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Information Security: Weighing Threats, Managing Risks

July 13, 2009
By Beverly Schaeffer

Information security is more than just a fact of life-it is a guarantor of life. Government, the military, the commercial sector and the public are so dependent on cyberspace that any interruption or degradation can be chaotic or even catastrophic. And, scarcely a day goes by without the public learning of either some new intrusion into key government systems or a discovered threat to personal information. SIGNAL Magazine's July 2009 issue examines the challenges of achieving information security from the burgeoning menace to potential solutions-and their own ramifications.

Argon ST Receives $5.3 Million in OT-TES Communications Upgrade Awards for Additional Pre-Production Activities

July 10, 2009
By Katie Packard

Argon ST has been awarded two contract modifications by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation to support pre-production activities of the Operational Test-Tactical Engagement System (OT-TES) Communication Upgrade program. The contract modifications are valued at approximately $5.3 million.

Boeing Awarded $1.2 Million Air Force Contract to Demonstrate Cyber Command and Control Solutions

July 10, 2009
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has received a $1.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York, to study and demonstrate improved situational awareness, visualization and automated course-of-action processing for network environments during cyber attack.

ITT Awarded JTRS Software Support Contract

July 10, 2009
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation has been awarded a $22.9 million contract for Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS) Software In-Service Support (SwISS) by the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Joint Program Executive Office.

General Dynamics Awarded National Air and Space Intelligence Center Contract

July 10, 2009
By Katie Packard

The National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems an Advanced Technical Exploitation Program (ATEP) contract. With this award, General Dynamics will provide around-the-clock intelligence analysis, software systems development and support, and sensor exploitation research and development of space-based and airborne sensor data.

Lockheed Martin Receives $60 Million Worldwide LANTIRN Depot Award

July 10, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $60 million contract to continue depot maintenance support for LANTIRN navigation and targeting pods at the Lockheed Martin Warner Robins Worldwide Depot.

Army Awards Javelin Joint Venture Five-Year $298.6 Million Support Contract

July 10, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Army has selected the Raytheon Company-Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture to provide life-cycle contract support for the Javelin anti-tank missile and command launch unit through a five-year $298.6 million contract.

Apptis Awarded Contract for Upgrade Support Services

July 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

Apptis Incorporated has received a $133 million time and material contract for information technology telecommunications support services for worldwide command center upgrades in support of the project manager Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems Command Centers upgrades special project office.

L-3 Modifies USSOCOM Contract

July 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

L-3 Global Communications Solutions Incorporatedand the U.S. Southern Command (USSOCOM) are modifying a contract for the procurement of satellite communication terminals in support of the USSOCOM Special Operations Forces Deployable Node-Medium program.

Argon ST to Provide Army Technology Enabler Development

July 8, 2009
By Katie Packard

Argon ST has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Command Acquisition Center in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, to provide technology enabler development.

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