Tag Archives: counterterrorism

FBI Uses AWS Cloud for Counterterrorism Data Processing; Teresa Carlson Quoted

The FBI uses an Amazon Web Services-hosted cloud computing environment to process classified and unclassified data for counterterrorism investigations, Nextgov reported Thursday. The bureau adopted cloud technology nearly two years ago in response to data-related concerns. Teresa Carlson, vice president of AWS’ global public sector business, said the company’s platform offers …

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State Dept OKs Bahrain’s Penetrator, General Purpose Munitions Procurement Request

The State Department has approved Bahrain’s request to buy from the U.S. government penetrator and general purpose warhead bomb bodies through a potential $45 million foreign military sales agreement. Bahrain asked to purchase BLU-109 penetrator and MK-82, MK-83 and MK-84 GP munitions to deter regional threats, carry out counterterrorism operations …

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Rick Wagner: ManTech to Back Army INSCOM Through Insider Threat, Forensic Capabilities

Rick Wagner, president of ManTech International’s mission, cyber and intelligence solutions group, has said the company will leverage its cyber forensic and insider threat capabilities to support the mission of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command and the 902nd military intelligence group through a potential $133 million contract. “INSCOM, like …

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Cyber Vet Melissa Hathaway Talks Threats to Critical Infrastructure at UN University

Melissa Hathaway, former White House cybersecurity adviser, discussed the cyber threats to critical infrastructure, internet economy and critical services during a conversation at the United Nations University’s headquarters in Japan, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies reported. Hathaway, a senior fellow for the Potomac Institute, spoke with Sebastian von Einsiedel, director …

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BAE Integrates Motion Sensor-Based Intell Function Into Geospatial Analysis Product Line

BAE Systems has updated its suite of geospatial analysis software to include movement intelligence tools designed to help analysts identify threats among people, vehicles and other objects. The company said Monday its Geospatial eXploitation Products‘ new MOVINT functions that work to interpret movement and activity from motion sensors such as video and radar. Dana …

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Academi Wins Navy Security Force Counterterrorism Training IDIQ

Academi Training Center has won a potential $10 million indefinite/delivery-indefinite/quantity contract for turnkey antiterrorism training services to the U.S. Navy‘s Center for Security Forces. The contract has a $9.1 million base value over five years and a six-month option, the Defense Department said Friday. Work will occur in Groton, Connecticut and in San Diego, …

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KeyW Chosen for AWS Public Sector Partner Program; Doug Worthington Comments

KeyW will join Amazon Web Services‘ Public Sector Partner Program to support the former’s information collection, processing, evaluation and dissemination offerings for the intelligence, cyber and counterterrorism sectors. The companies have previously partnered to transfer a specialized system from an intelligence community customer to the commercial AWS cloud platform, KeyW said …

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L-3 to Produce Electro-Optical IR Turrets for Middle East Country’s UH-60 Fleet

L-3 Communications has been chosen to supply electro-optical and infrared designating turrets for the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters of a Middle Eastern defense customer under a foreign military sales agreement. New York City-headquartered L-3 said Tuesday its Wescam MX-10D EO/IR turrets will work to help the customer execute counterterrorism missions from UH-60s helicopters. The company added its integrated …

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SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni: Data Digitization, Open Source Platforms Could Help in Law Enforcement, Intelligence Operations

Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services, told CNBC Asia in an interview aired Wednesday that commercial open-source platforms that companies use for consumer sentiment can now be applied in intelligence and law enforcement operations. Testoni said that law enforcement agencies have started to use such platforms to identify individuals …

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George Washington University & IBM Start Cyber, Homeland Security Task Forces

George Washington University and IBM have established four task forces to support GWU’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security unit’s efforts to deliver research and analysis on cyber, homeland security and counterterrorism policies. John Lainhart and Christopher Ballister from the IBM Center for the Business of Government wrote in a blog post published Friday that CCHS works to …

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Saab Receives Estimated $130M Order for Airborne Early Warning & Control System

An unnamed customer has placed an estimated $130 million order with Saab‘s airborne early warning and control division for the delivery of an AEW&C system. The contract covers work for Saab’s surveillance and support services business areas, the defense and security company said Monday. Deliveries will run from 2016 to 2018, Saab added. Saab’s AEW&C …

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Cobham Continues Counter IED Efforts with UK Govt, Vallon GMBH Partnerships

Cobham has said it continues to develop counter improvised explosive device technologies in partnership with the U.K. government and mine detector manufacturer Vallon GmbH. Together with its partners, Cobham has delivered 150,000 communication systems and 9,500 counter IED detectors worldwide, the England-based company said Tuesday. Cobham said its portfolio of handheld …

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