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Private Sector Key to Homeland Cybersecurity

June 24, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The public/private partnership that influences many government efforts is a core effort as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) strives to protect the homeland from cyber attacks. Above all, the private sector must take the lead in some endeavors. “We need improved cyber hygiene.”

DHS Focuses on Physical Damage Via Cyber Attacks

June 24, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The Department of Homeland Security is taking a holistic approach to cybersecurity that focuses on preventing or mitigating the effects of a cyber intrusion on the critical infrastructure, according to a department undersecretary speaking at the AFCEA International Cyber Symposium.

Managing Risk Starts with Knowing Normal

June 24, 2014
By Beverly Mowery Cooper

Too much time spent chasing the obvious takes away from the ability to find the less obvious risks when it comes to stopping cyberthreats. Attacks from foreign adversaries, insider threats and advanced persistent threats all look the same, so it is essential to understand what is normal and to take immediate action when an anomaly is detected.

Missile Defense Agency Awards Focal Plane Array Contract

June 23, 2014

BAE Systems Incorporated of Nashua, New Hampshire, was awarded a $9,404,964 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for 512×512 two-color high speed Digital Focal Plane Arrays (DFPAs). The contract provides for development and demonstration of 512×512 two-color high speed DFPAs for missile defense, offering a combination of high resolution, high frame rate and advanced digital processing functionality. BAE will deliver five DFPAs of the Baseline Development Run and three DFPAs of the Baseline Process Verification Run to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for additional testing, a set of interface electronics and a user guide to facilitate testing. Options work will also include an updated read-out integrated circuit design, leveraging available results from the base program and verification of DFPA design compliance to MDA’s High Altitude Exoatmospheric Nuclear Survivability Standard. This contract was a competitive acquisition under the MDA Broad Agency Announcement for Advanced Technology Innovation, HQ0147-11-ATI-BAA. The Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-14-C-0007).

Boeing to Integrate Small Diameter Bomb Software

June 23, 2014

The Boeing Company Defense, Space and Security, St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded an $80 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for Small Diameter Bomb Increment 1 (SDB 1) technical support. The contractor will provide SDB 1 weapon integration support, including technical support to the designated aircraft system program offices testing, upgrades, program management support, and software updates to the SDB 1 system required to integrate the SBD 1 weapon system with other weapons systems. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8672-14-D-0007).

STG to Support 2nd Signal Center

June 23, 2014

STG Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $27,229,337 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with options for information technology support for the 2nd Signal Center Theater Network Operations and Security Center, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, with a completion date of June 30, 2017. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, is the contracting activity (W91RUS-14-C-0015).

Three Firms Awarded Information Assurance Funds

June 23, 2014

Tetrad Digital Integrity, Washington, D.C., is being awarded a $7,801,515 modification under a previously awarded indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract (N00033-12-D-6505) to exercise a one-year option for information technology services related to information assurance, mobile communication assets, shipboard electronic support and communication security support. Systems Technology Forum Limited, Fredericksburg, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,386,653 modification under a previously awarded indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract (N00033-12-D-6503), and Syzygy Technologies Incorporated, San Diego, is being awarded a $7,077,042 modification under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00033-12-D-6504). The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Probst Appointed President of PositiveID Corporation

June 24, 2014

PositiveID Corporation, Delray Beach, Florida, has appointed Lyle L. Probst as president.

Davis Assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

June 24, 2014

Lt. Gen. General Jon M. Davis, USMC, has been nominated for assignment as deputy commandant for aviation, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Arlington, Virginia.

McMurry Assigned to Air Force Space Command

June 24, 2014

Maj. Gen. Robert D. McMurry Jr., USAF, has been assigned as vice commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base.

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