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L-3 to Provide Satellite Communications Security

August 26, 2014

L-3 Communications Corp. - Communication Systems, Camden, New Jersey, has been awarded a $29,146,854 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Communication Security/Transition Security (COMSEC/TRANSEC) Systems II (ACTS II). Contactor will provide interim contractor support in support of transition capability on the AEHF COMSEC/TRANSEC ACTS II from electronic key management system to key management infrastructure. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division, Joint-Base San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8307-14-C-0006).

Alion to Provide Sensor and Electron Device Technology

August 26, 2014

Alion Science and Technology Corp., Burr Ridge, Illinois, has been awarded a $14,024,395 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0081) on the AMMTIAC indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, sole-source (FA4600-06-D-0003) for Army Research Laboratory sensors and electron devices. AMMTIAC shall provide technical, engineering and expertise in the application of advanced materials, manufacturing and testing to sensors and emitters and their components, including the design and integration of systems to incorporate solutions and the use of prognostics and diagnostics to ensure the functionality and effectiveness of those solutions. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

TSS to Support Mobile Air Surveillance System

August 26, 2014

Telecommunication Support Services Inc. (TSS), Melbourne, Florida, has been awarded an $8,922,696 firm-fixed-price contract for Mobile Air Surveillance System technical support. The MASS mission includes radar air surveillance; radio and satellite communications for counterdrug operations; host nation air sovereignty; air search and rescue; and other regional operations in the U. S. Southern Command area of responsibility. Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity (FA4890-14-C-0013).

Accenture Federal to Provide Electronic Technical Work Document System

August 26, 2014

Accenture Federal Services LLC, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,737,530 firm-fixed-price contract for the development, testing, and implementation of the Electronic Technical Work Document (eTWD) system solution. The eTWD solution will replace the current paper-driven instructions and processes at the naval shipyards by using technology to integrate work instructions, drawings, data tables, verification signatures, problem resolution and work control forms into an online certifiable technical work document. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $16,301,595. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-14-C-4319).

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.

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