Tag Archives: Marine Corps

USMC Seeks Network Activity Monitoring Concepts for Insider Threat Mitigation Pilot

Network Security

The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has released a solicitation seeking potential sources of user activity monitoring technologies that can help the Department of Defense (DoD) manage possible threats across its unclassified and classified networks. According to the draft performance work statement, USMC's insider threat initiative covers UAM activities on Marine Corps Enterprise Networks at the non-classified and secret internet protocol levels.

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PSC Names David Broome EVP for Government Relations; David Berteau, Roger Krone Quoted

Professional Services

Professional Services Council (PSC) has appointed David Broome as executive vice president for Government Relations, effective Feb. 15, 2021. “I’m honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead PSC’s government relations, especially at a time when the new administration’s agenda takes shape,” Broome said. Broome, a Marine Corps reservist, has more than two decades of experience across the federal government. 

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Intelligent Waves Promotes Dennis Freeland to VP of BD; Erin Horrell Quoted

Dennis Freeland

Intelligent Waves has promoted Dennis Freeland to vice president of Business Development to manage resources and drive strategic goals to support the company’s growth and expansion through proactive management engagement. “We are thrilled to recognize Dennis for his strategic contribution to our record growth and excited to promote him as he helps us extend our growth trajectory to the next level,"  Erin Horrell, Intelligent Waves’ chief growth officer said.

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Gen. David Berger Wants Marines to Trust, Use AI Tech for Quicker Performance

Gen. David Berger

Gen. David Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, said he wants the service branch to streamline and accelerate logistics and warfare via artificial intelligence. Berger, at the National Defense Industrial Association’s expeditionary warfare conference, said he envisions a self-updating system that uses AI to track adversaries, determine optimal logistics routes and deploy unmanned vehicles to deliver supplies. 

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SAIC Appoints Josh Jackson SVP of Naval Business Unit

Josh Jackson

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has appointed Josh Jackson as senior vice president of the Naval Business Unit, where he will be responsible for an approximately $1 billion portfolio of customers, including the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Jackson will report to Bob Genter, president of SAIC’s Defense and Civilian Sector.

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Maj. Josh Benson: USMC Eyes Marine Littoral Regiment Formation in FY 2022

U.S. Marine Corps

Maj. Josh Benson, a spokesman for the U.S. Marine Corps, said the service plans to establish the first Marine Littoral Regiment in fiscal year 2022, as part of its strategy to counter peer competitors in the Indo-Pacific with small maneuvering units. “Experiments, wargames, modeling and simulation will play a key role in the phased approach to the MLR development," Benson said.

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GAO: Program Delays Prevent DOD From Rolling Out Jam-Resistant GPS Tech

Anti-Jamming Tech

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has found that the Department of Defense (DOD) is yet to achieve widespread use of the “M-code” GPS technology due to limitations in satellite equipment to accommodate the jam-resistant capability. GAO said Tuesday that the DOD has seen delays in installing receiver equipment for satellites that will enable them to broadcast M-code signals.

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Unmanned Vessel Demos Autonomous Performance for DoD, U.S. Navy; SCO Director Jay Dryer Quoted

Ghost Fleet Overlord

The Department of Defense (DoD) demonstrated the autonomous performance of an experimental unmanned surface vessel at an exercise with U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The Ghost Fleet Overlord USV took part in the Department of the Navy's (DON) Dawn Blitz exercise to demonstrate compliance with international standards made to prevent ship collisions.

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FEMA Chief Pete Gaynor to Serve as Acting DHS Secretary

Pete Gaynor

Pete Gaynor, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will serve as acting secretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He will succeed Chad Wolf, who announced his resignation Monday in a letter obtained by the publication. Gaynor told his staff he will take over as interim secretary of homeland security and serve in that capacity through Jan. 20th.

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Navy Department to Embrace Centralized Approach to Cloud Procurement; Travis Methvin Quoted

Travis Methvin

The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps will implement a centralized approach to buying cloud services under a new policy signed in December 2020 to gain more visibility into their commercial cloud spending. PEO Digital will establish new mechanisms to track DON’s commercial cloud consumption and Methvin said the program executive office will initially focus on the department’s fielding of Microsoft Azure cloud services.

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