Tag Archives: Defense Department

DoD’s Mark Lewis: Risk-Taking Key to Successful Hypersonic Efforts

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis, director of defense research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), has said the department needs to modify its operational mindset to meet its hypersonic program goals. Lewis said at a Hudson Institute-hosted discussion that the DoD needs to accept more risks in developing and testing new technologies such as hypersonic missiles and boost/glide systems.

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U.S. Army Unveils Interim Systems for DoD’s Counter-Drone Capability

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army announced the selection of interim platforms for the Department of Defense’s counter-small unmanned aircraft system (C-sUAS) capability following the completion of assessment and approval of the results by DoD. The interim C-sUAS platforms were categorized into four systems: fixed/semi-fixed systems, mounted/mobile system, dismounted/handheld systems and command and control.

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DoD’s Platform One Announces Official Adoption of Work-From-Home Model

Telework

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Platform One, a team of software developers advancing the use of DevSecOps practices, will continue to work remotely to protect its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rob Slaughter, director of Platform One, announced the move to the team’s more than 180 employees during a recent video conference. 

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House’s Draft NDAA Wants Pentagon to Address Cyber Workforce, IT Asset Management Issues

Pentagon

The House Armed Services Committee’s intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities subpanel has released a draft of its National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would direct the Department of Defense (DoD) to address issues concerning cyber workforce and information technology-related assets, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

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DoD Research, Engineering Leaders Michael Griffin, Lisa Porter to Step Down

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin, undersecretary of Research and Engineering at the Department of Defense (DoD) and a two-time Wash100 Award winner, and his deputy Lisa Porter will leave their current posts on July 10, Defense News reported Tuesday. Griffin and Porter said in a letter to their staff that they have decided to pursue together a career opportunity in the private sector.

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USMC in Discussions to Adopt Hypersonic Weaponry

U.S. Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps may follow the other service branches in using hypersonic weapons, in favor of a speed-focused operational concept, USNI News reported Thursday. Mike White, assistant director for hypersonics at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, said in an online event that USMC's battlefield agility makes the service a good candidate for hypersonics implementation.

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