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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.