What you CAN'T see CAN hurt you. In this case, it's wireless intrusion by unauthorized devices. The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Defense are hot on the trail to ramp up detection and amp up protection.
The U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) hosted its first tactical-level exercise focusing on national defensive cyberspace operations. CYBER GUARD included nearly 500 participants representing the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Guard, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI.
MTN Government Services, Leesburg, Virginia, recently announced that the company has been awarded a contract supporting the Department of Defense to provide a Re-deployable Secure Operations Center (RSOC). The MTN RSOC will be used by the DoD as a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF). The RSOC is a secure, self-standing rapidly deployable and re- deployable SCIF facility that can be drop-shipped into any environment and assembled within a few days. MTN will provide a turn-key, fully configured SCIF, to include all power, low-voltage and security infrastructure, requiring minimal integration by the customer. The RSOC is self-supporting and capable of withstanding multiple disassemblies and redeployments without degradation. Each procurement includes project management, equipment installation, accreditation support and testing in support of the RSOC implementation.
ISHPI Information Technologies Incorporated, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, was recently awarded three multi-year task orders totaling $4 million via the STARS II contract to provide support to the U.S. Coast Guard Telecommunications and Information Systems Command. ISHPI will be providing telecommunications and network systems, communications and engineering, and web design and database support.
Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract with a maximum $10,200,000 for navigational systems and parts. Using military service is Air Force. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.
Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $11,020,315 modification to a previously awarded firm fixed-priced to exercise an option for the procurement of AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment for a variety of aircraft. Equipment being procured includes 23 RT-1939(C)/ARC receiver-transmitter and 106 RT-1990(C)/ARC receiver-transmitter. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.