Tag Archives: digital engineering

Lt. Gen. Michael Guetlein: Space Systems Command Adopts Digital Engineering

Lt. Gen. Michael Guetlein

Lt. Gen. Michael Guetlein, who leads the recently launched Space Systems Command (SSC), said SSC will capitalize on digital engineering as it develops technologies. Digital models allow technology developers to virtually trial a system across design, assembly, testing and maintenance. The SSC commander spoke at this year's Space Symposium about SSC's use of this approach.

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SAIC to Acquire Halfaker and Associates; CEO Nazzic Keene, Baird’s Jean Stack Quoted

Nazzic Keene

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Halfaker and Associates, LLC, a leading federal health technology solutions provider, for approximately $250 million to grow the company’s digital transformation portfolio, SAIC announced on Thursday. SAIC and Halfaker’s solutions will strengthen the company’s robust digital transformation portfolio in areas such as DevSecOps, digital engineering, automation, and process improvement.

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Frederick Stefany: Navy Eyes Digital Engineering Collaboration With Industry

Frederick Stefany

The U.S. Navy is considering working with companies to implement digital engineering systems as the military service aims to accelerate its acquisition life cycle. He added that the Navy wants to access industry's digital engineering environments via the contracting process for potential use in aircraft, ship and weapon systems sustainment efforts.

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Contract to Provide COTS Module Technology to Update F-22 Raptor Aircraft; President, CEO Lynn Bamford Quoted

Lynn Bamford

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced on Wednesday that the company has received a contract to provide its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) processor module technology to upgrade the F-22 Raptor aircraft through Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Prior to its selection, the Curtiss-Wright processor module was successfully subjected to a rigorous and extensive durability test program to meet the F-22 Raptor’s extreme environmental requirements.

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Kristen Baldwin on How Air Force Advances Digital Engineering

Kristen Baldwin

Kristen Baldwin, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for science, technology and engineering, said the service is applying digital engineering to speed up the development of new platforms and an example of that is the T-7A trainer aircraft. Baldwin said the Air Force is working with industry and pursuing efforts to develop a “digital stack of models and infrastructure.

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Dr. Will Roper, Former USAF Executive, Joins Volansi Board of Directors

Dr. Will Roper

Volansi has appointed Dr. Will Roper, the former assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, to its Board of Directors, where he will help drive the company’s strategy, operations and growth in defense markets. “Dr. Will Roper joins Volansi’s board with a reputation as a transformative, forward-looking leader,” said Volansi CEO and co-Founder Hannan Parvizian

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BAE Systems Names Lisa Hand as VP, GM of Integrated Defense Solutions Business; Al Whitmore Quoted

Lisa Hand

BAE Systems has appointed Lisa Hand as vice president and general manager of the company’s Integrated Defense Solutions business to supervise an organization of more than 2,600 employees across the nation and internationally, BAE Systems reported on Monday. Hand’s team will deliver engineering, integration and sustainment services to support mission effectiveness. 

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Boeing Starts Production of T-7A Red Hawk Advanced Trainer; Shelley Lavender Quoted

Shelley Lavender

Boeing has initiated production of the first U.S. portion of the T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer, the company reported on Tuesday. “The future of air dominance lies in the ability to move quickly, take smart risks and partner in new ways to get the job done,” said Shelley Lavender, Boeing senior vice president of Strike, Surveillance and Mobility.

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Will Roper Joins Pallas Advisors as Senior Counselor; Tony DeMartino Quoted

Dr. Will Roper

Pallas Advisors has appointed Dr. Will Roper, former assistant secretary of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics with the U.S. Air Force and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, as a senior counselor. During his tenure as SCO director, Roper served on the Department’s 2018 National Defense Strategy Steering Group, Cloud Executive Steering Group and Defense Modernization Team.

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Gen. David Thompson: Space Force to Establish New Commands, Warfighting Analytical Function in 2021

Gen. David Thompson

Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force, said that the service plans to continue integrating the force with other military branches and combatant commands this year. He said the service established Space Operations Command in October and intends to complete the design and set up a Space Training and Readiness Command and Space Systems Command in 2021.

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