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Sponsor Blog: Riverbed Federal Offers Rapid and Easy Solutions to Counter Cybersecurity Challenges

August 25, 2014
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This article is written by our sponsor Riverbed Federal. Federal agencies are always looking for ways to spend their security dollars more efficiently. Cyber Attack Defenders recently sat down with Sean Applegate, director of technology strategy at Riverbed Federal, who provided some tips on how agencies can boost their security capabilities while cutting costs.

Guest Blog: Is 'Bring Your Own App' the Answer to Mobile Security?

August 25, 2014
By Chris LaPoint

"There’s an app for that" is truer than ever these days. As BYOD and BYOA increasingly infiltrate government agencies, public sector information technology departments must consider the impact these apps and devices have on their own environments. Chris LaPoint explains why agencies need to focus on applications, not devices, as the key to enabling a mobile work force.

Wilson Assigned to J-8

August 26, 2014

Capt. Jesse A. Wilson Jr., USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as director, Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization, J-8, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Williams Assigned to Western Pacific/Commander

August 26, 2014

Capt. Charles F. Williams, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as commander, Logistics Group, Western Pacific/Commander, Task Force 73/Commander, Navy Region Singapore.

Alexander Assigned to Carrier Strike Group 5

August 26, 2014

Rear Adm. John D. Alexander, USN, will be assigned as commander, Task Force 70/commander, Carrier Strike Group 5, Yokosuka, Japan. 

NIST Seeks Input on App Testing

August 22, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is preparing recommendations to help organizations leverage the benefits of mobile apps while managing their risks.

Rockwell Collins to Provide KC-10 Communications and Navigation Systems

August 22, 2014

Rockwell Collins Inc. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $35,364,765 modification (P00027) to a firm-fixed-price contract (FA8106-11-C-0006) for KC-10 Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) kits and installs. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $114,485,428. This modification provides for the exercise of an option for Group A and B kits and installation for 27 KC-10 aircraft. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

Three Small Businesses to Support U.S. Navy C4ISR

August 22, 2014

IntelliSolutions Inc., San Diego, is being awarded a potential $23,241,504 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide engineering support services for standards engineering and analysis, test support, configuration management, architecture engineering and analysis services, fleet support engineering services, and Network Design Facility operation to ensure interfacing Navy, joint service, and allied nations air, surface, subsurface and land command, control, communications, computers and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems are interoperable (N66001-14-D-0041). Tactical Engineering & Analysis Inc., San Diego, is being awarded a potential $22,592,386 contract (N66001-14-D-0042), and Data Intelligence LLC, Marlton, New Jersey, is being awarded a potential $21,961,954 contract (N66001-14-D-0040). Each awardee will compete for task orders during the ordering period. Each five-year contract includes a three-year base period followed by a two-year option period. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, is the contracting activity. 

L-3 Supports Flight Trainer Suites

August 22, 2014

L-3 Communications Corp., Link Simulation & Training Division, Arlington, Texas, is being awarded $15,548,954 for cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order 0005 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N61340-12-G-0001) for the procurement of 25 system configuration sets, Navy Aviation Simulation Master Plans, Next Generation Threat System upgrades and 25 liquid crystal display spare kits in support of the F/A-18 Tactical Operational Flight Trainer Suites. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Supports French E-2C Aircraft

August 22, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Airborne Early Warning & Electronic Warfare Systems, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded $47,596,436 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0055 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-10-G-0004) for non-recurring engineering and development of five French E-2C compatible AN/ALQ-217 electronic support measures units for the government of France under the Foreign Military Sales program. In addition, this delivery order includes hardware and software modifications required for compatibility with the French E-2C aircraft, modification kits, aircrew and maintenance training, publications, post-installation ground and flight testing, and technical data. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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