Jane Edwards

Jacobs Gets UK Carbon Capture, Storage Program Technical Consulting Contract; Bob Duff Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group’s consultancy business has received a two-year contract from a U.K. government agency to provide technical consulting services for a $1.55 billion program to create commercial-scale carbon capture and storage projects. Jacobs said Tuesday the contract from the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change covers the assessment of …

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Fidelis-Ponemon Institute Survey Finds Cyber Risk Awareness Gap Between IT Professionals, Board Members

A new survey commissioned by Fidelis Cybersecurity says gaps exist between information technology professionals and board members in terms of cybersecurity knowledge and awareness of data breach incidents within their organizations. The company said Tuesday the Defining the Gap: The Cybersecurity Governance Survey showed that 41 percent of board member respondents said …

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DISA Gives Carpathia Impact Level 2 Provisional Approval for Cloud Data Hosting

Carpathia has received a provisional authorization from the Defense Information Systems Agency to host the Defense Department‘s data workloads at Impact Level 2 via a cloud service. The company said Tuesday the Pentagon assigns IL2 for information approved for public release, non-controlled unclassified data and some private unclassified data not considered critical mission information. Data …

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ODNI’s IARPA Seeks Proposals for Insider Threat Evaluation Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is seeking proposals for a program that aims to develop and assess methods for insider threat detection. The Scientific advances to Continuous Insider Threat Evaluation initiative will be carried out in two separate research efforts and is slated to commence in …

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O3b Networks Demos Satellite-Based Broadband Service Aboard US Navy’s USS Fort Worth

O3b Networks in conjunction with lead integrator Oceus Networks and partner TrustComm, Inc. has demonstrated its satellite constellation for broadband connectivity during the Trident Warrior exercises of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet. The company said Monday, upon installing O3b tracking antennas that receive signals from its medium Earth-orbit satellites, the USS Fort Worth achieved …

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Smiths Detection Secures $28M Follow-On Order for Mobile Health Shelters

Smiths Detection will provide mobile-based medical shelters for the Department of the Army under a $27.7 million follow-on order. The company said Thursday its Chemical Biological Protective Shelter M8E1 is designed to help health personnel deliver emergency medical services to military servicemen without wearing any protective clothing against biological and chemical threats. …

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IBM, The Weather Company Team Up to Provide Analytics-based Weather Data; Robert Griffin Comments

IBM has partnered with The Weather Company and its division WSI to introduce an analytics-based platform intended to provide weather forecasts and help with responses of public sector agencies to natural disasters. Under the strategic alliance, IBM will incorporate WSI’s algorithms and 15-day tropical forecast into its Intelligent Operations Center for Emergency …

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BMNT’s Peter Newell Lauds Pentagon Efforts to Reform Defense Acquisition System

Peter Newell, managing partner at consultancy BMNT Partners, has lauded the Defense Department’s efforts to overhaul the current military acquisition system through collaboration with Silicon Valley-based technology firms, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Newell, former director of the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force, called DoD’s creation of a satellite office in Silicon …

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