Tag Archives: Michael Gilmore

Bloomberg: DoD’s Michael Gilmore Urges Trump Administration to Conduct ‘Comprehensive’ F-35 Program Review

Michael Gilmore, director of operational test and evaluation at the Defense Department, has said that President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration should launch a comprehensive review of the F-35 program to examine “well-documented deficiencies” in the Lockheed Martin-built aircraft’s combat systems, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Anthony Capaccio writes Gilmore told Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) in …

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Bloomberg: DoD Needs $530M Extra to Finish F-35 Development Phase

Defense Department officials estimate Pentagon will need an additional $530 million to finish the development phase of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 fighter jet, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Anthony Capaccio writes the F-35 program office asked for the money during a closed-door review conducted by the Defense Acquisition Board last month and the DoD continues to …

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Michael Gilmore: DoD Faces Cyber Workforce, Training Shortfall

Michael Gilmore, director of operational test and evaluation at the Defense Department, has said the military continues to face cyber vulnerabilities beyond current efforts to secure its systems, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jared Serbu writes that Gilmore said in a January report to Congress the service branches do not adequately …

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House’s FY 2016 Defense Bill Includes Operational Testing Provision; Michael Gilmore Comments

The House-approved defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2016 requires the Defense Department’s operational test and evaluation director to monitor acquisition program delays and cost increases associated with operational tests, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Scott Maucione writes the provision would also require the director to look at industry practices when it …

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DoD Plans Comparison Tests for F-35 & A-10 on Close-Air Support Capability

The Defense Department plans to test Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 fighter jet in a close-air support role alongside the A-10 Warthog to determine the jet’s capabilities compared to legacy aircraft, Defense News reported Sunday. Lara Seligman writes that the DoD Office of Operational Test and Evaluation will perform the comparison tests in 2018 as part of …

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DoD’s Michael Gilmore: Agencies Could Address Security Flaws During Software Development Process

Some government and industry executives have said at a Consortium for IT Software Quality-hosted forum that security management should be part of an organization’s software design and specifications, GCN reported Wednesday. Michael Gilmore, director of operational test and evaluation at the Defense Department, told the CISQ event audience that federal agencies …

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Michael Gilmore: DoD’s Testing Org Finds Security Flaws in Military Weapon Systems

Michael Gilmore, operational test and evaluation director at the Defense Department, said his office uncovered cybersecurity vulnerabilities in more than 40 weapons that were tested during fiscal 2014, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes Gilmore released his annual report showing that many U.S. military weapon systems have outdated, misconfigured and …

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