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Senior Cyber Security
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Job type: Contract
Senior Cyber Security – Brussels (6 Months+) My client, based in the Brussels, is looking for a hands-on Senior Cyber Security Officer to join their team. Responsibilities: You will join the Cyber Risk Services division of my client as Senior Cyber Security Officer you will be hands on in the full life cycle of CyberSecurity projects and operations.
Cyber Security Events Analyst
Overview: Cyber Security Events Analysts have the ability to detect, identify and analyse cyber-related events across a number of sources, identifying possible threats and taking appropriate action. Activities to be performed: * Analysis and handling of network security or other cyber security related events * Security event management and analysis.
08 Aug 18. US donates four boats to Bulgarian Navy for coastline protection. The US has donated four boats to the Bulgarian Navy, which are expected to be deployed to patrol Bulgaria’s coastline. A total of three rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) and one patrol vessel have been supplied under the initiative. The vessels are intended to support the Bulgarian Navy’s efforts to intercept drug and human traffickers around the country’s waters. The US embassy in Bulgaria delivered the ships to the navy on behalf of the US Government. In addition, the event also saw US Ambassador Eric Rubin and Navy Commander rear admiral (RADM) Mitko Petev join in celebrations dedicated to sailors graduating from the Patrol Craft Officer Coastal Course. Bulgarian sailors received training from instructors based at the US Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School in Mississippi during the course, which will allow them to operate the new boats.
Rubin said: “Bulgaria is the first country in the Black Sea region to receive these force protection boats from the US. These boats, equipment and training, which amount to around $2m, enhance not only Bulgarian maritime security and sovereignty, but also promote Black Sea and Nato collective security. Today’s increasingly complex challenges and threats in the maritime domain, from terrorism, piracy, weapons trafficking, to illegal migration, all require a professional maritime force ready to respond and adapt to a multitude of scenarios.”
Rubin also noted that the personnel graduating from the training school are slated to play an important role in enhancing the country’s readiness to address these threats. RHIBs are a series of high-speed, high-buoyancy, extreme-weather boats that have been in service with the US Navy since the mid-1970s. The vessels have the capability to manoeuvre and perform in wind speeds of up to 45k. (Source: naval-technology.com)
06 Aug 18. Burlington (EPF 10) Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials. The Navy’s 10th Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, Burlington, successfully completed Acceptance Trials, Aug. 3 after two days of underway evaluation in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship successfully demonstrated the readiness of its equipment and systems for operations, both dockside and underway, for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. The ship returned to the Austal USA shipyard and will now begin preparations for delivery to the Navy later this year.
“Acceptance trials are a major step towards delivering Burlington to the Navy,” said Capt. Scot Searles, Strategic and Theater Sealift program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. “The ship performed very well this week, which is a great reflection of the commitment of our industry and government team to delivering quality ships.”
EPFs are versatile, non-combatant vessels designed to operate in shallow-draft ports and waterways, increasing operational flexibility for a wide range of activities including maneuver and sustainment, relief operations in small or damaged ports, flexible logistics support, or as the key enabler for rapid transport. They are capable of interfacing with roll-on/roll-off discharge facilities, as well as on/off-loading vehicles such as a fully combat-loaded Abrams Main Battle Tank. Each vessel includes a flight deck to support day and night aircraft launch and recovery operations. Burlington will have airline-style seating for 312 embarked forces with fixed berthing for 104. Also under construction at Austal are future Puerto Rico (EPF 11) and Newport (EPF 12). As one of the Defense Department’s largest acquisition organizations, PEO Ships is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, sealift ships, support ships, boats, and craft. (Source: ASD Network)
07 Aug 18. Royal Navy commissions second Tide-class tanker RFA Tiderace. The Royal Navy has commissioned the second Tide-class tanker Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), Tiderace, into service during a dedication ceremony in Portland, UK. The 39,000t tanker is expected to be deployed to sustain the country’s new aircraft carriers during their global missions and support operations for the next 30 years. RFA head commodore Duncan Lamb said: “Today’s Tiderace is a most welcome and fitting addition to the modern Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Bringing a new ship into service is a demanding endeavour, which relies on a diverse, multi-skilled team, strong leadership and unflinching determination. Tiderace bears testimony to this and I pay tribute to the men and women in the UK and around the globe, military and civilian who have contributed to this project and made today possible.”
