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C4I for Wed., August 23, 2017, Vol. #, Issue #.

Air Force’s Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Face Challenges, GAO Says

The U.S. Air Force does not have adequate resources to address the long-term needs of its nuclear command, control and communications (NC3) systems, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said Aug. 15.“We found that the Air Force has continued to take steps to provide an Air Force-wide NC3 oversight structure for the NC3 Weapon System, but…

Navy And Industry To Demonstrate Autonomous Technologies

The Navy, along with a team of industry partners, is demonstrating autonomous technologies in a contested environment during the annual Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) the week of Aug. 13.The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Northrop Grumman [NOC], Battelle, Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII], and Riptide Autonomous Solutions are cooperating in the multi-domain contested marine environment scenario to test multi-platform autonomy, communications, and real-time…

Cyber Command To Hold First Industry Day In October

U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) is ramping up its new acquisition authority with its first ever industry day on Oct. 27, according to the command's chief information officer (CIO).Speaking at a cyber security event on Aug. 9, George "Dennis" Bartko discussed CYBERCOM’s growing acquisition role granted by Congress in the fiscal year 2017 defense authorization bill,…

First DARPA Test Of Elevated Sensor Mast On Commissioned Ship

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently demonstrated the prototype of an elevated sensor aboard a commissioned U.S. Navy vessel for the first time, the agency said on Aug. 14.The Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) is an effort to demonstrate a low-cost, elevated sensor mast. TALONS is part of DARPA’s Phase 1 research…

GSA Awards Booz Allen $65 Million To Continue Supporting Army Cyber Command

The General Services Administration (GSA), acting in support of U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), is awarding Booz Allen Hamilton [BAH] a one-year $65 million contract to continue support of the command’s cyberspace operations while it prepares a competition for a new contract.The sole-source award was made by the GSA’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM).To help…

Verizon To Build, Operate Private Network For Public Safety

Just as a national effort has begun rolling out for wireless broadband networks for use by first responders, Verizon Communications [VZ] on Aug. 16 said it plans to build and operate its own private network core dedicated to public safety communications.Verizon said its new public safety network, won’t require states to drop out of the fledging First…

Army Readying Cyber Soldiers For All Maneuver Unit Headquarter Staffs

The Army is gearing up to embed cyber soldiers within the staffs of all operational commanders to provide them options to attacks with both bullets and bytes.Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, Ga., is overseeing the effort launched by Army Cyber, the…

Agencies Using Industry Input, DHS Program For New Cyber Security Solutions

Federal agencies are cracking down on adversarial interference and unwanted access to their network operations with promises to increase the speed to market of new information technology (IT) capabilities and transitioning to more decentralized cyber security decisions.At an FCW Cybersecurity Summit on Aug. 9, panels of government and industry cyber experts reiterated the importance of…

HEICO To Acquire Antenna Developer AeroAntenna

Electronic component and product developer and manufacturer HEICO Corp. [HEI] on Aug. 18 announced its largest acquisition, a $336.5 million cash deal for AeroAntenna Technology Inc. (AAT) that would give the company a new product line.The cash price includes a $20 million earn out provision if the company meets its earnings targets. The deal price also includes $37 million…