Tag Archives: Europe

Mark Esper Announces Pentagon’s Plan for Troop Drawdown in Germany; Gen. John Hyten Quoted

Mark Esper

Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) and 2020 Wash100 Award winner, announced that DoD intends to withdraw 11,900 troops from Germany in support of U.S. European Command’s plans to reposition those personnel to other locations in line with the implementation of the National Defense Strategy.

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QTS Partners with Eurofiber to Provide Dark Fiber in Europe; Jan Daan Luycks, Rhoderick van der Wyck Quoted

QTS

QTS Realty Trust has partnered with Eurofiber Netherlands to provide dark fiber between QTS' Groningen and Eemshaven, Netherlands data centers to respond to the increased demand for capacity and carrier neutral connectivity in Europe, QTS reported on Tuesday.

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Simetrica-Jacobs Releases Report, Analyzing Effects of COVID-19 on UK Wellbeing; Bob Pragada, Paul Dolan, Daniel Fujiwara Quoted

Simetrica-Jacobs, Jacobs' subsidiary, and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) published a report on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of people in the U.K., the company announced on Tuesday

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Maxar Technologies’ High-Power Communications Satellite Built for Intelsat Arrives at Launch Base

Maxar Technologies’ Intelsat 39 geosynchronous communications satellite has completed its final delivery checkouts at the company’s manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California and has safely arrived at the Arianespace launch base in Kourou, French Guiana. 

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Susan Lawrence, Managing Director of the Joint Forces Sector for Accenture Federal Services, Awarded 4×24 Chairman’s Award

Susan Lawrence, managing director of the Joint Forces Sector for Accenture Federal Services, received an award for her leadership role in Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program, designed for the government contracting industry’s senior and most influential executives.

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DoD Watchdog: Poor Management Delays Air Force DABS Program in EU

A watchdog report shows that the U.S. Air Force saw a multi-year delay in the acquisition and deployment of “base in a box” kits in Europe due to poor planning and lack of centralized management, Defense News reported Wednesday. The service originally planned to field Deployable Air Base Systems, which provides easy-to-deploy facilities, equipment and vehicles, in fiscal year 2019.

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Katie Wheelbarger: US Prepared to Use Cyber Defense Capabilities in Support of NATO

Katie Wheelbarger, principal deputy assistant secretary for international security affairs at the Defense Department, has said the U.S. will announce in the next few days that it is ready to use defensive and offensive cyber capabilities in support of NATO if asked, Reuters reported Wednesday. “It sends a message primarily aimed at Russia,” Wheelbarger told reporters.

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