Early last week, an independent computer security researcher known as Moxie Marlinspike launched two apps that they claim make phones untappable. The free, public betas for Google's Android mobile platform are called RedPhone and TextSecure.
The SIGNAL staff and all of AFCEA extend our gratitude to our military members and veterans this weekend and always. Thank you for your service to our great nation.
Collaboration is always a win-win situation when the end results benefit the nation. STRATCOM has been at the forefront of this ideology with the GISC. Can we compare the achievements of similar military/government or academic and industry entities to those of GISC? What other groups have successfully followed the same path, and can they complement the efforts of STRATCOM? Share your opinions and suggestions here.
SGIS, Washington, D.C., has appointed Mark Fedak as senior director, Cyber Security Solutions.
Cobham has been awarded a $46 million, firm fixed-price contract to manufacture AN/ALQ-99 low band transmitters for the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The contract's initial procurement calls for 60 transmitters and an associated number of antenna assemblies.
BAE Systems has been awarded a U.S. Army contract valued at up to $95 million to provide controlled access technology to Army bases and other installations. Under the contract, BAE will install and maintain automated security systems that use hardware and software to verify statistics on individuals and then match that information to data on registered vehicles.
The Weapon Systems Solutions Division of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. has been awarded a five-year broad agency announcement contract by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Weapons Development and Integration Directorate. Under the contract, valued at up to $25 million, Kratos will develop technologies for missile design, multispectral hardware-in-the-loop testing, simulation and sensors.
General Dynamics Information Technology has received a $146.2 million, three-year contract for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) support by the U.S. Defense Department's Washington Headquarters Services (WHS). Under the contract, General Dynamics will provide turnkey enterprise information technology network infrastructure services to assist the nearly 6,400 employees relocating from Washington, D.C., area offices to the Mark Center facility in Alexandria, Virginia. The company will install and implement multilevel networks and systems, provide testing and information assurance, and deploy communications equipment.
SRC, Dayton, Ohio, has named Richard DaPrato as federal market account director.
The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation will host its Night of Heroes Gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., on June 3. The black-tie and military-dress event raises money for wounded military members, veterans and their families. This year the gala will honor the Intelligence and Special Operation communities.