Tag Archives: Department of Defense

DoD Wants Contractors to be ‘doing more without more’

The Department of Defense is looking to tighten its belt on department spending, a decrease of about $100 billion over the next five fiscal years. Ashton B. Carter, under secretary of defense for acquisition, held a meeting yesterday with government contractors and lobbyists at the Pentagon to discuss how the …

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SAIC’s Anthony Hess: Services Strengthen Quality of Life

SAIC’s Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Services program has received a contract from the Department of Defense to continue its substance abuse counseling services to adolescent family members of deployed U.S. military personnel. The awarded blanket purchase agreement has a “six-month base period of performance, four one-year options and a ceiling …

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DoD Prepares for ‘Internet Crunch’

With the growing use of computers, smartphones and other portable network devices, the Internet protocol version four is running out of space for IP addresses, leading to an impending phenomenon called “Internet crunch.”  To delay effects of the possible crunch on the DoD and increase tactical communications capabilities, the Department …

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Lockheed Wins $5 Billion Special Ops Contract

Lockheed Martin Corp. has been awarded a contract worth up to $5 billion to support special operations forces of U.S. SOCOM. The work initially began in March of 2009, but was paused a month later. Lockheed will provide logistics and support systems for the U.S. Special Operations Command. According to …

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Wednesday Wins

This week, GTEC inked a $94 million deal with U.S. Navy, and DLT, BAE, Harris won Air Force contracts. General Dynamics, Booz Allen, L-3 signed Navy deals, and Alion Science won a $2 billion Software, Networks, Information, Modeling and Simulation contract from the Department of Defense. Raytheon nabbed a $21.8 …

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Cybersecurity Poses Significant Challenges for DoD, Government

Implementing cybersecurity measures poses significant challenges for the Department of Defense, the government and for critical infrastructure, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy James N. Miller said yesterday. Miller said cybersecurity “is not a glass half full/glass half empty story.” “There is a glass,” he said. “It has …

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Navy to Create Cyber Command

The Navy will set up a coordinated cyber command to improve cyber capabilities, according to the Chief of Naval Operations. The new unit will function as the Navy’s contribution to the overall Cyber Command being set up within the DoD. The Navy is going to combine communications network operations and …

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October is Cyber Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month kicked off on Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. The event, sponsored by The National Cyber Security Alliance and endorsed by close to 100 organizations (including The New New Internet), brought in notable speakers, particularly the secretary of DHS, Janet Napolitano and …

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10 Cybersecurity Game Changers to Watch in 2010

The field of cybersecurity is becoming increasingly relevant to discussions on national security. President Barack Obama placed cybersecurity in the forefront of his national security policy. In his speech May 29, 2009, Obama stated: “From now on, our digital infrastructure…will be treated as they should be: as a strategic security …

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NIST Publishes Updated Report on Government Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a report updated from its 2005 version on recommended standards on security controls for federal organizations. The report is meant to create a centralized set of requirements and controls that cover both the national security communities and civilian agencies. The report …

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