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DHS Looks to Replace IDENT

September 17, 2014
By Rita Boland

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to roll out a new central biometric system in the next two to four years.

3 Phoenix Awarded Data Fusion Funds

September 17, 2014

3 Phoenix Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded an $8,997,455 modification under a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-6264) for continuing engineering services to support software development, procurement of commercial off-the-shelf products and hardware and software integration required to provide improved technology for U.S. Navy open architecture and network centric operations and warfare systems in support of USS Virginia-class submarines and other submarine and surface ship systems. 3 Phoenix Incorporated shall continue to build upon the previous efforts made under the follow-on Phase III of Small Business Innovative Research, Topic number N04-138 Real-time Data Fusion and Visualization Interface for Environmental Research Data. These services will be rendered, as needed, to support the Navy's initiative to maintain the pace of performance improvement through judicious use of lower power electronics, advanced algorithm design, and innovative applications of open software and hardware. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

SRI to Support Airborne Sensors in Afghanistan

September 17, 2014

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, was awarded a $24,741,566 modification (P00009) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-13-C-0135 for support of the Desert Owl program and to provide continued operations, sustainment, and integration of aircraft platforms configured to host a suite of sensors deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Work will be performed in California, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 16, 2015. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Leidos Supports Airborne Sensors in Afghanistan and Africa

September 17, 2014

Leidos Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, was awarded an $150,097,661 modification (P00014) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-13-C-0134 to support the Saturn Arch effort and provide continued operations, sustainment, and integration of aircraft platforms configured to host a suite of sensors deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Work will be performed in Bridgewater, Arlington, and McLean, Virginia; Beavercreek, Ohio; California, Maryland; Hanahan, South Carolina; Afghanistan; and Djibouti, Africa. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed to Provide Aircraft Mission Computers

September 17, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Owego, New York, has been awarded a minimum $13,983,000 firm-fixed-price contract for aircraft mission computers. Using military service is Navy. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia (SPRWA1-13-D-2000-THB1).

Multiple Firms Awarded Counter-IED Contracts

September 17, 2014

Advanced Reconnaissance Corporation, Fishkill, New York (W911QX-14-D-0007); Applied Research Associates Incorporated, Albuquerque, New Mexico (W911QX-14-D-0008); A-T Solutions Incorporated, Fredericksburg, Virginia (W911QX-14-D-0009); CyPhy Works Incorporated, Danvers, Massachusetts (W911QX-14-D-0010); EFW Incorporated, Ft. Worth, Texas (W911QX-14-D-0011); L-3 Communications Corporation, Camden, New Jersey (W911QX-14-D-0012); NIITEK Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia (W911QX-14-D-0013); Primal Innovation LLC, Sanford, Florida (W911QX-14-D-0014); QinetiQ Incorporated, Centreville, Virginia (W911QX-14-D-0015); Robo-Team NA Incorporated, Bethesda, Maryland (W911QX-14-D-0016); Advanced Technology Systems Company Incorporated (of Virginia), McLean, Virginia (W911QX-14-D-0017); Applied Research Associates Incorporated, Albuquerque, New Mexico (W911QX-14-D-0018); iRobot Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts (W911QX-14-D-0019); K2 Solutions Incorporated, Southern Pines, North Carolina (W911QX-14-D-0020); Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies L.C., Orem, Utah (W911QX-14-D-0021); QinetiQ Incorporated, Centreville, Virginia (W911QX-14-D-0023); Robo-Team NA Incorporated, Bethesda, Maryland (W911QX-14-D-0024); Stolar Research Corporation, Rio Rancho, New Mexico (W911QX-14-D-0026); Science and Engineering Services LLC, Columbia, Maryland (W911QX-14-D-0025); and Pearson Engineering Ltd., Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain (W911QX-14-D-0022), were collectively awarded a ceiling $49,497,158 indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity, multi-year contract for the Army Research Lab/Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization Culvert Denial Challenge program. The contract covers the initial task order challenge event through possible future testing, development and deployment. The Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Passwords Are Killing Us

September 17, 2014
By Rita Boland

Strong credentials that people trust will unlock new government and private sector activities. That was the message this morning from Jeremy Grant, senior executive adviser, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).

NSTIC Announces Pilot Program Awards

September 17, 2014
By Rita Boland

Confyrm, GSMA and MorphoTrust win contracts from NSTIC to secure identities better.

Character Counts. It's Easier to Exploit Humans Than Technology

September 16, 2014
By Rita Boland

Frank Abagnale, whose now-famous criminal exploits during his early years led him to an adulthood protecting the public, explained today what concerns him in terms of security and why people, not technology, need to be the biggest concern.

Forget Fingerprints, Officials Can Track You All Kinds of Ways

September 16, 2014
By Rita Boland

Biometric identification moved past fingerprints long ago, and the range of modalities is helping the keepers of law and order make a big difference in several ways.

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