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Protecting Our Infrastructure With Unified Disaster Planning

February 16, 2011
By Christine Robinson

Individuals, communities, industry, and governments often neglect to plan for secure normal and contingency operations until a disaster strikes. Rather than planning them separately, why not plan normal operations, physical and cyber security, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery, and integrating renewable energy resources? Military and civilian operations on every level and every nation can benefit both before and after an emergency strikes from adopting industry and government best practices and available technologies available around the world today.

Higgins Assigned to J-8 Position

February 15, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. Patrick M. Higgins, USA, has been assigned director, Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization, J-8, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Cool App-titude: Wi-Fi Finder

February 15, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

A free travel app for iPhone lets you locate Wi-Fi in more than 465,000 locations in 140 countries worldwide.

DOD FY 2012 Budget Boosts Cyber Spending

February 14, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

The Defense Department's FY 2012 budget proposal features $2.3 billion for improved cyber capabilities, according to figures released this afternoon. Key elements of that funding include $0.5 billion for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to invest in cyber technologies. Funding also will be provided to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for cyber identity, monitoring and enforcement.

CACI to Support Ship Self Defense System

February 14, 2011
By George Seffers

CACI Technologies Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a $24 million modification to a previously awarded contract for systems engineering services in support of integrated ship self defense. This procurement is to provide professional engineering, technical, training, software, project service, logistics services, fleet modernization, internal communication systems, combat system switchboard and other in-service engineering agent products necessary to support the ship self defense system of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Port Hueneme, California. Services will be required at shore sites, land-based test facilities, shipyards, and aboard ships in port and at sea. The Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity.

Kongsberg to Increase Remote Operation Weapon Stations for U.S. Army

February 14, 2011
By George Seffers

Kongsberg Defence, Kongsberg, Norway, was awarded a $120 million contract, which will increase the maximum quantity of common remote operation weapon stations from 10,349 units to 11,690 units. Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 21, 2012. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Harris to Supply Radios for Biological Threat Detection System

February 11, 2011
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation has received a $9 million order from the U.S. Army for high-frequency radios for use in the Army's Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS). Harris will provide Falcon II 400-watt AN/PRC-150(C) high frequency systems to JBPDS, which is designed and deployed to detect and identify biological warfare agents. The AN/PRC-150(C) automatically communicates alerts to headquarters over high frequency radio links when the system detects the presence of biological agents.

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