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Incentivizing Companies to Manage Cyber Risks Better

August 9, 2013

 

The White House is developing a core of practices to develop capabilities to manage cybersecurity risk. This Cybersecurity Framework will be available in draft form in October and finalized in February 2014. At that time, officials will create the Voluntary Program to encourage critical infrastructure companies to adopt the framework. Until then, the government is looking at ways to incentivize companies to participate. Some recommended incentives can be adopted quickly while others will require legislative action and additional work. The White House is collaborating with appropriate agencies now to move forward and to prioritize incentive areas including cybersecurity insurance, grants, process preference, liability limitation, streamlined regulations, public recognition, rate recovery for price regulated industry and cybersecurity research. For more detailed information, visit the White House Blog

 

 

Woolpert to Develop Camera Co-Collection System

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Woolpert Inc., Dayton, Ohio, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract with a maximum value of $9,485,996 for the development of a camera co-collection system. Fiscal 2012 research, development, testing and engineering funds are being obligated on this award. The Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W5J9CQ-13-C-0010).

Rockwell Collins to Provide Advanced GPS Receiver to Saudi Arabia

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Rockwell Collins Industries, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, option-filled, multi-year, foreign military sales contract with a maximum value of $29,601,551 for the testing and delivery of the Multi-Lingual Vehicular MicroDAGR systems and related services. This FMS contract is in support of Saudi Arabia. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-13-C-D018).

U.S. Army Modifies Counter-IED Contract

August 9, 2013
George I. Seffers
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SRCTec Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., was awarded a $59,300,000 modification (P00025) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (W15P7T-09-D-M615) for the procurement of spare parts for the Duke System that counters radio control improvised explosive devices. The cumulative total face value of this contract is $788,903,561. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.

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