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Director of National Intelligence Funding Utah Data Center Construction

October 6, 2010
By George Seffers

Balfour Beatty, Salt Lake City, Utah, was recently awarded a $479 million construction contract for the Utah Data Center, an office of the director of national intelligence military construction project. The project will consist of building a data center and all associated ancillary requirements. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

SRI and Telcordia to Provide Intelligence Technology

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, and Telcordia Technologies Incorporated, Piscataway, New Jersey, were each awarded contracts to develop and demonstrate new technology that provides the ability to quickly produce actual intelligence from unanticipated, multiple, varied data sets. SRI received a $16 million contract, Telcordia $13 million. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

New Technologies, New Missions for Reconnaissance Office

October 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

The National Reconnaissance Office is gearing up for a dynamic future rife with innovative technologies that change the way it collects data from space. The organization is introducing new capabilities that open windows on hitherto unavailable data, as well as new products that tap both the new capabilities and long-extant services.
Spending on science and technology will increase substantially as the organization develops and exploits sensor and processing advances. A new generation of satellites will join and supplant space-based assets that have been on station as long as two decades past their original design lifetime.

Intelligence Key to Counterdrug Efforts

October 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

The transnational threats of drug trafficking, money laundering and narcoterrorism have increased the value of international intelligence to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The agency is interoperating more closely with U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies to share and process information about threats that only a few years ago were the purview of just one specialty agency.

Processing Goes Portable

October 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

Intelligence analysts are drowning in data, so companies are working to develop life-saving solutions in the areas of processing, compression and visualization. Years of developing titanic numbers of sensors have resulted in an ocean of data that harbors only a few lifeboats. Companies that succeed in these endeavors not only will enhance homeland security but also will reap the benefit of financial windfalls. In addition to having search agents that would help analysts uncover truly useful information, the intelligence community would benefit from new ways to store and move petabytes of data.

Trident to Provide Unmanned Aircraft Intelligence, Surveillance Reconnaissance Technology

September 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Trident Systems Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $48 million contract for the procurement of technology solutions for persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance on small unmanned aerial vehicle platforms.  The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

TASC Wins U.S. Army Contract for Warfighter Support

August 6, 2010
By George Seffers

The U.S. Army Special Programs Office has awarded TASC Inc. a $44.7 million contract to provide systems engineering and technical assistance to decision-makers and warfighters on the ground over the next five years. TASC will support intelligence and surveillance research and development efforts, Quick Reaction Capability initiatives, and technical expertise in the material acquisition process, planning, and programming system support.

Kratos Announces Cyber-Related Network Management Contract Awards

July 12, 2010
By George Seffers

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., has  announced new contract awards for its flagship network management and situational awareness products, NeuralStar and dopplerVUE, from two unnamed U.S. national security and defense-focused agencies. NeuralStar is an enterprise-class information management solution that integrates data across distributed networks, and dopplerVUE is a network monitoring and management tool that brings enterprise-grade features to field and tactical networks of any size.

Secret Intel Business, Part 2

June 24, 2010

At AFCEA International's Small Business Intelligence forum yesterday, experts revealed tips about how companies-large and small-can increase their business with member agencies of the intelligence community. But, yesterday's blog coverage was just too short to include all of the advice they shared, so here are a few more ideas.

Secrets of Doing Business With the Intelligence Community

June 23, 2010

The overwhelming feeling among small business owners and industry overall is that winning a contract with one of the three-lettered agencies is not worth the effort. But IC insiders say the opportunities are out there, and companies should be taking advantage of them.

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