On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Tom Fanning, the chairman, CEO and president of the Southern Company — one of the nation’s leading utilities — who served as one of the 14 commissioners on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, discusses the commission’s recommendations including requiring businesses to certify cyber security and how to disconnect the grid from the internet in a crisis with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian on Capitol Hill at the rollout of the report. The commission was co-chaired by Sen. Angus King, I-Me., and Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisc., and crafted 75 recommendations to improve US and allied cyber deterrence and security. Northrop Grumman also sponsors our cyber coverage.
Author Vago Muradian
As the Navy ramps up its great power game, it must learn Ford’s lessons to ensure major new programs like ballistic missile submarines, frigates, a surface warship and large- and medium-displacement unmanned vessels, a large unmanned tanker aircraft and more are successfully and quickly executed.
Bill Lynn, former deputy US defense secretary who is now president and CEO of Leonardo DRS, discusses the Pentagon’s new Cyber Standards, budget outlook, the impact of the impeachment on defense, and growth with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the 2019 Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Our coverage was sponsored by Boeing and Leonardo DRS. Our weekly Cyber Report and cyber coverage are sponsored by Northrop Grumman.
Self-satisfied blabbing about US cyber prowess at a time when too much of America’s government or civilian cyber infrastructure — whether cities large and small, facilities, businesses, communications systems and even cars — remain vulnerable to hacking or worse, attack is downright foolhardy and dangerous. Before bragging about how its breaking into the networks of other nations with a proven ability to be persistent cyber foes, it’s vital the administration do more to secure America’s infrastructure first.
Tom Vecchiolla, president and CEO of ST Engineering, discusses the company’s re-branding, defense and commercial growth strategy in shipbuilding and technologies for training and simulation as well as Smart Cities with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian in Alexandria, Va.
Timothy Walton and Harrison Schramm of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, discuss their new study “Sustaining the Fight: Resilient Maritime Logistics for a New Era,” with Defense & Aerospace Report editor Vago Muradian in Washington, DC.
Ed Stewart II, the director of exhibits and curation at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., discusses the legacy of the Apollo program and the museum’s unique collection with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Rick Nagel, the managing partner of Acorn Growth Companies, discusses investing to grow small companies and profit challenges as major firms pressure suppliers on cost with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the 2019 Paris Air Show where our coverage was sponsored by Bell and Leonardo DRS.
Mike Knowles, the president of Cubic Global Defense, discusses the company’s global growth strategy with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the 2019 Paris Air Show where our coverage was sponsored by Bell and Leonardo DRS.
On many levels, this year’s Paris Air Show was historic with the launch of two new, stealthy Western fighter programs that will dominate investment for Europe’s leading nations for the coming decade.
At Le Bourget, France, Germany and Spain launched the New Generation Fighter, the manned element of the bigger Future Combat Air System program — SCAF in French — spearheaded by France’s Dassault Aviation and Airbus that is to include closely networked manned and unmanned combat aircraft. It constitutes many years of public and private work in Europe and France in particular on new stealthy manned and unmanned aircraft, including the Neuron demonstrator that was launched in 2006.