Archive: IT

Lockheed Martin, Black & Veatch Team To Help Utilities Pursue Smart Grid Funds

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and the global engineering firm Black & Veatch (BV) yesterday said they have teamed to offer utility companies a range of tools such as information technology cyber security know-how, to help these companies shape their projects and request grants in pursuit of the Department of Energy’s (DoE) new Smart Grid Investment Grant […]

Warfare Center Commander To Issue S&T Strategy, Looks To Run SHARE Library

By Geoff Fein The Navy’s software, Hardware Asset Re-use Enterprise (SHARE) library could move under the auspices of the Naval Surface Warfare Centers (NSWC) under a plan being examined by the NSWC commander. "I am looking at…controlling the SHARE library and having (NSWC) Dahlgren take on a different role, in the sense that I think […]

DHS IG Finds Coast Guard Enterprise Architecture Aligns With Federal, Agency Goals

By Calvin Biesecker The Coast Guard has made progress in developing its enterprise architecture, specifically aligning it with the service’s strategic information technology (IT) plan and federal mandates, although challenges remain in terms of integrating the architecture and completing plans due to staffing shortages, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) says in […]

Navy To Transfer Most UAVs To New N2/N6 Under Reorganization Plan

By Geoff Fein The planned consolidation of the Director of Naval Intelligence (N2) and the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Communications Networks (N6) calls for the transfer of nearly all Navy unmanned air vehicles (UAV) as well as major intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities into the new N2/N6. According to a July 27 document […]

Secure Flight Enters New Phase, TSA Says

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) yesterday said that its program to assume vetting process for airline passengers against government watch lists enters the next phase this Saturday when participating airlines must begin asking passengers for their birth dates and genders in addition to their names. In May, under the Secure Flight program, TSA required the […]

July Aegis BMD Test Demonstrated Latest Software, Hardware Builds

By Geoff Fein In the most recent at-sea missile defense test, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Navy and their industry partners were hoping to demonstrate a number of software and hardware upgrades to the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system. On July 31, the USS Lake Erie (CG-70) equipped with the new Aegis BMD 4.01 […]

USS Bunker Hill Completes CSSQT After Year-Long Upgrade Effort

By Geoff Fein The USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) wrapped up its Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT) last month, validating the Aegis Weapon System through a series of surface and anti-air warfare exercises, according to Lockheed Martin [LMT]. CSSQT evaluated the Bunker Hill’s Aegis Combat System for combat readiness through comprehensive surface and anti-air warfare […]

EA-18G Given High Marks In OPEVAL, Boeing Says

By Geoff Fein The Department of Defense (DoD) last month finished initial operational test and evaluation for Boeing’s [BA] EA-18G, finding the new electronic attack aircraft operationally effective, operationally suitable and ready for fleet introduction. "The evaluation of Navy’s testing community, under the Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Forces, determined that the EA-18G is able […]

House Defense Authorization Bill Includes Language On LCS Data Rights

By Geoff Fein Language added to the House-passed defense authorization bill would give the government the technical data rights for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) if either shipbuilder declined to build LCS for a specified price. General Dynamics [GD] and Lockheed Martin [LMT] are separately building variants of LCS. Although the House language still needs […]