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SOSi Lands Army NETCOM Support Contract; Julian Setian Quoted

The U.S. Army has awarded SOS International a potential five-year, $17M contract for teleconference network, cybersecurity and knowledge management services to the military branch’s Network Enterprise Technology Command. The company said Friday it will support classified and unclassified networks being used at NETCOM’s Arizona headquarters and by subcommand groups worldwide. “This win only …

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DHS Clears Verodin Cybersecurity Platform; Earl Matthews Quoted

Verodin has received approval from the Department of Homeland Security to offer a cybersecurity technology to government agencies through DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program. The company said Friday it designed the Security Instrumentation Platform to help organizations protect critical assets from cyber threats by assessing their controls. Earl Matthews, senior vice president and chief …

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NOAA to Solicit for High Performance Computing Services in 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking to solicit for high performance computing services to support the agency’s weather and climate services. NOAA said Thursday in a FedBizOpps notice that it intends to award a potential 10-year, $505.2M contract by Feb. 14, 2020, for services under the Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing …

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Army Plans Follow-On Contract for Space, Missile Defense Support Services

The U.S. Army is conducting market research into potential vendors who can advise and assist the service in efforts to address space and missile defense requirements through an upcoming follow-on contract. The Space and Missile Defense Advisory and Assistance Services II contract will cover non-personal A&AS and operational support to the Army Space and …

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Burwood Part of SAIC’s Orange County IT Support Contract Team; Bob Genter Quoted

Science Applications International Corp. has chosen Burwood Group to redesign the voice communications system within Orange County, Calif., as part of an SAIC-led team that won a $77M information technology services contract. Burwood said Wednesday it will help design, implement and manage the county’s future IT and voice infrastructure. SAIC was awarded the …

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Navy Plans MQ-8 UAV Engineering Contract Award to Northrop

The U.S. Navy intends to award Northrop Grumman‘s aerospace systems business a contract modification to engineer software and systems of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle during 2019 calendar year. The project will cover engineering investigations, root cause analysis and development of potential method to correct any system deficiencies, Naval Air Systems Command said …

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General Dynamics Vet Don Hirsch Joins Cloud Service Provider 1901 Group in SVP Role

Don Hirsch, a former vice president of General Dynamics‘ information technology business, has joined 1901 Group as senior VP of service delivery at the Reston, Va.-based cloud computing services contractor. The three-decade federal IT market veteran will oversee 1901 Group’s delivery engagements and efforts to drive revenue and establish partnerships, the company said …

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ACT I Gets CMMI Level 3 Appraisal for Services; Claudio Monticelli Quoted

Advanced Concepts & Technologies International‘s business operations unit has received a level 3 Capability Maturity Model Integration rating for services. ACTI I said Tuesday said Acme Process Group conducted the CMMI appraisal process, which uses an industry benchmark to measure organizational performance and capability. “We are extremely proud to receive this third-party validation …

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Raytheon to Help Air Force Develop Target ID Sensor

Raytheon has won a potential $16.6M contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop combat identification technologies. The company will focus on radar-based ID sensors designed to help reconnaissance and tactical aircraft identify ground and aerial targets under the Precision Real-Time Engagement Combat Identification Sensor Exploitation program, the Department of Defense said Wednesday. …

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Lockheed Delivers Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles to Air Force

Lockheed Martin has shipped an initial batch of long range anti-ship missiles to the U.S. Air Force after completing integration, flight test, simulation and modeling requirements. The company said Tuesday its LRASM system reached an early operational capability status on the military service’s B-1B bomber aircraft ahead of schedule. The missile is built to detect …

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Carahsoft Now Authorized as AWS Public Sector Distributor; Craig Abod Quoted

Amazon Web Services has authorized Carahsoft Technology to distribute AWS offerings across the public sector, building on the existing reseller agreement between the two companies. Carahsoft said Tuesday it can now provide a full range of AWS offerings for the government under the AWS Public Sector Distribution Program and help resellers and service …

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AIA Launches New Cybersecurity Standard for Aerospace, Defense Industries; Eric Fanning Quoted

The Aerospace Industries Association has released a standard aimed at maintaining cybersecurity resilience in the aerospace and defense industries. The risk-based standard complements the Department of Defense‘s existing cybersecurity guidelines and are made to help companies regularly update cyber defenses amid evolving threats, AIA said Thursday. “With aggressive state and non-state cyber actors …

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Northrop Demos Mine Warfare at Australia-Sponsored Event

Northrop Grumman has performed a demonstration of its mine hunting system on an unmanned surface vehicle during the Australian navy’s Autonomous Warrior 2018 exercise. The company said Monday its AQS-24B system installed on the mine hunting unmanned surface vessel reduced time spent for mine clearance, delivered accurate undersea detection, and kept sailors away …

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