Intellicheck Mobilisa has received a contract from Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to provide the Defense ID access control system to protect the base. Defense ID quickly scans various forms of identifications and compares the data to over 100 "bad guy" lists.
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Argon ST Incorporated has been awarded a contract for Phase 2A of the Robust Surface Navigation program with Options for Phase 2B and 2C from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office. The contract is valued at approximately $6.5 million.
Bowhead Information Technology Services Incorporated is being awarded a $6 million modification to increase the ceiling amount to a previously awarded contract for engineering, scientific analysis, technical, information technology and engineering services for non-Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) systems and operational support.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated has been awarded a $10.6 million contract for the issuance of a previously awarded contract for contractor logistics support for the extended range multipurpose quick reaction capability unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
The Boeing Company has received a contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services using the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system. The contract has a potential value of $250 million.
The Obama administration can take certain key steps to improve the ability to recognize and deal with national security threats, according to recommendations in "Nation at Risk," a report issued by the The Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age. Jeff Smith of Arnold & Porter LLP, a steering committee member for the report, presented it yesterday at the AFCEA SOLUTIONS conference on information sharing.
Injured veterans looking to get back in the saddle can find what they need through the help of Project Healing Horse. The veterans therapeutic riding program uses horses as a medium to provide physical, psychological and social benefits to recovering veterans. The group raises money and promotes therapeutic riding at facilities across the country to heal troops who are injured or suffering from illness.
The dramatic culture shift that needs to happen for government agencies to embrace change kept coming up at the SOLUTIONS conference like the refrain of a popular song: agencies must move from an emphasis on risk avoidance to a focus on risk management. Without that shift, the quest to achieve 100 percent risk avoidance is quixotic at best; more realistically, it hampers agencies' ability to share information.
Helen Mosher and Henry Kenyon have been attending the most recent installment in the AFCEA SOLUTIONS series, "Inter-Agency, Allied and Coalition Information Sharing."
Chris Gunderson of the Naval Postgraduate School posited some interesting ideas during yesterday afternoon's plenary sessions about why everyone keeps hearing the same things about changes that need to be made. Certain things, he suggested, we should just acknowledge and move past.