Tag Archives: U.S. Navy

Navy Looks to Industry Best Practices to Transform Ship Sustainment Process; Vice Adm. William Galinis Quoted

Ship Sustainment

The U.S. Navy's four public shipyards have adopted corporate best practices as part of an initiative to address challenges associated with the aircraft carrier and submarine maintenance process. Naval Sea Systems Command said the service worked with Boston Consulting Group to determine how approaches used by industry could help shipyard personnel complete work on schedule through the Naval Sustainment Systems - Shipyard effort.

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Navy Names Rear Adm. William Byrne as Next Warfare Development Director

William Byrne Jr.

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. William Byrne Jr., vice director at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will take on a new role as director of warfare development, N72, in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington D.C., the Department of Defense announced Friday. Byrne will be succeeded by Rear Adm. George Wikoff as Joint Staff vice director. 

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Bipartisan Bill Would Allocate $25B for Public & Private Shipyard Modernization Projects

Ship Sustainment

A bipartisan group of seven House and Senate lawmakers proposed a bill allowing $21 billion for projects to revitalize four U.S. Navy shipyards and another $4 billion for the modernization of private facilities used to build or repair military ships. SHIPYARD Act would also give the Navy secretary more flexibility to award contracts under the Defense Production Act. 

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CNO Michael Gilday: Navy Plans to Transfer Satellite Operations to Space Force

Michael Gilday

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Michael Gilday has shared the U.S. Navy's plan of transferring the operations of its 13 satellites to the Space Force and assured that the process will be easy due to both military service branches' connection to Space Command. The CNO also talked about the Navy's decision to continue doing space-related work at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).

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U.S. Navy to Experiment with Information Warfare at Operational Scale; Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler Quoted

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has announced plans to experiment with an information warfare cell at a maritime operations center later this year. The Navy created information warfare commanders at every one of their strike groups as the focal point for a strike group commander to consolidate and integrate different aspects of information warfare from electromagnetic spectrum to cyberspace to intelligence to oceanographic operations.

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Navy Announces Availability of AWS Secret Region for Impact Level-6 Projects

AWS Secret Region IL-6

The research and development arm of the Department of the Navy has launched an Amazon Web Services-supported cloud environment where Impact Level 6-classified information can be stored and processed. The AWS Secret Region IL-6 environment enables classified secret level workloads to be tackled through the commercial cloud.

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Perspecta Labs Receives $8.1M in Contracts to Develop 5G Smart Warehouse; Petros Mouchtaris Quoted

Petros Mouchtaris

The Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a pair of contracts with a ceiling value of $8.1 million over three years to Perspecta Labs to work on the U.S. Navy’s 5G Smart Warehouse reported on Wednesday. Perspecta Labs will create an end-to-end security solution for a 5G connection between devices and logistic servers.

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Adm. Michael Gilday: Navy Based Future Fleet Projections on Expert Stakeholder Assessments

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, the chief of naval operations, said the U.S. Navy used input from defense, industry and academic experts to establish plans for a “bigger, better” Navy. Gilday said that experts from the defense, industry and academic sectors provided input for the Future Naval Force Structure Assessment released in Dec. 2020. 

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Viasat Appoints Jim Bridenstine to Board of Directors

Jim Bridenstine

Viasat Inc. announced Thursday the company’s appointment of former National Aeronautics and Space Administration administrator and Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine to its Board of Directors. Bridenstine, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, will serve as a Class II director, and his initial term will expire at Viasat’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. 

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Amentum Awarded $57M Task Order to Provide U.S. Navy Maintenance, Sustainment Services; Dr. Karl Spinnenweber Quoted

Dr. Karl Spinnenweber

Amentum, a leading contractor to U.S. federal and allied governments, announced on Tuesday that the company has received a potential three-year $57 million task order to provide maintenance and sustainment services for the Commander, Electronic Attack WING U.S. Pacific Fleet under a Contract Field Teams (CFT) contract. Amentum will provide a wide range of services at Whidbey Island, Wash. 

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