Tag Archives: NSA

Orbital ATK Books $50M DoD Non-U.S. Standard Ammo Order

The U.S. government has awarded Orbital ATK a new $50 million order to produce non-U.S. standard ammunition for the Defense Department and its international allies. Orbital ATK said Monday it has booked more than $200 million in NSA orders during 2016 as part of previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity and basic ordering agreement contracts. The company operates the U.S. Army‘s Lake …

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Unisys’ PV Puvvada: ‘Proactive’ Risk Assessment of Federal IT Projects to Advance Under New Administration

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys’ federal systems business, has said he predicts federal employees and contractors to “proactively” evaluate risks in information technology projects under President Donald Trump’s administration through implementation of DevOps and agile development processes. Puvvada wrote in an FCW article published Friday that such a move is …

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ISS Federal Lead Rob Rogers on Agencies’ Open Source Moves & ‘Information Advantage’ Efforts

Private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners unveiled its new Polaris Alpha portfolio holding company in November through the merger of three government contracting businesses that included data services provider Intelligent Software Solutions. Based in Colorado Springs, ISS works with agencies on initiatives in data visualization, mobile software and other technology areas in …

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NSA Vet Curt Dukes Joins Center for Internet Security in EVP Role; John Gilligan Comments

Curt Dukes, former director of the National Security Agency‘s information assurance directorate, has joined the Center for Internet Security as executive vice president. He will oversee the center’s security best practices automation group that handles  CIS controls and security benchmarks as well as tools designed to automate standards evaluation, CIS said Tuesday. Dukes will also lead …

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MobileIron Cloud Platform Gets FedRAMP ATO From Postal Service; Barry Mainz Comments

MobileIron has received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program  authority-to-operate designation from the U.S. Postal Service for the company’s cloud-based enterprise mobility management platform. The FedRAMP Agency ATO status recognizes that the MobileIron Cloud platform has met security standard requirements in the program’s federal risk management process, the company said Monday. “MobileIron has helped government …

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Carahsoft to Offer Palo Alto Networks IT Security Platform in Federal Market

Carahsoft will act as a federal government market distributor of Palo Alto Networks‘ information technology security platform that works to prevent threats and implement protective measures throughout an attack lifecycle. Palo Alto Networks built its Next-Generation Security Platform is designed to utilize network, cloud and endpoint security to offer full visibility and control …

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Harris Falcon III Radio System Gets NSA Certification; Chris Young Comments

The National Security Agency has certified Harris‘ Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack radio system to operate with the Defense Department‘s Mobile User Objective System waveform. The Type-1 NSA certification validates the security measures Harris has put in place to facilitate military data and voice communications through the multiband networking radio technology, the company said Wednesday. Chris Young, president …

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Morphick Receives NSA National Security Systems Mgmt Accreditation

The National Security Agency has awarded Morphick a Cyber Incident Response Assistance certification to accredit and qualify the company’s work in the management of national security systems Morphick said Monday it was evaluated based on NSA’s 21 critical focus areas for response assistance services such as incident response, intrusion detection, threat hunting, system-on-chip efficiency …

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Boeing, DISA Develop Mobile Device for Top-Secret Military Communications; Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency and Boeing have developed a mobile device designed to help military commanders transmit and receive top-secret messages, Defense One reported Nov. 1. Patrick Tucker writes the Boeing Black mobile phone works with virtual private networks and mobile device management platforms and has a dual-SIM functionality …

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Space News: Harris Radio Receives NSA Clearance for MUOS Satellite Functions

Harris Corp. has received a National Security Agency certification for the company’s military radios to support higher-throughput functions of the U.S. Navy‘s Mobile User Objective System satellites, Space News reported Tuesday. Caleb Henry writes the Falcon 3 AN/PRC-117G backpack-sized radios will use compatibility software patch designed to facilitate the transmission and receipt of voice, video and …

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Parsons Establishes San Antonio Tech Office to Support Govt Clients

Parsons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to mark the opening of its new 14,000-square-foot technology office in San Antonio, Texas, that will support  cybersecurity and intelligence efforts of the company’s government customers. The company said Monday the office includes 2,600 square feet of project space designed to help address intelligence community security requirements. The facility also …

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MapR Creates Federal Advisory Board to Aid Govt Clients in IT Modernization Efforts

San Jose, California-based converged data platform developer MapR Technologies has established a federal advisory board that aims to help familiarize U.S. government customers with big data management technologies. MapR said Wednesday the advisory board comprises former government leaders who previously worked at the Defense Department, intelligence community and federal civilian agencies and have knowledge of various issues that affect the government’s information …

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Bill Birkhofer on Jacobs’ Support for US Space Program & Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Convergence

Bill Birkhofer leads the aerospace and defense portfolios of Jacobs Engineering Group as a senior vice president with additional responsibilities over the Pasadena, Calif.-based contractor’s global infrastructure and telecommunications The two-time inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 group holds four decades of experience in the engineering and construction fields and participates in GovCon …

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Orbital ATK to Provide US Allies Non-Standard Munitions Worth $126M

Orbital ATK has secured nearly $126 million in delivery orders from the U.S. government to manufacture a range of ammunition systems for the Defense Department‘s foreign allies. The orders are for non-U.S. standard munitions and fall under a pair of previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity and basic ordering agreement contracts, Orbital ATK said Monday. The company currently operates a U.S. Army-owned ammunition plant in …

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