Tag Archives: Navy

Mike Leahy to Lead DARPA’s Tactical Tech Office

Mike Leahy, a former executive at Northrop Grumman, will serve as head of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s tactical technology office, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. DARPA Director and a 2019 Wash100 winner Steven Walker told the publication on Wednesday that Leahy will join the agency in late May to succeed Fred Kennedy, who was recently named head of the Department of Defense’s space development agency.

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DoD Takes New Look on How to Secure Defense Industrial Base

Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and Wash100 Award winner, announced new efforts to improve how the Pentagon will identify the companies at risk of cyber attacks, USNI News reported Friday. “So what I’ve mandated is, this year we will come up with a National Cybersecurity Standard with metrics, and we will develop third-party independent auditors who can go and audit against those cybersecurity standards,” she said at a recent U.S. Naval Institute meeting.

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NSWC Corona Starts Large-Data Navy Catalog Dev’t

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division is developing a large data concept to unify, disseminate and catalog U.S. Navy research, development, evaluation and test data, Dvidshub reported Thursday. Led by Hovanes Keseyan, an employee from NSWC Corona, the planned technology will accommodate all relative data through the enterprise and will be accessible via Department of Defense and other database systems.

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NIWC Atlantic Helps Navy Sustain F-35 Logistics Management System

Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic works to support the technical needs of a platform to manage the F-35 aircraft's logistics activities. The Autonomic Logistics Information System facilitates the aircraft's operations, maintenance, prognostics, supply chain, customer support services, training and technical data in one integrated platform, the U.S. Navy said Thursday

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Navy to Hold Christening of USS Lyndon B. Johnson

The U.S. Navy is set to christen the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson destroyer ship (DDG 1002) in a ceremony at General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works shipyard on April 27. Luci Johnson and Lynda Johnson Robb, daughters of Lyndon Johnson, will perform the christening as sponsors of the Zumwalt-class vessel, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

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Brett Goldstein Named Defense Digital Service Director

Brett Goldstein, formerly a special adviser to the Navy, has been named director of the Department of Defense’s digital service team. Goldstein will succeed founding director Chris Lynch and directly report to Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan as he oversees technology programs and talent recruitment efforts as head of the Defense Digital Service, DDS said Tuesday.

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Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler on Navy’s Current Information Warfare Approach

Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler, the top information warfare officer at the U.S. Navy, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Monday that the service considers information warfare as decisive both in daily operations and high-end kinetic fight. “In information warfare, while the rest of the warfare areas are involved in the high-end conflict [eventually], we consider the high-end conflict now. Constant contact with the enemy in terms of cybersecurity, being able to operate within the [electromagnetic spectrum], all of those. We consider ourselves in contact with the adversary now,” Kohler said. 

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USS Lade Erie Receives 3D Printed Fuse Covers

Southwest Regional Maintenance Center delivered 22 sets of 3D printed fuse box covers to guided missile cruiser USS Lake Erie. The deliveries, that include installation brackets and bolts, is the first shipment of parts made via SWRMC's additive manufacturing process, the U.S. Navy said Friday

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Navy Looks to Train Sailors in Virtual Simulators; Bill Moran Quoted

The U.S. Navy is looking to employ virtual reality simulators addressing communication gaps that led to collisions of USS John McCain and USS Fitzgerald in 2017, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. The plan is based on comprehensive and strategic readiness reviews the service branch conducted to assess these collisions and prevent future repercussions.

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