IBM’s Independent Managed Infrastructure Services Business to be Named Kyndryl

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Kyndryl will be the name of the new, independent company that will be created following the separation of its Managed Infrastructure Services business, which is expected to occur by the end of 2021.

“Kyndryl evokes the spirit of true partnership and growth,” said Martin Schroeter, Chief Executive Officer of Kyndryl. “Customers around the world will come to know Kyndryl as a brand that runs the vital systems at the heart of progress, and an independent company with the best global talent in the industry.”

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Air Force turns to digital twin technology that uses virtual representations of real objects for prototyping | Military & Aerospace Electronics

Generating a digital virtual representation of a real object, or digital twin, will help the Air Force to develop and test weapons by enabling defense companies to fight each other’s designs virtually. Air Force researchers intend to stage regular competitions using digital twins, each dealing with a different technology area.

Digital twinning involves creating a detailed virtual model of an aircraft, weapon, or other object for testing without the time and expense of building an actual prototype.

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U.S. government steps-up cyber security to safeguard power grids and software from malicious hacker attacks | Military & Aerospace Electronics

Top administration officials, including Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger, briefed top utility industry executives on the efforts March. The plan, which could prompt widespread changes in standards and cyber defense strategies, is set to be issued within weeks.

The high-level meeting indicated the seriousness of the initiative, which is meant to knit together the government and private business to confront increasingly aggressive actions by U.S. adversaries to target the electrical grid. Those acts include operations to insert malicious software that could be activated to interfere with electricity generation or distribution in the U.S.

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Air Force asks industry for next-generation cyber security to safeguard military computers and networking | Military & Aerospace Electronics

U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry to develop next-generation cyber security enabling technologies to safeguard warfighting capabilities in the air, in space, and in military computers and networking.

This project not only aims at developing next-generation offensive and defensive cyber warfare capabilities, but also to integrate technologies into military programs that involve air and space superiority; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; rapid global mobility; global strike; and command and control.

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Northrop Grumman to provide integrated bridge and navigation systems for U.S. Navy Burke-class destroyers | Military & Aerospace Electronics

U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are asking Northrop Grumman Corp. to build bridge navigation systems for Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyers under terms of a $15.3 million order announced Wednesday.

These integrated bridge and navigation systems are part of the DDG-51 destroyers New Construction Ship program and DDG-51 Midlife Modernization program, Navy officials say.

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Researchers approach industry for test metrics to measure the utility and efficiency of quantum computing | Military & Aerospace Electronics

U.S. military researchers are asking industry to find new ways of measuring the long-term utility of next-generation quantum computing technology for aerospace and defense applications.

DARPA wants to know if industry could design application-specific and hardware-agnostic benchmarks to test the utility of and best applications for quantum computers, as well as estimate the hardware resources necessary for quantum computing operations.

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Ametek Programmable Power to assemble open-architecture avionics test and measurement stations for Air Force | Military & Aerospace Electronics

U.S. Air Force electronics experts needed a company to assemble a field- and depot-level avionics test and measurement system. They found their solution from Ametek Programmable Power Inc. in San Diego.

VDATS is the Air Force member of the U.S. military families-of-testers, and is the Air Force’s directed and preferred automatic test solution for avionics.

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Raytheon to make upgrades like cryptographic modernization to new GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) II | Military & Aerospace Electronics

Smart munitions designers at Raytheon Technologies Corp. are preparing to test planned improvements to the U.S. GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) II under terms of a $79.4 million contract announced Friday.

These improvements include National Security Agency (NSA) cryptographic modernization; Global Positioning System (GPS) military code compliance; and parts obsolescence mitigation. As part of this contract, Raytheon also will deliver SDB II all-up round test vehicles, assemblies, checkout, testing, and systems integration.

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Leidos to provide software development for U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) decision support system | Military & Aerospace Electronics

Systems integrators at Leidos Digital Solutions Inc. in Vienna, Va., will provide software development and engineering for a U.S. Navy decision-support system designed to help Navy commanders plan submarine warfare attacks on enemy vessels.

The AN/UYQ-100 provides network-centric capability that enables Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) commanders to plan and coordinate destroyer and aircraft carrier operations against enemy submarines. The system enables commanders to establish and maintain a common tactical picture and execute tactical control, Navy officials say.

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CACI, Perspecta Labs to help DARPA develop enabling technologies for next generation secure tactical radios | Military & Aerospace Electronics

U.S. military researchers are asking two U.S. companies to develop secure radio frequency (RF) transmitter and receiver technologies to enable the next generation of secure military tactical radio systems.

CACI won a $30.7 million contract on 25 March, and Perspecta Labs won a $19.2 million on 24 March. The companies are participating in the project’s first phase, by carrying the WiSPER system architecture through a conceptual design supported by modeling and simulation, culminating in a benchtop implementation and lab test. More WiSPER phase-one contracts may be awarded.

Source: secure tactical radios next generation | Military & Aerospace Electronics