The Air Force and Arlington County, Virginia, are taking preventative measures against hackers such as the ones that recently attacked Sony, costing them over $170 million. It's not just money at risk for government networks, however.
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NASA has selected Fibertek of Herndon, Virgina, to design, develop, fabricate, test and deliver laser systems to be used for the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission scheduled to launch in 2016. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the ICESat-2 Project. The total estimated value of the contract is $26 million. The contractor will provide four spaceflight lasers and one test laser for the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System instrument on the ICESat-2 Observatory. The spaceflight laser systems consist of the optical, electrical, mechanical, material, wire harnessing, thermal control, flight software, flight firmware and support equipment.
Riverside Research Institute, New York, New York, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $49 million contract for graduate-level technical services and expertise for the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, for the Center for Measurement and Signature Intelligence and for the Center for Systems Engineering. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Missile Company, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a nearly $83 million contract modification for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy low rate initial production lot four. Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.