stage solid rocket motor nearly three months after a successful live-fire test of the first stage SRM conducted as part of the development of a hypersonic missile that will be used by the service branch and the Army. The recent test was performed by the Strategic Systems Programs in Promontory, Utah, on Aug. 25th.

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John Sherman: Release of New DOD Cloud Solicitation Still on Schedule

John Sherman

John Sherman, acting chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DOD), has maintained that the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability solicitation, which is the replacement for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contracting program, is still on schedule and that the DOD plans to announce awards in April 2022.

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4 Space Execs Added to Slingshot Aerospace’s Advisory Board; Melanie Stricklan Quoted

Advisory Board

Slingshot Aerospace has named four executives with industry, government and academia experience to join its advisory board as the simulation and analytics company works to deliver space domain-focused technologies to customers. The company said the new advisors are Dan Berkenstock, Kathleen Howell, Kevin O’Connell and Mandy Vaughn.

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Space Force Establishes Space Training & Readiness Command

Space Warfighting

The U.S. Space Force has stood up Space Training and Readiness Command, the third and final field command responsible for the service branch's doctrine, training, test and education initiatives. STARCOM, whose establishment aligned with Space Force's organization restructuring efforts, will be headed by Brig. Gen. Shawn Bratton of the National Guard Bureau.

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