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C4I for Wed., August 9, 2017, Vol. #, Issue #.

Army Standardizing All Tactical Mission Command Systems By 2019

The Army is standardizing its mission command software across the active and reserve component to simplify the network architecture of operational units.Over the next two years, the Army will provide standard, updated mission command software applications to all 400-plus operational units in an effort to reduce network complexity, standardize training, allow swifter software updates and…

Leonardo To Continue Providing Army Vehicle Systems With Additional $58 Million Deal

The Army affirmed its partnership with Leonardo DRS to continue supply computing systems for its ground combat and tactical vehicles with an additional $58 million order for the company’s Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS).The latest contract is meant to upgrade existing MFoCS units installed in Army vehicles, and brings the total value of next-generation…

Autonomous Systems Are ‘Next Wave’ For Coast Guard, Zukunft Says

The Coast Guard is a “decade behind” where it needs to be in terms of fielding and operating unmanned systems, particularly in the areas of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), the service’s top official said on August 1.“The next wave is autonomous systems,” Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft said at an event co-hosted by…

Australia Taps Leonardo To Build Combat Vehicle Computing Systems

The Australian army has chosen Leonardo DRS to provide state-of-the art computing infrastructure for its fleet of M1A1SA Abrams main battle tanks and other combat vehicles.The company was awarded a $3.1 million direct commercial sale contract for Leonardo’s next-generation battle management system (BMS), called the Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS).It is the first order…

GAO Recommends DOD Strengthen Cyber Security Guidelines; Decide On Cyber Command Split

The Department of Defense must improve its monitoring of cyber security guidelines and make a decision regarding the splitting of the current dual-responsibility leadership of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Cyber Command, according to a report released August 1 by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).In its report, the GAO recommends the DoD modify its criteria…

House Committee Approves Bill To Establish DHS Cyber Security Agency

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is one step closer to having a consolidated agency to direct cyber and critical infrastructure protection efforts under one operation after a House panel voted unanimously on July 26 to move forward with a bill to authorize and re-designate the National Protection Programs and Directorate (NPPD) as the Cybersecurity…

J.F. Lehman Acquires Rugged Electronic Systems Supplier Aish Technologies

The private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Company on July 27 said its portfolio company AGI Holdings has acquired United Kingdom-based Aish Technologies Limited, a provider of electronic equipment used in harsh environments.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Aish makes ruggedized display systems, cathodic protection systems, and other subsystems for the U.K. and U.S. navies, and for other global…

ManTech To Support DARPA’s Military Technology Office

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected ManTech International Corp. [MANT] as the main support firm for its Strategic Technologies Office (STO) with a potentially $200 million multi-year contract announced August 1.ManTech will provide critical analysis and risk assessment for the DARPA office tasked with researching and developing military technologies, specifically Command, Control, Communications, Computers,…

U.S. Strategic Command Consolidating Component Commands

U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) is streamlining its component structure by consolidating 18 component commands into four, the head of STRATCOM said July 26.Under the reorganization, one component command will be responsible for all air and missile capabilities, while the others will oversee maritime forces, missile defense and space, said Air Force Gen. John Hyten, who spoke…