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Rockwell to Upgrade Presidential Helicopter Cockpit

October 8, 2010
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a delivery order valued at more than $11 million for services in support of the VH-60N presidential helicopter cockpit upgrade program. Services to be provided include incorporation of updated navigation performance software; terrain awareness warning system software; Mode 5 Level 2 software; and integration of updated cryptographic hardware functionality. The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Pacific Rim's Shot at Harmony

October 8, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman
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PACOM has the overarching responsibility for ensuring security in the Asia-Pacific region. The organization's commander offers that if PACOM can get its five focus areas right, it will have achieved its goals and enable it to focus on other challenges. What's the ideal future scenario? Read the complete interview and share your input.

Paper-Saving Effort Impacts Savings Bonds

October 7, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The U.S. Department of Treasury recently announced an end to the sale of paper savings bonds through employer-sponsored payroll savings programs. Find out how this change could impact the way you save in the future.

Homefront Help: USO-Metro's Casino Night 2010

October 7, 2010
By Rita Boland
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Get out your good luck charms and join the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) for its 7th Annual Casino Night on October 15th at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. All proceeds will benefit the USO-Metro's programs for the capital area's service members and their families.

Fighting Cyber Crime: Call for Technical Solutions

October 6, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

In less than 30 days, the Defense Department will dish out 11 prizes for innovative solutions to real-world challenges facing digital forensics examiners. And it's not too late to join the fight against cyber crime. Submissions for the 2010 Defense Department Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Digital Forensics Challenge will be accepted until November 2.

Cyber Defense Strategy, From Paper to Practice

October 6, 2010
By H. Mosher

This month, Linton Wells II drew his inspiration for Mission Assurance Moves to the Fore in Cyberspace from Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III's recently published article, Defending a New Domain: The Pentagon's Cyberstrategy. Wells summarizes Lynn's strategy points, noting that taken on a whole they have a broader implication than just cyberdefense. It has more to do with mission assurance, he says. But he has a number of concerns, among them: how will the new cyberstrategy be implemented? And how can the private sector do a better job of meeting its requirements?

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