Tag Archives: Navy

DSA Names Gibson Le Boeuf to Federal Advisory Board of Directors

Data Systems Analysts

Data Systems Analysts (DSA) has appointed Gibson Le Boeuf to the company’s Federal Advisory Board of Directors (FAB). Le Boeuf currently serves as president of GGL International, where he provides consulting services to domestic and international governments, private industry and academia on defense related matters. Le Boeuf has more than 34 years' experience in marine, naval architecture and mechanical engineering disciplines, including acquisition of major complex weapons systems.

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Space Force Eyes Satellite Imaging for Beyond-Line-Of-Sight Targeting; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The U.S. Space Force is in the early stages of studying the use of imaging data from small tactical satellites to detect targets beyond line of sight. Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations and 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said that the Space Force seeks to closely coordinate with intelligence sector partners to explore the use of tactical satellite imaging,

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Naval Safety Center Launches Risk Management Modernization Program

U.S. Navy

The Naval Safety Center has unveiled a new initiative that aims to augment the U.S. Navy's risk management program and expand its relevance within the naval enterprise. The project seeks to introduce an operational RM program that utilizes a systems-based approach to address and properly accept risks at the applicable level. 

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SAIC Appoints Josh Jackson SVP of Naval Business Unit

Josh Jackson

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has appointed Josh Jackson as senior vice president of the Naval Business Unit, where he will be responsible for an approximately $1 billion portfolio of customers, including the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Jackson will report to Bob Genter, president of SAIC’s Defense and Civilian Sector.

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Navy Eyes February Release of ‘Unmanned Campaign Plan’

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy is expected to release its plan for its fleet of unmanned ships later this month. The upcoming Unmanned Campaign Plan will provide information on how the Navy will combine into a coherent whole its future unmanned surface, aerial and subsurface weapons and outline the operations and missions of those new platforms.

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GAO: NIH Awarded Most SBIR Funding to Venture-Backed Companies in FY 19-20

SBIR Funding

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the departments of the Navy and Education awarded $31.6 million in obligations to nontraditional companies in fiscal years 2019 and 2020. The three agencies issued a total of 45 SBIR awards in a push to drive innovation and research in topic areas that have seen limited private funding, the watchdog noted.

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NIWC Atlantic Rolls Out Risk Mgmt Framework for Cloud, Data Center Authorization

AWS Secret Region IL-6

The Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic (NIWC Atlantic) has updated its assessments and authorizations procedures to implement a risk management framework to improve cybersecurity across the U.S. Navy. Matthew Colburn, RMF lead at NIWC Atlantic, said the modified review process helped speed up validation from six months to 2.5 weeks.

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David Norquist Becomes Acting Defense Secretary; DOD Announces Interim Secretaries for U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force

David Norquist

David Norquist, deputy secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD) and a two-time Wash100 Award winner, has assumed responsibilities as acting secretary of Defense to ensure continuity of operations and readiness at the Pentagon until a new DOD secretary is confirmed. John Roth, John Whitley and Tom Harker assumed duties as acting secretaries of the Air Force, Army and the Navy, respectively.

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Unmanned Vessel Demos Autonomous Performance for DoD, U.S. Navy; SCO Director Jay Dryer Quoted

Ghost Fleet Overlord

The Department of Defense (DoD) demonstrated the autonomous performance of an experimental unmanned surface vessel at an exercise with U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The Ghost Fleet Overlord USV took part in the Department of the Navy's (DON) Dawn Blitz exercise to demonstrate compliance with international standards made to prevent ship collisions.

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Stacy Cummings to Take Acting Undersecretary Role for DoD

Stacy Cummings

Stacy Cummings will succeed Hon. Ellen Lord, 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, as undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD), effective Jan. 20th. Cummings will assume the role until President-elect Joe Biden appoints a Senate-confirmed official to the position. Cummings currently serves as acting deputy assistant secretary for acquisition at DoD and is a career member of the Senior Executive Service. 

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