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Adm. Michael Gilday: FY 2022 Budget Proposal Aligns With Navy’s Future Fleet Vision

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said he believes the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 supports the U.S. Navy’s plans for its future fleet design. Although the law requires the Navy to achieve a fleet of 355 ships, Gilday said the service can afford approximately 300 ships given its current budget.

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Procurement Collusion Strike Force Combats Illegal Schemes Targeting Federal Contracts; Richard Powers Quoted

Richard Powers

A strike force composed of the FBI, U.S. attorneys and other federal law enforcement agencies have launched more than 24 grand jury investigations in the U.S. and abroad to counter bid-rigging, market allocation, price-fixing and other fraudulent schemes targeting federal contracts. The strike force also has trained over 400 data scientists in the past six months. 

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Marines Undergo Aviation Training With Online Gaming Approach; Capt. Tony Megliorino Quoted

Marine Corps

Members of the U.S. Marine Corps have augmented their simulation-based training with an approach based on online gaming. Marine aviators from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing connected with each other from different simulators during the Cope Javelin exercise, which took place last month in Cherry Point, North Carolina, USMC said Thursday.

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Retired Maj. Gen. Michael Taheri Appointed Strategic Board Advisor for Sev1Tech; CEO Bob Lohfeld Quoted

Maj. Gen. Michael Taheri

Sev1Tech announced on Monday that Retired Major General Michael Taheri has joined the company as a strategic board advisor to provide leadership, vision and guidance to support the company’s growth goals and mission areas for their customers. Taheri served the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Air National Guard for over 31 years. 

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Pentagon Lays Out Framework for Addressing Small UAS With New Strategy

Drone Traffic Management

The Department of Defense (DoD) has released a new strategy to establish a framework for addressing and countering small unmanned aircraft systems. The DOD Counter-sUAS Strategy calls for department stakeholders to work together to meet three strategic objectives and one of those is the need to improve the Joint Force through collaboration and innovation to protect defense personnel, facilities and assets in the U.S., host countries and contingency locations.

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EMURGO Academy Partners with INTELLEQ to Drive Blockchain Ecosystem

Joint Warfighting Systems

EMURGO Academy and INTELLEQ have partnered to deliver blockchain operations across the nation by providing training and consulting services. The companies will work to build capacity through awareness programs and training initiatives. The partnership will also mentor and consult with start up’s in Blockchain. This strategic business expansion aligns with both EMURGO’s and INTELLEQ philosophy and mission to drive the adoption of blockchain ecosystem. 

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Chris Inglis: Digital Literacy Among Personnel Who Interact With Cyber Space Critical

Chris Inglis

Chris Inglis, a commissioner on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and former deputy director of the National Security Agency (NSA), said ensuring digital literacy and critical thinking skills among employees with cyber space interaction is vital. Inglis also cited the need to streamline the transfer of employees between the federal government and private sector. 

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Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais: Army to Speed up Development of New Training Platform

Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais

Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais, director of the U.S. Army's synthetic training environment (STE) cross-functional team (CFT), said the service branch is working to accelerate the development of a new virtual simulation platform. Maj. Gen. Gervais noted that the Army needs a family of emerging technology systems that can operate alongside legacy systems. 

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Lockheed Martin Declares CH-53K King Stallion Devices Ready For Training; Tom Gordon Quoted

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin has announced that its suite of training devices for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter have been declared Ready for Training at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The CH-53K will enable Marines to safely complete longer-range missions in harsher environments compared to the current fleet of aircraft. 

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Amentum Closes Acquisition of DynCorp; John Vollmer Quoted

John Vollmer

Amentum has closed the acquisition of DynCorp International, a provider of aviation, logistics, training, intelligence and operational solutions, worldwide. “The addition of DynCorp International will make us a powerhouse with an enduring mission focus and market-leading positions in several key areas,” said John Vollmer, Amentum CEO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

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