Tag Archives: Department of Defense

U.S. Navy to Experiment with Information Warfare at Operational Scale; Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler Quoted

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has announced plans to experiment with an information warfare cell at a maritime operations center later this year. The Navy created information warfare commanders at every one of their strike groups as the focal point for a strike group commander to consolidate and integrate different aspects of information warfare from electromagnetic spectrum to cyberspace to intelligence to oceanographic operations.

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SDA Seeking Industry Feedback on Satellite Integration; Derek Tournear Quoted

Derek Tournear

The Space Development Agency (SDA) has chosen a multiple tranche development approach for its global satellite constellation systems for the Department of the Defense (DOD). No SDA satellites are flying yet, but the SDA has already requested industry feedback on how the Agency should upgrade its communications standards for its second generation of satellites. C4isrnet reported the story on Wednesday. 

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Joint All Domain Command and Control Strategy Nearly Finalized; Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall Quoted

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) strategy is nearly completed and will soon be on the secretary of defense Gen. Lloyd Austin’s office. Gen. Austin, a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, will review the document and if he approves. DOD agencies and organizations will begin the next stages of the JADC2 rollout.

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CyberSheath Announces New CMMC Managed Service; Eric Noonan Quoted

Eric Noonan

CyberSheath Services International announced Tuesday the next evolution of its CMMC Managed Services, including its CMMCEnclave. CMMCEnclave is a service that enables small and mid-sized businesses to obtain CMMC certification required to secure Department of Defense (DOD) contracts. CyberCloud Shared Services shares desktops while data security is enforced to CMMC compliance standards. 

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Carnegie Mellon Appoints Gregory Touhill Director of Software Engineering Institute’s CERT Division

Gregory Touhill

Former Federal Chief Information Security Officer Gregory Touhill has been appointed director of the CERT division at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, a research and development center sponsored by the Department of Defense (DOD). Touhill will lead the division's work with the public and private sectors to develop approaches for defending U.S. information systems from cybersecurity threats.

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U.S. Army Awards Contracts To Increase Artillery Systems, ‘Rate of Fire’ Capabilities

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army has awarded ARM Automation, Carnegie Mellon Robotics (CR) Tactical, Dynovas, H.A. Eckhart and RE2 Robotics Small Business Innovation Research-based (SIBR) contracts to build prototypes intended to increase the rate of fire of self-propelled howitzers and in future systems. One other effort the Army is pursuing is the Field Artillery Autonomous Resupply (FAAR). 

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Amyx Appoints John Selman as COO; William Schaefer Quoted

John Selman

Amyx announced on Monday that its appointment of John Selman as chief operating officer. In this role, Selman will continue to support Amyx’s recent growth by overseeing the delivery of cybersecurity services to Amyx’s vast array of customers, growing his portfolios and managing over 650 employees across the entire company.

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Senators Introduce Legislation to Assist DOD Quantum Computing Efforts; Sen. Maggie Hassan Quote

U.S. Senate

Congress is pushing for the Department of Defense (DOD) to improve its workforce in the highly specialized quantum computing field. Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H. and John Thune, R-S.D have introduced two bills aimed at streamlining pipelines for the DOD and the private sector to acquire students graduating with quantum-related degrees.

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U.S. Space Force Aims to Fully Integrate Commercial Industry; Russell Teehan Quoted

U.S. Space Force

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is attempting to optimize its commercial industry use by opening avenues for small businesses to work directly with the service branch. While the commercial industry has already played a significant role in the military's satellite communications and launch enterprises, the Space Force has not incorporated integrated commercial services more widely.

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Alion Awarded $39M Task Order to Provide Prototyping, Experimentation Research and Development for (OUSD(R&E)); Terri Walker-Spoonhour Quoted

Terri Walker-Spoonhour

Alion Science and Technology announced on Thursday that the company has received a five-year, $39 million task order to provide Prototyping and Experimentation Research, Development, Engineering, Technical Analysis, and Solutions for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). Alion received this task order under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center's (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle.  

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