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Army Ponders Cyber Security

August 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

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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Alion Awarded $4.4 Million Contract to Perform Radio Frequency Engineering Services for NOAA

August 17, 2009
By Katie Packard

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.

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Apriva Awarded $17 Million Contract from DISA

August 14, 2009
By Katie Packard

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.

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AFCEA Intelligence Sponsors Two Essay Contests

August 12, 2009
By H. Mosher

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.

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