Tag Archives: satellite communications

Profile: John Zangardi, DoD Principal Deputy CIO

John Zangardi serves as principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department, where he helps the CIO provide advice to the defense secretary on information technology and information assurance matters. Zangardi works alongside the DoD CIO to also advise the defense secretary on non-intelligence space systems; satellite communications, navigation and timing …

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Army Tests Upgraded NetOps Toolset for WIN-T Network Security

The U.S. Army has demonstrated an updated tactical network operations toolset as part of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 3 limited user test during the Network Integration Evaluation 16.2 event at Fort Bliss, Texas. The service branch said Thursday results of the evaluation will support the integration of software upgrades into the at-the-halt and on-the-move features of …

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NASA Prepares for Solar Probe, Deep Space Missions With Simulation Chamber

NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center is using a 4-by-8-foot vacuum chamber to test components of a sensor package that will support the planned 2018 Solar Probe Plus mission that aims to send a spacecraft into the sun’s atmosphere. The agency said Tuesday the High Intensity Solar Environment Test system works to simulate extreme conditions in space and subject test …

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Profile: Terry Halvorsen, Defense Department CIO

Terry Halvorsen took on the responsibilities as chief information officer for the Department of Defense in March 2015. The Pentagon CIO serves as principal adviser to the defense secretary on various aspects of information technology, data management, satellite communications, timing programs, navigation, telecommunications and other non-intelligence space platforms. Halvorsen is also responsible …

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Report: Pentagon CIO Teri Takai to Leave Gov’t

According to a report by Federal News Radio, Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai will leave the Pentagon on Friday after three-and-a-half years as CIO. Jared Serbu reports that Takai told the Chief Information Officers’ Council of her plans Monday. Takai worked as the military’s lead information technology official as …

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House OKs Defense Bill Language Easing SATCOM Export Restrictions

The House approved an amendment to the 213 defense authorization bill that would alter restrictions on exporting U.S.-made commercial satellites, Kate Brannen reports for Defense News. Lawmakers agreed by voice vote to language in the bill that would allow commercial satellites to be moved from the U.S. Munitions List to …

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