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Hey, is our missile coming back at us?

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Hey, is our missile coming back at us?

Free trade has resulted in a global economy that has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few decades. As a result, many countries have seen certain industries grow – and certain industries move to other countries that can produce those products at a lower cost. While this has been great for consumers – […]

Mercury Systems

August 8, 2018

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Deploying commercial technologies quickly to keep up with the speed of threats

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Deploying commercial technologies quickly to keep up with the speed of threats

At the end of last year, I had the privilege of attending the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, CA. One of the topics that caught my attention was around the DoD’s new modernization strategy and how it would build off the upcoming National Defense Strategy to align DoD labs and innovation centers. According […]

Leadership Team

July 18, 2018

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Military-Grade SSDs Part 4: How Many Licks Does it Take to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop: One, Two…

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Military-Grade SSDs Part 4: How Many Licks Does it Take to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop: One, Two…

What is the NSA hiding from us??? Hopefully all classified, secret and top secret data! As part of their recent initiative to leverage commercial technologies in a sophisticated layered approach, the NSA is enabling an alternative to traditional Type 1 security solutions for the protection of data up to the Top Secret level. By adopting […]

Jennifer Keenan

July 6, 2018

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Privacy policy emails everywhere!

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Privacy policy emails everywhere!

By now, I’m sure both your work and personal email inboxes have overflowed with GDPR-initiated emails around “updated privacy policies” and new “we protect your data” messages. I know mine have.

Mercury Systems

July 3, 2018

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Smaller, Faster & More Affordable

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Smaller, Faster & More Affordable

Mario LaMarche

June 26, 2018

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IMS 2018 Re-Cap

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IMS 2018 Re-Cap

It was a week of cheese steaks, US history, and ten thousand RF and microwave professionals. The International Microwave Symposium, or IMS, is an annual event that brings together the latest research from academia, hundreds of companies, and presentations from the most knowledgeable experts. This year we all gathered in downtown Philadelphia to learn what’s […]

Mario LaMarche

June 25, 2018

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Hypervisor Part 3

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Hypervisor Part 3

Welcome back! Today we will look at what Mercury Systems, SMP engineering favors in the Hypervisor world. This would be Star Lab’s LURE with Crucible. Mercury supports multiple versions of hypervisors but favors this one.

Kevin O’Malley

June 20, 2018

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Modular RF Architectures

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Modular RF Architectures

Let’s start with the traditional approach. After spending the morning helping production with some tuning on an amplifier, you finally start reading through the 120-page RFP, SCD, and SOW for the new up-converter. At the end of the source control drawing there is an oddly shaped mechanical outline. The control signal is routed through a […]

Mario LaMarche

June 12, 2018

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Hypervisor Part 2

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Hypervisor Part 2

Welcome back! Today we will look at Full Virtualization, using either Software assisted full or Hardware assisted full. Full Virtualization: Virtual machine simulates hardware to allow an unmodified guest OS to be run in isolation. There are two types of Full virtualizations in the enterprise market. On both full virtualization types, the guest operating system’s source information […]

Kevin O’Malley

June 7, 2018

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Military-Grade Secure Solid State Drives Part 2: Encryption Decoded

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Military-Grade Secure Solid State Drives Part 2: Encryption Decoded

In my introduction to military grade SSDs I conjured an image from a familiar movie of a data recorder destroyed by internal combustion to remove evidence of high value data. While the end result is the same, the implementation of self-destruct in the real world can be a bit different than in Hollywood. In military-grade […]

Jennifer Keenan

June 4, 2018

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Innovative RF Engineering Teams

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Innovative RF Engineering Teams

Mario LaMarche

May 29, 2018

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Hypervisor - Part 1

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Hypervisor - Part 1

The Engineers in Mercury’s SMP department have been adding to Mercury’s many capabilities and offerings on both Mercury’s 6U and 3U product lines. I will be featuring some of these over the next few weeks and months to show the commitment and ingenuity that our engineers have for our customers’ needs. One of these capabilities […]

Kevin O’Malley

May 24, 2018

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Military-Grade Secure Solid State Drives Part 1: Hollywood Imagination or Reality?

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Military-Grade Secure Solid State Drives Part 1: Hollywood Imagination or Reality?

This message will self-destruct in five seconds… Who knew that concept was anything but Hollywood imagination? It is very real, particularly in today’s modern threat environment. Protection including destruction of mission critical data has never been more relevant to the success of our military and government forces. As our adversaries become more skilled in hacking […]

Jennifer Keenan

May 21, 2018

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Welcome to the MRCY Blog!

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Welcome to the MRCY Blog!

Deuteronomy Rabbah said, “In vain have you acquired knowledge if you fail to impart it to others.” So with this blog, consider us doing our part! Through the MRCY blog, we are pleased to bring you content and perspective from some of our own. You’ll hear from a multitude of subject matter experts – everyone […]

Mercury Systems

May 16, 2018

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