Tiderace completed her maiden helicopter trials in Plymouth prior to the dedication ceremony. The trials saw a Merlin Mk2 aircraft from the 814 Naval Air Squadron land on the vessel’s flight deck for the first time. A total of four Tide-class ships have been built for the Royal Navy, including Tiderace’s sister vessels Tidespring, Tidesurge, and Tideforce, in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering under a contract worth £450m. The lead vessel of the class, RFA Tidespring, is already in service and is now supporting operations and training around the UK. The third vessel, Tidesurge, arrived in the UK in March for customisation and trials. It is currently being fitted out in Falmouth with UK-specific armour, self-defence weaponry and communications systems. Tideforce, the final of four Tide-class tankers, is on its delivery voyage from South Korea and is also anticipated to receive British military communications kit and weaponry. The vessels each have the capability to deliver more than 1,500m3 of fuel per hour, which can fill the tanks of over 27,000 family runarounds. Each of the four tankers is intended to serve as the mainstay of a carrier strike group, supporting HMS Queen Elizabeth or Prince of Wales, a Type 45 destroyer, Type 23 or 26 frigate and an Astute-class hunter-killer submarine. (Source: naval-technology.com)
02 Aug 18. Construction begins on Qatari Emiri Navy’s first Doha-class corvette. A steel cutting ceremony for the Qatari Emiri Navy’s first Doha-class corvette has been held at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia, marking the beginning of construction work on the vessel. The Doha-class vessel is being procured by the Qatari Ministry of Defence as part of the national naval acquisition programme. Fincantieri is currently building the corvette under a contract valued at approximately €4bn, which covers the construction and delivery of seven surface vessels for the Qatari Emiri Navy. The contracted vessels comprise four corvettes, one amphibious landing platform dock (LPD) ship and two offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). The company will also be responsible for providing the Qatari Navy with support services for an additional ten years after the vessels’ delivery. Construction work on all seven of the navy ships is slated to begin from this year and will be carried out at Fincantieri Italian shipyards. The navy’s first Doha-class corvette has been designed in line with the Rules for the classification of Naval Ships (RINAMIL). It will be capable of carrying out a wide range of tasks, ranging from surveillance with sea rescue abilities to serving as a fighting vessel. The vessel will have a length of 107m, a width of 14.70m and a maximum cruising speed of 28k. It will be able to accommodate a total of 112 persons on-board. In addition, the Doha-class corvette will be fitted with a combined diesel and diesel turbine plant (CODAD) and will be capable of operating high-speed boats such as rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) through lateral cranes or a hauling ramp located at the far stern. The ship’s flight deck and hangar will be able to accommodate one NH90 medium-sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter. (Source: naval-technology.com)
07 Aug 18. Indian Navy tests deck landing capability of Tejas LCA. The Indian Navy has carried out a series of tests in order to assess the deck landing capability of its indigenously made light combat aircraft (LCA), Tejas, at a shore-based test facility at INS Hansa in the state of Goa. According to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the LCA Naval Prototype 2 (NP2) successfully executed the first contact of the arrestor hook system (AHS) with arresting wire at ‘moderate’ taxi-in speeds. The completion of the taxi-in engagement means India now joins the select group of countries that are capable of carrying out the deck landing of a fighter jet, which also includes the US, Russia and China. The exercise was conducted under the supervision of the landing signal officer commodore Maolankar and test director group captain Kabadwal. In a statement, HAL chairman and managing director Suvarna Raju said: “This is the first of a series of engagement planned at proving the arrestor hook capability.” HAL noted that its design branch, Aircraft Research and Design Centre (ARDC), originally developed the AHS for ship deck operations on-board the naval version of the LCA. The system was subsequently integrated with the LCA NP2. The Indian Navy is now set to conduct carrier compatibility trials (CCT) on the aircraft using shore-based test facilities, which have been built at the naval base in Goa. A series of extensive shore-based tests are expected to be carried out prior to embarking on the vessel’s actual deck. These tests are considered a significant step towards the completion of the LCA’s CCT trials. HAL worked in collaboration with the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Center for Military Airworthiness & Certification (CEMILAC), Regional Director Aeronautical Quality Assurance (RDAQA), the Indian Navy and National Flight Test Centre (NFTC) to carry out the execution of the hook-wire system. (Source: naval-technology.com)
