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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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Lockheed Extends Relationship with VirTra

Lockheed Martin Corp. has placed a second order for wireless communication stations from VirTra Systems Inc. The stations are designed work with the Tempe company’s Threat-Fire belt, which simulates return fire by stunning wearers, and are utilized in virtual simulations. Bob Ferris, CEO and president of VirTra said, “I’m energized …

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White House Announces New Tool to Aid in Cybersecurity Reporting

The White House has announced an initiative that will make it mandatory for federal agencies to report compliance with cybersecurity regulations. This will be accomplished through a new software tool which will be released this month in a test version. The tool will collect information that is required under the …

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