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Capt. Ben McNeal: Navy Wants Industry to Back IT Modernization, Compliance via NGEN Recompete

Navy Capt. Ben McNeal, program manager for Naval Enterprise Networks, has said the service wants industry to help upgrade the branch’s information technology systems within the budget while pursuing compliance, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. “One of the biggest things we are looking for is a way to trap the mouse with respect to how we can spend the dollars and get the dollars to go the furthest with respect to the limited dollars we have to spend and balancing between obsolescence and trying to transform in our current architecture,” he said Monday at the AFCEA Navy IT Day in Arlington, Va.

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Marine Corps Eyes Updated Medium SATCOM Platform to Support Beyond-Line-of-Sight Communications

A Marine Corps Systems Command-led team looks to update a medium satellite communications system to create and offer a modernized beyond-line-of-sight communications capacity. The U.S. Marine Corps said Thursday the Very Small Aperture Terminal family of systems covers expeditionary, small, medium and large platforms that support data, video and voice applications …

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Report: DoD Considers Additional Security Requirements for Worldwide Base Infrastructure Contracts

The Defense Department looks to establish new requirements for infrastructure contracts issued around the world in a push to mitigate vulnerability issues related to energy grid systems at military installations, Defense News reported Wednesday. The report noted that challenges related to the grid infrastructure include external factors that impact the …

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DoD Eyes Blockchain Tech to Secure Military Platforms

The Defense Department has begun to consider using the blockchain technology as a method to protect U.S. military platforms, communications and procurements from potential cyber attacks, The Washington Times reported Thursday. Blockchain works to support digital transactions that involve the online currency bitcoin. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has …

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