The Trump administration’s push to reorganize government and reshape the federal workforce is prompting agencies to think about the work they do and the skills their current employees will need to accomplish it.
The Defense Department will release new guidance on systems security engineering, a more detailed way of explaining how and where to engineer security features into programs, in the near future.
The Navy has made an important step in advancing its aerial strike and surveillance technology. It’s found a way to blend unmanned and manned jets on the same aircraft carrier. Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt off of the Virginia coast, the Navy successfully completed a test. A self-guided plane took off, landed and then maneuvered out of the way for a manned jet to land. Rear Adm. Mat Winter is the program executive for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons at Naval Air Systems Command. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why the test runs are important to the Navy.
The Naval Air Systems Command’s acquisition practices are laden with so much unnecessary costs that its commander worries about its ability to meet its mission to the fleet a few years from now. NAVAIR’s commander said it’s time to rethink the way it engages the acquisition system and with industry.
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors has received a $1 billion contract from the Naval Air Systems Command, the Defense Department said. Lockheed will provide new avionics and display systems for military aircraft.