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C4I for Wed., June 12, 2017, Vol. #, Issue #.

SASC Authorization Bill Would Withhold Army Network Funding

The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) is seeking to halt all funding to the Army’s battlefield network development program until it has more information on the cost and implementation schedule of the system.In its version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) published July 11, SASC makes official the recent concern over the cost…

Army Preparing For Future Fight With ‘Limitless’ Battlefields

In a future where a soldier in combat on one continent can radio commanders in the United States, potential enemies can use the same technology to launch diversionary attacks at ranges much farther than conventional weapons allow.The Army is brainstorming a battle plan for how to fight future wars where combat will occur on land,…

Technology Exists To Fix Army Network Problems Caused By Budget Shortfalls

The Army’s tactical networking radios are unable to connect to its satellite-based battlefield internet if soldiers are out of sight, but the reason is budgetary not technological.Both the Army and industry agree that using an “air tier” such as an unmanned aircraft outfitted with a repeater antenna can overcome line-of-sight communication issues between dismounted soldiers…

White House Adviser Says Cyber Deterrence Begins By Partnering With Allies

Creating a foundation for cyber security deterrence begins by partnering with countries that think alike, a White House official said on July 11.“We’re going to be working with like-minded countries to start to enforce the norms that we’ve talked about that do exist,” Rob Joyce, special assistant to the president and Cyber Coordinator at the…

CSRA Acquires Federal IT Services Provider NES Associates

CSRA Inc. [CSRA] on July 5 said it has completed its acquisition of NES Associates, giving it new capabilities to enable it to compete for larger information technology (IT) modernization projects in the federal sector.The small acquisition is the first for the company since Nov. 2015 when it was formed from the divestiture of former Computer…

Mercury Systems Acquires Mission Computing Company Richland Technologies

Mercury Systems [MRCY] on July 5 said it has acquired Richland Technologies (RTL), a Georgia-based company specializing in safety-critical mission computing capabilities for commercial and military aerospace.Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mercury said the acquisition isn't expected to have a material impact on its fiscal year 2018 financial results.Mercury said the acquisition complements its…

Kratos’ RT Logic To Develop DoD Ground Architecture Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. [KTOS] announced on July 11 its signal processing systems subsidiary, RT Logic, secured a government contract to help define the next generation of resilient ground architecture for Department of Defense (DoD) systems.The Wideband Communications Architecture study contact is meant to bring DoD terminals the ability to move between satellite…