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Army Ponders Cyber Security

August 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

One of the key issues at this year's LandWarNet conference and symposium is cyber security and operations. Among the challenges to security is the use of military computer networks for purposes they were not originally designed for. Speaking at a panel on the state of Army cyber security and operations, Brig. Gen. Steven W. Smith, chief cyber officer, Army CIO/G-6, noted that "The NIPRNET was never designed at a command and control network, but it sure is now." The service must facilitate cultural change and newly launched initiatives to ensure the security of its networks, he said.

Herley Awarded $16.6 Million Contract

August 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

Herley Industries Incorporated has been awarded a $16.6 million contract through a subsidiary for radio frequency modules. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

Maine Selects Harris Corporation to Deploy Statewide Radio Communications System

August 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

The State of Maine Office of Information Technology has selected Harris Corporation's Public Safety and Professional Communications business to deploy MSCommNet, a hybrid Project 25 VHF statewide digital radio system, to meet the needs of Maine's law enforcement, public safety and public-service first responders,

Alion Awarded $4.4 Million Contract to Perform Radio Frequency Engineering Services for NOAA

August 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

Under a contract valued at $4.4 million, Alion Science and Technology will perform a wide range of radio frequency spectrum services for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) Office of Radio Frequency Management (ORFM) that will help to ensure environmental data can be gathered and transmitted via satellite.

Navy Awards Lockheed Martin $93 Million to Support Submarine Imaging System

August 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract valued at almost $93 million for engineering services and support of the AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging System (ISIS) and for production of related hardware.

Apogen Technologies to Operate IRS Chief Counsel's Information Technology Infrastructure

August 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded QinetiQ North America's subsidiary Apogen Technologies a $7 million task order under the department's Total Information Processing Support Services (TIPSS-3) contract to continue its support of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel.

Air Force Selects Northrop Grumman to Develop Simulation Model for Fifth-Generation Data Link

August 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract to develop a simulation model for the Multifunction Advanced Data Link waveform. The modeling activity will enable the Air Force to devise improved tactics for use in anti-access environments.

CSC Receives Air Force Contract to Provide Information Technology Support Services

August 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

The U.S. Air Force's Air Mobility Command has awarded CSC a contract to provide applications infrastructure and systems support services. The contract has an estimated total value of $50 million.

Alion Awarded $49 Million Navy Contract to Develop Modeling and Simulation Technologies for Computer-Generated Exercises

August 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

Alion Science and Technology has received a contract valued at up to $49 million to provide modeling and simulation support to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic.

ITT Awarded $43 Million Army Order for Enhanced Night-Vision Goggles

August 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

ITT Corporation has been awarded $43 million in follow-on orders from the U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center for the enhanced night-vision goggle and associated spare parts.

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