Financial Report

Health IT to be Focus of $20 Billion NIH Contract

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is planning to prioritize health IT reforms as it beings the process of reviewing proposals for its Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners contract. This is the third of its kind, the first two expire in December 2010. The contract’s term is 10 …

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Lockheed Martin’s “Mission Maker” Initiatives: Cyber Weapons for Cyber Warriors

Military operations threatened by cyberassault will be aided by Lockheed Martin’s new information security tools: the “Mission Maker” initiatives.  Lockheed Martin’s “Mission Maker” initiatives embed cybersecurity into command and control, add cyber threat monitoring to situational awareness capabilities, and enhance information operations. These capabilities are designed to ensure essential communications …

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Lockheed Martin Successfully Tests Beam Control/Fire Control System for Airborne Missile Defense Laser

Lockheed Martin has announced that during a successful test,  the Beam Control/Fire Control system for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Airborne Laser (ABL) focused and directed a laser beam to destroy a target missile called a Missile Alternative Range Target Instrumentation (MARTI).  The test was conducted August 10th aboard ABL’s modified …

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SGIS Wins $130 Million PM DCATS Engineering and Installation Support Contract

SGIS has won an Engineering and Installation Support contract from the US Army in support of Project Manager, Defense Communications & Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS) valued at over $130 million.  Worksites will include Fort Bragg, NC and Fort Hood, TX, and others. SGIS will team with prime contractor Apptis on the contract, and …

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Qwest to Provide Multimedia Services for Minnesota Twins’ New Stadium

Qwest Communications has reached a 5-year deal with the Minnesota Twins for communications services at the team’s new stadium.  Qwest will build and maintain a multimedia network at the baseball team’s new home, Target Field, scheduled to open in April.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Lockheed’s JLTV Prototypes Exceed 50, 000 Miles of Combined Testing

Lockheed Martin’s four operational prototype Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs): one of vehicle categories A (“Battlespace Awareness” scouts) and C (“Focused Logistics” utility vehicles), and two variants of the Category B model (“Force Application” troop carriers), have exceeded 50, 000 combined miles of successful testing. To simulate operational conditions, the prototypes …

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IBM and Cisco Announce Smart Grid Pilot in Amsterdam

IBM and Cisco have announced a pilot smart grid project for 500 households in Amsterdam to increase energy efficiency.  The program is part of the Amsterdam Smart City initiative which endeavors to make Amsterdam a more sustainable city.  Cisco will provide IP-based management solutions enabling real-time, secure monitoring of appliances and energy systems …

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Navy CIO on Cyber: “Most Serious Economic and Security Challenge of the 21st Century”

Robert Carey, Navy Chief Information Officer,  was quoted yesterday at Virtual FOSE’s keynote presentation calling cyber threats “the most serious economic and security challenge of the 21st century. We are being exploited at unprecedented scale by a growing array of state and non-state actors, ” Carey added.“The U.S. must take action, protecting …

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