Tag Archives: U.S. Marine Corps.

Marines Launch Raytheon-Made Cruise Missile to Reach Target Ship During Exercise

Naval Strike Missile

The U.S. Marine Corps launched a Raytheon Technologies-built cruise missile from a ground-based launcher platform for a live-fire, long-range strike mission during the U.S. Navy's Large Scale Exercise. USMC used the Navy Marine Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System to deploy the Naval Strike Missiles from shore and reach a target at sea.

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Ligado Names Former NASA Head Charles Bolden as Board Member

Charles Bolden Jr.

Charles Bolden Jr., who served as NASA's administrator from 2009 to 2017, has been named a board member at Reston, Virginia-based satellite communications company Ligado Networks. “I am committed to helping Ligado leverage its technology and spectrum resources for the benefit of all Americans and the enterprises that serve them,” Bolden said in a statement Tuesday.

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Maj. Gen. Ryan Heritage Takes Charge of USMC Cyber Organization

Ryan Heritage

Maj. Gen. Ryan Heritage, formerly commanding general of U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and Western Recruiting Region, officially assumed new duties as head of the Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command (MARFORCYBER) at a ceremony held Wednesday at the U.S. Naval Academy. He succeeds Lt. Gen. Matthew Glavy, who will transition to a new role as USMC's deputy commandant for information.

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USDA CISO Venice Goodwine Returns to Air Force as IT Director

Venice Goodwine

Venice Goodwine stepped down from her chief information security officer position at the Department of Agriculture and rejoined the U.S. Air Force to serve as director of enterprise information technology. Before she joined USDA in December 2018, Goodwine was a senior cybersecurity officer at the Air Force where she advised the service CISO on information security matters.

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V-22 Tiltrotor Program Office Eyes Survivability, Medium-Lift Capability Updates; Col. Matthew Kelly Quoted

V-22 Osprey

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is working with the U.S. Marine Corps to improve the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft’s survivability and establish its assault-support elements in high-threat situations. Kelly noted that his office is also looking into implementing helmet-mounted visualization technologies for the MV-22 variant for missions in degraded environments.

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USMC Activates Enterprise Network Modernization Task Force; David Goosman Quoted

MCEN Modernization

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command assembled a group of technical professionals to help update infrastructure that interconnects service personnel, architecture, processes, physical and logical topology and cyber operations. Task Force Aquila (TFA) has been tasked to monitor changes to the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) through a process-based method. 

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Marine Corps to Reform HQ to Support Modernization Initiatives

Marine Corps

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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Nonprofit Exec John Boerstler Joins VA as Chief Veteran Experience Officer

John Boerstler

John Boerstler, most recently CEO of the nonprofit Combined Arms organization, has been appointed to lead a Department of Veterans Affairs office responsible for collecting customer experience data to transform service delivery to former military personnel. VA named Boerstler as chief veterans experience officer in a series of leadership appointments announced Thursday.

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Gen. David Berger Wants Marines to Trust, Use AI Tech for Quicker Performance

Gen. David Berger

Gen. David Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, said he wants the service branch to streamline and accelerate logistics and warfare via artificial intelligence. Berger, at the National Defense Industrial Association’s expeditionary warfare conference, said he envisions a self-updating system that uses AI to track adversaries, determine optimal logistics routes and deploy unmanned vehicles to deliver supplies. 

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USSF Chief Gen. John Raymond Joins Joint Chief of Staff

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has been inducted into the Department of Defense's (DoD) Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). Raymond, as mandated by law, joins the chief of naval operations, the U.S. Marine Corps commandant and the U.S. Army's and U.S. Air Force's corresponding chiefs of staff in the joint organization.

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