Archive: IT

Navy Reorganizing OPNAV Staff, Merging N2 And N6

By Geoff Fein The Director of Naval Intelligence (N2) has been tasked with reorganizing the Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO) staff to consolidate N2 and the Deputy CNO Communizations Networks (N6) into a single entity. Additionally, under the reorganization plan, the Director, Navy Staff-Quadrennial Defense Review (DNS QDR) will become the Director, Naval Warfare Assessment […]

Raytheon Wins $21 Million DARPA Contract For Network Centric Radio System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) last Friday awarded Raytheon [RTN] a $21.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee and fixed-price contract to develop the generation Network Centric Radio System (NCRS), with additional capabilities and an assured affordable price to the user, the Defense Department said. Raytheon beat out three other bids for the project, DARPA noted. The […]

Private Equity Firm Acquires Wyle

The private equity firm Court Square Capital yesterday said it has acquired Wyle, a provider of aerospace and information technology solutions to the federal government, from Littlejohn & Co., another private equity firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Littlejohn acquired Wyle in 2003. The company has about $800 million in sales and 3,800 […]

UCAS OA Efforts Reaping Early Cost Savings

By Geoff Fein As personnel at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) are finding that even in the early introduction of Open Architecture (OA) into the Unmanned Combat Air Systems (UCAS) program, they are realizing cost savings, a program official said. "What happened was we originally had our architecture being developed over a legacy system that […]

UCAS Gives Navy Opportunity To Pursue Scalable Systems Approach

By Geoff Fein The Navy’s effort to develop a carrier capable combat drone is providing the service an opportunity to explore the art of the possible, literally building the Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) with an eye toward open architecture (OA). "One of the unique opportunities that we have is that we have a clean […]

Navy Expects To Get ADMACS Acquisition Strategy Approved This Summer

By Geoff Fein As the Navy pursues development of new aircraft launch and recovery systems for its next generation of carriers, the service is also developing a new information management system to keep track of aircraft on the flight deck, according to a service official. The Aviation Data Management and Control Systems (ADMACS) is a […]

Boeing To Acquire eXMeritus To Add To Cyber Security Capabilities

By Calvin Biesecker Continuing its run of small acquisitions in targeted growth areas, Boeing [BA] yesterday said it has agreed to acquire eXMeritus, Inc., as it seeks to boost its capabilities in cyber security. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close this month, were not disclosed. eXMeritus, which is based in Northern Virginia, […]

DoD To Build Up Expertise, Testing And Evaluation, In Cybersecurity Domain

By Geoff Fein The Defense Department (DoD) needs a cadre of cyber experts, trained and equipped with the latest technologies to protect and defend the military’s network infrastructure, said a top DoD official. "Yet today, our military schools only graduate about 80 of these experts per year," Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn said yesterday […]

Lockheed Martin Introduces New Supply Chain Management Systems

Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] Savi Technology business unit yesterday launched several new products aimed at expanding its solutions in supply chain management for the military, trade and homeland security markets, company officials said at a media briefing. The new solutions include a low-cost wireless Real Time Locating System (RLTS) for tracking and locating assets inside facilities […]

PEO LMW Seeking To Partner With Small Defense Companies

By Geoff Fein Small contractors looking to land a defense contract without having to compete against the large prime companies can turn to the program executive office for littoral and mine warfare (PEO LMW), where opportunities abound. PEO LMW probably has about 75 small businesses under Phase 1, 2 or 3 small business innovative research […]