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Lockheed Martin to Repair Advanced Display Systems

June 25, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $10,607,674 delivery order (1155) under previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00104-10-G-A109) for the repair of the AN/UYQ-70 advanced display system used for processor systems for tactical and command, control, communication, computer intelligence applications for target acquisition and tracking, weapons control, theater air defense, anti-submarine warfare, battle group communication, and airborne surveillance and control. The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

MECTS to Support Persistent Ground Surveillance System

June 25, 2014

MECTS Services Joint Venture, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $16,283,732 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N68335-13-C-0292) to exercise an option for logistic services and spare/repair parts in support of the Persistent Ground Surveillance System. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Provides F-35 Helmet Mounted Displays

June 25, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $75,980,553 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0004) for the procurement of 252 helmet mounted display systems in support of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the governments of Japan and Israel. This modification combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($33,541,274; 44 percent); the U.S. Air Force ($28,938,439; 38 percent); international partners ($10,103,656; 13 percent); and the governments of Japan ($2,264,917; 3 percent) and Israel ($1,132,267; 2 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Caulfield Joins McLane Advanced Technologies as Senior VP

June 26, 2014

Sean Caulfield has joined McLane Advanced Technologies, Temple, Texas, as senior vice president of business development.

McKenzie Assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command

June 26, 2014

Maj. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, MacDill Air Force, Base, Florida. 

Lindsey Assigned to Carrier Strike Group Ten

June 26, 2014

Rear Adm. Bruce H. Lindsey, USN, has been assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Ten, Norfolk, Virginia. 

Whelan Assigned to Headquarters U.S. Air Force

June 26, 2014

Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan, USAF, has been assigned as director, space operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Frost Assigned to U.S. Army Cyber Command

June 26, 2014

Col. Patricia A. Frost, USA, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assigned as deputy commander (Operations), U.S. Army Cyber Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Government to Industry: Self-Regulate Cybersecurity, or Be Regulated

June 24, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

With cyber losses running in the hundreds of billions of dollars, the private sector must establish its own standards for cybersecurity or face government regulations that would be painful for some firms. Either way, regulatory guidance is necessary for the private sector to avoid potentially fatal hemorrhaging of assets and information to cybermarauders.

Corporate Culture Key to Private Sector Cybersecurity

June 24, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

A new management trend may impel corporations to implement better cybersecurity: lead or get out of the way. Either corporate leaders take the initiative for improving their companies' cybersecurity, or shareholders will demand their ouster following a damaging attack that puts corporate futures in doubt.

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