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    Virginia Commonwealth State Agency-Northrop Grumman Critical System Outage The commonwealth of Virginia experienced an information technology storage area network outage on August 25th 2010. This affected several agencies and caused 13% of the file servers to fail. The failure mainly impacted the Department of Motor Vehicles and Department of taxation. Because of the outage problem, DMV couldn’t process driver’s licenses and couldn’t share data with other agencies. (1) DMV has been unable to process in-person driver’s licenses or ID cards at its 74 customer service centers. The root cause of the failure was identified as the memory card of the EMC DMX-3 SAN array. Even though the primary cause of the failure was the SAN array, the database…

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    The Pentagon is ready for the heavy financial investment in the state of the art next generation defense technologies. It is in the discussions to implement the nuclear infrastructure modernization and the replacement of the Boeing-built Minuteman missile systems, operated by the U.S.A. Air Force Combat Command and are long-range, solid fuel, three stage intercontinental ballistic missiles. Northrop Grumman is anticipated to participate in the future tender process pertaining the replacement.…

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    Northrop Grumman(NG) currently defines their business industry as “global security”. They have been through many iterations within the defense contracting industry and recently recognize the overlap in all these iterations by merging Information and Electronics Sectors into “Mission Systems”. The company’s organizational profile demonstrates a progressive, forward thinking, industry leading company. Wes Bush is the company CEO and his skill and understanding of the business come from having…

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    Northrop Grumman is a major government contractor that is well known for its work with the United States military and on occasion with NASA as well. It works on numerous manufacturing projects and technological innovations for cutting edge programs and with this massive sphere of influence, a certain level of responsibility for safe operation is expected of them. Publically, Grumman has vowed “Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) organization is heading the company’s efforts to provide a safe…

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    Wondrous but Fearful Tyger William Blake’s “The Tyger” in Songs of Experience, written in 1794, describes the Tyger as “fearful” while appreciating its beauty. During this time, Blake was one of the first people to see a tiger; this inspired him to write “The Tyger” and paint the creature as a majestic but fierce being. Although the origins of the Tyger are questioned, the creator is referred to as “he” implying a male divine creator. While examining who or what created the Tyger, in addition…

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    Neutral Tones Analysis The poem ‘Neutral Tones’ by Thomas Hardy is a dark, solemn poem, reflecting on the termination of a relationship that he had in the late 1860s. It has a very melancholic note and in the duration of the poem, he shows the sadness and emotions in the narrator. The poem was published in 1898, however at the bottom of the poem he marked it as being written in 1867, perhaps he did not want it to be published then, before he met Eliza Nickels. It has a rhyme pattern of ABBA as…

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    very thing. I believe that Lockheed Martin is utilizing the “Frontal Assault” tactic, which is the head to head approach to challenge your competitors in every avenue of their industry. Additionally, this tactic requires a vast amount of resources and money which luckily, Lockheed Martin possesses both of these enabling them to be a vigorous competitor in the market of aeronautics and advanced weaponry systems. Some of the resources that Lockheed Martin possesses are the multiple test…

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    Why America Goes To War

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    Are all humans inherently greedy? This question is essential when trying to decipher the puzzle of America’s war loving behavior. But people respond to the rewards and punishments of any particular system, and if our system rewards greed and self-interest that is the way we will behave in the world. My theory of why America goes to war can be narrowed down to four words: America’s brand of capitalism. The America focused on power, wealth, and privilege is hooked on war, because without war it…

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    With so much money floating around Washington, D.C. many individuals are left wondering where Congressmen and Congresswomen receive their vast amounts of monetary gain. This mystery ultimately leads to distrust and doubt amongst the people. According to CNN, big spenders pour ridiculous amounts of money into lobbying, the top ten lobbying companies of 2009 include: “General Electric (GE): $134 million, AT&T: (T, Tech30) $91.2 million, Boeing Co (BA): $90.3 million, Northrop Grumman (NOC): $87.9…

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    that might be lurking around the corner. In 2011, the Tōhoku Earthquake and the subsequent tsunami left northeastern Japan in chaos causing significant damage to the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor leading to the release of highly radioactive plutonium, a disaster reminiscent of 1980s Chernobyl. Unmanned aerial vehicles manufactured by Northrup Grumman and Honeywell were used to gather vital information about the damaged nuclear plant and disaster-stricken areas of the Tōhoku region as humans couldn…

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