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Oceanography Vet Rick Spinrad Nominated NOAA Administrator

Rick Spinrad

Rick Spinrad, formerly the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) chief scientist, has been nominated to lead the agency and serve as the undersecretary for oceans and atmosphere. Spinrad teaches oceanography as a professor at Oregon State University and serves on the National Academies' Ocean Studies Board, the White House said Thursday.

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U.S. Navy to Experiment with Information Warfare at Operational Scale; Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler Quoted

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has announced plans to experiment with an information warfare cell at a maritime operations center later this year. The Navy created information warfare commanders at every one of their strike groups as the focal point for a strike group commander to consolidate and integrate different aspects of information warfare from electromagnetic spectrum to cyberspace to intelligence to oceanographic operations.

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Perspecta Labs Receives $8.1M in Contracts to Develop 5G Smart Warehouse; Petros Mouchtaris Quoted

Petros Mouchtaris

The Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a pair of contracts with a ceiling value of $8.1 million over three years to Perspecta Labs to work on the U.S. Navy’s 5G Smart Warehouse reported on Wednesday. Perspecta Labs will create an end-to-end security solution for a 5G connection between devices and logistic servers.

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Adm. Michael Gilday: Navy Eyes Four Tests for Network Integration

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said the U.S. Navy plans to conduct four tests to assess its network integration capabilities in 2021. Gilday said the tests will enable the service to merge more systems with new applications and combine siloed networks into the “network-of-networks” operation to provide internet of things (IoT)-like capability for the Navy. 

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Adm. Michael Gilday: Navy Based Future Fleet Projections on Expert Stakeholder Assessments

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, the chief of naval operations, said the U.S. Navy used input from defense, industry and academic experts to establish plans for a “bigger, better” Navy. Gilday said that experts from the defense, industry and academic sectors provided input for the Future Naval Force Structure Assessment released in Dec. 2020. 

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DOE, USDA Adopt Software Approaches Based on Previous DOD Work

Software Development

The Departments of Energy (DOE) and Agriculture (USDA) are separately applying cybersecurity and software development approaches based on efforts previously done by the Department of Defense (DOD). Venice Goodwine said at an AFCEA Bethesda panel she plans to certify a process through which USDA's 29 agencies would align their software development work with. 

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Viasat Appoints Jim Bridenstine to Board of Directors

Jim Bridenstine

Viasat Inc. announced Thursday the company’s appointment of former National Aeronautics and Space Administration administrator and Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine to its Board of Directors. Bridenstine, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, will serve as a Class II director, and his initial term will expire at Viasat’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. 

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Tyto Athene Completes Acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc.; Chris Meilhammer Quoted

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene announced on Thursday that the company has completed its acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. (GSI). The acquisition to acquire GSI was announced on March 3rd and terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. AT&T and Tyto have also agreed to enter into teaming agreements for opportunities in the DoD IT professional services market. 

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Amentum Awarded $57M Task Order to Provide U.S. Navy Maintenance, Sustainment Services; Dr. Karl Spinnenweber Quoted

Dr. Karl Spinnenweber

Amentum, a leading contractor to U.S. federal and allied governments, announced on Tuesday that the company has received a potential three-year $57 million task order to provide maintenance and sustainment services for the Commander, Electronic Attack WING U.S. Pacific Fleet under a Contract Field Teams (CFT) contract. Amentum will provide a wide range of services at Whidbey Island, Wash. 

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CBO: Navy Submarine Fleet Could Exceed Shipyard Maintenance Capacities in 30 Years

Navy Submarine Fleet

A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report states that the size of the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet is likely to exceed shipyards’ capacity to maintain the vessels in 25 to 30 years. According to CBO’s report, the Navy’s modified fiscal year 2020 shipbuilding plan directs the procurement of 61 attack submarines within 30 years.

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