September 2019

What it can cost to recruit the right GEOINT contractor

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[ad_1] Companies working with the government on geospatial intelligence projects say they have hundreds of unfilled positions, and the government’s classification requirements are to blame. “We have 15 open positions right now that I can’t fill,” said Stephen Gillotte, president and CEO of Reinventing Geospatial, Inc. “The issue that faces us is the government is requiring TS/SCI [Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information] clearances for me to put engineers in unclassified space… Read More »What it can cost to recruit the right GEOINT contractor

Kongsberg unveils Vanguard warship design that could ‘rock the market’

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[ad_1] OSLO, Norway — Are you a navy looking to spend less when buying and operating warships? Norwegian defense company Kongsberg reckons it may have the answer. Kongsberg has taken the wraps off a new multirole warship design that the company says extensively uses commercial systems and can be built in commercial yards for substantially less money and in less time than traditional warships. With warship procurement becoming eye-wateringly expensive,… Read More »Kongsberg unveils Vanguard warship design that could ‘rock the market’

Trump applauds Gen. Milley on becoming Joint Chiefs chairman

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[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has congratulated Gen. Mark Milley on becoming chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff. Trump is attending a rainy welcome ceremony for Milley at a military base in Arlington, Virginia. Trump says he’s always heard that rain on a big event brings luck and tells Milley, “Mark, I think you’re going to be the luckiest general in history.” The role of the Joint Chiefs… Read More »Trump applauds Gen. Milley on becoming Joint Chiefs chairman

Indian Navy battles defense ministry over future of $3 billion contract

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[ad_1] NEW DELHI – A war of nerves has brewed between senior Indian Navy officials and the Ministry of Defence over the possible cancellation of a program to replace top priority landing dock platforms. Despite requests made by several naval planners not to cancel the procurement of four landing platform docks from domestic shipyards, costing around $3 billion, MoD is threatening to withdraw the tender said a top Indian Navy… Read More »Indian Navy battles defense ministry over future of $3 billion contract

France’s new cyber defense ‘conductor’ talks retaliation, protecting industry

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[ad_1] PARIS — Maj. Gen. Didier Tisseyre is France’s new cyber defense force commander — the “conductor” of an orchestra made up of military officials and the domestic defense industry, as he puts it. Cyber Defence Command was created in 2017 and was expanded in January when Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly announced France will develop and deploy offensive cyber weapons. Tisseyre took on the lead role Sept. 1 from… Read More »France’s new cyber defense ‘conductor’ talks retaliation, protecting industry

Is rapid prototyping the key to space?

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[ad_1] Space technology is developing so fast that by the time the tech makes it through the acquisitions process and into orbit, it’s practically obsolete. “The technology is moving at such an accelerated pace and these technologies are on such a steep trajectory that the traditional acquisition system just frankly can’t keep up,” explained Ken Peterman, president of government systems for Viasat. To combat this trend, the U.S. Air Force’s… Read More »Is rapid prototyping the key to space?

HUBER+SUHNER to showcase dedicated solutions at European Microwave Week

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[ad_1] On display will be the company’s latest connectivity solutions for the Aerospace and Defense, Test and Measurement as well as RF Energy applications, illustrated by its exciting connectivity live demonstrations HUBER+SUHNER, leading manufacturer of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity, will showcase its extensive expertise in RF solutions for a range of applications at European Microwave Week 2019, 1–3 October, Paris. The company will present its latest… Read More »HUBER+SUHNER to showcase dedicated solutions at European Microwave Week