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What You Need to Know About the Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network

Sailors work together to assess the security of the computer networks aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), Jan 17, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Leonard Adams Jr./Released)

The Navy awarded Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services a contract for the Next Generation Enterprise Network June 27. In this blog, the Department of the Navy’s Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen explains what NGEN means to the current 800,000 end-users on one of the largest intranets in the world. With the …

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CNO: Navy Needs Joint Strike Fighter, Committed to its Future

The carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter flies for the first time with external weapons, June 27, 2012. The F-35C is distinct from the F-35A and F-35B variants with larger wing surfaces and reinforced landing gear for greater control when operating in the demanding carrier take-off and landing environment. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Lockheed Martin/Released)

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense about the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35C) on Wednesday. Other senior military leaders testified with Greenert. Based on the current F-35 Joint Program Office schedule, the F-35C, attached to Navy carrier air wings, will reach initial operational …

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Protecting Classified Information, Cybersecurity are All Hands’ Responsibilities

By Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Public Affairs Recent media reports about public leaks of protected U.S. Government information may have you wondering what, as a Sailor, you should do when you come across classified material in media reports or elsewhere online. Therefore, this is a good time for a …

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Battle of Midway: Information dominance’s legacy

This week, the Navy is commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The battle, which took place June 4 to 7, 1942, changed the course of the war in the Pacific and highlighted naval aviation’s vast capabilities. In this blog, the co-leads for the Navy’s Information Dominance Corps explain …

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Unmanned MQ-4C Triton Completes First Flight

The Northrop Grumman-built Triton unmanned aircraft system completed its first flight from the company's manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif., May 22. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman by Bob Brown/Released)

By Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Today, the U.S. Navy’s initial system development and demonstration MQ-4C Triton air vehicle successfully completed its first flight from Northrop Grumman’s facility in Palmdale, Calif.   The arrival of Triton, accompanied by two other unmanned systems, the MQ-8B/C Firescout …

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Unmanned X-47B Completes First Carrier-Based Launch

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), May 14. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman by Alan Radecki/Released)

U.S. Navy aviation achieved a historic milestone today. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia, May 14.   The unmanned aircraft launched from the deck of George H.W. Bush at …

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Navy’s Information Dominance Corps Leads the Way in Warfighting in Cyberspace

By Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet and co-Lead for the Navy’s Information Dominance Corps Later today, I will be leading a panel during the 2013 Sea-Air-Space Exposition at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. The panel is entitled “Warfighting …

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Remotely Piloted Assets Enhance Navy’s Warfighting Capabilities

110504-N-RC734-009 GULF OF ADEN (May 4, 2011) A Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle launches from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45). Scan Eagle is a runway independent, long-endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle system designed to provide multiple surveillance, reconnaissance data, and battlefield damage assessment missions. Comstock is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multi-national coalition conducting counter piracy and maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

  In a recent interview with the New York Times, Vice Adm. Mark Fox, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5), discussed how the Navy uses remotely piloted intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems to enhance the Navy’s warfighting capabilities. “Low-end ISR assets give you a …

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