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Think Tank Thursday Helps Workforce Connect and Engage - Think Tank Thursday or ‘T3’ as it’s often referred to by members of the command was an initiative created in May 2022 to showcase all the specialized knowledge, technical skills, and experience throughout the workforce at Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA). The success of T3 presentations at MCTSSA is a result of detailed coordination and employee engagement which can be difficult at times with scheduling multiple tests, hosting distinguished visitors and performing day-to-day operations. Despite competing time requirements, the program has turned into a staple in the monthly battle rhythm and an engaging way for employees to maximize their contributions to the command which is known for “Making Marines More Capable.” (Graphic design by Amy Forsythe, Public Affairs Officer, MCTSSA)
11th MEU Command Element conducts Deployable Groups System Integration Testing Exercise - 11th MEU Command Element conducts Deployable Groups System Integration Testing Exercise
How Small American Businesses are Driving Defense Innovations - The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is a next-gen platform designed to transport the warfighter over rough terrain and in various combat situations throughout the modern battlefield. Thanks to collaboration between SBIR and small businesses, the JLTV was recently equipped with an innovative exhaust system.
Shifting Gears: How the Marine Corps is Reinventing its Tactical Vehicle Fleet - Serving as the backbone of the Corps' tactical vehicle fleet for two decades, the MTVR (Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement) is the Marine Corps' primary heavy tactical vehicle used for transporting troops, supplies, and equipment in a variety of terrain and environmental conditions. Designed to increase the warfighter’s lethality on the battlefield, the MTVR has proven to be a highly reliable, versatile, and durable vehicle that can operate in extreme conditions and has been used in a wide range of missions, including logistics support, disaster relief, and combat operations.
Navigating Modern Warzones with ENFIRE 9.0 - The Instrument Set, Reconnaissance, and Surveying toolset – or ENFIRE 9.0 – is a tactical engineering tool kit designed to modernize the collection and dissemination of engineer information to help route reconnaissance in combat. In a wartime environment, Marines can use the toolkit to gather and analyze location-based data, such as topography, terrain features, and structures, to plan and execute operations more effectively.
A Fond Farewell to the Voice of Marine Corps Acquisitions - Then-Sgt. Emanuel “Manny” Pacheco learning the recruiting ropes from a fellow Marine in Times Square, New York City, in 1987. Pacheco’s illustrious 40-year career included a stint as a Public Affairs non-commissioned officer for Recruiting Station New York. Pacheco retired at a ceremony held at the National Museum of the Marine Corps Museum in Triangle, Va., on March 8, 2023.
Award-Winning CHAOS Team Harnesses Data to Drive Cyber Innovations - Marine Corps Systems Command has teamed up with Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command to field Big Data Platform Cyber Hunt & Analytic Operations System, also known as BDP-CHAOS, a system capable of ingesting hundreds of new data flows and developing situational awareness and common operating pictures for the Joint Cyber Force.
170824-M-YB119-001 - The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Manpower, Logistics and Business Solutions recently named Marine Corps Systems Command’s Col. Robert Bailey to lead their Marine Corps Manpower IT Systems Modernization portfolio. The Marine Corps Manpower IT Systems Modernization, or MITSM, portfolio is PEO MLB’s newest addition, aimed to modernize and improve the efficiency of its personnel and human resources management systems.
Conversations about Marine Corps acquisition, innovation, and gear with host Tripp Elliott, MCSC Head of Command Safety.