One of the key issues at this year's LandWarNet conference and symposium is cyber security and operations. Among the challenges to security is the use of military computer networks for purposes they were not originally designed for. Speaking at a panel on the state of Army cyber security and operations, Brig. Gen. Steven W. Smith, chief cyber officer, Army CIO/G-6, noted that "The NIPRNET was never designed at a command and control network, but it sure is now." The service must facilitate cultural change and newly launched initiatives to ensure the security of its networks, he said.
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Herley Industries Incorporated has been awarded a $16.6 million contract through a subsidiary for radio frequency modules. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.
The State of Maine Office of Information Technology has selected Harris Corporation's Public Safety and Professional Communications business to deploy MSCommNet, a hybrid Project 25 VHF statewide digital radio system, to meet the needs of Maine's law enforcement, public safety and public-service first responders,
Under a contract valued at $4.4 million, Alion Science and Technology will perform a wide range of radio frequency spectrum services for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) Office of Radio Frequency Management (ORFM) that will help to ensure environmental data can be gathered and transmitted via satellite.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract valued at almost $93 million for engineering services and support of the AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging System (ISIS) and for production of related hardware.
The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded QinetiQ North America's subsidiary Apogen Technologies a $7 million task order under the department's Total Information Processing Support Services (TIPSS-3) contract to continue its support of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel.
Alion Awarded $49 Million Navy Contract to Develop Modeling and Simulation Technologies for Computer-Generated Exercises
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded Apriva a five-year contract worth $17 million for software licenses, network equipment, third-party software and outsourced network and help-desk support for DISA's secure wireless data and e-mail infrastructure.
AFCEA Intelligence and the Naval Intelligence Professionals/Naval Intelligence Foundation (NIP/NIF) have joined forces to sponsor two writing contests. The contests provide intelligence professionals with opportunities to express themselves on topics of importance to the Intelligence Community and national security.