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Senate Lawmakers to Consider Increase to White House’s Defense Budget by $25B

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Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) members started closed-door work on the annual defense authorization bill Wednesday and will consider adding another $25 billion to the White House’s proposed defense budget of $716 billion for fiscal year 2022 to fund the services’ unfunded priorities.

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Adm. Michael Gilday: FY 2022 Budget Proposal Aligns With Navy’s Future Fleet Vision

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said he believes the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 supports the U.S. Navy’s plans for its future fleet design. Although the law requires the Navy to achieve a fleet of 355 ships, Gilday said the service can afford approximately 300 ships given its current budget.

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Gen. Paul Nakasone: Navy-Marine Corps Integration Needed to Counter Cyberattacks

Gen. Paul Nakasone

Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said cybersecurity is national security and the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps must be ready to address cyberattacks. “Continuing Navy-Marine Corps integration must account for the information environment, especially adversary intrusions, information operations and next-gen cryptography,” said Nakasone. 

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Marine Corp to Invest $1B in Electromagnetic Warfare Research

Marine Corps

The Marine Corps plans to invest approximately $1 billion in electromagnetic warfare systems over the next five years. The Corp wants to develop future electromagnetic systems that fall into four categories, platform-agnostic, widely distributed and scalable, capabilities on-demand and mutually supporting networks

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V-22 Tiltrotor Program Office Eyes Survivability, Medium-Lift Capability Updates; Col. Matthew Kelly Quoted

V-22 Osprey

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is working with the U.S. Marine Corps to improve the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft’s survivability and establish its assault-support elements in high-threat situations. Kelly noted that his office is also looking into implementing helmet-mounted visualization technologies for the MV-22 variant for missions in degraded environments.

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Tyto Athene Completes Acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc.; Chris Meilhammer Quoted

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene announced on Thursday that the company has completed its acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. (GSI). The acquisition to acquire GSI was announced on March 3rd and terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. AT&T and Tyto have also agreed to enter into teaming agreements for opportunities in the DoD IT professional services market. 

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Navy Develops Energy Efficiency Tool for Ground Forces; Richard Stroman Quoted

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Naval Research Laboratory has created a software application designed to inform the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps on how to efficiently use energy resources. The IPOWER application, accessible via a web browser, simulates how the service branches store, gather and move energy resources. IPOWER determines how energy moves in a unit based on climate data, mission timelines and equipment models.

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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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Parsons Awarded Potential $12.6B DIA Contract For IT Services

Parsons Corporation

Parsons Corporation announced Tuesday that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has awarded the company a potential $12.6 billion indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award task order contract. This 10-year contract has a five-year base period and five option periods. The contract will require Parsons to provide DIA’s Solutions for Information Technology Enterprise III (SITE III) strategic, technical, and program management guidance and support services

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Lt. Gen. Duane Gamble: Army Funneling $800M for Organic Industrial Base Modernization

Lt. Gen. Duane Gamble

Lt. Gen. Duane Gamble, deputy chief of staff, G-4, at the U.S. Army, said the service branch is investing $800 million to update its arsenals, ammunition plants and depots. He noted that the service has executed workforce rejuvenation efforts and is looking into establishing a nitric acid complex within the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Tennessee. 

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