Items tagged with Lockheed-Martin

In the modern era, there is a bit of a commercial space race occurring, vying for NASA’s approval and monetary support. Among the competitors, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, leading a team of companies, has taken a step forward by delivering an engineering sample of their lunar lander to NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The Blue Origin-led Human Landing System National Team, comprised of Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper, has moved this project to Johnson Space Center (JSC) to show off what they made. Standing at 40 feet tall and weighing in at a not-very-light weight, the lunar lander is set to showcase the multi-stage architecture; wherein there is both a descent and ascent... Read more...
Tensions with China are growing as the U.S government fears that China is attempting to spy on Americans via the myriad of electronic devices built inside the country. Recently, Washington has pressured TSMC to produce the chips that are used inside U.S. military hardware within the United States. Reports indicate that the U.S. government wants to ensure that TSMC can build high-security components free from any Chinese interference. TSMC currently makes computer chips used in the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lighting II fighter jet and is a key supplier for Apple and AMD. TSMC also supplies chips to Huawei, a Chinese smartphone maker that has had its run-ins with the U.S. government, but the ban on... Read more...
The good news is that Lockheed Martin, the U.S. government’s largest IT provider and the group that runs the military cyber center, apparently has a heavily fortified cyber border around itself and has been able to withstand serious cyber attacks. The bad news is that those attacks are increasing in number and complexity, according to Lockheed vice president and chief information security officer Chandra McMahon. About 20% of the attacks are “advanced persistent threats” launched by nation states and other groups. Inside the Department of Defense's Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Further, although Lockheed Martin seems to be in good shape in terms of defense, its suppliers are not... Read more...