Tag Archives: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution Program Prepares for Phase 2 Subscale Live Flights; Col. Dan Javorsek Quoted

Col. Dan Javorsek

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is halfway through the first phase of a program that conducts human-machine collaborative dogfighting to advance the development of a scalable, trusted artificial intelligence-driven autonomy for air combat. DARPA said Thursday that the Air Combat Evolution program has made several achievements including live flights of an L-29 jet trainer. 

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Pentagon Plans to Implement Cyber Standards for Contractors

The Department of Defense intends to implement new cybersecurity standards for government contractors by January 2020, FedScoop reported Friday. DoD will work with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute to develop the proposed standards - Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

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Marine Corps Systems Command to Review 3D Printed Impellers for Tanks

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command partnered with U.S. Fleet Marine Forces and other organizations to assess the performance of additive printed impellers on M1A1 Abrams tanks. The service branch said Thursday it plans to utilize the impellers to replace tank components in the event of delayed parts deliveries.

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Preston Dunlap to Head ABMS as Air Force Chief Architect

U.S. Air Force Capt. Hope Cronin announced that Preston Dunlap, formerly a national security analysis mission areas executive at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, was appointed chief architect at the service branch's office of the assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, Inside Defense reported Friday.

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Former NASA Chief Michael Griffin to be Nominated DoD Acquisition Deputy Undersecretary

President Donald Trump will nominate Michael Griffin, former NASA administrator, as principal deputy defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, Reuters reported Saturday. Once confirmed, Griffin is expected to transition to the role of defense undersecretary for research and engineering by February 2018 as part of a reorganization plan the Defense Department announced in …

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