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Raytheon Announces Third-Generation of Cross-Domain Guard

Raytheon has announced the release of a new version of its High-Speed Guard cross-domain information-sharing solution aimed at government organizations. The firm promises that the latest version will be more economical, reducing hardware costs up to 75 percent and that it will be up to 625 percent faster, with peak …

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$23.5 Million Task Order Awarded to American Systems

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Specialty Center Acquisitions (NAVFAC SCAN) in Port Hueneme, CA, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), has awarded Chantilly based, American Systems a task order worth approximately $23.5 million as part of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award already in place.

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Revised Cybersecurity Emergency Bill

Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W. VA), has written a revised draft of the proposed cybersecurity bill. The bill had initially caused alarm among interested parties due to language allowing the President to shut down the Internet in the case of a cybersecurity emergency. The current draft still gives the President the …

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$13.4 Million Contract Awarded to Northrop Grumman

A $13.4 Million Air Force contract was awarded to Northrop Grumman Corp. The contract calls for services on an unmanned aerial vehicle, Global Hawk. According to the Pentagon, Grumman will replace the Global Hawk’s current engine turbine with a commercial variant through engineering, manufacturing, and development services.

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Assistant Secretary of DHS’ Office of Cybersecurity, Greg Schaffer, on Cyber “In-Fighting”

Greg Schaffer, assistant secretary of DHS’ Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, recently spoke to InformationWeek about US-CERT and the shifting terrain of cyber warfare.  Schaffer suggests that much of the perceived “in-fighting” and cyber “turf wars, ” often portrayed in media as bitter administrative squabbles between government agencies, private industry, …

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Bipartisan Cyber Legislation Will Ditch Presidential Emergency Powers, Include Emphasis on Training, Certification

Forthcoming bipartisan cybersecurity legislation from Senators J. Rockefeller (D-WV) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) will undergo some significant modifications.  The revised legislation will remove a controversial provision that enables the President to effectively turn off the internet in the event of a major cyber attack and feature a greater emphasis on training and …

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DHS Awards up to $53.5 Million to SRA International

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded a task order worth up to $53.5 Million to SRA International Inc, as part of the EAGLE contract vehicle. The contract calls for the firm to monitor the department’s IT enterprise, assess IT security threats and provide Security …

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