Tag Archives: press releases

BAE Systems Wins $58M Boeing Contract to Begin EPAWSS LRIP for USAF

BAE Systems

Boeing has awarded BAE Systems a $58 million contract to start Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) for the U.S. Air Force. “The start of EPAWSS production marks a critical milestone and is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our industry team,” said Jerry Wohletz, vice president and general manager of Electronic Combat Solutions at BAE Systems. 

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Marine Corps to Reform HQ to Support Modernization Initiatives

U.S. Marines

The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) plans to launch reorganization and reform efforts that will affect its headquarters and processes and potentially enable the service branch to fund its modernization initiatives aimed at addressing Chinese threats. Aside from personnel reduction, the retirement of the service branch's heavy bridging equipment and tanks will help fund the redesign.

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Customs and Border Protection Issues Privacy Impact Assessment for ‘CBP One’ Mobile App

Customs and Border

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) introduced a mobile application in Oct. 2020 and conducted a privacy impact assessment to help address privacy risks associated with the use of the CBP One app. CBP One seeks to serve as a single portal to various services offered by the agency and is designed for use by travelers, brokers, importers, carriers and international organizations.

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Air Force to Hold Flight Test for Lockheed-Made Boost-Glide Missile; Brig. Gen. Heath Collins Quoted

Hypersonic ARRW

The U.S. Air Force has scheduled to perform flight tests for a long-range hypersonic missile designed by Lockheed Martin under the service branch's Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon prototyping program. The demonstration for the AGM-183A ARRW boost-glide missile is planned for the first week of March and is intended to provide the Air Force with an operational hypersonic weapon by 2022.

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Report: Senate’s Draft Coronavirus Relief Bill Seeks to Appropriate $1B for Tech Modernization Fund

Capitol Hill

A draft Senate bill seeks to authorize $1 billion for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) within the General Services Administration (GSA). The Senate is expected to finalize the measure in the coming days. A proposal that seeks to earmark $9 billion for TMF failed to make it to the House-passed measure. 

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Navy Demos At-Sea Replenishment of F-35 Aircraft Power Module; Capt. Matt Thrasher Quoted

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy performed its first at-sea replenishment when a naval logistics team delivered an aircraft power module to the USS Carl Vinson carrier. USS Carl Vinson, also known as CVN 70, received an F135 power module for the F-35C fighter on the Pacific Ocean, demonstrating at-sea replenishment, the Navy said Friday.

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DHS Introduces Online Resources for GPS Spoofing Prevention; Jim Platt Quoted

CISA Cybersecurity Tools

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) directorate has released two online resources as part of efforts to help the public mitigate GPS spoofing incidents. DHS said Friday it seeks to assist users in checking the GPS data's integrity through the Epsilon Algorithm Suite and the Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Integrity Library.

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NASA Earmarks Grant Funding for Early-Stage Lunar Technology Research

Lunar Construction

NASA has selected researchers that will take part in initial studies focused on technologies for lunar missions including optical systems and “levitation” technology based on autonomous concepts. Jenn Gustetic, director of early-stage innovations and partnerships at STMD, said that providing seed funding for initial research “could benefit NASA greatly in the long run."

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CISA Provides Physical Security Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Satellite Clinics

Cybersecurity and

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published a document to support the physical security of COVID-19 vaccine distribution points. CISA developed the guide to help POD managers strengthen their facilities' security and ensure that vaccine delivery is not interrupted by physical security threats. The agency also released an infographic to guide the security of COVID-19 vaccine distribution in general.

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NSA Issues Guidance on Zero-Trust Planning Requirements

NIST Cybersecurity

The National Security Agency (NSA) has released a guidance on the zero-trust model for network security and said that systems leveraging the concept are better positioned to address threats but implementing the framework entails careful planning. NSA also cites persistent adherence to a zero-trust mindset as a key requirement for implementing the concept.

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