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Deepwater Moves Ahead With New Label

November 3, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater program has a new name and already is generating results for Coast Guard personnel. Now known as the Coast Guard Acquisition Program, the troubled effort is generating positive results, according to Rear Adm. Manson Brown, USCG, commander,14th Coast Guard District.

U.S. Coast Guard Fights Enemies far From U.S. Shores

November 3, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

National security threats are drawing the U.S. Coast Guard deeper into the Asia-Pacific region as it carries out its conventional missions in unconventional areas. Piracy, drug smuggling and even overfishing are becoming more prevalent in U.S. and neighboring waters, and the Coast Guard is finding itself forming alliances with foreign counterparts.

Astrium to Provide Satellite Communications for the German Navy

November 3, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Astrium Services, a subsidiary of EADS, has been awarded a contract by the F125 ARGE, a joint venture of Thyssen-Krupp and Lurrsen, to install satellite communications terminals in the German navy's four new F125 class frigates. The SCOT 6 terminals can operate in the X-band and can be modified for dual X-Ku band options.

General Dynamics to Develop High-Speed Encryptor

November 3, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $7.6 million contract by the National Security Agency (NSA) to develop the KG-530 synchronous optical networks (SONET) OC-768C in-line encryptor. The encryptor will secure very large image, data and video files traveling through U.S. military and government networks.

Lockheed Martin Wins Navy Electronic Warfare Systems Contract

November 3, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin an initial contract valued at $9.9 million to design an electronic warfare system for its surface ships. Under the contract, the company will produce a preliminary design for the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 2 Upgrade by June 2010. The contract includes options that, if exercised, total nearly $167 million.

PACOM Seeks Bridge Between Communicators and Operators

November 3, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

PACOM needs to link communicators and operators more closely to provide effective information support-and the issue is cultural rather than technological.

Cool App-titude: HP Apps

November 3, 2009
By Katie Packard

Apps for your printer? Yup. HP has an Internet-connected printer-the HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One printer-that comes with pre-loaded apps that have something for everyone.

Outlining the Cyber Work Force

November 2, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

The definitions of the cybersecurity workforce are outdated and need to be revamped, according to Leanne Hurley, senior associate, Booz Allen Hamilton.

Effective Cybersecurity Means Being Bigger, Faster, Smarter

November 2, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

"This is war, and we're up against the largest standing army there ever has been." That was the definition of the cyberthreat today, according to Rear Adm. Gib Godwin, USN (Ret.), vice president, Northrop Grumman Information Systems.

Cybersecurity Spending Expected to Grow

November 2, 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

Federal spending on cybersecurity is expected to grow dynamically over the next five years.

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