Tag Archives: DoD

Raytheon Intelligence and Space Awarded $175M USAF Contract for Intelligence Services; David Appel Quoted

David Appel

Raytheon Intelligence and Space (RI&S), a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, announced on Thursday that it has been awarded a U.S. Air Force intelligence program contract worth potentially $175 million. The contract period runs for five years and requires the company to provide signals intelligence services for the U.S. Air Force's Distributed Common Ground System, which collects, processes and analyzes intelligence.

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Gen. Lloyd Austin: DOD Needs Boosted Focus on Modern Digital Tech

Gen. Lloyd Austin

Lloyd Austin, secretary of defense and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said the U.S. military needs to place emphasis on emerging technologies and strategies that make use of these assets. Gen. Austin, who placed third in this year's Wash100 Vote Standings, said at the Indo-Pacific Command's change of command ceremony that the modern era requires faster decision making.

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CRS Issues Report on 5G Tech’s National Security Implications

Congressional Research

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released a report outlining some of the national security implications of 5G-enabled mobile technologies. CRS said in the April 23rd report that Congress may consider policies for national security, spectrum management, and military operations as 5G platforms are developed and fielded. 

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DARPA Event in June to Inform Industry on Upcoming Projects

Defense Advanced Research

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host an online industry event from June 23rd to 24th to inform companies about the Defense Sciences Office's upcoming research pursuits. Discover DSO Day participants will gain insight into the office's science and technology priorities over the next year. DARPA Director Stefanie Tompkins and DSO Director Valerie Browning will also present at the event.

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Michael White: Hypersonics Key to Ensuring US Battlefield Dominance

Michael White

Michael White, principal director for Hypersonics at the Office of the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering (OUSD (R&E)), said the Department of Defense’s (DOD) modernization strategy considers hypersonics as one of the top priorities in order to ensure edge on the battlefield. White said the Pentagon came up with the Hypersonics Modernization Strategy to advance the development of hypersonic-based warfighting capabilities. 

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Noblis Acquires McKean Defense and its Affiliates; President, CEO Amr ElSawy Quoted

Amr ElSawy

Noblis announced Monday that it has acquired McKean Defense and its affiliates, Mikros Systems and Cabrillo Technologies, for an undisclosed amount. McKean is now an entirely owned subsidiary of Noblis and the name of this new subsidiary will be announced later. Wolf Den Associates and Baird served as exclusive financial advisors for Noblis and McKean, respectively, on this transaction.

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AFS Appoints Chris Bjornson As Cloud Practice Lead and Ben Peavy As CIO

Accenture

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) announced on Monday that it has promoted two technology executives to support the mission-critical work the company provides on behalf of its government customers. Chris Bjornson has been named cloud practice lead and Ben Peavy has been named chief information officer (CIO).

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Kathleen Hicks: DOD 2022 Budget Request to Focus on Software, Munitions

Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks, the deputy secretary of defense and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient said the Pentagon's 2022 budget request will put more emphasis on munitions and software than large weapon systems. She said at the Aspen Security Forum that software and munitions create a critical difference in the military's capabilities. The budget submission is expected later this month.

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