05 Aug 18. Aero Vodochody L-159T2 makes first flight. The first of three new Aero Vodochody L-159T2 two-seat advanced jet trainers ordered by the Czech Air Force made its maiden flight on 2 August. Prague-based Aero Vodochody Aerospace was contracted in September 2016 to provide a newer-generation L-159 trainer to fulfil the advanced flying training and future tactical needs of the air force. The aircraft houses the same Grifo radar as the L-159 single-seat variant, as well as two 5×7 inch multifunction displays (MFDs) in both cockpits, two upgraded VS-20 ejection seats, and a pressure refuelling capability that includes external fuel tanks. It will also be night-vision goggle-compatible. All three L-159T2s use single-seat L-159s as donor aircraft, with their nose cone, tail, rear fuselage, and wings blended into a new central and forward fuselage. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
02 Aug 18. RAF to stand up 25 Sqn as second Hawk T2 unit. The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is to stand up 25 (F) Squadron as its second unit to operate the BAE Systems Hawk T2 advanced jet trainer (AJT) aircraft. The fighter unit will join 4 Sqn at RAF Valley in North Wales, which is home to the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) fast jet training fleet. As noted by the RAF, 25 (F) Sqn will take over the first phase of the Advanced Fast Jet Training (AFJT) package that is provided by Ascent Flight Training Services, in partnership with the Directorate of Flying Training for No. 22 (Training) Group and the United Kingdom Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) Project Team from the MoD. “The move has been prompted by the increased demand for fast jet pilots on the front line to fly [the Eurofighter] Typhoon and [Lockheed Martin F-35B] Lightning [II]”, the RAF said in a 1 August statement. Both 4 Sqn and 25 (F) Sqn will train pilots for the RAF and Royal Navy (RN). For fast jet pilot training, Ascent utilises a mixture of 28 Hawk T2 aircraft, two full-mission simulators (FMSs), six flying training devices (FTDs), and a desk-top trainer (DTT) on every student’s laptop. It is the combination of these tools coupled with the ground and flight instruction that makes for the complete AFJT training system. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT
02 Aug 18. USAF Materiel Command head announces retirement. Air Force Materiel Commander Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski will retire from her post in September, the Air Force announced. Pawlikowski previously led the Air Force Research Laboratory and commanded the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
“Her service at Materiel Command has been inspirational for all who have worked under and with her, and her exemplary performance in her role has increased the importance of that Command” while paving “the way for strong future female leadership in our armed services,” House Armed Services Subcommittee Chairman Mike Turner (R-Ohio) said in a statement. Pawlikowski is the Air Force’s third female four-star general and oversaw Materiel Command’s $60bn budget. The Air Force has not yet named a successor. (Source: Defense Systems)
09 Aug 18. Weld Australia to launch WA Defence Welding Hub. Weld Australia in association with EMICoL and Henderson Alliance are hosting the launch of the first defence welding hub in Perth on 22 August. The network of hubs will facilitate and foster activity which is necessary to achieving the degree of competence required by global defence prime contractors. Welding is a core capability critical in the delivery of upcoming defence equipment projects. A high level of welding competence will be required by both prime contractors and subcontractors in the supply chain if projects are to be delivered efficiently and companies are to take full advantage of the opportunities this defence initiative offers. To facilitate and foster this activity, Weld Australia is establishing a network of defence welding hubs in key locations around Australia. Each hub will provide a focal point for defence welding activity through a network of contractors, subcontractors and relevant supporting organisations. Key defence welding hubs will be developed at:
- Perth, WA;
- Melbourne, VIC;
- Adelaide, SA;
- Brisbane, QLD; and
- Wollongong, NSW.
