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Veterans @MRCY: Edward Conant

Edward Conant, Colonel (retired), Operational Fighter and Test Pilot, served in the US Air Force for 26 years after graduating from the US Air Force Academy in 1988. He began his career flying the F-15C Eagle at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. He’s pictured here in the cockpit of “his” F-15 (although the American taxpayer […]

Mercury Systems

November 7, 2018

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The Secret to Amplifying Your Impact

On my LinkedIn page, I posted an update inspired by the book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth. Motivated by the response I received, I wanted to explore this topic further in my first blog post! No matter what job title is listed on my email signature, I’m an engineer by training […]

Leadership Team

November 2, 2018

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Can GPS be Trusted? Part 2

In my previous blog post, Can GPS be Trusted? Part 1, I explained why commercial GPS position, navigation and timing (PNT) cannot be trusted for critical systems. This blog explains how a trusted PNT system can still use a GPS as the primary PNT source. Adding Trust with A-PNT Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (also known […]

Alan Simmonds

October 23, 2018

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Think Global, Act Local

According to the web site Simplicable.com, “’Think global, act local’, is a common principle that is applied to organizations, business, education and governance. It asks that employees, students and citizens consider the global impact of their actions.” As a group, virtually all who are reading this blog (thank you) are all of the above – […]

Rick Studley

October 16, 2018

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Finding new opportunities with Nashua Community College (NCC)

Part of the job of a talent attraction professional is uncovering ways to find talent with the right skill set to meet an organization’s needs. But what if the roles you’re trying to fill are in a niche market or the industry you’re searching is struggling to find, motivate and train skilled workers? Recently we […]

Claire Breton

October 10, 2018

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Can GPS be Trusted? Part 1

Alan Simmonds

October 3, 2018

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Don’t believe what they say… Size DOES matter!

Don’t believe what they say…Size DOES Matter! In this case the smaller the better – especially in the constrained spaces of an aircraft cockpit or an unmanned vehicle where every inch is precious real estate needed for additional functionality, including massive amounts of sensor processing. These applications require the latest field-programmable gate array (FPGAs), graphics processing […]

Jennifer Keenan

September 20, 2018

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Culture and Values: More than Wall Décor

If I knew 10 years ago, the power of an engaged workforce and a living, breathing culture and set of values to influence the success of an organization, I’d have prioritized them above all else back then. In recent years, I have worked with my leadership team and employees across the board, to define Mercury’s […]

Leadership Team

September 10, 2018

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Supported Switched/Mesh Fabrics - Part 2

In Part 2 of the Supported Switched/Mesh Fabrics series we’ll explore the multiple benefits of using a system configured with any of the Switched or Mesh fabrics discussed in Part 1, whether in a commercial, semi-rugged or extreme environment. These options range from Military and government use, in and out of war zones, geologists using […]

Kevin O’Malley

September 7, 2018

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The Next Generation of RF Engineers

Along with the warm weather and long days, summer means a new group of co-ops. Here at Mercury Systems, where innovation drives each subsequent generation of new products, we depend on our high-performing engineering teams, and one critical element behind developing these teams is our co-op program. When it comes to RF, there is so much […]

Mario LaMarche

August 29, 2018

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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

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…

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!

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

Mario LaMarche

June 26, 2018

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