Acquisition and Contracting

Do you have unique personal identification numbers (PINs) for all of your passwords? If you answered no, create a priority “to do” and investigate password vaults, accessible from your mobile devices and web browser.

Modern commercial airliners could be at risk of in-flight cybersecurity attacks through a vulnerability posed by passengers using planes’ wireless systems, warns a federal watchdog agency.

Welcome to the security world, where agencies worry about cyber attacks from the outside as much as from the inside. Guest blogger Ed Bender highlights some surprising results from a recent survey in which respondents lament the insider threat; both from those who intend harm and those who inadvertently invite it.

In December 2014, Stephen Hawking, the renowned theoretical physicist, warned the world that true artificial intelligence (AI) could mean the death of mankind. Well, that got my attention.

Glacier Technologies LLC, El Paso, Texas (W91RUS-15-D-0002); Abacus Technology Corp., Chevy Chase, Maryland (W91RUS-15-D-0003); A & T Systems Inc., Silver Spring, Maryland (W91RUS-15-D-0004); CORDEV Inc., Falls Church, Virginia (W91RUS-15-D-0005); Global Management Systems Inc., Washington, District of Columbia (W91RUS-15-D-0006); Smartronix Inc., Hollywood, Maryland(W91RUS-15-D-0007); Strategic Resources Inc., McLean, Virginia (W91RUS-15-D-0008); GStek Inc., Chesapeake, Virginia(W91RUS-15-D-0009); Trowbridge & Trowbridge, Vienna, Virginia (W91RUS-15-D-0010); Leader Communications I

Alion Science and Technology, Rome, New York (N00164-15-D-JT04); BAE Systems Inc., Rockville, Maryland (N00164-15-D-JT05); Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts (N00164-15-D-JT06); DigitalGlobe Inc., Herndon, Virginia (N00164-15-D-JT03); Exelis Inc., Clifton, New Jersey (N00164-15-D-JT01); G3 Technologies, Columbia, Maryland (N00164-15-D-JT02); Herrick Technology Laboratory, Germantown, Maryland (N00164-15-D-JT97); The HumanGeo Group LLC, Arlington, Virginia (N00164-15-D-JT95); LEIDOS, Reston, Virginia (N00164-15-D-JT94); NAL Research Corp., Manassas, Virginia (N00164-15

Koam Engineering Services Inc., San Diego,is being awarded a $15,812,226 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide in-service engineering agent support for tactical data links and related systems in support of Navy and Foreign Military Sales commands.

The Electronic Security Association, a professional trade association that represents the electronic life safety and security industry, launched a website geared at connecting people interested in careers in the security with companies that are hiring.

The U.S. intelligence community's leading edge in the information-age technology race, particularly in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance domain, has put the Defense Department at a self-imposed disadvantage, marked by some warfighters behind the curve when it comes time to process and analyze the vast amount of information collected. 

BCF Solutions Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded a $486,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for force protection site security systems. Contractor will provide for worldwide acquisition, upgrade and sustainment of a family of integrated base defense security systems including: fixed-site intrusion detection systems, tactical automated security systems and delay/denial systems. Work performance location will be determined for each delivery order, and is expected to be complete by April 12, 2023.