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Defense Daily, Monday, November 6, 2017, Vol. 276, Issue 26

Defense Watch

Aviation Readiness Hearing. Four military service representatives are slated to testify before the House Armed Services Committee Nov. 9 on the state of aviation readiness. The witnesses will be Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations; Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander of Naval Air Forces, Lt. Gen. Steven Rudder, Marine…

Air Force 'Cautiously Optimistic' About New GPS Ground System

The U.S. Air Force’s troubled Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) has made progress in its development recently, but the ground-control system still has major hurdles to overcome to become fully capable, according to a key general.The progress was highlighted by the Nov. 2 announcement that the Air Force has accepted…

Peraton CEO Swinging For The Fences To Land Big Contracts

Peraton, the name given to the former information technology services business that Harris Corp. [HRS] divested earlier this year, is going to go after some big contracts to build scale and increase exposure to different customers, according to Stu Shea, a long-time veteran of the technology services and solutions industry and the recently installed chief…

Marines Field New Open Architecture Helicopter Mission Computer

The Marine Corps has fielded the first open-architecture mission-systems computer aboard the UH-1Y utility helicopter and AH-1Z gunship.Northrop Grumman [NOC] manufactured and delivered its Tech Refresh Mission Computer (TRMC) as part of the Marine Corps H-1 upgrade program, which is replacing UH-1N and AH-1W helicopters with upgraded aircraft with improved capability, commonality, reliability and ease…

State Dept. Foreign Affairs Cyber Facility Lead Pushing For Cloud Migration

BELTSVILLE, Md. -- The lead for the State Department’s office tasked with ensuring cyber security for its employees abroad says his team won’t be affected by a shuffling of cyber priorities in a proposed department reorganization, but must remain focused on pushing for continued cloud migration.Lonnie Price, assistant director for Cyber and Technology Security within…