Tag Archives: microelectronics

IBM Wins DoD OTA to Advance Microelectronics; Jay Bellissimo Quoted

Jay Bellissimo

IBM has secured a Phase 1 Other Transactions Agreement (OTA) under the Rapid Assured Microelectronics Prototypes (RAMP) Advanced Commercial Capabilities Project, the company reported on Monday. IBM received the award through the Strategic and Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S²MARTS) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA). IBM will advance microelectronics technology

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Hon. Ellen Lord on DoD’s 5G Prototyping, Microelecrtonics Reshoring Efforts

Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, the defense acquisition chief and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has said the Department of Defense (DoD) is focusing on prototyping 5G technologies and driving domestic microelectronics production. DoD must establish close relationships with traditional and nontraditional defense contractors to ensure the security and reliability of 5G systems as well as microelectronics technology.

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Ellen Lord: Pentagon Working on Microelectronics Strategy to Ensure Supply Chain Security

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense (DoD) is developing a “microelectronics strategy” to bring manufacturing and testing operations to the U.S. by relying on public-private partnerships and other initiatives. 

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DARPA Names Victoria Coleman as Director; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Victoria Coleman

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has appointed Victoria Coleman, an expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and microelectronics, as director of the agency. Coleman served as a founding member of DARPA’s Microsystems Exploratory Council and a member of the Defense Science Board. She will bring her extensive private sector experience, across various senior leadership positions, to DARPA.

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Battelle Wins Task Order to Support Defense Supply Chain; Tom Bergman Quoted

Tom Bergman

Battelle has been awarded a $16.6 million task order contract under the Microelectronics and Embedded Systems Assurance (MESA) IDIQ contract vehicle to mitigate risk within the national defense supply chain, the company reported on Thursday. Battelle will serve as a prime contractor and the task order will continue through 2022.

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Hon. Ellen Lord: Public-Private Collaboration Key to Driving Domestic Microelectronics Production

Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, the defense acquisition head and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has said the U.S. needs to leverage domestic resources in microelectronics production for current and future defense needs. She noted that public-private partnerships can help encourage U.S. suppliers to produce microelectronic components.

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Mark Lewis: Microelectronics, 5G, Hypersonics Are DoD’s Top Three R&D Priorities

Mark Lewis

The Department of Defense (DoD) is reshuffling its research-and-development priorities as it develops new roadmaps to advance future capabilities and Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at DoD, said microelectronics is now the Pentagon’s top priority, National Defense reported Friday.

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Mark Lewis on Pentagon’s Zero Trust Approach to Microelectronics Procurement

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD is shifting from the "trusted foundry" model toward a “zero trust” approach when it comes to procuring microelectronics due to risks of insider threats, DoD News reported Tuesday.

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