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#PAS19: Forklifts and Nail Guns and Drills, Oh My!

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#PAS19: Forklifts and Nail Guns and Drills, Oh My!

Arriving on the scene at le Bourget today, was akin to being immersed in the first sketch of a pointillist painting dotted with “hi-vis” yellow and orange safety vests. Those wearing them are the smart, safety-conscious people who are working to get the 53rd International Paris Air Show ready for launch (pun intended).

Mercury Systems

June 15, 2019

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Safe AND secure avionics? You can do that? Yup!

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Safe AND secure avionics? You can do that? Yup!

Although we all love connectivity and the benefits it brings us, there is a downside. By now, we’ve all heard about cars that have been hacked. Wired magazine even has an entire section of their website dedicated to the subject. Anytime you connect to a network, you open up your system to vulnerabilities.

Mercury Systems

April 19, 2019

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City Year - Spring Into Service

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City Year - Spring Into Service

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”– Elizabeth Andrew On a rainy March day, 5 Mercury employees based in Andover trekked into Boston to participate in our first Boston City Year volunteer event.

Mercury Systems

April 1, 2019

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Enabling Edge Processing in Military Intelligent Sensors

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Enabling Edge Processing in Military Intelligent Sensors

In military environments, seconds can be the difference between life or death and mission success or failure. A soldier in hostile territory needs their mobile system to rapidly process sensor data to accurately analyze threats and take action. Intelligent sensor systems using artificial intelligence (AI) to make automatic critical decisions without human intervention rely on […]

Jennifer Keenan

March 14, 2019

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Encryption Keys: The Cliff Notes Version, Part 4

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Encryption Keys: The Cliff Notes Version, Part 4

In my prior three posts, I provided an overview of encryption key fundamentals and the various encryption key mode strategies that can be implemented in a Mercury secure SSD. If you did not read those, stop everything and go back to them now!

Jennifer Keenan

March 8, 2019

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Sailing Through the Fog into the Edge

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Sailing Through the Fog into the Edge

Cloud, Fog and Edge Computing for Defense Applications.

Shaza Khan

March 5, 2019

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The Military Digital Convergence

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The Military Digital Convergence

Since the Wright Brothers first free-powered flight in 1903, air vehicles have relied upon discrete, analog sensors to supply the information required by their pilots. These sensors and their dashboard-clustered indicators may be regarded as the first and the analog approach to platform situational awareness.

John Bratton

March 5, 2019

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Encryption Keys: The Cliffs Notes Version, Part 2

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Encryption Keys: The Cliffs Notes Version, Part 2

In my first post of this series, I explained terms relating to encryption keys and the standards that exist governing encryption key algorithms. Now I will spend some time on ATA passwords and how they correlate to encryption keys.

Jennifer Keenan

February 15, 2019

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Women in STEM

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Women in STEM

A few months ago, Mercury partnered with the Society of Women Engineers to host our first Women in Technology Night at our headquarters in Andover. I was fortunate enough to have panelists Star Dargin, CEO of Star Leadership and Susan Macchia, Senior Manager at Endeavor Robotics join me in giving insight on our career progression, […]

Leadership Team

February 7, 2019

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The Inside Scoop: Joining Mercury

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The Inside Scoop: Joining Mercury

From the interview process to now working at Mercury, I’ve found that the company holds true to its high ratings on Glassdoor. I interviewed in person at the San Jose office for my first post-graduation role. There were many aspects I enjoyed about the interview, but the honesty, energy, and thoughtfulness in the questions asked really […]

Jacky Huynh

February 7, 2019

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Encryption Keys: The Cliffs Notes Version, Part 1

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Encryption Keys: The Cliffs Notes Version, Part 1

Jennifer Keenan

January 31, 2019

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Multi-Domain Operations: Becoming Today's Swiss Army Knife

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Multi-Domain Operations: Becoming Today's Swiss Army Knife

Defense News recently released their annual Outlook . If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it. It’s a great read consisting of a few dozen essays by world leaders looking at the trends and issues, like multi-domain operations, that will most impact the global defense industry.

Mercury Systems

January 25, 2019

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Embedding Data Center Compute Capability at the Tactical Edge with Open Systems Architectures

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Embedding Data Center Compute Capability at the Tactical Edge with Open Systems Architectures

At a high level, the vast majority of contemporary compute processing hardware may be divided into two domains: powerful data center processors and smaller, embedded devices. Embedded devices have the support of their data center big brothers via a network connection, giving them access to big data applications

John Bratton

January 23, 2019

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Electronic Protection: An Overview of Electronic Warfare Part 5

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Electronic Protection: An Overview of Electronic Warfare Part 5

In the first post of this series, we discussed the history of electronic warfare as it was being developed during WWII. While much has changed in the last 80 years, one constant remains true—the cat-and-mouse game to develop the superior technology that grants the owner control over the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS).

Mario LaMarche

January 18, 2019

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Key Takeaways from the 55th Annual AOC Symposium and Conference

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Key Takeaways from the 55th Annual AOC Symposium and Conference

Sometimes it’s hard to believe how quickly technology progresses. It’s only been about a decade since Steve Jobs announced the first iPhone. And today, between checking email, navigating to a new restaurant, sharing photos with family and turning the lights on or off in my kid’s room, it’s hard to image life without a smart […]

Mario LaMarche

December 20, 2018

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The Three C's of Talent Attraction

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The Three C's of Talent Attraction

As we embark on the digital age of recruiting we must, more than ever, ensure we are delivering on the key elements of talent attraction that serve to optimize hiring manager satisfaction, while also providing a best-in-class experience for the candidate.

Jamie Durkin

December 17, 2018

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Veterans @MRCY: Dennis Vied

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Veterans @MRCY: Dennis Vied

Dennis Vied, Lieutenant (retired), a native of Wyatt, Missouri, began his service in the US Navy after graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1960. Reporting to the USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) aircraft carrier, he served as an Assistant Navigator and Radar Navigation Officer with collateral duties as Officer of the Deck and CIC (Combat […]

Mercury Systems

November 27, 2018

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Veterans @MRCY: Tim Willis

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Veterans @MRCY: Tim Willis

Timothy Thor Willis, Electronics Petty Officer (retired), grew up in the Trinity Mountains of Northern California. He was studying psychology in San Diego when the attack of 9/11 occurred. When this devastation hit the country, Tim felt compelled to do something and joined the US Coast Guard in 2002. After completing Basic Training in Cape May, New […]

Mercury Systems

November 26, 2018

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