In "New Document Provides Framework for Interagency Data Sharing," Henry Kenyon describes a newly released document that sets common standards for data security and risk management: the NIST Special Publication 800-37, Revision 1, Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: A Security Life Cycle Approach (NIST SP-800-37).
(ISC)2, Palm Harbor, Florida, has named Marc H. Noble director of government affairs.
Brig. Gen. John F. Thompson, USAF, has been named program executive officer, strategic systems, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.
"NATO SATCOM will certainly be handicapped if interoperability with national systems is not key to the design of how we go forward."--Malcolm Green, chief of CAT 9 NII Communication Infrastructure Services, NC3A
Maj. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Brig. Gen. Paul T. Johnson, USAF, has been appointed commander, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
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Brig. Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, USAF, has been appointed commander, 57th Wing, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
The French Defense Procurement Agency has awarded Thales a 240 million Euro contract to extend the French army's RITA (Automated Integrated Communications Network). As part of the contract, named RITA N4, Thales will provide the army with high-performance Internet protocol communications systems for battalion command posts.
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a contract to support and modernize the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrative Voice Enterprise Services (FAVES) program. The contract is valued at $228 million over 10 years. Under the contract, the company will provide managed services support including operations and maintenance, technology refresh and upgrades to existing administrative telephony systems and provide new administrative telephony systems and services.