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Marine Corps Partners With Industry on Logistics Modernization Efforts

Adam Drake, CEO and chief data officer of data consultancy firm Atazzo, is working on modernizing U.S. Marine Corps logistics operations as part of his role as a 2019 Presidential Innovation Fellow, GCN reported Friday. Drake is collaborating with the service branch’s deputy commandant for installations and logistics on “a series of projects” to support the Marine Corps and Department of Defense in all logistics-related matters.

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USMC Plans Use of New Multichannel Radios

The U.S. Marine Corps is looking to implement smaller handheld and man-packable multichannel radio systems with boosted situational awareness. The service branch said Tuesday that its new AN/PRC-158 radios would allow for simultaneous monitoring between two networks and accelerate the execution of operations. The new man-packable, multichannel radio is designed to cover a wider frequency spectrum than the previous AN/PRC-117G single-channel unit. 

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Cameron Naron: Maritime Industry ‘Unprepared’ for Next-Gen Cybersecurity

Cameron Naron, the Department of Transportation’s maritime administration director, said during the 2019 Sea-Air-Space event in National Harbor, Md. that the maritime industry is “unprepared for what comes next” in cybersecurity, USNI reported Friday. Naron noted in a panel discussion that the industry hasn't seen adaptable regulations and established in-depth cybersecurity knowledge with each company having its own procedures for cyber training and operations. 

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Navy, Marine Corps Planning to Acquire Boeing-Developed T-X Trainer Aircraft

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are planning to acquire T-X trainer aircraft to replace the T-45 Goshawk trainer and F-5 simulator currently deployed by both service branches, Defense News reported Tuesday. A Boeing-Saab team secured a potential $9.2 billion contract to produce a maximum of 475 T-X aircraft and 120 simulators for the U.S. Air Force in 2018.

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Lt. Gen. David Berger Nominated for USMC Commandant Post

President Trump nominated Lt. Gen. David Berger for the U.S. Marine Corps commandant position. The nomination also includes Berger’s potential promotion to general. Berger serves as USMC's deputy commandant for combat development and integration and commanding general of the service branch's Combat Development Command, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

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USMC Tests New Grenade Launcher for Future Implementation

The U.S. Marine Corps intends to implement a new grenade launcher to support long-range and short-range infantry engagements and performed tests to evaluate the weapon's technical characteristics. The M320A1 weapon is geared for standalone and rifle-mounted use during day and night operations, the service branch said Friday.

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Marines Enhance Forensics Tool for Law Enforcement Recognition

The U.S. Marine Corps began efforts to enhance an existing identification technology employed by law enforcement battalions. The Expeditionary Forensics Exploitation Capability is a portable toolset designed to help law enforcement troops gather, analyze and store data associated with friend or foe identification, USMC Systems Command said Tuesday.

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USMC Completes Amphibious Combat Vehicle Requirement Testing

The U.S. Marine Corps has tested the underwater travel and survivability of the new amphibious combat vehicle, reaching new milestones. The concluded test confirms the ACV's aptitude to replace USMC's older assault amphibious vehicle, the branch said Monday. BAE Systems, the program's contractor, began ACV's low rate initial production in June 2018, leading to a series of tests with USMC's Advanced Amphibious Assault program office.

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