List/Grid Monthly Archives: December 2011

McAfee Says Top Cyber Threats in 2012 Include Mobile Devices, Unified Cyber Warfare

McAfee Says Top Cyber Threats in 2012 Include Mobile Devices, Unified Cyber Warfare

Prior to the mid to late 1980’s, desktop computers in both the home and workplace were virtually non-existent; however, after the development of the World Wide Web in the early… Read more »

Verizon, General Dynamics Among First In Line for FedRAMP Process

Verizon, General Dynamics Among First In Line for FedRAMP Process

Companies that already provide cloud services to federal agencies will have their offerings vetted first under the new FedRAMP security assessment program. Verizon Federal and General Dynamics‘ information technology business… Read more »

Northrop to Upgrade Navy Aircraft Computer Systems

Northrop to Upgrade Navy Aircraft Computer Systems

Northrop Grumman‘s guidance and electronics company has secured a firm-fixed-price delivery order worth $8,880,685 from the U.S. Navy. The Pentagon announced Tuesday the delivery order is against a previously issued… Read more »

Stratfor Cyber Breach Adds to Debate Over Govt Role in Protecting Private Networks

Stratfor Cyber Breach Adds to Debate Over Govt Role in Protecting Private Networks

A cybersecurity breach at intelligence think tank Stratfor over the weekend struck close to the central point of debate over how to secure domestic networks, Josh Smith wrote in the… Read more »

Serco to Help Air Force Acquire, Support Special Ops Weapon Systems

Serco to Help Air Force Acquire, Support Special Ops Weapon Systems

Serco Inc. has won a task order with a ceiling value of $13.5 million to help the U.S. Air Force acquire and support weapon systems for special operations forces, the… Read more »

NASA Gives Astronauts Remote-Controlled Assistants

NASA Gives Astronauts Remote-Controlled Assistants

A volleyball-sized, free-flying robot on the International Space Station helped astronauts complete tasks with a smartphone controller, according to a recent report by NASA. The first successful flight took place… Read more »

DHS to Unveil 'Einstein' Cyber Program Version 3

DHS to Unveil 'Einstein' Cyber Program Version 3

The Department of Homeland Security appears to be ready for a rollout of version three of its Einstein intrusion prevention cybersecurity software, Federal News Radio reports. Einstein 3 “will draw… Read more »

Parsons Wins 3-Year Infrastructure Project Deal In Saudi City

Parsons Wins 3-Year Infrastructure Project Deal In Saudi City

Parsons recently announced that it has won a construction management contract from the Jeddah municipality in Saudi Arabia. The three-year contract calls for Parsons to coordinate and manage construction projects… Read more »

Baby Steps in Mobility: Pentagon OKs Dell-Only Android

Baby Steps in Mobility: Pentagon OKs Dell-Only Android

The Defense Department is allowing a second mobile platform to access its networks, but it is not quite yet a “bring your own device” approach. The Pentagon’s Security Technical Implementation… Read more »

DRS to Connect Special Ops C4ISR Systems on Tablet Platform

DRS to Connect Special Ops C4ISR Systems on Tablet Platform

DRS Technologies‘ tactical systems subsidiary will soon provide the U.S. Navy with joint platform tablet systems. The platform will provide a common interface between all C4ISR systems for special operations vehicle… Read more »

Raytheon to Supply Australian Navy with Sonar Systems

Raytheon to Supply Australian Navy with Sonar Systems

Raytheon has been awarded a share of an $80,830,000 contract modification from the Australian navy for airborne low frequency sonar systems. The company’s integrated defense systems business unit will supply… Read more »

Bloomberg: Multiple-Award Contracts Soar 33% Past GAO Estimate

Bloomberg: Multiple-Award Contracts Soar 33% Past GAO Estimate

A Bloomberg Government study has found that U.S. government spending on multiple-award contracts (MACs) grew twice as fast as total contract spending between 2006 and 2010, with MAC spending increasing 49… Read more »

App Mall, Geospatial Collaboration in Works as Army Moves Intelligence to Cloud

App Mall, Geospatial Collaboration in Works as Army Moves Intelligence to Cloud

In October, the director of the National Security Agency wanted to make clear to a Baltimore audience his views on the intelligence community using cloud computing. “We need to go… Read more »

DHS, Idaho National Lab Win Award for Cyber Training Programs

DHS, Idaho National Lab Win Award for Cyber Training Programs

The Department of Homeland Security‘s National Cyber Security Division and the Idaho National Laboratory have won the 2011 U.S. National Cybersecurity Innovation Award for creating a series of training programs on… Read more »

Health Center to Use NIST Framework to Push Cyber Education Programs

Health Center to Use NIST Framework to Push Cyber Education Programs

A not-for-profit health center established by a 2003 executive order from President George W. Bush is launching an initiative to improve cybersecurity education and protect U.S. health information infrastructure. Modernhealthcare.com reports the… Read more »

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