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Navy developing lasers to counter growing number of UAS in Middle East


The Navy is developing technology including lasers in middle eastern waters to counter threats to unmanned systems from hostile countries, the top naval officer in the region said Friday. Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of the Navy’s Fifth Fleet which operates in the Middle East, said that the threat from drones has dramatically increased in recent years especially from countries like Iran. The challenge has recently been compounded by emerging…

Navy not reaching 'full potential' on emerging tech, says top admiral


The Navy’s top admiral wants to push his service to be better in 2022 after what he described as repeated failures to respond to key challenges, including the adoption of emerging technologies, he said Tuesday. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said the Navy has failed in adopting modern and emerging technologies and facing broad cultural and leadership challenges across the force. His remarks reiterated a “Charge of Command”…

Office 365 collaboration tools now available across Navy


The Department of the Navy says it has moved all its 472,000 users to a Microsoft-based collaboration platform, marking a major milestone in the broad migration to a cloud-based office suite of tools. The Office 365-based system gives sailors, Marines, civilians and contractors access to Microsoft Teams, chat and remote-based work systems. The project, called Flank Speed, represents the Navy’s version of a broad new cloud-based DOD365 remote and in-person…