Thomas Modly, undersecretary of the U.S. Navy, has crafted a business operations plan to help the Department of the Navy concentrate on fulfilling the Defense Department’s National Defense Strategy, Federal News Network reported Friday.Read More »
Participants of a Defense Department-organized bug bounty challenge have discovered almost 150 vulnerabilities in the public-facing websites and services of the U.S. Marine Corps.
HackerOne said Wednesday more than 100 ethical hackers reported the vulnerabilities to the Marine Corps Cyberspace Command during the recent 20-day Hack the Marine Corps program and received over $150,000 for their efforts.
President Trump intends to nominate James Paul Gfrerer, an executive director at Ernst & Young, as assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Gfrerer, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served with the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 20 years, the White House …Read More »
The U.S. Marine Corps intends to arm front-line troops with suicide drones, also called loitering munitions, to help them perform missions in austere locations beyond a striking range of manned aerial platforms, Marines Corps Times reported Saturday. The service branch envisions deploying swarms of up to 15 suicide drones each under …Read More »
The U.S. Marine Corps has commenced fielding of a new situational awareness tool for Marines in night-time operations. The Binocular Night Vision Goggle II is a helmet-mounted binocular designed to boost night perception and magnify ambient light through the use of white phosphor image intensification technology, USMC said Tuesday. The binocular also features a clip-on …Read More »
The Marine Corps and the Air Force will partner to train the Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron to be qualified operators of the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper, USNI News reported Thursday. The effort intends to establish a UAV operations base in preparation for the 2020s when Marines will begin deploying UAV units …Read More »
The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command seeks to use a new narrowband satellite communication system that builds on commercial cellphone technology to provide increased mobile communication access for marines. USMC said Tuesday it will be the first service branch to widely employ the Mobile User Objective System, which works to operate with AN/PRC-117G radios …Read More »
The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed $100 million for the U.S. Marine Corps to purchase light attack aircraft as part of a fiscal 2019 defense policy bill, Military.com reported Friday. The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act contains the funding proposal for a new USMC aircraft platform and is slated …Read More »
Maj. Gen. Loretta Reynolds Nominated as USMC Deputy Commandant for Information, MARFORSTRAT Commander
Maj. Gen. Loretta Reynolds, commander of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as deputy commandant for information and commander of the Marine Corps Forces Strategic Command. Trump also endorsed Reynolds for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general, Defense Secretary James …Read More »
The U.S. Navy has announced it will commission the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock to be named USS Portland at the Port of Portland in Oregon during a ceremony to occur on Saturday. The Defense Department said Thursday Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will provide the commisionning’s principal address. Bonny Amos, wife of the U.S. Marine …Read More »