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Senate Appropriators Boost Defense Cyber Programs, Decrease Funding For Those Showing Slow Progress

The Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) released its markup of a $651 billion defense bill for fiscal year 2018 on Tuesday and is requesting several defense cyber capabilities programs receive increased funding and called on projects showing slow progress to receive less funding than previously authorized in the White House’s budget request. . The committee’s explanatory […]

Navy Awards CSRA $38.5 Million Task Order To Upgrade H-60 Seahawk Helicopters

CSRA LLC. has received a $38.5 million task order to upgrade H-60 Seahawk helicopters used by the Navy and those included in foreign military sales. The subsidiary of CSRA, Inc. [CSRA] is tasked with providing design, assembly and support for the prototyping and system installation needed for modifications to the H-60 helicopters. “Naval H-60 aircraft […]

Mexico Approves Sikorsky’s S-92 Helicopter For Future Deliveries

Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] Sikorsky Aircraft has received approval from the Mexican government to operate its S-92 helicopters in the country for all production configurations, including offshore oil and gas transportation and search & rescue missions. Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics delivered the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for the S-92 on Nov. 6 after […]

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Amazon Launches Cloud Service Platform For Intelligence Community’s Classified Data

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new cloud computing platform catered toward the Intelligence Community’s (IC) need for transferring data designated at the “Secret” level. The new AWS Secret Region, announced Monday, is available to IC partners through Amazon’s [AMZN] current Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) contract and allows for high-priority security of classified information. […]

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Forcepoint Report: Industry Must Address Data Privacy Debate, New Malware Threats In 2018

Industry has to improve critical data security measures in 2018 to meet growing malware threats and more stringent privacy control regulations, according to a Forcepoint report released Monday. The Raytheon [RTN] owned information security company released its annual list of pending security trends, and believes the European Union’s impending implementation of new data control regulations […]

State Department Approves $10.5 Billion Deal With Poland For Patriot Missile Defense System

The State Department has approved a possible $10.5 billion deal with Poland for the sale of a Patriot missile defense system. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Nov. 14 of the foreign military sale for Raytheon’s [RTN] Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Patriot Configuration-3+ system to Poland, which includes radar sets, […]

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State Department Approves $10.5 Billion Deal With Poland For Patriot Missile Defense System

The State Department has approved a possible $10.5 billion deal with Poland for the sale of a Patriot missile defense system. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Nov. 14 of the foreign military sale for  Raytheon’s [RTN] Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Patriot Configuration-3+ system to Poland, which includes radar sets, […]

State Department Approves $170 Million AMRAAM Deal With Norway

The State Department has approved a possible $170 million deal with Norway for the sale of 60 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAMs). The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Nov. 14 of the foreign military sale (FMS), which includes Raytheon’s [RTN] AIM-120 C-7 missiles, as well as 4 AMRAAM guidance section spares. “The proposed […]

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MetTel To Leverage Raytheon Cyber Capabilities Under New Partnership

Telecommunications company MetTel has formed a partnership with Raytheon [RTN] to leverage its cyber security capabilities for commercial and government projects, including work on a $50 billion General Services Administration (GSA) contract. Under the alliance, announced Tuesday, MetTel will utilize Raytheon’s Automated Threat Intelligence Platform detection system and the company’s advanced managed security services for […]