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Naval Academy takes trophy at CDX 2015

Midshipmen defeat service academy rivals for top cyber prize.

Tags: Navy Academy , Cyber Defense Exercise , NSA , cybersecurity , technology , Lauren Larson , DoD

Friday - 04/17/2015, 02:39pm EDT

Rear Adm. Mike Manazir, Director, Air Warfare, U.S. Navy

The Navy and Air Force contemplate partnering up to develop the next generation of fighters, which are currently due out in 2030. Rear Adm. Mike Manazir is the director of Air Warfare for the Navy. He says the goal is to develop a successor that fits both services' goals. On the Federal Drive at the Sea-Air-Space 2015 conference at National Harbor, Manazir gave Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp his vision for the future of naval aviation.

Tags: Mike Manazir , Air Force , Emily Kopp , DoD

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:18am EDT

Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, Director, Undersea Warfare, U.S. Navy

The Navy says its aging fleet of nuclear-armed submarines can't last much longer. The Ohio-class subs now doing the job were supposed to be retired years ago. But replacing them is complicated and costly. It's also the Navy's top shipbuilding priority. Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, the Navy's director of undersea warfare, spoke about the Ohio replacement program at Sea-Air-Space 2015. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with a preview.

Tags: Joseph Tofalo , submarines , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/13/2015, 09:23am EDT

Navy finalizing strategy to begin moving cyber into warfighter domain

The Department of Navy's Cyber Fleet Command is among the first military services to recognize the need to operationalize cyber along with traditional weapons. DISA Director Gen. Ronnie Hawkins said the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) should move into a cyber range to test the security architecture against real-world attack simulations.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DoD , DISA , Kevin Cooley , Ronnie Hawkins , Kevin Nally , Joint Regional Security Stacks , Marine Corps , C4SIR & Networks , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 04:04am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Navy's cyber command has reached the grand old age of five. To celebrate, it's finalizing a new strategy. The new document outlines the concept of integrating the cyber domain into the broader warfighter domain. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on where the Navy, and the rest of DoD, is heading toward with cyber as a tool for warfighters.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 09:21am EDT

DoD breaks mobile security roadblock

The Defense Department is in the final stages of a test to show how derived credentials from the Common Access Card can secure smartphones and tablet computers. Richard Hale, the deputy CIO for cybersecurity, boldly predicts that by the end of the calendar year the military will be issuing derived credentials on mobile devices.

Tags: technology , Mobile computing , cybersecurity , DoD , Richard Hale , NSA , Sally Holcomb , John Zangardi , Roger Clark , Commerce Department , Apple , Android , Microsoft , BlackBerry , Common Access Card , HSPD-12 , Derived credential , PKI , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/03/2015, 04:35am EDT

Don Brutzman, Associate Professor, Naval Postgraduate School

The Navy is trying an innovative way to find innovative solutions. It's inviting smart people that know computers to sign up for an online game. It's an open-sourced wargame where contestants can change both how the Navy and the game work. Don Brutzman is associate professor of the Naval Postgraduate School. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared the details on how to play the Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame game.

Tags: Don Brutzman , Naval Postgraduate Schoo , technology , gaming , In Depth

Friday - 04/03/2015, 04:33pm EDT

Nicholas RisCassi, Quantitative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The Navy is offering five spots on a $300 million contract for information technology development. Sixty-one companies are already showing interest in making an offer. Nicholas RisCassi is a quantitative analyst for Bloomberg Government. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said you can expect fierce competition for a spot on the contract because many of those companies already have a working relationship with the Navy.

Tags: Nicholas RisCassi , Bloomberg Government , In Depth

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 04:10pm EDT

Nick Guertin, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

The Navy is applying its 20-year-old open systems architecture strategy to a new class of ships. The OSA strategy tackles acquisition and system development in a modular way, so the Navy can customize weapon systems and designs throughout the lifecycle of the program. Nick Guertin is director of transformation in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said open systems architecture is even more valuable today because it also drives down costs.

Tags: Nick Guertin , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 04:18pm EDT

Navy seeks data analytics to help overhaul personnel practices

The Department of the Navy plans to use one of the three projects in its Innovation Cell to create data analytics for talent management. The goal of the cell is to rapidly acquire commercial IT by involving industry early in the requirements process.

Tags: DoD , technology , acquisition , Innovation Cell , workforce , talent management , Bill Moran , Victor Gavin , Laura Knight , Industry , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/27/2015, 03:51am EDT
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