Tag Archives: USMC

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

U.S. Marines

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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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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Sehlke Awarded USMC Task Order for General Ledger Transition

Sehlke Consulting

Sehlke Consulting LLC announced on Thursday that the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded the company its second prime task order for Standard Accounting, Budgeting, and Reporting System (SABRS)-to-Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI) transition. The contract award will require Sehlke to directly support the USMC through the deputy commandant for programs and resources and the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy, financial management and systems. 

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Lt. Gen. Duane Gamble: Army Funneling $800M for Organic Industrial Base Modernization

Lt. Gen. Duane Gamble

Lt. Gen. Duane Gamble, deputy chief of staff, G-4, at the U.S. Army, said the service branch is investing $800 million to update its arsenals, ammunition plants and depots. He noted that the service has executed workforce rejuvenation efforts and is looking into establishing a nitric acid complex within the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Tennessee. 

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U.S. Navy, USMC Issue Unmanned Campaign Framework; Frederick Stefany Quoted

Frederick Stefany

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps have released a campaign plan that outlines a strategy for integrating unmanned systems in support of the future maritime mission. “It also sets the framework to enable the Department of the Navy to accelerate, deliver and scale valuable manned and unmanned capabilities,” Stefany added.

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Army’s Maj. Gen. Richard Coffman: U.S. Needs Next-Gen Combat Vehicles to Deter China Threats

M1A1 Abrams

Maj. Gen. Richard Coffman, director of the U.S. Army's next-generation combat vehicle cross-functional team, said the service must modernize its armored vehicles to address Chinese threats in the Pacific. The U.S. Marine Corps has begun transitioning out of M1A1 Abrams battle tanks as it prepares to conduct missions in the Pacific, according to the publication.

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Marine Corps to Reform HQ to Support Modernization Initiatives

U.S. Marines

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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USMC Seeks Network Activity Monitoring Concepts for Insider Threat Mitigation Pilot

NSA-CISA-FBI

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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