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  • Navy Fields Raytheon-Built Stormbreaker Munition on F-35B - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Fields Raytheon-Built Stormbreaker Munition on F-35B

    A Raytheon Technologies business and the U.S. Navy demonstrated the deployment of a StormBreaker smart weapon from an F-35B Lightning II fighter jet of the Marine Corps. An F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft also showed its network connectivity capabilities during the test after tracking the Raytheon Missiles & Defense-built weapon through a common network following its […] More

  • Jerome Powell: New Federal Reserve Center, BIS Innovation Hub to Back Digital Currency Analysis - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jerome Powell: New Federal Reserve Center, BIS Innovation Hub to Back Digital Currency Analysis

    Jerome Powell, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, said the newly established New York Innovation Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has formed a strategic partnership with the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub to support the agency’s analysis of digital currencies. “In particular, the partnership will […] More

  • AT&T, Verizon Propose Temporary 5G Limits to Pave Way for Additional Analysis - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AT&T, Verizon Propose Temporary 5G Limits to Pave Way for Additional Analysis

    AT&T and Verizon Communications wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission saying they would lower the power levels of their cell towers for their 5G wireless services across the U.S. over a period of six months as federal regulators assess the effect of signals on aircraft sensors, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. “While […] More

  • DOD Eyes Incentives for Network Security Improvements Before CMMC 2.0 Takes Effect; Stacy Bostjanick Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DOD Eyes Incentives for Network Security Improvements Before CMMC 2.0 Takes Effect; Stacy Bostjanick Quoted

    The Department of Defense considers providing financial rewards and other incentives to encourage contractors to enhance their network defenses before the latest iteration of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program comes to fruition, Federal News Network reported Friday. “Some of the things that we’re looking at is the potential of if a company can demonstrate […] More

  • Raytheon’s Mark Russell on Problems Military Should Address to Prepare for Future Battlefield - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon’s Mark Russell on Problems Military Should Address to Prepare for Future Battlefield

    Mark Russell, chief technology officer of Raytheon Technologies, said the U.S. military should address software, detection, networking communications and hardware problems in order for warfighters to operate in a multidomain environment and compete on future battlefield. “The first thing is: can we solve all those hardware problems? Can we build something at a reasonable price […] More

  • DOE Announces $70M in Funding for Earth System Model Development Research Projects - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DOE Announces $70M in Funding for Earth System Model Development Research Projects

    The Department of Energy will provide up to $70 million over five years to fund research projects focused on the development of Earth system models as part of the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing partnership. Researchers will use the department’s high-performance computers to further develop the Energy Exascale Earth System Model under the SciDAC partnership, […] More

  • Industry Leaders Discuss Impact of Supply Chain Issues on Defense Companies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Industry Leaders Discuss Impact of Supply Chain Issues on Defense Companies

    Defense contractors are facing supply chain problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and are trying to find ways how to overcome such challenges, Defense News reported Tuesday. An Aerospace Industries Association study has found that the aerospace and defense industry reported job losses of more than 87,000 in 2020 and John Luddy, vice president for […] More

  • Ty Henrichsmeyer Named NetCentrics Technology & Solutions Director - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ty Henrichsmeyer Named NetCentrics Technology & Solutions Director

    Ty Henrichsmeyer, a cybersecurity leader, has joined NetCentrics as director of technology and solutions. He brings to the company decades of cyber protection, incident response, operations and supply chain risk management experience and will oversee cybersecurity teams supporting government agencies, military and commercial clients, NetCentrics said Monday. NetCentrics CEO Kenny Cushing said Henrichsmeyer has experience […] More

  • ESG Survey: Majority of Organizations Plan to Boost Spending on Security Hygiene, Posture Management - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ESG Survey: Majority of Organizations Plan to Boost Spending on Security Hygiene, Posture Management

    A new Enterprise Strategy Group survey has found that 80 percent of information technology and cybersecurity professionals said their organizations intend to raise spending on security hygiene and posture management efforts over the next 18 months. ESG surveyed 398 IT and cyber professionals from organizations in public and private sectors across North America and found […] More

  • NASA Seeks Feedback on Commercial Options to Support Surface Deformation & Change Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Seeks Feedback on Commercial Options to Support Surface Deformation & Change Mission

    NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has issued a request for information on potential business models that the agency could pursue with the U.S. space industry to support a mission meant to perform low-frequency radar observations of the Earth’s changing surface. JPL is seeking potential industry partners that could help develop a concept of a public-private partnership […] More

  • Palo Alto Networks’ Drew Epperson on Cloud Native Access Points - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Palo Alto Networks’ Drew Epperson on Cloud Native Access Points

    Drew Epperson, senior director of federal engineering and chief architect at Palo Alto Networks, said cloud native access points could enable the Department of Defense to provide more secure cloud connections to warfighters by removing all implied trust while reducing latency and improving user experience. Epperson told Breaking Defense in an interview published Thursday that […] More

  • SBA Solicits Feedback on Proposed Small Business Size Standard Modifications - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SBA Solicits Feedback on Proposed Small Business Size Standard Modifications

    The Small Business Administration is seeking public comments on a proposal to amend two methods SBA uses in determining the eligibility of companies to investment and loan programs and government contracts intended for small enterprises. SBA said Wednesday one of the proposed changes would increase the averaging period for calculating the number of employees of […] More

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