Tag Archives: Navy

U.S. Navy, USMC Issue Unmanned Campaign Framework; Frederick Stefany Quoted

Frederick Stefany

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps have released a campaign plan that outlines a strategy for integrating unmanned systems in support of the future maritime mission. “It also sets the framework to enable the Department of the Navy to accelerate, deliver and scale valuable manned and unmanned capabilities,” Stefany added.

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Sarah Armstrong: NSWC Crane Hypersonics Systems Engineering Field Activity Seeks to Link Research to Warfighter’s Needs

Sarah Armstrong

Sarah Armstrong, director of the Joint Hypersonics Transition Office (JHTO) Systems Engineering Field Activity at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division, said her work involves looking for “similarities between program needs and ways to maximize investments.” She also cited the importance of communication in accelerating tech deployment and shed light on her work at NSWC Crane. 

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U.S. Navy Consolidates IT, Network Authorities Under JADC2 Project Office

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has moved authorities over information technology systems and networks to a newly established office overseeing Project Overmatch that seeks to turn the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept into a reality. The changes provide Rear Adm. Douglas Small, head of Project Overmatch, authorities to manage acquisition and sustainment and research and development programs related to warfighting networks.

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Huntington Ingalls Board Elects Kari Wilkinson as EVP, Shipbuilding Division President

Huntington Ingalls

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Board of Directors has elected Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls’ vice president, program management, to serve as executive vice president of HII and president of the Shipbuilding division, effective April 1st. She will succeed Brian Cuccias, who will retire in April. Wilkinson will report to HII executive vice president and chief operating officer Chris Kastner

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Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner Takes Helm Over DISA, DOD Information Network

Robert Skinner

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton has turned over her leadership over the Department of Defense Information Network and the Defense Information Systems Agency to Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner. Skinner is now DISA director and commander of Joint Force Headquarters – DODIN, following a turnover ceremony that took place Friday at Fort George G. Meade, DISA said the same day.

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BAE Systems Names Lisa Hand as VP, GM of Integrated Defense Solutions Business; Al Whitmore Quoted

Lisa Hand

BAE Systems has appointed Lisa Hand as vice president and general manager of the company’s Integrated Defense Solutions business to supervise an organization of more than 2,600 employees across the nation and internationally, BAE Systems reported on Monday. Hand’s team will deliver engineering, integration and sustainment services to support mission effectiveness. 

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Kathleen Hicks Directs Analysis of Defense Programs in Trump’s FY 2022 Budget

Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks, deputy secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, is directing the Pentagon to reassess the Trump administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2022. Hicks told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Trump administration's FY22 blueprint includes items that “require further analysis to validate the numbers."

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Jason Porter Named President of AT&T’s Public Sector, FirstNet

Jason Porter

AT&T announced on Thursday that Jason Porter, has been selected to lead the company’s Public Sector business and FirstNet organization. With this announcement, Porter has formally assumed the role as the leader of AT&T’s Public Sector. Porter will continue to lead AT&T’s FirstNet business as he has done since Sept. 2019, which includes developing advanced communications capabilities for our nation’s first responders. 

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Tyto Athene Wins U.S. Navy Contract Support Consolidated Area Telephone Systems

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene has been awarded a five and a half year, $37.6 million contract to support the Navy Consolidated Area Telephone Systems (CATS) in San Diego, Calif. The CATS contract will provide Operational and Maintenance (O&M) support to Naval bases across the San Diego region. Under the contract, Tyto Athene will support more than 120 thousand users, circuits and trunks.

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Tom Sasala: Navy Eyes Enterprise Data Environment, Advanced Access Controls

Tom Sasala

Tom Sasala, chief data officer of the U.S. Navy, said the service branch intends to implement a modernized data architecture as it works to execute a holistic approach to data governance. The modernization effort includes the implementation of a data environment called Jupiter to support the use of complex access controls. 

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