Tag Archives: Defense Department

Pentagon Eyes Plug-and-Play for UAS Ground Control Systems

The Defense Department is exploring plug-and-play technology as it plans to establish a standard for ground control systems of unmanned aircraft systems under NATO Standard Agreement 4586, C4ISR & Networks reported Thursday. Paul Richfield writes that companies such as Lockheed Martin‘s CDL Systems and Northrop Grumman are developing or have developed systems that could …

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DISA OKs BlackBerry’s Multi-Platform Enterprise Service for Defense Personnel; John Sims Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency has approved BlackBerry’s multi-platform containerization system for use by Defense Department employees. Users will have access to BlackBerry’s workspace for iOS and Android devices through the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 mobility management service, BlackBerry said Wednesday. John Sims, president of global enterprise services at BlackBerry, said the …

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Frank Kendall Outlines Defense Department’s Acquisition Reform Plan

Frank Kendall — defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics — has outlined the Defense Department’s plan to reform its acquisition processes, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes Kendall listed seven focus areas for the strategy in a June letter to Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.). He also asked Congress to prevent …

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Robert Ferrell, Barbara Hoffman Outline JIE Plans for Army and Navy

Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell , the Army‘s chief information officer, and Navy Principal Deputy CIO Barbara Hoffman have detailed the measures that the Army and Navy are implementing for the Joint Information Environment, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday. During a roundtable discussion with reporter Barry Rosenberg, Ferrell and Hoffman said they agreed that JIE would support the Defense Department‘s efforts …

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