Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy Details How to Build Cybersecurity Culture | ExecutiveBiz

Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said company leaders should leverage new cybersecurity tools, invest in talent and promote employee education to build a cyber-safe workspace amid the growing threats targeting the U.S. industry, Chief Executive reported Tuesday.

“CEOs must be the ones setting the tone at the top that cyber securing the enterprise is a top priority,” he told the publication. “They need to support it with investments, getting the right IT and operations talent in place and empowering managers to implement effective systems, processes and plans.”

Kennedy suggested that industry heads take advantage of new technologies to apply automation, cloud computing and networked products and services into their operations.

Source: Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy Details How to Build Cybersecurity Culture | ExecutiveBiz

Lockheed Unveils Software-Defined Satellite Tech for Changing Missions | ExecutiveBiz

Lockheed Martin has introduced a software-defined space technology designed to allow small satellites to alter their missions in orbit.

The company said Wednesday it will integrate the SmartSat satellite architecture into its Pony Express and Linus nanosats, which are scheduled to launch in 2019 on the first LM 50 nanosatellite bus.

“SmartSat is a major step forward in our journey to completely transform the way we design, build and deliver satellites,” said Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed’s space business and a 2019 Wash100 winner.

Source: Lockheed Unveils Software-Defined Satellite Tech for Changing Missions; Rick Ambrose Quoted | ExecutiveBiz

Northrop Lands Spot on $982M Army Cyber, Electronic Warfare Support IDIQ | GovCon Wire

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a spot on the U.S. Army’s potential $982M R4 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for cyber and electronic warfare capabilities.

The service will use the R4 IDIQ contract to support cyber electromagnetic activities needed to build up the force’s lethality in non-kinetic combat engagements, Northrop said Wednesday.

Source: Northrop Lands Spot on $982M Army Cyber, Electronic Warfare Support IDIQ – GovCon Wire

Boeing Names Marc Allen, Michael Arthur, John Slattery to New Leadership Roles | GovCon Wire

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has appointed three executives to new leadership roles as part of efforts to build up the company’s partnerships and presence worldwide.

Marc Allen, president of Boeing International, will transition to the role of senior vice president at Boeing and president of Embraer partnership and group operations, the Chicago-based aerospace company said Wednesday.

He will report to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and oversee the integration into the company of multiple Embraer group operations as part of a strategic partnership between the two firms.

Source: Boeing Names Marc Allen, Michael Arthur, John Slattery to New Leadership Roles – GovCon Wire

Italy rattles US and EU with likely support for China’s Belt and Road | The Guardian


Italy has signalled its determination to play a central role in China’s grand plan to build a Silk Road-styled global trade network, despite rattling its EU and US allies with its plan.

The country’s populist government is poised to endorse its participation in Beijing’s $1tn Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a global trade project aimed at connecting Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe via a network of ports, railways, tunnels and other infrastructure, by signing a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to Italy this week.’

Italy, which would become the first G7 country to back the initiative, hopes it will revive its sluggish economy and help open up greater access to China’s lucrative market.

Source: Italy rattles US and EU with likely support for China’s Belt and Road | World news | The Guardian

Solar and wind firms call the ‘Green New Deal’ too extreme | Reuters

null
U.S. solar and wind power companies may have the most to gain from the Green New Deal, an ambitious proposal backed by several Democratic presidential candidates to end U.S. fossil fuel consumption within a decade.

But do not expect the renewable energy firms to endorse it.

Representatives of America’s clean energy companies are withholding their support for the climate-fighting plan, calling it unrealistic and too politically divisive for an industry keen to grow in both red and blue states.

Source: Solar and wind firms call the ‘Green New Deal’ too extreme | Reuters

Italy to sign up for China’s Belt and Road project | Quartz


During Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to Italy starting tomorrow (March 21), the euro zone’s third-largest economy is expected to officially back the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s global push to extend its political and economic clout abroad.

The move, which is alarming European allies and the US, bears the stamp of a relative newcomer to Italian politics: Michele Geraci.

Source: Italy to sign up for China’s Belt and Road project — Quartz

Finland’s ombudsman to investigate any Nokia-branded phones data breaches | Reuters


Finland’s data protection ombudsman said on Thursday he would investigate whether there was any data breach by Nokia-branded phones after Norway’s public broadcaster reported that it had proof the mobiles had sent data to China.

Source: Finland’s ombudsman to investigate any Nokia-branded phones data breaches | Reuters

Boeing reshuffles top engineers amid 737 MAX crisis | Reuters


Boeing Co’s commercial airplane division, facing its biggest crisis in years following deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX aircraft, has brought in a new vice president of engineering while dedicating another top executive to the aircraft investigations, a company email showed on Tuesday.

The management reshuffle comes as Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing’s 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of crashes that killed more than 300 people.

John Hamilton, formerly both vice president and chief engineer in Boeing’s Commercial Airplanes division, will focus solely on the role of chief engineer, the unit’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin McAllister told employees on Tuesday in an email seen by Reuters.

Source: Boeing reshuffles top engineers amid 737 MAX crisis | Reuters

Cockpit voice recorder of doomed Lion Air jet depicts pilots’ frantic search for fix | Reuters


The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time before it hit the water, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said.

Investigators examining the Indonesian crash are considering how a computer ordered the plane to dive in response to data from a faulty sensor and whether the pilots had enough training to respond appropriately to the emergency, among other factors.

Source: Exclusive: Cockpit voice recorder of doomed Lion Air jet depicts pilots’ frantic search for fix – sources | Reuters