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Hunting for the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

The 6th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week, developed and run by students at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, is set to kick off later this month. The graduate students in the Information Systems and Internet Security Lab, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, developed a series of cyber …

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QinetiQ Wins $37.3 Million Mercury Mission Award

QinetiQ has been awarded a $37.3 million contact by EADS Astrium. The contract calls for QinetiQ to furnish the European Space Agency’s BepiColombo satellite mission with a solar-electric propulsion system. The mission to Mercury is slated to launch in 2014. Taking into account Mercury’s gravitational pull, the firm plans to …

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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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