Air Force Taps 12 Companies for $900M Homeland Defense R&D IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has awarded positions on a potential seven-year, $900 million contract to 12 companies for research and development work in the homeland defense and security technical areas. The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency received 13 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a full and open competitionWith respect to a contract action, "full and open"...

KippsDeSanto: Aerospace, Defense M&A Deals Eye Power Distribution Sector

KippsDeSanto believes UEC Electronics’ acquisition of defense and security products provider Arotech shows that aerospace and defense companies are looking to power distribution and management technologies for mergers-and-acquisition deals. The deal also demonstrates an attraction towards budgeted and long-term programs that support industry and military initiatives, the investment bank said Thursday. Companies...

Army Picks 6 Contractors for $461M Program Mgmt IDIQ

Six companies have won positions on a potential five-year, $461 million contract for program management support services to the U.S. Army‘s program executive office for enterprise information systems. The Army Contracting Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. received 24 bids for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract via the Internet, the Defense Department said...

Nicholas Percoco Named KPMG Data Protection Group Director; Greg Bell Comments

Nicholas Percoco, head of Trustwave‘s security organization for more than 10 years, has joined KPMG LLP as director of the firm’s information protection group, Health IT Security reported Wednesday. Patrick Ouellette writes Percoco will oversee security research, program development, threat defense and incident management in his new role. Greg Bell, a group partner at KPMG, said Percoco...

Brian Sheridan Rejoins Bechtel As Defense, Security Business GM; Craig Albert Comments

Brian Sheridan, who managed projects at Bechtel Corp. for 10 years prior to joining BAE in 2011, has rejoined Bechtel as general manager of the firm’s U.S. defense and security business line within its government services unit. The 30-year industry veteran will oversee the organization’s operations and partnerships with customers in the local defense and security markets in his new position,...

BlackBerry to Open DC Security Tech Innovation Hub

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BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) will open an innovation center in Washington in an effort to help government and industry partners build mobile security platforms. John Chen, BlackBerry’s CEO made the announcement during a speech Monday at a forum attended by lawmakers and other public sector officials at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, the mobile device maker said Tuesday. “We are...

Cisco, Finmeccanica Form Defense and Civil Market Alliance

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Finmeccanica have agreed to combine both companies’ technology offerings for the defense and civil customers in an effort to pursue business opportunities in the systems integration market worldwide. Finmeccanica’s industry services will be integrated with Cisco’s information technology, networking and communications technologies in order to jointly develop services...

Leidos to Assess Cloud Providers Under FedRAMP; Sam Gordy Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has been certified by the General Services Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology to perform third-party assessments of cloud computing services and products made by companies seeking to provide their tools to agencies. The company’s accredited testing and evaluation laboratories will work with cloud providers to test security controls, develop...

A-T Solutions Picks Up Security Tech Contractor GreenLine Systems; Scott Suhy, Dennis Kelly Comment

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Arlington, Va.-based counterterrorism services contractor A-T Solutions has acquired security technology provider GreenLine Systems for an undisclosed amount in a push to expand into international markets for transportation security and border protection. GreenLine Systems is headquartered in Vienna, Va. and also maintains offices in Canada and the Netherlands, A-T Solutions said Wednesday. “The...

Leidos Wins $442M to Help Maintain TSA Security Equipment; Larry Hill Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has won a potential $442 million contract to help the Transportation Security Administration maintain passenger security equipment. The company will manage and sustain more than 11,250 government transportation security tools under TSA’s Integrated Logistics Support program, Leidos said Tuesday. Larry Hill, Leidos group general manager, said the company intends for the logistics...

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