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Report: McAfee Public Sector CTO Phyllis Schneck to be Named DHS Cyber Undersecretary

The Department of Homeland Security will nominate Phyllis Schneck, public sector chief technology officer at McAfee, to serve as deputy undersecretary of cybersecurity, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Danny Yadron writes Schneck will oversee DHS’ programs for protecting U.S. networks from local and international hackers. She also would join DHS …

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CAE Wins $100M Air Force UAV Pilot Training Contract

CAE (NYSE: CAE) has won a $100 million five-year contract to manage pilot training on General Atomics-made drones for the U.S. Air Force, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes CAE instructors will facilitate command and control coursework for MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft at air bases in California, New Mexico …

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SAIC President Deborah Lee James Nominated as AF Secretary

Deborah Lee James, president of Science Applications International Corp.‘s (NYSE: SAI) technology and engineering sector, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Air Force secretary, Defense News reported Thursday. Jeff Schogol writes James, if confirmed, would become the second female civilian head in the branch’s history. Obama …

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Boeing Continues Poseidon Aircraft Production with $2B Contract

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $2 billion contract to build additional P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for the U.S. Navy, Defense News reported Wednesday. Christopher P. Cavas writes the project is for 13 low-rate initial production Lot IV aircraft and long-lead parts for 16 full-rate production Lot I aircraft. …

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John Gorman Named A MacB Business Development Lead; Mark Chadason Comments

John Gorman, former a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) director and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) vice president, has joined MacAulay-Brown as vice president of Maryland operations and business development. Gorman will be responsible for growing business and supporting intelligence clients at Fort Meade, Md., home to U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security …

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CSC Identifies Frontrunners for CEO Post as Michael Laphen Prepares to Retire

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has established a list of candidates to succeed Michael Laphen as the company’s chief executive, the Wall Street Journal has found. Laphen announced in October that he plans to retire by November 2012 after spending his entire professional career with the technology services contractor. He has served as CEO since …

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‘Fierce’ Competition for New NATO Cyberwar Contract; US Firms Eye Foreign MKTs

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is collecting contract bids today from more than 300 companies across its 28 member nations to expand the alliance’s cybersecurity capabilities, the Wall Street Journal reported today. The initial award is for $42 million, but Daniel Michaels cited industry officials as saying a contract win …

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Houlihan Lokey: Acquisitions of Small Government Vendors Rose 23% Last Year

The Wall Street Journal reported today that Los Angeles-based investment bank Houlihan Lokey recently calculated that there were 71 acquisitions of small government vendors in 2010. That represents a 22.4 percent increase over 2009 and the highest level since 2000. The Journal’s Angus Loten found that small businesses took in just under …

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Army to Evaluate Harris’ Radio Networking Capabilities in Tactical Network Exercises

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will support the U.S. Army‘s network integration evaluation with its Falcon III AN/PRC-117G tactical radio system. The radios will provide wideband networking capability to the tests and evaluations at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M., which aim to speed the deployment of an integrated battlefield …

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News – MetaCarta Releases New Geographic Search Software

Today MetaCarta has released the next version of geographic search software.  This new version, Geographic Search and Referencing Platform Version 4.5, offers improved indexing, OpenSearch support, geotagging, connector enchancements, Javascript SDK enhancements, and customer gazetteer enchancements. This new version is now the most accurate and fastest in the industry. The …

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