Tag Archives: cryptography

Mercury Systems to Supply Military-Grade SSDs for Airborne Mission Mgmt Application

Mercury Systems has received a $3.9 million follow-on order from a defense company to produce solid-state drives for use in airborne mission management efforts. Andover, Massachusetts-based Mercury Systems said Thursday it booked the order during the second quarter of its 2018 fiscal year and scheduled to deliver military-grade SSDs to the customer over …

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Office of Naval Research Taps Galois to Develop Cryptographic Analysis Tools Suite

Galois has received a $2 million contract from the Office of Naval Research to build an integrated suite of tools that will work to analyze cryptographic algorithms. The company said Wednesday it will develop the Cryptographic Analysis, Verification, Exploration, and Synthesis workbench in an effort to help cryptographers address performance requirements for encryption …

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Viasat to Enter Production Phase for Air Force Cryptographic Data Module

Viasat and the U.S. Air Force have jointly completed a production readiness review of an cryptographic module for military handheld devices and unmanned systems that transmit sensitive and classified data. The embeddable Mini Crypto module passed the assessment and is slated to enter low-rate initial production, Viasat said Wednesday. Mini Crypto is designed to …

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Boeing Lands Contract to Support Air Force’s Cryptographic Modernization Effort

Boeing has secured a $42.6 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force update a cryptographic system for combat search-and-rescue radios as part of the Next Generation Cryptographic Architecture on the Combat Survivor Evader Locator program. The Defense Department said Monday that work will include development, certification, integration and test support for the cryptographic modernization …

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Ken Peterman: ViaSat to Provide Wideband Anti-Jam Communications System to US Military

ViaSat has been awarded a $33.3 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to provide a wideband anti-jam communications system that will work to connect military forces in jammed operational environments. The Protected Tactical Service Field Demonstration program seeks an anti-jamming system to support tactical users on the Wideband Global Satellite Communications and commercial satcom networks, the company said Monday. …

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IBM’s Keith Salzman: Blockchain Ledger Tech Can Help Healthcare IT Community Address Security Issues

Keith Salzman, chief medical information officer at IBM‘s global business services unit, said an emerging ledger technology from Bitcoin software developer Blockchain can potentially help update healthcare information technology systems across the economy and in government. Salzman wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the Blockchain technology uses cryptography to manage what network …

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Boeing, Rambus Ink Licensing Deal on Countermeasure for ‘Differential Power Analysis’ Attacks

Boeing has licensed the differential power analysis countermeasures offering of Rambus Inc. in an effort to protect technologies on Boeing’s aircraft and defense-related products from security threats. Rambus’ cryptography research division and Boeing have inked the license agreement to install the DPA countermeasures onto Boeing’s products to combat reverse engineering …

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Raytheon to Add Software-Defined Radio on Army Helicopters; Scott Whatmough Comments

Raytheon will update radio systems on U.S. Army helicopters with the RT-1987, a software-defined radio that is part of the company’s SkyFire product line and features both cryptography tools and Mobile User Objective System support. Raytheon said Sunday that it demonstrated the features of what the company says would be the first major upgrade of a radio system in …

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