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Paul Strasser: PPC to Continue IT Support for DOJ Victim Notification System

The Project Performance Company has signed a potential five-year, $17.5 million contract with the Justice Department to provide operation, maintenance and other IT support services for the department’s Victim Notification System. PPC CEO Paul Strasser said Tuesday the contract continues the company’s support for the automated notification system, which began in 2009. This follow-on contract also covers program …

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Amit Yoran: RSA’s New Integrated Platform Built for Compliance, Security Needs

RSA, the security division of EMC, has launched the RSA Advanced Security Operations Center Solution to combinee several technologies that are designed to help enterprises detect emerging threats and mitigate network breaches. EMC said Tuesday that the suite integrates RSA Security Analytics, RSA ECAT, RSA Archer Security Operations Management and RSA Advanced Cyber Defense Practice training …

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NIH Allergy Institute Taps Emergent BioSolutions for Anthrax Vaccine Dry Formulation; Adam Havey Comments

Emergent BioSolutions has landed a five-year, $29 million contract with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to make a dry formulation of the NuThrax anthrax vaccine candidate in an effort to facilitate shipping and storage at normal temperatures. The company said Monday the contract covers manufacturing, non-clinical processes and application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for …

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Dan Allen: Serco Inc. to Support Navy Reserve’s Psychological Health Program

Serco Inc. will continue to provide command consultations, behavioral health screenings and psychological-education briefings to the U.S. Navy Reserve‘s Psychological Health Outreach Program under a five-year, $14.3 million contract. The company said Tuesday that it will perform contract work in Everett, Washington; Fort Worth, Texas; Great Lakes, Illinois; Jacksonville, Florida; Norfolk, Virginia; and San …

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IBC Lands F-35 Beryllium-Aluminum Component Subcontract; Ray White Comments

Lockheed Martin has selected a subsidiary of IBC Advanced Alloys to supply beryllium-aluminum cast components for the F-35 jet’s electro-optical targeting system under a $2 million initial contract. IBC Engineered Materials will perform engineering and hard-tooling services and use the Beralcast beryllium-aluminum alloy to build an EOTS azimuth gimbal housing for the F-35, IBC …

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Huntington Ingalls Shipyard Christens USS John Warner Submarine; Matt Mulherin Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding division has christened the USS John Warner (SSN 785), the first Virginia-class submarine to be named after a living person — former Senator and Navy Secretary John Warner. Warner’s wife Jeanne led the christening ceremony as the ship’s sponsor, the company said Monday. “American technological innovation and manufacturing skill have always …

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Lockheed Extends DoD Asset-Tracking Program Support; Angela Heise Comments

Lockheed Martin has received a $26.8 million follow-on contract from the Defense Department for sustainment and operations support to the Integrated Data Environment/Global Transportation Network Convergence program, run by the U.S. Transportation Command and Defense Logistics Agency. The IGC program, which the company developed under a contract awarded in 2008, is designed to help make the supply …

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CCSi Receives NIH Analysis Subcontract from Palladian Partners

Creative Computing Solutions has received a subcontract to help Palladian Partners perform research analysis and reporting services for the National Institutes of Health. CCSi said this month that it was chosen by Silver Spring, Maryland-based Palladian to work with NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health. The value of the subcontract was not disclosed. CCSi holds other contracts for work …

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Cisco, Red Hat Expand Partnership Into Open Cloud Collaboration; Paul Cormier Comments

Cisco and Red Hat have extended their partnership to open collaboration around the OpenStack, Intercloud and Application Centric Infrastructure tools and unveiled a new integrated infrastructure for cloud deployments on OpenStack. Cisco said Thursday the new Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure product family is designed for private cloud operations on OpenStack and on-ramp to Intercloud for …

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Christian Roth: Lockheed Arm, Copenhagen Airport Form Analytics Consulting Service

A Lockheed Martin subsidiary has partnered with the Copenhagen Airport in Denmark to provide a data insights consulting service to other airports to use for support operational planning. Lockheed said Friday its BEONTRA subsidiary and CPH will jointly work with airports to analyze and optimize their data as they seek to manage costs in airport operations. “After working …

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Unisys’ Francis Ofungwu: Data Discovery, Monitoring Are Protection ‘Building Blocks’

All network security strategies are centered on protecting sensitive data and the success of such a measure relies on organizations’ understanding of both internal and external interactions with the data, according to Francis Ofungwu of Unisys. Ofungwu, director of network security services at the company, writes in a post published Thursday that organizations must perform data …

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HumanTouch’s James Benson: Agencies Wary of Risk in IT Procurement Timelines

Platform-as-a-service gives federal agencies a tool to support their initiatives on cloud computing and data center consolidation but many have not embraced PaaS due to several reasons, James Benson of HumanTouch says. Benson, a HumanTouch senior vice president, wrote in a post for GCN published Thursday that he believes some system integrators are hindering federal adoption of …

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Kris Collo: GAO Adopts MicroPact Case Mgmt Platform to Track Investigations

MicroPact has been awarded a contract with the Government Accountability Office to offer the agency’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Service division a product to use as a criminal investigative case management platform. The company said Thursday FAIS will use entellitrak to manage civil and criminal investigations on fraud, waste and abuse of public funds and help standardize its investigative process. “Investigations are …

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Battelle to Test Quantum Data Transfer on Ohio Fiber Optic Network

Battelle has secured a five-year deal with the city of Dublin in Ohio to utilize its fiber optic network in testing the data transfer functions of ID Quantique‘s Quantum Key Distribution hardware. Battelle said Wednesday its quantum communication researchers have been given permission to use the city’s dubLINK fiber optic ring and other available cables for free to conduct …

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Tawanda Smith: iFOS Lands DOJ Staff Augmentation Services Contract

The Justice Department has awarded Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions a five-year, $3 million contract to provide administrative, budget and program support services to DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women for anti-violence programs. Columbia, Maryland-based iFOS said Wednesday the contract covers staff augmentation services for OVW activities. “We look forward to providing OVW with fresh solutions to minimize …

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