Tag Archives: USMC

USMC Seeks Network Activity Monitoring Concepts for Insider Threat Mitigation Pilot

Network Security

The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has released a solicitation seeking potential sources of user activity monitoring technologies that can help the Department of Defense (DoD) manage possible threats across its unclassified and classified networks. According to the draft performance work statement, USMC's insider threat initiative covers UAM activities on Marine Corps Enterprise Networks at the non-classified and secret internet protocol levels.

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PSC Names David Broome EVP for Government Relations; David Berteau, Roger Krone Quoted

Professional Services

Professional Services Council (PSC) has appointed David Broome as executive vice president for Government Relations, effective Feb. 15, 2021. “I’m honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead PSC’s government relations, especially at a time when the new administration’s agenda takes shape,” Broome said. Broome, a Marine Corps reservist, has more than two decades of experience across the federal government. 

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Intelligent Waves Promotes Dennis Freeland to VP of BD; Erin Horrell Quoted

Dennis Freeland

Intelligent Waves has promoted Dennis Freeland to vice president of Business Development to manage resources and drive strategic goals to support the company’s growth and expansion through proactive management engagement. “We are thrilled to recognize Dennis for his strategic contribution to our record growth and excited to promote him as he helps us extend our growth trajectory to the next level,"  Erin Horrell, Intelligent Waves’ chief growth officer said.

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Maj. Josh Benson: USMC Eyes Marine Littoral Regiment Formation in FY 2022

U.S. Marine Corps

Maj. Josh Benson, a spokesman for the U.S. Marine Corps, said the service plans to establish the first Marine Littoral Regiment in fiscal year 2022, as part of its strategy to counter peer competitors in the Indo-Pacific with small maneuvering units. “Experiments, wargames, modeling and simulation will play a key role in the phased approach to the MLR development," Benson said.

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GAO: Program Delays Prevent DOD From Rolling Out Jam-Resistant GPS Tech

Anti-Jamming Tech

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has found that the Department of Defense (DOD) is yet to achieve widespread use of the “M-code” GPS technology due to limitations in satellite equipment to accommodate the jam-resistant capability. GAO said Tuesday that the DOD has seen delays in installing receiver equipment for satellites that will enable them to broadcast M-code signals.

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Marine Corps Fields Rifle Suppressors Under Large-Scale Defense Logistics Program; Maj. Mike Brisker Quoted

M27 Rifle

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has begun the large-scale fielding of rifle suppressors as part of the service’s goal to deploy 30,000 of the small-arms components by fiscal year 2023. “We’ve never fielded suppressors at this scale. This fielding is a big moment for the Marine Corps,” said Maj. Mike Brisker, weapons product manager at PM IW.

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USMC to Employ New Tech for Circuit Card Repairs; Jorge Ruiz Quoted

U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) plans to roll out a new technology designed to repair circuit cards found within various marine-used electronic systems. U.S. Marine Corps said Wednesday its new Circuit Card Assembly Test Station works to detect issues within these circuit cards and perform needed repairs. The service branch intends to field the new CCATS in fiscal year 2021's second quarter.

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ECS Wins USMC Contract to Provide IT Support Services

Luis Colon-Castro

ECS has been awarded a five-year, $28.8 million firm-fixed-price (FFP) recompete contract by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Department of Manpower and Reserve Affairs (M&RA) to provide information technology service and support (ITSS). “ECS is honored to continue supporting the Manpower and Reserve Affairs mission,” said Luis “CC” Colon-Castro, vice president of mission systems at ECS.

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Curtiss-Wright’s PacStar Business Wins Contract to Upgrade USMC Combat Data Network

Lynn Bamford

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions’ PacStar business has been awarded a $25 million contract to upgrade a portion of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Combat Data Network (CDN). “We are honored that the U.S. Marine Corps has chosen PacStar equipment to upgrade their CDN,” said Lynn Bamford, president, Defense and Power Segments, Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

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