Archive: IT

Navy Highlights Significant Progress In Its In Sixth OA Report To Congress

By Geoff Fein The Navy earlier this month issued its sixth quarterly report to Congress on the state of the service’s open architecture (OA) efforts, highlighting several key documents and efforts achieved in the first three months of 2009. Chief among many of the OA efforts being pursued are new technologies and advancements being incorporated […]

Raytheon Partners With Univ. of Texas On Cyber Security Research

Raytheon [RTN] yesterday said it has entered into a 10-year partnership to collaborate with researchers at the Univ. of Texas at Austin on research into cyber security, a market area the company has been targeting for growth. Raytheon said it would provide funding during the next 10 years for faculty working on computer security and […]

Navy Pleased With Modernization Efforts On USS

By Geoff Fein The Navy is in the midst of Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT) on the USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) and the ship has undergone successful testing of its hull, and mechanical and electrical systems (HM&E), according to a Navy official. Additionally, combat system modernization efforts on the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) are going […]

F-35 Needs Seen As Major Driver of Future MILSATCOM Architecture

By Marina Malenic With the Air Force in the midst of major adjustments to its future military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) capabilities, the program manager for the F-35 Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter said last week that the entry of the fighter into the U.S. fleet will make new demands on and help to shape the […]

QinetiQ To Bolster Cyber Security Capability With U.S. Acquisition

By Calvin Biesecker Britain’s QinetiQ yesterday said it has agreed to acquire Cyveillance, Inc., a Northern Virginia-based firm with software products that help commercial firms ward off cyber attacks, to boost its capabilities in the cyber security area and tap into another growing area of the security market in the United States. QinetiQ said it […]

Navy Investing Resources In The Newest Battlefield: Cyber

By Geoff Fein One of the biggest issues facing the Navy today isn’t taking place on or below the water’s surface, nor in the air or in space–it’s on the vast myriad networks the service operates and how to keep them secure. "It is our biggest issue and we are investing a lot of resources […]

Navy To Issue RFP To Run Submarine ARCI Effort

By Geoff Fein The Navy is looking to open up competition on its long running Acoustic Rapid Commercial-off-the-shelf Insertion (ARCI) program and intends to release a request for proposal (RFP) this year for the effort, a top service official said. "We’ve learned a lot over the 10, 11 years. We have been running the business. […]

Without OA, Navy’s Ships Would Be Challenged To Meet Mission Relevance

By Geoff Fein The need to move the Navy toward open architecture systems (OA) is an imperative, as the service faces the challenges of the increasing cost to build ships, the need to pace technology change and to maintain mission relevance against changing threat scenarios, according to a top service official. OA is driven by […]

Lockheed Martin Views Its Work On ARCI As Beneficial To Its CANES Bid

By Geoff Fein Lockheed Martin [LMT] believes its work on the Navy’s Acoustic Rapid Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Technology Insertion (ARCI) effort has it well positioned for the Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise Services (CANES) competition currently underway to outfit surface ships with a single common network. When the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and […]