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Why Patience, Empathy and Kindness Are Important Attributes of Great Leadership

The recent Glassdoor announcement honoring Mercury CEO Mark Aslett as the nation’s “#1 Rated CEO During COVID-19” shines a spotlight on what constitutes a great business leader. Aside from business competency and technical skill, Mark showed something more—emotional intelligence, which experts say is one of the most important attributes of a great leader.

Mercury Systems

September 30, 2020

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Taking the Data Center to the Edge with High-Performance Embedded Edge Computing

Data center GPU coprocessing for aerospace and defense: High-performance computing has evolved into high-performance embedded edge computing.

John Bratton

July 27, 2020

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Securing Our Domestic Supply Chain

Now more than ever, we must address the entire ecosystem to build and sustain a robust and resilient domestic defense supply chain for decades to come—including investing in companies providing essential defense capabilities that are part of this chain and maintaining a globally competitive microelectronics industrial base in the U.S.

Mark Aslett, Chief Executive Officer

June 24, 2020

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Messaging With Purpose in a COVID-19 World

COVID-19 presented unique challenges when it came to deciding the appropriate time to begin telling our story to an external audience. When was it okay to start talking about business again? When would it not sound uncaring? We knew it was important to place people and purpose at the front as we took our early steps into post-COVID external messaging.

Stephanie Georges, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

June 9, 2020

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Can I get a SOSA-aligned everything, please?

SOSA can provide the balance between plug-and-play and secure sustainability for multiple devices to work together seamlessly. This new technology architecture can save time, reduce SWaP, and increase the speed of innovation.

Kelsey Ryon

May 13, 2020

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Bridging the Gap to the Next Normal

As critical as navigating through crisis, you must also anticipate traversing into a new phase. Transitioning to your next normal can be a natural extension of your communication and messaging strategies during these unsettled times.

Stephanie Georges, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

May 8, 2020

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Radical Technology in Autonomous Vehicles

In today’s world of innovation and technology, what were once ambitious creations of imagination are quickly becoming the new reality. Mercury Systems’ HDversa server is a comprehensive solution that enables self-driving technology in autonomous vehicles and takes into consideration current and future requirements.

Kristie Sombatphibane

May 7, 2020

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Keeping an Eye on Quality through COVID-19

For companies like Mercury, a reduction in quality is never an option - even during a pandemic. We assure our customers and partners of our commitment to delivering the highest quality, which has always defined us. The Quality Engineering group at Mercury always seeks to turn ideas into results for our customers, delivering trusted, secure mission-critical technologies as part of our commitment to Innovation That Matters®.

Matthew Grosshans, Senior Director, Mission Assurance

May 5, 2020

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Building Trust As We Move Toward a Next Normal

By flattening the decision-making process; altering the speed, mechanisms and cadence of conversation; operating with transparency in communications; and proving accountability, we have unlocked the trust of our team. And as we pivot and start to consider what the workplace looks like when we return, we must also consider how we will incorporate this new way of doing business as we move to the “next normal.”

Stephanie Georges, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

April 30, 2020

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The Hidden Cost of Compromise: Trade-Offs and Downsides of LPTA

Should goods from commercial suppliers be given favor over the technological advantages gained through expert innovation for the aerospace and defense industry simply due to low cost? Exploring the downside of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA).

Jamie Boulet, Sr. Mgr. Business Development

April 28, 2020

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Operating at the Speed of Relevance

In the beginning, at the leadership level, our CEO began by pulling together and leading a cross-functional response team. We quickly defined four goals that would inspire our employees and guide our strategies: to protect the health, safety and livelihoods of our people; to continue to deliver on our commitments to customers and stakeholders; to […]

Stephanie Georges, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

April 20, 2020

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Podcast: The Defense Industry Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

I was recently invited by John McHale, editorial director of Military Embedded Systems, to join him on his podcast, The McHale Report, and discuss some aspects of the defense industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As John points out, although defense-related businesses are deemed essential and allowed to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, this doesn’t […]

Mark Aslett, Chief Executive Officer

April 14, 2020

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A Crisis Like No Other

Stephanie Georges, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

April 8, 2020

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Finding New Supply Chain Muscles in a COVID-19 World

Ash Hall Vice President, Supply Chain

April 3, 2020

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Reigniting the Defense Innovation Base for a New Industry Paradigm

Our industry finds itself at a critical juncture. In recent months, the global pandemic COVID-19 has spread rapidly around the world, infecting and killing tens of thousands of people, with few signs of slowing. The global supply chain and many regional economies have ground to a halt as countries seek to mitigate the impacts of […]

Mark Aslett, Chief Executive Officer

April 1, 2020

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The Importance of Maintaining our National Security in Times of Crisis

The United States currently finds itself in an unprecedented human health crisis that will test the collective resolve of both the U.S. government and the American public. In just a few short weeks, we’ve transitioned from a historically robust economy to one in which there is a dedicated focus on essential goods and the health […]

Mark Aslett, Chief Executive Officer

March 27, 2020

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Message From the President & CEO – Coronavirus Update 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact people and countries around the world. This is a time of extraordinary circumstances and uncertainty. It’s also a time when the work we’re doing in support of strategic national priorities is recognized as critical. At Mercury, we remain laser-focused on four goals we established: To protect the health, safety […]

Mark Aslett, Chief Executive Officer

March 26, 2020

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The Role of HR in a Time of Crisis. It’s All About Trust

Over the past few years, the Mercury HR team has been focusing on building strong relationships between us and leadership, employees and external business resources. It may be an odd thing to think about, but the COVID-19 pandemic has now shown us the importance of that focus. In a time of stress and the unknown, […]

Emma Woodthorpe, CHRO Mercury Systems

March 23, 2020

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Our Commitment to Combating COVID-19

As the world – especially government and business leaders – continues to respond to the novel coronavirus taking center stage on the global agenda, we recognize that these uncertain times require an even greater responsibility to our people, customers and partners. As ever, we remain focused on the health and safety of our teams – […]

Mark Aslett, Chief Executive Officer

March 17, 2020

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