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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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Accenture to Acquire Pollux to Advance Robotics, Automation Solutions

Accenture

Accenture has agreed to acquire Pollux, a provider of industrial robotics and automation solutions, to expand Accenture’s capabilities across consumer goods, pharmaceutical and automotive industries. “Automation and human + machine collaboration are digitally transforming manufacturing and supply chain operations to be more flexible, resilient, sustainable and safe, and to better meet ever-changing customer demands,” said Nigel Stacey, global lead for Accenture Industry X. 

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CSIS Report Describes Passive, Active Defenses Against Adversary Counterspace Weapons

Counterspace Weapons

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has released a report outlining several technologies and methods that the U.S. government can use to protect space systems from counterspace weapons and deter attacks in space. Architectural, technical and operational are three categories of passive space defenses described in the report. 

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Gen. Mark Kelly on Next Generation Air Dominance Program

Gen. Mark Kelly

Gen. Mark Kelly, head of Air Combat Command (ACC), said he is confident about the capability of the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) aircraft program but he is unsure whether the country has the focus to deploy NGAD in time to counter potential adversaries. Kelly described the NGAD program a “keen capability” and stressed the need of the country and joint force for leading-edge technology to ensure air superiority.

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Gen. Charles Brown: Air Force’s New ISR Strategy Includes Reaper Drones

Gen. Charles Brown

Gen. Charles "CQ" Brown, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, said the service is now preparing to brief congressional members on a new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance strategy that includes the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper drone. “I will tell you right now, the MQ-9 is still a very popular platform with the Combatant Commanders,” he said.

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AFRL, AIAA Talk About Changes of Former’s Rocket Lab; Shawn Phillips Quoted

Shawn Phillips

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) met to discuss changes that AFRL's Rocket Lab has undergone in terms of site use, in-space propulsion and space access. Representatives from the two organizations met virtually from Tuesday to Wednesday under the chairmanship of Ray Flores, deputy director for Air Force Materiel Command's Office of the Inspector General, AFRL said Wednesday.

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Clean Energy Advocate Jennifer Granholm Becomes DOE Secretary

Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Granholm, formerly the governor of Michigan, assumed leadership over the Department of Energy (DOE) when she was sworn in on Thursday as the 16th energy secretary. Granholm's swearing in follows a Senate vote of 64-35 for her confirmation as the secretary of energy. She takes over from David Huizenga who held the role on an acting basis as the Biden administration transitioned in.

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Gen. John Hyten: MDA Must Realign R&D Priorities With Core Mission

Gen. John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) must focus on next-generation concepts and align their capabilities with the core mission. He added that the MDA must revitalize collaboration with the Joint Requirements Oversight Council to inform requirements for air and missile defense. 

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Alion Wins $89M USAF Task Order to Support Warfighting Integration Capability; Alan Dietrich Quoted

Alan Dietrich

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Alion Science and Technology a five-year, $89 million task order to provide advanced analysis and engineering, as well as research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) with technology insertion for the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability (AFWIC). Alion will provide RDT&E of emerging technologies, examine cross-domain and multi-domain techniques and develop innovative technical solutions

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GSA Releases Single Sign-On Playbook for Federal Agencies

Data Management

The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued a playbook for application architects and enterprise program managers seeking to update their government agencies' access management platforms. GSA invites government agencies to collaborate and provide insights and practices in line with the playbook. The playbook is also meant to help agencies determine if they are already federated.

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