Tag Archives: satellite

Army, Navy Demo Land-Sea Comms With Manpack Radio, MUOS

The U.S. Army and Navy have tested communications between at-sea and land units using manpack radios and the Mobile User Objective System waveform during an exercise Thursday. Personnel onboard an Army supply vessel in Hawaii used manpack radios and the Joint Battle Command-Platform to support data, images and voice communications …

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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Propose New Business Model for Space Launch Services Acquisition

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has proposed an acquisition strategy for satellite launch services that he believes could help the Defense Department reduce costs and dependence on Russian-built RD-180 rocket engines, DoD News reported Wednesday. “The basic business deal we have in mind is that the …

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CSIS Urges End to Sequestration for US’ APAC Rebalance Efforts

The Center for Strategic and International Studies believes that Congress must end sequestration budget cuts in order to fund the U.S.’ Asia-Pacific rebalance efforts, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the think tank released a report in which it indicated potential U.S. vulnerabilities in satellites and electronic warfare and the …

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Air Force’s Sandra Finan Named DoD Deputy CIO for C4 Information Infrastructure

Maj. Gen. Sandra Finan — a former U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center commander — has been named deputy chief information officer for command, control, communications and computers and information infrastructure at the Defense Department. DoD reported Finan’s appointment in a Friday release and said she moves to the new role from her current position as special …

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Manson Brown: NOAA to Issue Commercial Data Standards in Late 2015

Manson Brown, deputy administrator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has detailed NOAA’s plan to release standards that regulate the use of commercial data in late 2015, FCW reported Wednesday. Brown told the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s environment subcommittee that NOAA aims to use private-sector satellite technologies in …

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