ITT Advanced Engineering & Sciences, Annapolis Junction, Maryland, is being awarded a $455 million contract for the production of up to 5000 Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 3.2 mounted systems to meet urgent requirements of the Department of Defense in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Mounted JCREW systems are electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of radio-controlled improvised explosive devices and are critical to protecting U.S. personnel from the threat posed by improvised explosive devices. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Calculators are no longer relegated to the role of small, handheld devices used to perform basic math functions. They're not even limited to advanced mathematic calculations or to math at all. The Web offers a variety of calculator and conversion tools from the basic (kilometers to miles, anyone?) to the zany (Pig Latin translation, for example). And for all those students out there, the Internet also has the math ones that are helpful in class.
ManTech International Corporation recently announced that it has received a $23 million contract to support the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Manpower, Personnel and Security Division. ManTech will support the start-up of new DISA facilities at Fort Meade, Maryland, for operations relocating from Arlington, Virginia. Specifically, ManTech will support DISA's security operations by providing full-scope, integrated security services.
Scalable Network Technologies Incorporated was recently awarded a project from the U.S. Defense Department's Test & Evaluation/Science & Technology Program for project StealthNet, which will provide a real-time, hardware-in-the-loop capability for simulation of cyber threats to the entire net-centric infrastructure. StealthNet is designed to address an existing gap in the Defense Department's testing infrastructure to realistically test the vulnerabilities and resilience of friendly force communications against sophisticated cyber attacks. StealthNet will provide the fundamental science and technology advances to mitigate this gap and includes a transition plan for the resulting capability to be incorporated in the U.S. Army's testing infrastructure.
"Support. Defend. Fish." That's the motto of the Army Bass Anglers, a group made up of active duty military members and veterans who compete in fishing tournaments to raise awareness for Returning Heroes Home and Fishing For Freedom events.
The nation's largest, simultaneous high school cybersecurity competition is back, and students across the nation have until October 8 to sign up. Winners will walk away from CyberPatriot III with scholarships and the knowledge of how to defend computer networks against real-life threats.