Tag Archives: Navy

Navy to Perform Testing, Integration Efforts for DDG 51 Destroyers

Arleigh Burke Destroyers

The U.S. Navy has announced that the modernization effort for Arleigh Burke-class DDG 51 Flight III destroyers remains on track as the service branch moves to perform testing and integration activities for the vessels' ship systems. The Navy also installed AMDR arrays to initiate land-based tests for the destroyers' Aegis Combat Systems.

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SPA Wins SAIC Subcontract to Support US Navy Advanced Hypersonic Technologies; Dr. William Vantine Quoted

Dr. William Vantine

Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) has been awarded a subcontract on Science Applications International Corporation’s (SAIC) five-year, $63.5 million prime contract to support the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Hypersonic Technologies. The U.S. Navy will develop Advanced Hypersonic Technologies through the Global Deterrence and Defense Department (Code GX) at the NSWC in Crane, Indiana.

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SPA Wins Contract to Support Navy Analytics Office; Dr. William Vantine Quoted

Dr. William Vantine

Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) has been awarded a five-year Multiple Award Contract (MAC) to support the Navy Analytics Office (NAO) and other offices across the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. SPA will provide assessments to support Program Objective Memorandum (POM) budgeting decisions, campaign-related scenario and warfare modeling and simulation-based analytic services. 

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BAE Systems Wins $76M Navy Contract to Provide Maintenance, Modernization Services; Mark Whitney Quoted

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has been awarded a $76.3 million docking selected restricted availability (DSRA) contract from the U.S. Navy to drydock and perform maintenance and modernization work on the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value to $100.5 million.

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Northrop Grumman Supports Successful MDA Flight Test; Scott Lehr Quoted

Northrop Grumman

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully intercepted a Northrop Grumman Corporation built Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target that was launched during a flight test from the Reagan Test Site in the Kwajalein Atoll. “With this successful test, the MDA has successfully demonstrated critical capabilities for the defense of our country utilizing many of Northrop Grumman’s missile defense capabilities, said Scott Lehr.

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Navy Conducts Undocking Activity for USS Wayne E. Meyer; Capt. Greg Burton Quoted

USS Wayne E. Meyer

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (IMF) concluded undocking efforts for an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. USS Wayne E. Meyer is set to launch pier-side to undergo the final stages of its dry docking selected restricted availability. PHNSY & IMF tapped Vigor Marine to assist in undocking efforts. 

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NuWave Solutions, AFS Partner on Subcontract to Support ONI; Brian Frutchey Quoted

Brian Frutchey

NuWave Solutions has been awarded a subcontract to work with Accenture Federal Services (AFS) on the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) to support the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) “The Accenture / NuWave team will help ONI provide decision superiority by improving the sensitivity to a commander's risk tolerance and mission priorities,” said NuWave EVP, Brian Frutchey.

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Novetta Receives 2020 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award; Tiffanny Gates Quoted

Tiffanny Gates, president and CEO of Novetta

Novetta has been recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Eugene Scalia,  as a 2020 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award recipient. “We are extremely proud to have received a Gold Medallion Award for the third year in a row,” said Novetta president, CEO, and U.S. Navy veteran Tiffanny Gates. Gates is also a two-time Wash100 Award recipient.

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NAVSEA’s Mike Sydla on Using OTAs, Emerging Tech to Modernize Operations

IT Modernization

Mike Sydla, division director for information management resources at U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) industrial operations division, has said the command is working to implement a “digital first” mindset. Sydla told the publication in an interview that NAVSEA has been leveraging other transaction authority agreements and migrating workloads to the cloud. 

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Navy Eyes More Security Features for Cloud-Based Telework Platform by 2021

Cloud Environment

The U.S. Navy plans to update its telework system and include more features to the cloud-based platform as the service branch prepares for long-term remote work operations. The Navy has projected to transition operations into a Microsoft 365 integrated environment and establish more advanced security features by June 2021.

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