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Raytheon and Iridium Team up to Increase Antenna Operational Flexibility

Raytheon, in conjunction with Iridium Satellite LLC, provider of global satellite voice and data communications solutions, has developed test equipment that is designed to simulate on-orbit antenna performance. The new technology is installed on a flight worthy Main Mission Antenna (MMA). A second successful addition to the MMA is antenna …

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U.S. Navy Awards $900 Million Contract to URS and Others.

Four firms have been awarded a $900 million, five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity U.S. Navy contract, among them is URS Corp. The contract specifies construction projects at Department of Defense installations around the world. URS may gain the right to perform services by competitively bidding or by assignment from the Navy …

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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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