Jane Edwards

Frost & Sullivan: Urbanization, Global Connectivity to Drive ‘Internet of Things,’ Cloud Adoption in Smart Buildings

A new Frost & Sullivan analysis says that worldwide connectivity, urbanization and digital convergence of information technology systems are likely to spur the demand for Internet of Things and cloud-based platforms in smart buildings. Anirudh Bhaskaran, energy and environmental research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, said Tuesday data generated by …

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Harris Lands $55M Australian Support Services Contract for Tactical Radios; Alan Callaghan Comments

Australia’s military has placed a $55 million order to a Harris Corp. division for logistics and technical support services on the country’s tactical radio systems. Harris RF Communications will carry out training, maintenance, distribution and engineering work for ADF under the Joint Project 2072 Battlespace Communications platform, Harris said Tuesday. Harris said the Australian military …

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ICF Lands $35M Army Support Services Contract; Bill Bain Comments

ICF International will continue to provide technical support services for the U.S. Army’s Product Manager Force Sustainment Systems unit under a five-year, $35 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The single-award contract calls for ICF to help PMFSS technical teams and its Massachusetts-based integration laboratory to build new base camps and evaluate and maintain new equipment for …

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Cyveillance-Cyren Partnership Aims to Mitigate Phishing Attacks; Greg Ogorek, Lior Samuelson Comment

QinetiQ business unit Cyveillance will integrate Cyren’s platform with a service that seeks to protect commercial networks from malware, pharming and other phishing attacks under a multi-year agreement. Cyren’s Phishing Intelligence Feed platform collects real-time data on phishing activities worldwide through its Cyber Intelligence system that works to screen at least …

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TCS-Symantec Team to Build Anti-Financial Fraud Tool; Keith Bhatia Comments

TeleCommunication Systems and Symantec have partnered to develop a technology for commercial enterprises to identify and prevent financial fraud, unauthorized account access and other illicit activities online. TCS said Monday it will integrate its Trusted Location platform with Symantec’s Mobility Risk Detection system to create a combined tool designed to determine if a mobile …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD Should Eye ‘SATCOM as a Service’ Model

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has called on the U.S. government to reform how it acquires satellite communications technologies and move toward what she called a “SATCOM as a Service” setup. Cowen-Hirsch, SVP of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat’s U.S. government segment, wrote in a SpaceNews op-ed published June 3 that …

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Aitech to Build Boeing CST-100 Space Capsule’s Computing Boards, Subsystem

Aitech Defense Systems will develop computing boards and subsystem for the Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft that Boeing is building for NASA under the space agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The CST-100 capsule is being designed to transport up to seven crew members to the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit locations by 2017, Aitech …

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HII Hands Over NSC ‘James’ to US Coast Guard; Jim French Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries business Ingalls Shipbuilding has turned over the Legend-class cutter James to the U.S. Coast Guard. The service received the national security cutter Friday and is scheduled to commission the vessel in Boston on Aug. 8, HII said Friday. Jim French, NSC program manager at Ingalls Shipbuilding, said the NSC program “continues …

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General Dynamics Wraps Up Phase 2 Tests on Public Safety Program-Based LTE System; Bill Weiss Comments

A General Dynamics subsidiary has completed phase two tests on a long-term evolution technology under the Public Safety Communications Research Program that seeks to improve communications for first responders. The integration of Band Class 14 eNodeB system from General Dynamics Mission Systems with vehicle modems enabled the LTE site to …

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General Dynamics Gets $6.5M Contract Modification for US Navy Virginia-Class Submarine Payload Tubes

A General Dynamics subsidiary will provide support services for the U.S. Navy to help develop payload tubes for integation with Virginia-class submarines under a $6.5 million modification to a contract awarded in 2010. General Dynamics Electric Boat will help assemble four tubes that will comprise the Virginia Payload Module to be installed in the …

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