Jane Edwards

ULA Taps Orbital ATK to Build Composite Structures for Atlas V, Delta IV Rockets

Orbital ATK has received a contract from United Launch Alliance to produce large composite structures for installation onboard ULA-built Delta IV and Atlas V rockets. Orbital ATK said Thursday its contract with the Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture was awarded in support of the U.S. Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles initiative. …

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DoD Puts Dell Firewalls on Approved Products List; Patrick Sweeney Comments

Dell has received a certification from the Defense Department that allows it to deploy its SonicWall series of firewalls across DoD-operated computer networks. Dell said Wednesday its firewall platform received the department’s Unified Capabilities Approved Products List certification after it passed the Security Technical Implementation Guide tests that seek to ensure the secure …

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DISA OKs Mellanox Ethernet Switches for DoD Networks; Dale D’Alessio Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency has cleared Mellanox Technologies‘ SwitchX family of Ethernet switches for deployment in Defense Department-run computer networks. DISA gave the approval after the company’s Mellanox Federal Systems subsidiary secured a Unified Capabilities Approved Product List certification from the agency for the SwitchX series of 10/40 gigabit Ethernet switches, Mellanox said Monday. According …

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Lockheed Subsidiary Subcontracts Data Dimensions for VA Data Conversion Work; Jon Boumstein Comments

Data Dimensions will continue to provide electronic data conversion services for the Department of Veterans Affairs under a five-year subcontract with Systems Made Simple, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary. Data Dimensions said Monday it secured the subcontract from SMS through the Intake Conversion Mail Handling Services contract with VA. Jon Boumstein, …

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Booz Allen-Kaggle Competition Seeks Algorithms for Heart Disease Diagnosis; Josh Sullivan Comments

Booz Allen Hamilton and data science community Kaggle have launched their second annual competition that aims to encourage participants to develop algorithms that will work to help speed up heart disease diagnosis. Booz Allen and Kaggle will collaborate with the National Institutes of Health in the 90-day Data Science Bowl contest, …

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DHS Calls on Small Business Community for ‘Internet of Things’ Security, Prototype Tech Program

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate plans to use a potential five-year, $20 million contract vehicle to encourage technology startups and small businesses to compete for government contracts. DHS will award the first round of contracts to potential vendors that can provide security platforms for the Internet …

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Inmarsat to Offer Mobile Satcom Services to Turksat; Ensar Gul, Rupert Pearce Comment

Inmarsat has been selected to provide mobile satellite communications services for Turkey-based satellite operator Turksat through a memorandum of understanding. Inmarsat and Turksat will also work to explore new opportunities in the aviation and defense sectors under a strategic partnership formed under the MOU, Inmarsat said Friday. “The main objective …

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