Tag Archives: Navy

U.S. Navy Plans Enterprise-Wide IT Services Approach

Enterprise-Wide

The U.S. Navy will implement a new information technology approach that allows for IT services sharing across the service's entire enterprise. Navy officials said in a memorandum that the planned change aims to reduce redundancies, expand data availability, align with modern industry practices, boost productivity and decrease cyber risks in IT services.

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Heidi Grant to End Tenure as DSCA Director

Heidi Grant

Heidi Grant, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), will step down from her role and transition out of the federal government. She has served as DSCA's director since August 2020 and has contributed 32 years of service to the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Joint Staff and other Department of Defense components, DSCA said Tuesday.

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Army to Launch Six-Week Multi-Domain Tech Exercise; Gen. John Murray Quoted

Gen. John Murray

The U.S. Army will begin a six-week, multi-domain exercise that aims to demonstrate the performance of new technologies and tactical concepts. The Army said Thursday its large-scale Project Convergence 2021 exercise will take place at New Mexico-based White Sands Missile Range and Arizona-based Yuma Proving Ground, starting this week.

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Navy Demos LVC Capability of Next-Gen Air Combat Training Tech

Tactical Combat Training

The U.S. Navy conducted a demonstration in August to test the live-virtual-constructive capability of the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II in an operational environment. The Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office, PMA-205, and Advanced Naval Technology Exercise-21 teams conducted the demonstration using F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft, an operational destroyer, Joint Semi-Automated Forces System, Next Generation Threat System. 

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Navy Announces Delivery of 1st Redesigned Tactical Fighter Under F-5 Block Upgrade Prototype Project; Capt. Ramiro Flores Quoted

F-5N Aircraft

The first F-5N aircraft has been delivered to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland to kick off flight and ground tests of the redesigned F-5 tactical fighter jet as part of a prototyping project meant to improve readiness and safety. The delivered aircraft is one of the three F-5N planes that will be used as prototypes in the F-5 block upgrade project.

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CBO: Navy’s FY22 Shipbuilding Plan to Cost $25B to $33B Per Year Over 30 Years

Shipbuilding Plan

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report estimates that the U.S. Navy’s fiscal year 2022 shipbuilding plan to increase its fleet size to between 398 and 512 crewed ships and unmanned vessels would cost approximately $25 billion to $33 billion in 2021 dollars annually over three decades.

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Noblis MSD Awarded $72M IDIQ Navy Contract to Enhance the Operability of Naval Surface Ships; Glenn Hickok Quoted

Glenn Hickok

Noblis MSD, a subsidiary of Noblis, has been awarded a potential five-year, $72 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), multi-award contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division to enhance the operability of naval surface ships through system modernization and sustainment. As a system developer through lifecycle maintenance, Noblis MSD provides engineering, enterprise transformation and program management. 

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Draft House NDAA Provisions Seek to Address Gap Between R&D, Acquisition

Pentagon

A draft of a House defense bill contains two provisions that would create a five-year pilot program to identify promising technologies and broaden Navy programs that promote innovation involving small businesses to help address the “valley of death” between research and acquisition in order to get the technology into the hands of warfighters.

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John Plumb Nominated for Space Policy Leadership Role at DOD

John Plumb

President Biden has nominated John Plumb, formerly the director of defense policy and strategy at the National Security Council (NSC), to become the assistant secretary of defense for space policy. Plumb brings expertise in the areas of nuclear technology, missile defense and space, with more than a century's quarter of national security experience. 

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NAVWAR’s DevSecOps Pipeline to Serve as Digital Environment for Classified Mission Applications

Overmatch Software Armory

Naval Information Warfare (NAVWAR) Systems Command has launched a cloud-based DevSecOps pipeline in an effort to help U.S. Navy personnel secure and manage data and applications. The Overmatch Software Armory (OSA), a digital environment that complies with the Impact Level 6 requirements, utilizes methods to manage the security of the Navy’s software development cycle, the service said Wednesday.

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