Matthew Nelson

Juniper’s Tom Van Meter Recommends Approaches to Enhancing Federal IT Security

Agency networks cybersecurity

Tom Van Meter, federal systems engineering director at Juniper Networks, said the federal government could strengthen the security of its information technology through implementation of zero trust architecture, supply chain defense and security assurance certifications as well as compliance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cybersecurity Framework could also help secure federal networks.

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Walt Lindsley to Serve as Director, GM at Lockheed South Carolina Site

Walt Lindsley Director

Walt Lindsley, director of modifications, upgrades and overhaul for sustainment operations at Lockheed Martin, has been appointed to lead the company's Greenville, South Carolina site as director and general manager. The 36-year U.S. Air Force veteran will succeed Mike Fox and oversee the site's operations, including nose-to-tail aircraft sustainment, update and modification activities, the company said Wednesday.

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Air Force Taps Geospark Analytics for AI-Based Mass Threat Notification Tech

Geospark Analytics

Geospark Analytics has received a contract through the second phase of the Small Business Innovation Research program to create a mass notification capability for the U.S. Air Force. The company said Tuesday it will implement the artificial intelligence-based feature into the Geospark-made Hyperion system of USAF to deliver risk and threat notifications to the service branch.

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CP Technologies, General Atomics Form Partnership for USAF Portable Workstation Development

US Air Force

General Atomics' aeronautical systems business and CP Technologies have partnered to build a mobile military-grade workstation that will replace the U.S. Air Force's Ruggedized Aircraft Maintenance Test Station. The Portable Aircraft Control Station will be designed and manufactured by the two companies to support direct connect aircraft pre- and post-flight operations and engine functions through the use of multi-touch displays and Intel Xeon processors, CP Technologies said Tuesday.

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Amentum Books $57M Naval Maintenance, Sustainment Task Order

Amentum

Amentum will carry out sustainment and maintenance work for the Commander, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet as part of a potential three-year, $57 million task order under the Contract Field Teams contract. The company will deliver corrosion control, flight line, organizational, field and depot-level maintenance services to support various U.S. Navy systems at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Amentum said Tuesday.

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Saab Demos 3D-Printed Fighter Aircraft Component

3D-printed Gripen part

Saab flew a Gripen multirole fighter jet that includes a 3D-printed replacement hatch during a March 19 trial. The company said Tuesday it replicated the original hatch using a PA2200 nylon polymer and a 3D printer as part of efforts to understand how the process could accelerate the process for maintenance personnel to fix aircraft parts that were damaged while operating in remote missions.

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NOAA, Orsted Wind Power Announce Data Sharing Agreement

NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has launched a data sharing partnership with Orsted Wind Power's North American segment that will cover physical and biological information gathered from Orsted-leased waters. NOAA said Monday the wind farm developer will share data such as physical oceanography, biological communities, air quality and water currents under the memorandum of agreement.

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Maxar Ships ‘Psyche’ Spacecraft Tech to NASA Facility; Robert Curbeam Quoted

Robert Curbeam SVP Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies has delivered hardware to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California that will serve as a main component of the Psyche asteroid exploration spacecraft, which the agency expects to launch in August next year. JPL received the Maxar-built solar electric propulsion chassis for the agency's mission to study the metallic asteroid that can be found in a region between Mars and Jupiter, the company said Monday.

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Clark Construction to Build Wargaming Center at MCB Quantico Under $81M Navy Contract

Clark Construction

Clark Construction Group has secured a potential $81.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy's Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Washington to build a two-story wargaming center at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. The service branch said Friday the company will also replace the Cinder City Switching Station under the firm-fixed-price contract.

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