Tag Archives: Navy

Aaron Weis Discusses U.S. Navy IT Modernization Priorities for 2021

Aaron Weis

Throughout the year, the U.S. Navy has expedited IT projects, including expanding bandwidth, building new sites for its virtual private networks and shifting to telework. Aaron Weis, U.S. Navy chief information officer and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently stated that the service branch should not revert to IT practices that the Navy used before COVID-19. 

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Fortress Information Security Names John Cofrancesco VP of BD

Fortress

Fortress Information Security has appointed John Cofrancesco as vice president of Business Development. He will bring a demonstrated history of working across the Department of Defense (DoD), federal and computer software sectors. “I cannot wait to see where this new chapter of my career will take me, and to grow and learn within this role,” said Cofrancesco in a recent statement

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Navy Department to Embrace Centralized Approach to Cloud Procurement; Travis Methvin Quoted

Travis Methvin

The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps will implement a centralized approach to buying cloud services under a new policy signed in December 2020 to gain more visibility into their commercial cloud spending. PEO Digital will establish new mechanisms to track DON’s commercial cloud consumption and Methvin said the program executive office will initially focus on the department’s fielding of Microsoft Azure cloud services.

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BAE Systems Wins US Navy Contract to Demonstrate RFCM System

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has secured a $4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to conduct a quick-turnaround demonstration of a new radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) system for the P-8A Poseidon. “The ability to meet this unprecedented response time underscores our agility, focus on meeting customer needs, and our ultimate goal of protecting our warfighters,” said Don Davidson.

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Leidos Accelerating Transition of $7.7B Navy NGEN Recompete Contract; Gerry Fasano Quoted

Gerry Fasano

Leidos will be accelerating its transition to modernize its enterprise network through the $7.7 billion Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) Recompete contract from the Department of the Navy that the company won back in Feb. 2020. “We actually briefed the Navy on Friday and they accepted the recommendation that will allow us to maintain and accelerate the transition,” said Gerry Fasano

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USAF-Navy Team Tests Aircraft Weapons at Tyndall AFB; Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Kellner Quoted

F-22 Raptor

Aircraft squadrons from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force took part in an exercise that assessed air-to-air and air-to-ground weapon systems. Weapon System Evaluation Program East 21.03 took place at Tyndall Air Force from Dec. 7 to 18 in support of Air Combat Command's evaluation needs. The exercise ran 87 sorties with 28 missiles fired across the 11-day event.

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Lt. Col. Brad Townsend: Service Branches Must Establish Own Space Control Capabilities

Space Control

Lt. Col. Brad Townsend, space operations office at the U.S. Army assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the other service branches should integrate space control systems to support the U.S. Space Force’s operations. “Space control from within the space domain is a uniquely Space Force mission, but space control from other warfighting domains is not,“ he said.

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L3Harris Wins $496M U.S. Navy Contract to Deliver Prototype Tactical Jamming Pods; James Geurts Quoted

James Geurts

L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a five-year, $496 million contract by the U.S. Navy to deliver prototype tactical jamming pods. L3Harris’ pods will  be designed to extend U.S. Air superiority. “The efforts by all those involved enabled the Navy to move forward in a rapid manner to bring this new critical capability to bear for our war fighters, saving years in operational development,” said James Geurts.

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NVTC Recognizes Siemens Gov’t Technologies for Tech Capabilities; Tina Dolph Quoted

Tina Dolph

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) has selected Siemens Government Technologies (SGT) for its 100 most innovative technology companies in 2020. The council also selected Tina Dolph, president and CEO of SGT and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, as a NVTC Tech 100 Executive. "I am very proud of our SGT and Siemens teams that do mission critical work for our government customers each day,” said Dolph. 

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Boeing, US Navy Test Super Hornet Capabilities; Thom Breckenridge Quoted

Boeing

Boeing and the U.S. Navy have recently tested the F/A-18 Super Hornet capabilities, proving that the aircraft can operate from a “ski jump” ramp. “The first successful and safe launch of the F/A-18 Super Hornet from a ski jump begins the validation process to operate effectively from Indian Navy aircraft carriers,” said Ankur Kanaglekar, India Fighter Sales lead for Boeing. 

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