This unique Weld Australia initiative will facilitate and foster activity which is necessary to achieving the degree of competence required by global defence prime contractors and their certifying authority. The hub will provide a focal point for defence welding activity through a network of contractors, subcontractors and relevant supporting organisations. Additionally, the defence welding hubs will provide a range of services, including:
- Facilitate collaboration through a network of defence welding professionals and organisations;
- Provide access to Advanced Welder Training Centres, incorporating augmented reality simulators and advanced welder training systems, delivering state subsidised welder training courses to AS/NZS ISO 9606-1;
- Deliver welding, supervision, inspection, technology and engineering (IWI, IWS, IWT and IWE) courses;
- Offer welding consulting services on establishing factory production control systems to AS/NZS ISO 3834 and other technical welding problems;
- Provide IIW Certification to AS/NZS ISO 3834; and
- Expedite technology transfer, research development and commercialisation projects through Weld Australia’s relationship with DMTC, DSTG and the French, Italian, Spanish and German Welding Institutes. (Source: Defence Connect)
05 Aug 18. GfK SE appoints Warren Saunders as the new General Manager for Northern Europe. As of September 24, 2018, Saunders will take on responsibility for GfK’s business activities in this region and will report directly to GfK Chief Customer Officer, Christian Erlandson. Warren Saunders has longstanding experience in managing regional business units of global organizations with a focus on GfK’s key markets of technology and durable goods in the Northern European region. In 2014, he began working for Sony Mobile Communications, where he first served as Sales Director for the UK and Ireland before he became the Country Head for UK and Ireland in 2015. In the latter position, he was responsible for Sony’s entire mobile business in both countries. Prior to joining Sony, he worked for the UK division of Samsung Electronics. From 2009 to 2012, he was Global Account Director for the Hutchison Group account, where he established Samsung as the key smartphone supplier. As Head of Sales for Samsung’s UK mobile business from 2012 to 2014, he delivered a number of prominent product launches. In both positions, he achieved strong volume and value growth.
07 Aug 18. Conduent names GD vet Collier as government head. Business process outsourcing firm Conduent said Tuesday it has hired 35-year IT veteran and former General Dynamics executive Marcus Collier as CEO of the government business. Conduent announced the appointment of Collier in the same week the company said it would sell its local and municipal constituent government software solutions business to Avenu. Collier will lead efforts to strengthen Conduent’s government market portfolio and drive organic growth, CEO Ashok Vemuri said in a release. At GD, Collier more recently led the health and civilian solutions division within the company’s broader IT services segment. That portfolio included cloud computing and other IT services to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other civilian agencies. Florham Park, New Jersey-based Conduent spun off from its former parent Xerox last year. The deal with Avenu is part of Conduent’s plan to divest almost $1bn in assets as part of a portfolio reshaping effort. (Source: washingtontechnology.com)
07 Aug 18. General Dynamics names new leader for IT businesses. General Dynamics’ board of directors has elected Chris Marzilli, president of its mission systems segment, to the executive vice president ranks in a move that takes effect Jan. 1. Marzilli will serve as executive VP for the defense contractor’s IT services and mission systems segments. GD said Tuesday that Dan Johnson, who currently holds that role, will retire from the company on Dec. 31. Christopher Brady, current vice president of engineering for mission systems, will succeed Marzilli as president of the segment that builds communications, sensors and “ISR” hardware for defense and space customers. More recently, Johnson helped lead GD’s blockbuster acquisition of CSRA that closed in April to double the size of the defense contractor’s IT services segment almost overnight. GD elevated to the top spot in this year’s edition of the Washington Technology Top 100 rankings. Johnson has held the current EVP role for three years and also led IT services as president for nine years until he was succeeded in the latter role by Amy Gilliland in September 2017. Johnson joined GD in 2005 upon its acquisition of Anteon. Marzilli has led mission systems since its formation in 2015 through a consolidation of GD’s former C4 systems and advanced information systems segment. Prior to that, he was president of C4 systems for eight years. He joined GD in 1999 through its acquisition of GTE Government Systems, where he worked for the 18 previous years. (Source: washingtontechnology.com)
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