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ManTech to Support Defense Information Systems Agency

August 19, 2010
By George Seffers

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.

Stackpoole To Head Pi Shurlok Business Development

August 19, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Julie Stackpoole has joined Pi Shurlok, Plymouth, Michigan, as head of business development, Global Defense and Specialty Systems.

Hilarides Assigned to OPNAV Branch

August 19, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Rear Adm. William H. Hilarides, USN, has been nominated for assignment as director, Deep Submergence Branch, N-873, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Scalable Network Technologies Wins Cyber Simulation Contract

August 19, 2010
By George Seffers

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.

Homefront Help: Army Bass Anglers

August 19, 2010
By Rita Boland

"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.

Competition Offers Teens Insight into Cyberdefense

August 18, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

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.

Cool App-titude: Power in the Cloud

August 17, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Google introduces two new mobile apps for Android devices that take advantage of cloud computing infrastructure and advanced wireless connectivity.

Inmarsat Receives $18 Million for Broadband Global Area Network

August 16, 2010
By George Seffers

Inmarsat Navigation Ventures Limited, London, England, is being awarded an $18 million contract to develop and certify a transceiver terminal for the Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service provided by the I-4 constellation that is capable of operation from onboard a low earth orbit satellite; make appropriate modifications to the BGAN network to support space-based terminal equipment; support the integration of the space-based BGAN terminal with a government demonstration satellite; and support the on-orbit connectivity via the BGAN network for the demonstration satellite mission. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

ITT to Support Electronic Warfare Jammers

August 16, 2010
By George Seffers

ITT Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems, Clifton, New Jersey, is being awarded a nearly $10 million contract for investigations of anomalies; software engineering; systems engineering; software and firmware maintenance; support tools and facilities maintenance; documentation; and hardware maintenance and upgrade software support for the electronic warfare jammers AN/ALQ-165 and AN/ALQ-214. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and for the governments of Australia, Switzerland, Finland, and Taiwan under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

Typewriter-Trained Techies Pass IT Baton to the Web Weaned

August 16, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

The changeover to another generation of IT professionals is inevitable; it's happening right now. But does the federal IT community have a handle on just what this transition entails, and have the Defense Department and other organizations prepared adequately to take on the changes consistently and effectively? Will they end up with a deer-in-the-headlights look, or will they be able to adjust without a hitch? Discuss your ideas and suggestions here.

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