Tag Archives: Department of the Navy

Jimmy Smith: Navy Begins Subcontracting Audit on Major Buying Commands

Jimmy Smith, director at the Department of the Navy’s small business programs office, said that DON has finished its audit on Naval Sea Systems Command subcontracting efforts and will perform similar reviews for nine other buying commands, Federal News Network reported Thursday. “We’ve already seen the results of that and …

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Oshkosh Tests Missile Firing From Unmanned Ground Vehicle


Oshkosh Defense has tested the firing performance of a missile-launching system mounted on an unmanned vehicle designed for ground-based anti-ship missile operations. The Remotely Operated Ground Unit for Expeditionary or ROGUE Fires launched a naval strike missile to a sea target during the Sink at Sea Live Fire Training Exercises. 

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Leonard Zentz Named SPA’s Technical Fellow for Hypersonic Systems; CEO William Vantine Quoted

Systems Planning

Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) announced on Monday that Leonard Zentz, former program manager for the Department of the Navy as Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS), has been named the company’s technical fellow for Hypersonic Systems. Zentz brings more than 30 years' experience in program management, acquisition, and technical support to Navy programs.

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Capt. Gregory Petrovic Assumes Command of Navy’s Corporate Laboratory; Rear Adm. Lorin Selby Quoted

Gregory Petrovic

Capt. Gregory Petrovic, formerly an executive officer of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), has started his new duties as commanding officer of NRL. Petrovic succeeds Capt. Ricardo Vigil, who will transition to the position of deputy director in the Navy Office of Low Observable and Counter-Low Observable Policy, Technology and Advanced Projects.

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Sehlke Awarded USMC Task Order for General Ledger Transition

Sehlke Consulting

Sehlke Consulting LLC announced on Thursday that the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded the company its second prime task order for Standard Accounting, Budgeting, and Reporting System (SABRS)-to-Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI) transition. The contract award will require Sehlke to directly support the USMC through the deputy commandant for programs and resources and the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy, financial management and systems. 

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DSA Names Gibson Le Boeuf to Federal Advisory Board of Directors

John Somplasky Named

Data Systems Analysts (DSA) has appointed Gibson Le Boeuf to the company’s Federal Advisory Board of Directors (FAB). Le Boeuf currently serves as president of GGL International, where he provides consulting services to domestic and international governments, private industry and academia on defense related matters. Le Boeuf has more than 34 years' experience in marine, naval architecture and mechanical engineering disciplines, including acquisition of major complex weapons systems.

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Defense Procurement Vet James Geurts to Serve as Navy’s Undersecretary on Acting Basis

James Geurts

James Geurts, who most recently served as the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition and was a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, was designated the service's acting undersecretary. Geurts will also concurrently perform duties as chief operations and management officer of the Department of the Navy (DON), the service said the same day.

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Department of the Navy Announces Formation of DevSecOps Task Force

Critical Software

The Department of the Navy is establishing a DevSecOps task force to help speed up software development and delivery and improve data security, FCW reported Friday. The Jan. 15 memo states that the task force will provide the information superiority executive steering group with a set of recommendations within two months to facilitate the creation of a strategy for enterprisewide DevSecOps implementation.

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Unmanned Vessel Demos Autonomous Performance for DoD, U.S. Navy; SCO Director Jay Dryer Quoted

Ghost Fleet Overlord

The Department of Defense (DoD) demonstrated the autonomous performance of an experimental unmanned surface vessel at an exercise with U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The Ghost Fleet Overlord USV took part in the Department of the Navy's (DON) Dawn Blitz exercise to demonstrate compliance with international standards made to prevent ship collisions.

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Navy Department to Embrace Centralized Approach to Cloud Procurement; Travis Methvin Quoted

Travis Methvin

The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps will implement a centralized approach to buying cloud services under a new policy signed in December 2020 to gain more visibility into their commercial cloud spending. PEO Digital will establish new mechanisms to track DON’s commercial cloud consumption and Methvin said the program executive office will initially focus on the department’s fielding of Microsoft Azure cloud services.

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