General Dynamics Awarded $13 Million to Continue Developing Maritime Air and Missile Defense Planning System

October 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a contract valued at up to $13.5 million for engineering services in support of the Maritime Integrated Air and Missile Defense Planning System, a successor to the Area Air Defense Commander Capability. MIPS is an operational-level planning tool designed to help the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander rapidly analyze and optimize alternatives for defeating current or projected air and missile threats.

General Dynamics Awarded $183 Million Contract for Integrated Logistics Support to Naval Air Systems Command

October 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract for integrated logistics support for foreign military sales. The Naval Air Systems Command awarded the five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, which has a total potential value of $183 million if all options are exercised. General Dynamics will provide logistics, technical program management, configuration management, financial management, acquisition and administrative support to the Naval Aviation Foreign Military Sales programs. General Dynamics also will assist with program planning, requirements determination, site activation, transportation and delivery, acquisition and tracking of procurement items.

Harris Corporation Awarded $140 Million Order From National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

October 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

Harris Corporation has received a $140 million order to provide systems integration and information technology services to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Harris Corporation will provide core information technology and integration services to assist the NGA in its transition to a modern infrastructure service provider and an application service provider environment.

SPADAC Awarded Contract by Office of Naval Research to Develop Behavioral Trajectories System

October 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

SPADAC has received a $1.1 million contract by the Office of Naval Research to support its expeditionary maneuver warfare and combating terrorism programs to address dynamic threat mapping. The objective of the system, called Behavioral Trajectories, is to predict shifts in enemy behavior by developing a decision aid that captures and analyzes both spatial location and time dynamics of events and background processes.

DRC Wins $4.8 Million Under Air Force Depot Contract

October 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has received a task order valued at $4.8 million from the U.S. Air Force Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base. DRC will provide developmental research supporting the establishment of the Item Unique Identification (IUID) umbrella program for Air Force depots. The task order will expand the U.S. Defense Department's asset tracking of repaired, overhauled and manufactured components for accountability, valuation and life cycle management.

The Risky World

October 9, 2008
By H. Mosher

Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr., USAF (Ret.) posits some interesting questions in this month's incoming columns. Looking at the nature of enterprise risk, he wonders whether any of our readers have ever been notified that their personal data had been exposed:

I have ... and it is not a comforting feeling. It also makes you immediately question the care and practices of the organizations that solicited your trust in safeguarding your private information.

Today, we find a common thread in our net-centric world: Business opportunity and information dependence breed business risk. In particular, risk to security and privacy is present in huge doses every day. But how should we best manage the information risk coming through the door, over our firewall and through our software on a continual basis?

We all realize that the risk to our national security, business and personal data is growing. Our information networks and means of storage are increasingly vulnerable to attack and compromise. Is it any wonder that new terminology such as enterprise risk management (ERM), risk intelligence, risk assessments and business risk have become so common? Today's business environment is full of risk, whether it involves national security, intelligence gathering, transportation, operations, medical, logistics, sales or any other business activity.

You can read his entire article and suggestion for managing enterprise risk here, but in the meantime, you can comment on the issues he brings up right here on SIGNAL Scape. Have you had any experiences with your personal information being compromised? What do you think needs to be done to stop this from happening?