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Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.). (Photo courtesy of office of Rep. Bridenstine.)

Bridenstine Takes Reins Of NASA

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) formally became NASA’s 13th administrator April 23, four days after his controversial nomination narrowly cleared the Senate. During a swearing-in ceremony at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., Bridenstine paid homage to several of his early and recent predecessors and pledged to build on their work.  “I will do my best to […]

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Raytheon, Cyber Security Firm Partner For Government, Critical Infrastructure Markets

Raytheon [RTN] and the cyber security firm Virsec have formed an alliance to provide cyber security solutions to government and critical infrastructure markets. Raytheon on Monday said the partnership combines California-based Virsec’s Trusted Execution security platform with Raytheon’s expertise in defending cyber networks. “Critical infrastructure, from the electrical grid to transportation, is under assault, and […]

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Peraton Acquires Small Communications Firm Strategic Resources International

Peraton on Monday said it has acquired Strategic Resources International (SRI) in a deal that complements its communications capabilities. The deal is the first for Peraton, which is the former information technology business of Harris Corp. [HRS] that sold to Veritas Capital last year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SRI, which is based […]

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Boeing Venture Arm Invests In 3D Printing Startup Morf3D

Boeing [BA] on Monday said its venture arm HorizonX has invested in the additive engineering and manufacturing firm Morf3D, which makes components for aerospace applications. The investment in Morf3D is the first by Boeing HorizonX in a 3D printing company. Boeing said that Morf3D, which was founded in 2015, has provided the company with 3D-printed […]

Heather Wilson testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on her nomination to be Air Force secretary. (Air Force photo)

Air Force Review May Lead To Axe For Some Small Programs

A broad review of U.S. Air Force programs may lead to the cancellation of some smaller efforts, service Secretary Heather Wilson said April 20. “I’ve gotten an initial briefing on it, and they’ve identified some programs that may end up not being continued,” Wilson said during the question-and-answer portion of an American Enterprise Institute event. […]

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Raytheon Awarded $83 Million Mine Neutralizer Contract, AMDR LRIP Unit

Raytheon [RTN] was awarded an $83 million Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) contract on Thursday to design, test, and deploy the Barracuda mine neutralization system. The company describes the Barracuda mine neutralization system as an expendable, autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle that aims to identify and neutralize three kinds of sea minds: bottom, near surface, and […]

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Air Force Probing F-22 Mishap In Nevada

The U.S. Air Force is investigating why an F-22 Raptor skidded to a stop on the runway at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada shortly after takeoff last week. The Lockheed Martin [LMT]-built F-22, which is assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Alaska, was at Fallon to participate in a training […]

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Navy Seeking Data Management Capabilities

Navy officials are looking for new information technology (IT) capabilities to to make their data more manageable for warfighters and improve the mobility and security of system applications, according to the service’s lead cyber security official. Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett told attendees at a Friday AFCEA IT conference she is looking for industry data standardization […]

Air Force Director of Cyberspace Innovation Lauren Knausenberger

Air Force Embracing Automation For Software Approval, IT Processes

The Air Force is readying an announcement it has completed a new initiative to automate the process of approving commercial software, as officials look to speed up the deployment of new capabilities and automate more of the force’s information technology (IT) workload. Lauren Knausenberger, the Air Force’s director of cyberspace innovation, told attendees at an […]

The future USS Portland (LPD-27), sails in the Gulf of Mexico during acceptance sea trials. (Photo: Huntington Ingalls Industries)

New Ships Commissioned and Launched

The Navy plans to commission the latest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, the future USS Portland (LPD-27), on Saturday at its namesake city in Portland, Ore., while shipmakers launched and christened the latest Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) in Wisconsin last week. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is set to deliver the Portland ceremony’s principal […]