The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is moving into the first development phase of its OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program, a capability that will empower dismounted troops to control scores of unmanned air and ground vehicles simultaneously. Once fully evolved, the technology will provide small-unit infantry forces with small, unmanned aircraft and ground systems to support diverse missions in urban areas. The program also seeks to integrate modern swarm tactics and leverage emerging technologies in swarm autonomy and human-swarm teaming.
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Northrop Grumman Corporation is now accepting applications for its engineering scholars competition, which will provide $192,000 in college scholarships this year to promising high school seniors graduating from Maryland schools interested in studying engineering, according to a news release. Additionally, the company will award 26 scholarships to students who live near company campuses in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Utah and Virginia.
The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, with a $103,423,433 fixed-price, firm-fixed price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-only modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-6327) for Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare, Joint Crew (JCREW) Increment one build one (I1B1) systems low-rateinitial production to support the expeditionary warfare program office.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, McLean, Virginia, has appointed Krisstie Kondrotis as vice president, business development, Information Systems sector.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, has named Ruth Bishop as sector vice president of quality, safety and mission assurance for its Technical Services sector.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Falls Church, Virginia, has named Kathryn G. Simpson vice president and deputy general counsel.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Falls Church, Virginia, has selected Karen A. Williams vice president, contracts, pricing and supply chain.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Aberdeen, Maryland, has appointed Brig. Gen. Robert A. Carr, USA (Ret.), corporate lead executive for company business in Aberdeen and Fort Meade, Maryland.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, McLean, Virginia, has appointed Gary Salisbury vice president of business development for its Information Systems sector.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, McLean, Virginia, has appointed Jim Kane vice president and program manager for the Virginia Information Technologies Agency program.
Scott P. Willoughby has been appointed vice president of the James Webb Space Telescope program, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Redondo Beach, California.
Just as easily as a car bearing a pre-paid sticker automatically passes through a smart-card-operated tollbooth, sailors will be able to pass from ship to shore, and vice versa-and access networks-using new U.S. Navy-developed identification (ID) technology. Daniel P. Taylor discusses this new program, known as CANES-for Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services-in his article "Shipboard and Land Networks to Become Shipmates" in this issue of SIGNAL Magazine.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Los Angeles, has appointed Judy Perry Martinez vice president and chief compliance officer.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Redondo Beach, California, has named Jeffrey D. Grant vice president and general manager of the Space Systems Division of the Aerospace Systems sector, and Robert V. Burke vice president and deputy general manager, Space Systems Division.
A five-year project funded by the Defense Department’s research arm and developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation has netted the world’s fastest integrated circuit amplifier and a place in the record books.