Jane Edwards

DARPA Selects SRI International, SwRI for Toxic Chemical Conversion Contracts; Tyler McQuade Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded SRI International and Southwest Research Institute contracts to develop and design system prototypes to convert toxic chemicals into soil and other non-hazardous compounds. DARPA said Wednesday it made the awards under the agency’s Agnostic Compact Demilitarization of Chemical Agents initiative. ACDC aims to develop new transportable platforms …

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ARGO Systems Lands $90M Navy Power System Support IDIQ

ARGO Systems has won a potential five-year, $90 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide support services for critical power systems at government facilities worldwide. The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center awarded the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a competitive acquisition process with three offers received, the Defense Department said …

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Dell Survey: 82% of Federal Agencies Use NIST Cyber Framework

A new Dell survey has found that 82 percent of federal information technology personnel say their agencies use the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity in efforts to improve security of computer networks. The NIST cybersecurity framework aims to help agencies “identify, detect, protect, respond and recover …

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General Dynamics Mission Systems to Sponsor Mach37 Cyber Accelerator; Nadia Short Comments

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced that General Dynamics Mission Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics will act as a sponsor and provide funds for the Mach37 Cyber Accelerator program. The sponsorship works to help the business accelerator launch new startups and cyber platforms in Virginia, the governor’s office said Tuesday. “Mach37 gives us access …

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AT&T Receives Education Dept Mobile Service Support Contract; Mike Leff Comments

AT&T has secured a three-year contract to provide mobile devices and related management support services for the Education Department. The contract covers data and voice services, smartphones and tablet devices, onsite support and mobile device management services, AT&T said Tuesday. Mike Leff, vice president for civilian agencies at AT&T’s government solutions …

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MDA Taps a.i. solutions for $73M BMD System Support Contract

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded a.i. solutions a potential three-year, $73 million contract to provide engineering, consulting and mission assurance support services for the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract also covers risk management quality assurance process, system fielding, sustainment, ground and flight tests, configuration management, parts, and …

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DHS Picks 5 Recipients for Cyber Physical Systems Security Contracts

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate has awarded five contracts worth $7.8 million combined to universities and other institutions to perform research and develop tools designed to safeguard cyber physical networks from cyber attacks. DHS said Thursday the Cyber Physical Systems Security program seeks cyber defense infrastructures for automobiles, medical devices and building control …

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CenturyLink Lands DHS Contract to Extend ‘Einstein 3’ Network Security Support; Tim Meehan Comments

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded CenturyLink a contract to extend Einstein 3 Accelerated intrusion detection system-related services to other federal agencies that lack access to such support through their current Internet service providers. CenturyLink said Monday the award covers email filtering, domain name system protection and signature-based intrusion prevention services. DHS’ …

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