Tag Archives: Navy

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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Senate Lawmakers to Consider Increase to White House’s Defense Budget by $25B

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Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) members started closed-door work on the annual defense authorization bill Wednesday and will consider adding another $25 billion to the White House’s proposed defense budget of $716 billion for fiscal year 2022 to fund the services’ unfunded priorities.

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Rear Adm. Bill Houston on Navy’s Next-Gen Attack Submarine SSN(X)

Rear Adm. Bill Houston

Rear Adm. Bill Houston, director of the undersea warfare requirements office at the U.S. Navy, said the service’s next-generation attack submarine called SSN(X) will be the “ultimate apex predator for the maritime domain." Houston said the military branch and industry are close to completing design work on Columbia and intend to tap the same team to work on SSN(X).

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Adm. Michael Gilday: FY 2022 Budget Proposal Aligns With Navy’s Future Fleet Vision

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said he believes the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 supports the U.S. Navy’s plans for its future fleet design. Although the law requires the Navy to achieve a fleet of 355 ships, Gilday said the service can afford approximately 300 ships given its current budget.

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Air Force’s Kessel Run Shares ‘Chaos Engineering’ Practices to Navy’s Black Pearl; Omar Marrero Quoted

Chaos Engineering

Kessel Run, or the DevSecOps unit of the Air Force Life Cycle Management (AFLCM) Center, has started sharing a set of standard operating procedures for "Chaos Engineering" to the Department of the Navy’s Black Pearl to help it in providing cloud-based enterprise platform and development tool. Kessel Run conducted its first simulated attack in 2020. 

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Joseph Nogueira on CAPE Office’s Analytical Efforts Related to DOD’s Tactical Aircraft

Joseph Nogueira

Joseph Nogueira, acting director of the office of cost assessment and program evaluation (CAPE) at the Department of Defense (DOD), told members of a House Armed Services Committee panel Tuesday that CAPE performed analytic efforts to evaluate the readiness and capability of DOD’s tactical aircraft in support of the budget request for fiscal year 2022.

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Serco Awarded $70M U.S. Navy Contract for C5ISR Electronic System Support; Dave Dacquino Quoted

Dave Dacquino

Serco announced on Thursday that the company landed a potential $70 million U.S. Navy contract to provide engineering and technical support for aviation intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR) electronic systems. The single-award contract (SAC) has a five-year base period and one two-year option period. 

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Huntington Ingalls Industries to Acquire Alion Science and Technology For $1.65B; Andy Green Quoted

Andy Green

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on Tuesday that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alion Science and Technology for $1.65 billion in cash from Veritas Capital, subject to customary adjustments. Alion is a technology-driven solutions provider for the global defense marketplace. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021. 

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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Passes Away

Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Rumsfeld, a two-time defense secretary, passed away Wednesday at the age of 88. Rumsfeld served as secretary of the Department of Defense in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush. Gen. Lloyd Austin, DOD secretary and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, issued a statement on Rumsfeld’s passing and accomplishments as a public servant.

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