Tag Archives: U.S. Navy

Aaron Weis Issues Memo on Navy Dept’s ‘Single Tenant’ Cloud Effort

Aaron Weis

The Department of the Navy (DON) has implemented a policy mandating single tenancy for each DON component in the Microsoft 365 cloud environment. The move comes as part of the department’s efforts to improve directory management and reduce complexities in migrating DON users across disparate networks.

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USS Ford Marks 4,000th Aircraft Launch, Recovery; Capt. Kenneth Sterbenz Quoted

USS Ford

The U.S. Navy has recorded the 4,000th aircraft launch and recovery of the USS Gerald R. Ford's Advanced Arresting Gear and Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System. The components are currently undergoing an 18-month post delivery test and trial and is on schedule to complete all requirements prior to its commissioning to the service branch.

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Navy Looks to Leverage MQ-25 Aerial Refueling Drone for Long-Range Missions

MQ-25 Stingray

The U.S. Navy has completed a force structure assessment and found that the service branch needs to invest in long-range aircraft to support its future carrier air wing operations. Rear Adm. Greg Harris, director of air warfare at the Navy, said that the service’s procurement of Boeing-built MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial refueling aircraft could help the carrier air wing prevent emerging extended-range threats from adversaries. 

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President Trump Eyes Nomination of Matthew Shipley as DoD Asst Secretary

Matthew Shipley

President Trump plans to nominate Matthew Shipley, a two-decade U.S. Navy veteran, to serve as assistant secretary for readiness at the Department of Defense (DoD). Shipley manages and develops policies for the U.S. military in his current role as deputy assistant secretary for force readiness at DoD. 

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Amentum CEO John Vollmer Receives His Fifth Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

John Vollmer

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Amentum CEO John Vollmer with his fifth Wash100 Award on Thursday. This marks the fifth-time Vollmer has received the award in the last six years. Vollmer’s commitment and leadership led to substantial growth for Amentum by securing major contract wins across the government contracting (GovCon) sector.

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Aaron Weis: Navy to Implement Microsoft-Built Enterprise Collaboration Platform in 2021

Aaron Weis

Aaron Weis, chief information officer of the U.S. Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service is transitioning away from a Microsoft-built collaboration tool temporarily deployed for telework operations, C4ISRnet reported Wednesday. Office 365, which includes document-sharing and telephony tools, is expected to replace the CVR platform currently supporting around 200,000 DoD users.

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U.S. Navy Working to Expand Fleet to 355 Ships; RADM Tom Anderson Quoted

James Geurts

The U.S. Navy and Defense Secretary and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient Mark Esper have made recent efforts to expand the service branch’s fleet to at least 355 ships to keep pace with Chinese military modernization. However, the Navy has faced recent challenges to keep up with the capacity.

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Navy Holds Commissioning for USS St. Louis

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy's 10th Freedom-class littoral combat ship has entered into active service. Dubbed LCS 19, USS St. Louis is the 22nd littoral combat ship to join the service branch and the seventh vessel to bear the name.

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John Pope Appointed NAVWAR Executive Director

John Pope

John Pope, formerly executive director at the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence and Space Systems, has taken the same role at Naval Information Warfare (NAVWAR) Systems Command. Pope has replaced Pat Sullivan, who retired after a 29-year career at the service branch. 

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