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  • BAE Awarded DARPA Framework Contract on Adaptable Military Comms - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Awarded DARPA Framework Contract on Adaptable Military Comms

    BAE Systems will develop a blueprint for a future-proof networked communications system under a $3.2 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Work on the open system architecture is part of the agency's Communications in Contested Environments initiative, which seeks to come up with flexible, rapidly deployable equipment that can adapt to changing […] More

  • Bechtel-Siemens Consortium to Start Work on Virginia Natural Gas Plant - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bechtel-Siemens Consortium to Start Work on Virginia Natural Gas Plant

    Bechtel and Siemens will soon start construction on a natural gas power plant in Loudoun County, Virginia, after securing funds for the facility through Panda Power Funds. Bechtel will provide engineering and procurement services and installation, construction and commissioning procedures for the Panda Stonewall facility, while Siemens will supply the natural gas and steam turbines, the generators, instrumentation […] More

  • Kevin Winter: Technical Knowledge, Communication Skills Key for CISO Role - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kevin Winter: Technical Knowledge, Communication Skills Key for CISO Role

    Kevin Winter, chief information officer at Booz Allen Hamilton, said chief information security officers should have deep technical knowledge, good communication skills and an understanding of the business mission to be effective security leaders of their group, Fierce CIO reported Thursday. Winter spoke to reporter David Weldon in an interview and said CISOs should adequately articulate to […] More

  • Red Hat's David Egts Offers Advice on Open Source Adoption in Gov't - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Red Hat's David Egts Offers Advice on Open Source Adoption in Gov’t

    Federal technology leaders who want to use open source code for government applications need a secure, standard platform with which to establish it, David Egts of Red Hat wrote in a GCN guest post published Thursday. Egts, chief technologist at Red Hat’s public sector organization, said open software when deployed with continuous monitoring measures and systems management tools in […] More

  • Thales-Raytheon JV Tests NATO Air C2 System Interoperability; Philippe Duhamel Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Thales-Raytheon JV Tests NATO Air C2 System Interoperability; Philippe Duhamel Comments

    A joint venture of Thales Group and Raytheon moved closer to deploying a command and control system they have developed for NATO after completing a four-nation demonstration that evaluated the program's network operations. The tests looked at the NATO Air Command and Control System's ability to connect to national pilot sites in Belgium, France, Germany and Italy, and integrate […] More

  • Northrop Unwraps New Secure Communications System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Unwraps New Secure Communications System

    Northrop Grumman has added to its SCS family of communications products with the launch of a new lightweight version that the contractor indicated is 30 times smaller than previous models. The SCS-400 system, which debuted at a military information systems event in Canberra this week, allows secure voice communications for up to 150 users per unit using […] More

  • Hughes to Provide Data Services for All Hazards Consortium - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hughes to Provide Data Services for All Hazards Consortium

    Hughes Network Systems has signed up to provide data sharing services for the All Hazards Consortium to help disseminate real-time information to disaster managers, emergency response leaders and first responders in cooperation. Hughes’ raw data will be fed into AHC's Multi-State Fleet Response Working Group, which will analyze and translate the information into an online map that […] More

  • FireEye CEO David DeWalt: Info Security Leaders Should Eye Threat Intell for Cyber Defense - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FireEye CEO David DeWalt: Info Security Leaders Should Eye Threat Intell for Cyber Defense

    FireEye CEO David DeWalt has called on information security leaders to embrace threat intelligence as a new, alternative basis for their defense platforms and security strategies, GovInfo Security reported Wednesday. “It’s a tough conversation, telling them they’ve spent a lot of money on defense-in-depth that isn’t working,“ DeWalt told reporter Tom Field in an interview. […] More

  • Market Report: Global Biometrics Set for 21% CAGR in 2013-2019 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Market Report: Global Biometrics Set for 21% CAGR in 2013-2019

    The global market for biometrics is set for double-digit growth in the next five years, pushed by new discoveries in technology and a changing threat landscape, new analysis from Transparency Market Research revealed. The market report predicts a $23 billion industry by 2019, with a 20.8 percent compound annual growth rate throughout the forecast period […] More

  • Deltek Cloud-Based Costpoint Picked to Manage CTI Enterprise Resources; Tom Mazich Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Deltek Cloud-Based Costpoint Picked to Manage CTI Enterprise Resources; Tom Mazich Comments

    CTI Resource Management Services has chosen Deltek to help with enterprise resource planning using its Costpoint in the Cloud system. Deltek said Tuesday that CTI envisions Deltek Costpoint as providing structure to the Jacksonville, Florida-based government contractor's operations in the areas of workforce and financial management, reporting and compliance. Deltek's cloud ERP system works to […] More

  • Pitney Bowes Lands $1.4M DHS Document Mgmt Contract; Mark Shearer Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pitney Bowes Lands $1.4M DHS Document Mgmt Contract; Mark Shearer Comments

    Pitney Bowes will provide mail processing and document management technology for the U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services under a new $1.4 million contract award from the Department of Homeland Security. The project includes software for digital file and print queue handling, printers and inserters for two USCIS communications processing centers, and postage meters to aid […] More

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